- About Banff
- Essential Info for Locals
- Places Around Town
Places Around Town
The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre is home to two arenas, a curling rink, concourse, meeting rooms, outdoor meadow and more. Spaces are available for rent in both the summer and winter months for weddings, corporate events, tradeshows, and more. AV and other equipment also available. 100 Norquay Road. 403.762.1235.
Banff Recreation Grounds
The Banff Recreation Grounds is a great place for families and groups to get together for BBQs, activities, reunions and more. Public spaces include the skateboard park, picnic areas and shelters, a sports field, ball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts. You can book space for exclusive use for your event or gathering. 100 Sundance Road.
Enjoy a stroll along the paved pathway by the Bow River, have lunch at one of the picnic tables, or bring your kids to the natural playground. The Louis Trono Gazebo can be booked for weddings or special events. Public washrooms, water bottle fillers and a bike repair station are onsite. Located at the corner of Buffalo Street and Bear Street. Central Park
Banff is a playground for all ages. Many parks offer playground equipment safely designed for specific ages and activity.
You'll find playground equipment in these areas:
- Rotary Park (Ages 2 – 5)
- Central Park Nature Playground (Ages 5 – 12)
- Banff Recreation Grounds (Ages 2 – 10)
- Banff Elementary School (Ages 5 – 12)
- Birch Avenue (Ages 2 – 12)
- Park Avenue (Ages 2 – 12)
- Middle Springs Drive (Ages 2 – 10)
- Jasper Avenue (Ages 5 – 10)
Bow Valley Family Child Care Agency
This agency assists families with child care referrals and supports day-home providers. Family day homes are private residences offering an approved service that is monitored monthly by a qualified child development consultant. This is an accredited program, which enables childcare subsidies. Call 403.609.7392 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banff Public Library
Residents of Banff get a free membership and access to thousands of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and eResources. The library is also home to a variety of programming, including children’s story-times, craft activities, adult interest, art installations, and special events. Banff Public Library
10 a.m. — 8 p.m. | Monday — Thursday
10 a.m. — 6 p.m. | Friday
11 a.m. — 6 p.m. | Saturday — Sunday
Banff Elementary School is at 325 Squirrel Street, 403.762.4465, and Banff Community High School is at 330 Banff Avenue, 403.762.4411. Both are operated by the Canadian Rockies Public School Board.
The Banff Child Care Centre is an accredited non-profit society that provides full-time childcare for children aged 1 – 6. 349 Big Horn Street. 403.762.3339.
Puzzles Child Care Centre provides programming seven days a week in three developmentally appropriate age groups and a safe and natural outdoor play spaces. 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 102 Spray Avenue. 403.763.1323
There is no home delivery in Banff, so you'll need to set up a post office box at Canada Post, 204 Buffalo Street (it’s free for residents). If you don't want to get a PO Box, you can have items shipped to you by general delivery. Banff Post Office
Vehicle registration, driver’s license renewals, marriage licenses and more can be purchased from registry offices in Alberta. Banff’s registry office is at 211 Bear Street (Bison Courtyard), 403.762.2177. The Banff Registry
Lost & Found
Lost items turned in at Banff Town Hall are kept for a minimum of 30 days. If you’ve lost something, fill out a lost property report or call 403.762.1218. Found something? Drop it off at Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street during business hours. Lost & Found
For more information on clubs, community facilities, churches, etc. within our community, check our resource directory at banff.ca/resourcedirectory.
The Banff Seniors Society
The Banff Seniors Society has social activities and recreation opportunities for the 55+ community. Annual membership is $20. 101 Bear Street. Tea and Coffee is served Monday – Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. at 101 Bear Street.