Banff Access Program

The Banff Access Program provides eligible residents with discounts on classes, programs, transit passes, purchases at participating businesses and more. 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
Access Card

Contact the Town of Banff at 403.762.1251 to see if you qualify for the Banff Access Card.

Family SizeTier 1 eligibility (Banff Affordability Measure cut off)Tier 2 NEW 20% above current Banff Affordability Measure cut off

Total Before Tax (Gross Income)20% above Tier 1
1 person$35,768.20 
2 people$44,530.20 $53,436.24 
3 people$54,744.30 $65,693.16 
4 people$66,466.40 $79,759.68 
5 people$75,385.70 $90,462.84 
6 people$85,021.30 $102,025.56 
7+ people$94,658.20 

Note: Gross income is shown on line 15000 of your most recent Notice of Assessment. If you need assistance with accessing your Notice of Assessment or filing your income tax return, we’re here to help.  We can also assist if your Notice of Assessment is out side of the income levels listed above due to working reduced hours or being laid off.  For more details, email or call 403.762.1251.

To apply:

Contact Community Services 403.762.1251 for information on how to apply.  You will be asked to provide the following documents and/or additional documents to qualify.

Provide the following: 

1. A copy of your  most recent "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 a Notice of Assessment from your previous year’s tax return. (If you need assistance with tax preparation, you can attend one of our workshops or see if a volunteer can help you. Residents who have low income and simple tax situations are eligible).

Please note: The Banff Access Card cannot be used in combination with other subsidies or discounts. 

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