Active Living and Wellness

To register for a program or class:

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In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 The Fenlands, 101 Bear and Town Hall remain closed to non-essential public and in-person recreational programs. The Town had re-activated the www.banff.ca/active webpage which has up-to-date information and resources for the Banff Public Library, local online classes, ideas and activities to do outdoors with your family and more. 

The Town of Banff’s Out of School Club afterschool childcare program continues and is strictly adhering to provincial and municipal COVID-19 safety guidance.  In addition, our Settlement Services team continues to provide online and phone support for clients. To register for afterschool care or to speak to someone from our Settlement team, e-mail community.services@banff.ca or call 403.762.1251.

For information and resources for essential services such as food, shelter and mental well-being, please visit www.banff.ca/covidhelp

For any other questions or concerns, please e-mail help@banff.ca

Fitness

Beginner River Canoeing 

Designed for those with lake canoeing experience who wish to enhance their skills for moving water and develop an understanding of canoe tripping basics. Emphasis will be on safety in river travel in a variety of real life tripping scenarios. There is an evening workshop and 2 full days on the water. Open to all genders and abilities. Ages 13+. Participants aged 13 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Household registration only.

Thursday, June 3,  7 - 8:30 p.m. ZOOM lecture (registration deadline, May 27)
Saturday & Sunday, June 5 & 6, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. On the water
AC-OU-RI-BE
Cost: $130 

Intermediate River Canoeing
 Ideal for those who have already taken a river canoeing course and feel comfortable canoeing in class I to II+ water. Learn new skills and go through real-life scenarios to prepare yourself for the water. Ages 13+. Participants aged 13 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Household registration only.

Thursday, June 10, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Zoom Lecture (registration deadline, June 3)
Saturday & Sunday, June 12 & 13, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.On the water
AC-OU-RI-IN
Cost: $130 

Gentle Yoga & Meditation in person only
Enter the weekend with ease. Introducing a slower pace class that helps to strengthen and create more flexibility for your body and mind. This is ideal for anyone wanting to release tension throughout the body and practice the art of relaxation through a guided lying down meditation. Open to all genders and abilities. Ages 16+.

 Fridays
 May 28 - June 25
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
AC-YO-GE-05   
Cost: $32.50

First Aid

These Canadian Red Cross First Aid courses are offered as a blended course. Theory learning components are completed through the online portal with skill development and theory application completed in-class. Access to the online portal is made available 7 days prior and must be completed prior to the in-class session. Ages 16+. Ensure you are on a wait list if the course is full at the time you are registering.

Blended Standard First Aid with CPR 
 Comprehensive 16 hour course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at work or home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/ territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Ages 16+.

Sunday
AC-FI-ST-M09 May 9 (registration deadline, April 30)
AC-FI-ST-M30 May 30 (registration deadline, May 21)
AC-FI-ST-J13 June 13 (registration deadline, June 4)
AC-FI-ST-A15 August 15 (registration deadline, August 6)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $130
Banff Access Program Tier 2: $97.50
Banff Access Program Tier 1: $65 

Blended Emergency First Aid with CPR C/AED 
 Basic course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Ages 16+.

Sunday
AC-FI-EM-M09     May 9 (registration deadline, April 30)
AC-FI-EM-M30 May 30 (registration deadline, May 21)
AC-FI-EM-J13      June 13 (registration deadline, June 4)
AC-FI-EM-A15 August 15 (registration deadline, August 6)
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $100
Banff Access Program Tier 2: $75.00
Banff Access Program Tier 1: $50

Standard First Aid Recertification  
Eight-hour re-certification of current Standard First Aid CPR C /AED for those whose certification is due to expire. This course must be taken prior to certification expiry date, otherwise you will be required to take the full program again. This is mandated by the Canadian Red Cross. Ages 16+.

Sunday
AC-FI-RE-M09 May 9 (registration deadline, April 30)
AC-FI-RE-M30 May 30 (registration deadline, May 21)
AC-FI-RE-J13 June 13 (registration deadline, June 4)
AC-FI-RE-A15 August 15 (registration deadline, August 6)
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $100
Banff Access Program Tier 2: $75
 Banff Access Program Tier 1: $50

Community Cleanup

Celebrate Earth Day with a community cleanup! Register as a household to participate in a COVID-safe cleanup this April 22-25. Each participating household will pick up litter in a designated area of our community during those times. We can drop-off or you can pick up a litter cleanup kit before April 22. 

Litter can be sorted and placed in nearby residential bins. Find information on how to sort and where bins can be found at https://www.banffzerowastetrail.ca/

Take a photo of your household's work and send it to recreation@banff.ca for a chance to win one of three, one-hour canoe rentals from Banff Adventures!

To register for the cleanup, call 403.762.1251 or visit http://banff.ca/register (Active Living & Wellness -> Outdoor Pursuits)