Canada Day

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Photo Credit: Michael Carmichael

Join us for another exciting Canada Day in Banff, with the return of the iconic Banff Parade!  

As we celebrate Canada’s rich heritage, we invite you to enjoy family-friendly entertainment, amazing musical acts, engaging arts & crafts and an eclectic mix of marching bands, mounted horse displays, mascots, dance and music performances, bicycles, wheeled riders, and floats for the return of the Banff Parade.  

Parade Pre-Registration – Be a part of the tradition!
With the return of the legendary Banff Parade, we are looking for parade participants to help us celebrate our love for this beautiful country and create a space that is inclusive and welcoming to all!  

The Parade start time will be at 4:30 p.m. sharp, with staging opening at 2:30 p.m. on Cougar St, near Fox St.* The Parade route will run on iconic Banff Ave, from Fox St. to Buffalo St. 

This year, we have three themes for you to pick from:  

  • Mountain Life (ski, hiking, rock climbing, etc.)  
  • Canadian Heritage  
  • Celebrate Canada's Diversity 

To help guide your entry, please check out our Float Guidelines, and Parade Policy

Pre-register for the Canada Day Parade

Note that non-motorized entries are preferred, in alignment with the Town’s and Banff National Park values of environmental protection and clean air. We encourage you to think outside the traditional flatbed float and think about a people powered float instead!  

Official registration will begin in March, so get your designs and teams ready! All pre-registrants will receive an invitation to register, and you will have until June 1, 2024, or until all spots are fulfilled. 

Please note that pre-registration does not guarantee a spot in the parade. We recommend waiting for confirmation before beginning physical work on your entry. 

*Times subject to change 

A pyrotechnics/fireworks show will not be held this year due to the potential threat of wildfires this summer. 

Photos by Craig Douce

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