Canada Day

Canada Day Map

Join us for another exciting Canada Day in Banff! 

 As we celebrate Canada’s rich heritage, we invite you to explore the activities and performances happening all over our beautiful downtown core. From family-friendly entertainment, to engaging arts & crafts, to amazing musical acts, we have something for everyone.

Everything kicks off at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremonies at the Central Park main stage. There will be a full day of musical acts and other surprises. Check out vendors and artisans at the Canada Day Market and don’t forget to visit Parks Canada at Museum Corner for some amazing arts and crafts and puppetry shows teaching all about Banff National Park wildlife.

Make your way along the Banff Avenue Pedestrian Zone to see marching bands and dance troupes at our Performance Zone, starting at 11:30 a.m. This year we'll have an Art Lane, in collaboration with the Whyte Museum, where artist will create chalk art and paintings. Then, head over to the High School Family Fun Zone for a variety of classic Canadian summer activities and some new ones, too.  

Need a break from the crowds? Grab a seat at the Bear’s Den cooling zone, where you can listen to our selection of talented local musicians and storytellers.

During the evening, we have great performances lined up at the Central Park main dtage from 6 to 9 p.m. Stay tune for the line-up announcement, coming soon!

We also invite you to join the Community Cruisers for the Bike Parade. All non-motorized wheeled transports are welcome, such as skateboards, scooters and in-line skates. At 10:30 a.m., meet at the Protection Mountain Shelter to start decorating your ride. The parade will start at 11:30 a.m. for a fun, slow group ride until 12 p.m., finishing at the Banff Avenue Performance Zone, where Mayor Corrie DiManno will award a prize for the best decorated ride. Stay tune for a registration link and more information on how to join. 


  • Central Park Main Stage: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Evening program from 6 – 9 p.m.)
  • Banff Avenue Performance Zone: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Whyte Museum Art Lane : 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • High School Family Fun Zone: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Bear’s Den Cooling Area: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Since 2018, the Town of Banff has used a pyrotechnics display rather than traditional fireworks to decrease the noise impact on wildlife, as a responsible measure in a national park.  Even though the use of pyrotechnics reduced noise because there is no secondary explosion and the low altitude reduced the distance of sound travel, the shows still produced noise, bright flashes, smoke at crowd level and litter that had to be carefully recovered. 

A pyrotechnics/fireworks show will not be held this year as we review the impacts of noise and light flashes on wildlife and the secondary impacts on pets and people in the community.

Revisit Canada Day 2022:

Photos by Craig Douce

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