Planning a Special Event

The Town of Banff hosts a number of events throughout the year, everything from large scale destination events to small community gatherings. Depending on the scale of event you're planning to hold in town, you may be required to fill out certain forms prior to approval.

Destination Event

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Destination Events include large-scale events held at multiple locations around the Town of Banff, and may include a road closure. These include events like the Banff Marathon, etc.

Community Event

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Community Events are smaller scale events geared towards the residents of Banff and may include a park or facility rental. These include events like the Mountain Madness Relay Race, the Homegrown Art Show, etc.

Events on Private Property


If you're holding an event on private property that's open to the public, you're required to complete an application form with the Town of Banff. These include events like the Banff Christmas Market at the Banff Trail Riders stable.



Banff permits buskers at certain downtown locations. Musicians or street performances can be permitted after a review by Bylaw Services.

  • Buskers must contact Bylaw Services 403.762.1218 for information on obtaining a Busking Permit.



The Town of Banff has multiple wedding venues available for rent. If you're planning a wedding, contact our facility booking team for more information on a location that best suits you.

Sports & Tournaments

Sports and tournaments

The Town of Banff has several sports fields, ball diamonds and an arena for rent for league play or tournaments.

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