Banff Access Program
The Banff Access Program provides qualified low-income applicants with discounts on community services and products. A card is provided free of charge to the following Banff residents:
- Adults (18+ years of age) and their children, living under the Banff Affordability Measure Level (see chart below) who have lived in Banff for 3 months prior to date of application
|Size of Family||Total Before Tax (Gross Income)|
Note: Gross income is shown on line 150 of your 2018 Notice of Assessment.
The Banff Access Card provides the following discounts:
|Town of Banff Programs||Roam Transit|
|Community Class Registration (50% off)||6 Month Local Pass ($10 card fee)|
|Out-of-School Club Registration (50% off)||Regional Transit Single Ride Pass (50% off)|
|Summer Fun Registration (50% off)||Regional Transit 10 Ride Pass (50 % off)|
|Winter - Skate Rentals at The Fenlands (Free)||Regional Transit Month Pass (50% off)|
|Winter - Public Skate/Shinny Drop-in Fees (Free)||N/A|
|Summer - Roller Skate Rentals at The Fenlands (Free)||N/A|
|Summer - Roller Skate Drop-in Fees (Free)||N/A|
|Drop-In Recreation Programs (Free)||N/A|
|Partner Programs*||Discount Provided|
|Snow Tips/Bactrax||20% off of rental equipment/retail|
merchandise (excluding sale items)
|Banff National Perk Coffee House||20% on food and beverages|
|Banff Minor Soccer||50% off soccer registration|
|Banff Minor Hockey||25% off hockey registration|
|Sally Borden Fitness & Recreation||20% off public swim fee|
|Banff Dental Care||20% off Sonicare toothbrushes/heads|
|Bow Valley Learning Council||50% off program registration|
|Mountain Glow Tan and Spa Canmore||20% off all hair services with Kate|
|artsPlace Canmore||65% off courses, camps and|
half-day Friday programs
50% off workshops, movies, special screenings and live performances
Free Family Sunday artsPlay programs, art drop-ins and live presentations
|Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre||Free Museum Admission|
Complete an application form and drop off at the Town of Banff, Community Support Services front desk.
Provide the following:
1. A copy of your 2017 "Notice of Assessment" (after filing your annual tax return, you will receive this in the mail from Revenue Canada - if you need assistance, call Revenue Canada at 1-800-959-8281.)
2. Provide three current pay stubs and proof of employment/residency for 3 months prior to date of application
3. Government issued benefits (i.e. AISH, EI, Disability)
To re-apply: You must provide the above financial information on an annual basis to re-activate your Banff Access Card for this program.
Please note: The Banff Access Card cannot be used in combination with other subsidies or discounts.
Banff Access Card Business Partnership Program
Be part of the discounts offered through the Banff Access Card and provide qualified applicants affordable opportunities. The program is available for local businesses who go above and beyond to offer products and services to a segment of the population who may currently be unable to afford them. Learn more about participating in the program (PDF).