News Releases

Posted on: January 17, 2020

Farmers Market Application

Farmers market

The Town of Banff is accepting applications for the operation for a multi-day Farmers Market.

Apply by February 10. 

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Apply for a Community Grant

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The Town of Banff’s Community Grants provide support to Banff’s non-profit societies, community organizations, and individuals. 

Deadline for applications is March 30 at 12 p.m.

Community Grants Info and Application Form Banff's Latest News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Homegrown Art Show

Homegrown Poster

The 2020 Homegrown Art Show Opening Reception will be held Friday, March 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Banff Town Hall.

Annual Celebration of Original Community Art

Each spring, Town Hall hosts an annual exhibition of artwork created by residents of the Bow Valley. A ...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

SnowDays Winter Festival

SnowDays Snow Sculpture

The annual SnowDays celebration is a highlight of the winter season in Banff National Park; a free 12-day long event held during January, centred around massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff. Occurring at the same time as the Ice Magic Festival in Lak...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Parking Proposal Public Input Workshop

Parking Problems

Register to be a part of the Banff Parking Proposal Workshop. This session will involve participation from all attendees. Discuss the proposal, provide feedback, and bring new ideas.

The workshop will be held Thursday, January 30 starting at 6 p.m.

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Smoking survey extended to Jan. 31

Smoking Survey

Should Banff’s bylaw about smoking and vaping cannabis be changed, and should smoking and vaping tobacco be regulated more strictly?

Visit Banffviewpoints.ca/smoking to take this survey. Survey has been extended to January 31.

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

$2.5 million donation from Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation

Central Park Bridge Illustration

The Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation announces a donation of $2.5 million to the Town of Banff, ensuring the completion of a much-needed pedestrian bridge connecting downtown Banff to the Recreation Grounds and the Cave & Basin District.

“The ...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Community Novelty Races

Fat Bike Skijoring

Take on your neighbours and work colleagues. Sign up to participate in Banff’s SnowDays Community Novelty Races, on Jan. 19, from 10 am – 1 pm.

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Snow Clearing

Snow Clearing Map

Winter Road Maintenance and Snow Removal

Roads are plowed and sanded according to the Snow Management Plan.  Different areas have different priority zones, which are based on transit, school bus and emergency vehicle routes. During a snowfall, cre...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Renewable Energy Transition Roadmap

Renewable Energy Transition Roadmap

Council adopted the Renewable Energy Transition Roadmap, a guiding document for the community’s plan to combat climate change. The plan reaffirms council’s previous goals of achieving 30% emissions reductions by 2030, and 80% by 2050 (...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Help find a solution to parking & congestion downtown

Let's Talk Parking

The Town of Banff is set to kick off public engagement to help develop a parking management plan that will address the ongoing issues around parking and congestion in downtown Banff. 

“Traffic congestion and the impact of having 4 million visitors...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

FireSmart Work December-January

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Starting the week of December 9 to January 30, the Banff Fire Department and its contractors will be cutting and burning to FireSmart areas around the town of Banff.

Residents in the adjacent areas will be notified and signage will be placed in areas work ...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Banff Access Program Expanded

Banff Access Card

A second tier has been added to the Banff Access Program so more people can access discounts and free programs. 

The new tier will allow people earning up to 50% more than the Statistics Canada low income cut-off to access free and discounted prog...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

artsPlace in Banff

artsPlace in Banff

For the first time, Canmore's artsPlace is bringing its programs to Banff.

Over 800 Banff residents gave ideas in the recent Banff Community Social Assessment, noting the need for artsPlace creative programming and indoor winter activities. In partnership ...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Downtown Rink Open

Downtown Rink

Banff's downtown rink at the high school field has opened.

The rink will remain open as long as weather permits. For more information about outdoor skating, visit https://banff.ca/110/Outdoor-Ice-Skating 

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Take the Disconnect Challenge

Disconnect Box

The devices that we interact with each day provide so many opportunities – whether it’s chromebooks for learning at school; phones that give us the power to stay in touch or stay organized; or apps that simply allow us to have fun &...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Banff rolls out food bin fleet to grow composting

Food waste bin

New food composting bins are being rolled out all over Banff to help residents cut down on waste going to the landfill.

Over a dozen new food bins are being installed in various neighbourhoods around Banff over the next week as part of the Zero Waste Trail...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Green fleet REVs up in Banff

REV Vehicle Launch

The Town of Banff unveiled 10 new electric vehicles and equipment this week as part of the REV initiative to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. 

“Banff strives to be a model environmental community, wher...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Fall/Winter Classes & Programs

Essential Guide Cover

Registration for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 classes opens September 2. 

Find out what programs and courses are being offered this season in The Essential Local’s Guide to Banff. This guide, printed twice a year, has everything from sports and aquatics ...

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Banff's Latest News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Johnson Lake Closure

Johnson Lake Closure

The following information is from Parks Canada:

What’s happening: 

Parks Canada will remove all fish from Johnson Lake in an attempt to eradicate whirling disease. This requires the lake to be partially drained and the fish to be removed ...

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News Releases

Posted on: January 9, 2020

SnowDays Road and Lot Closures

Bear Street

Bear Street will be closed between the entrance of Brewster’s Mountain Lodge Parkade and the 200 block surface lot starting Monday, January 13. The street will re-open on Monday, January 27.

The Bear Street Parking Lot will be closed beginning W...

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Banff's Streets
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Squirrel Street Closure on School Days

Squirrel Street, between Elk Street and Moose Street, will be closed from 8-8:40 a.m. and from 2:30-3:10 p.m. daily throughout the school year to allow school buses to safely drop off students at Banff Elementary School. This closure begins Tuesday, Septe...

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Banff's Streets

News Releases

Posted on: November 27, 2019

Council briefs for November 25, 2019

Second dog park approved for Recreation Grounds 

Council approved the creation of a second off-leash dog park in Banff in 2020, to be located in the Recreation Grounds. The 1-acre fenced park will be in an area currently occupied by a ball diamond...

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Council Updates
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Council briefs for November 12, 2019

Studded bike tire rebate approved for second year

Council committed $4,000 to bring back the studded bike tire rebate for a second year. The first year of the rebate was a great success, with all funds being used by residents to purchase studded tires for ...

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Council Updates
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Council briefs for October 28, 2019

Trial continues at west entrance; Council looks into feasibility of moving Banff sign

The Town of Banff will continue to trial traffic-calming measures at the west entrance to town while also studying the feasibility of relocating the Banff sign. This summ...

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Council Updates
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Council briefs for October 15, 2019

New Farmers’ Market Operator Selection Criteria

The farmers’ market will continue to operate as a special event in town, and a market manager will be hired based on a merit rating system if there is more than one applicant. Last year, f...

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Council Updates
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Council briefs for September 23, 2019

Live streaming of council meetings

On September 23, the Town of Banff began live streaming video and audio of Council meetings to provide local residents and businesses greater opportunities to learn about the decisions that affect them. The meetings will ...

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Council Updates
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Council briefs for September 9, 2019

Town Takes Next Step with Affordable Housing Project

Council approved moving forward with pre-design work for a new affordable housing development at 338/340 Banff Avenue. Council committed $180,000 for geotechnical investigation, a traffic study, site sur...

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Agenda Centre Council Updates
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Council briefs for August 12, 2019

Town seeks input on communications plan for Bear Street reconstructionBear Street businesses and residents will be asked for input on communications and marketing to promote the street during redevelopment. The 200 block of Bear Street is scheduled to und...

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Council Agendas Council Updates
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Council briefs for July 15, 2019

Town to build price-restricted housing on Banff Ave.

Banff’s next affordable housing development will be a price-restricted home ownership project on Banff Avenue. Council directed administration to prepare a detailed scope of work report on the ...

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Council Updates
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Council briefs for June 24, 2019

The Bear Minimum asks for a Banff ban on plastic bags The Bear Minimum, a local environmental advocacy group, asked Town Council to support their call for a ban on plastic bags. Emma Murrell-Orgill, speaking on behalf of the group, asked for the ...

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Council Updates
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Council briefs for June 10, 2019

Banff to examine Comprehensive Parking Management Plan 

Council received a presentation on a Comprehensive Parking Management Plan that aims to reduce parking pressures on residential neighbourhoods, keep residential parking for residents, and fre...

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Council Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Council briefs for May 13, 2019

Mock emergency exercise successful

Following the town-wide mock wildfire emergency exercise last week, Banff Fire Chief Silvio Adamo briefed council on the successful training and public engagement. The May 8 exercise brought together 150 staff from the To...

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Council Updates
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Council briefs for April 23, 2019

Bear Street Shared Street project revisedMore parking and seasonal changes were added to the Bear Street Shared Street design based on feedback from the public. Council approved several changes to the project following a review of the input received at th...

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Council Updates
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Council briefs for April 8, 2019

Four-Year Strategic Plan AdoptedCouncil adopted the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan as a guide for the municipality over the next four years. The plan identifies five priority areas that require more attention, expertise, research, strategic development, staff o...

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Council Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Council briefs for March 25, 2019

Liricon Capital Proposes Train Station DevelopmentLiricon Capital presented Town council with a proposed development of land around the Banff Train Station to add a 2,000 stall visitor parking lot on the north side of the train tracks and develop a gondo...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Council briefs for March 11, 2019

Property AssessmentsThe Town of Banff’s property assessor, Frank Watson, told council that the total assessed value of all residential properties in Banff increased by 13% last year in his annual report to council. For non-residential propertie...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Council briefs for February 25, 2019

Best Bar None Comes to BanffAn accreditation program that recognizes excellence in the hospitality/liquor licence trade is coming to Banff. Best Bar None officially launches February 26 in the community. Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) program...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Council briefs for February 11, 2019

Greenhouse Society Secures FundingThe Banff Greenhouse Gardening Society informed council they have secured a $45,000 grant from the provincial Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) for a third greenhouse, and that they will be returning the majo...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Council briefs for January 28, 2019

Environmental Master Plan AdoptedCouncil adopted a long-term Environmental Master Plan to guide future planning and Town operations, and to set community goals for preserving and protecting the environment. Banff has demonstrated environmental leadership...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Council Briefs for January 14, 2019

Bed & Breakfast regulations under reviewTown Council will seek public input on potential changes to the Land Use Bylaw that governs how Bed and Breakfast homes and inns operate in the Town of Banff. The Land Use Bylaw section dealing with Bed and Bre...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Council briefs for December 19, 2018

Animal Service Bylaw changesAdministration brought to Council proposed changes to the Animal Services Bylaw to update information and provide more clarity about Banff’s bylaw officers’ ability to intervene when domestic animals are at...Read on...

Council Agendas Council Updates
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Council briefs for December 10, 2018

Fees and Charges set for 2019Council approved Bylaw 388-1, the Fees and Charges Bylaw, that sets rates the Town will charge for a number of services in 2019. Council had reviewed the details of the charges at the November 26 Governance and Finance Commit...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Council briefs for November 26, 2018

Council to Consider Establishing a Heritage Master PlanCouncil received a briefing on municipal heritage master plans as a way to protect properties with historic significance and commemorate local assets that reinforce Banff’s sense of place, ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Council briefs for November 13, 2018

Utility Surcharge for Out-of-Town UsersCouncil voted to continue the practice of charging a utility surcharge of 25% to users outside the town’s boundaries. The ‘out-of-town’ surcharge has been in place since 1997, and refle...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Council briefs for October 22, 2018

Cannabis Business License Fees Cannabis retail stores will be charged business license fees that mirror licence fees of similar complexity and scope. Council approved aligning the license fees based on similar categories instead of a larger, cost recover...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Council briefs for September 24, 2018

BanffPRIDE DelegationCouncil was invited to upcoming BanffPRIDE Week celebrations that will be held in town October 9-13. This is the first year the local organization is hosting week-long activities, including a rainbow flag raising at the Banff Communi...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Council briefs for September 10, 2018

Standard Fees for use of The FenlandsStandard fees will apply for venue rentals if TSN returns to Banff with the Curling Skins Game. The television network had requested council waive fees to rent The Fenlands for the event for the next three years. The ...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Council briefs for August 13, 2018

TSN Venue Request The Sports Network (TSN) has requested rental and operation fees for The Fenlands be provided in-kind should the network hold the TSN Curling Skins game in Banff over the next three years. TSN held the curling event in Banff from 2014 to...Read on... Council Updates
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Council briefs for July 16, 2018

Public Hearing on Bylaw 398A Public Hearing was held on Bylaw 398, a land use amendment that would affect the number of parking stalls required for certain apartment buildings due to changes in transit routes. The Town of Banff allows a reduction in requ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Council briefs for June 25, 2018

Water Services ChargesRundleview Housing Cooperative president Steven Ross Smith spoke to council as a delegation regarding an invoice the board of directors received from the Town for water services. The cooperative had a water leak on their property in...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Council briefs for June 11, 2018

Smoking cannabis in public prohibited Council unanimously passed a Streets and Public Place Use bylaw amendment that prohibits smoking or vaping cannabis in all public places. In advance of federal legislation legalizing recreational use of canna...Read on... Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Council briefs for May 28, 2018

Council amended Policy C012 to increase the housing cash-in-lieu fee from $21,000 to $32,810. Requiring housing for commercial developments has been a Town of Banff regulation since incorporation. A cash-in-lieu provision was introduced for housing in 199...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Council briefs for May 14, 2018

Council directed administration to enter into negotiations with the current canoe concession operator for a two-year extension to their contract. The existing lease is a five year agreement ending October 15, 2018 with an option of a two year extension. T...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Council briefs for April 30, 2018

Council voted in favour of amending the capital budget to move the Wolf Street and Caribou Street Roadway Improvements Project from 2020 to 2018. The operating budget was amended to add $50,000 in 2018 to support the project, with funds coming from the bu...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Council briefs for April 23, 2018

A public hearing on Bylaw 393, a land use amending bylaw on the Wild Fire Risk Zones Map was held prior to council giving second and third reading to the bylaw. No public input was received at the hearing. The map was first adopted in 2006. It establishes...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Council briefs for April 9, 2018

Council approved amendments to the Festival and Special Events Policy C5001. Changes include allowing no more than 10 per cent of personal services vendors at farmers markets, seasonal markets, etc. Personal services may include massage therapy, face pain...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Council briefs for March 26, 2018

Council gave first reading to Bylaw 393, a Land Use Bylaw amendment to update the Town’s fire risk zone map. A public hearing on the amendment has been scheduled for Monday, April 23 at 2 p.m. at Town Hall. The map was first adopted by council i...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Council Briefs for February 12, 2018

The meeting began with a public hearing on Land Use Bylaw Amendment 420 Cannabis and Cannabis related businesses definitions. The purpose is to separate cannabis-related land use from other uses and classifications in the Land Use Bylaw, in preparation fo...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Council briefs for January 22, 2018

Council voted to direct administration to create a list of prominent heritage sites in town which are not current designated, and in times where there is urgent concern about the status of those sites, to inform council in a timely fashion. The motion was...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Council Briefs for January 15, 2018

Council approved the 2018 Service Review as the guiding document, the 2018-2020 Operating Budget and the 2018-2027 Capital Budget. The operating budget indicates a property tax increase of 5.34%. The impact of this is approximately an additional $130.88 f...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council briefs for January 8, 2018

Mayor Karen Sorensen announced the Town of Banff was awarded a $32,000 grant from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. The funding will go towards preservation and restoration work on the Bow River Bridge, the Old Banff Cemetery and the Banff Powe...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Council briefs for December 18, 2017

A public hearing on Bylaw 389 – a Land Use Bylaw amending bylaw on 2018 development fees – was held at the start of the meeting. No verbal feedback or written submissions were received. Council will consider second and third reading of...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Council briefs for December 11, 2017

Council gave three readings to Bylaw 388 – 2018 Fees and Charges – but postponed a vote on fees for sidewalk seating until they could review options for different ways to charge for the use of public sidewalks. Currently, a sidewalk se...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: November 29, 2017

Council briefs for November 27, 2017

Banff Marathon executive director Paul Regensburg spoke to council as a delegation to give an overview of the 2017 race and speak about their sustainability initiatives. Regensburg said the race brought an estimated 11,270 visitors to Banff with the 2,250...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Council briefs for October 10, 2017

Council approved overnight, on-street parking restrictions for parts of the downtown core to improve snow removal operations. The restrictions are implemented seasonally from November 15 to March 31 and are enforced from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. A map of the area...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Council Briefs for September 25, 2017

The meeting began with two delegations. Marc LeBlanc spoke on behalf of  Canadian Cannabis Compassionate Community about the non profit organization’s goals and activities. Arctos  Bird principal Peter Poole provided h...

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Council Updates
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Council briefs for September 11, 2017

Council gave two readings to Traffic Bylaw 16-8. Updates to the bylaw were part of recommendations from the Trails Master Plan to clarify definitions for highways, sidewalks and trails; address the use of horses on trails, including the addition of a map ...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Council briefs for August 14, 2017

Council gave three readings to Bylaw 385, an amendment to the Assessment Review Board Bylaw, and appointed Anne Marie Mullane and Ken Sawatzky as members of the board for a term starting August 15 until December 31. The bylaw allows the appointment of qua...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Council briefs for July 17, 2017

Council received an update on the Verdant Creek wildfire that was first detected on July 15 in Kootenay National Park. Smoke from the fire continues to be visible in the Town of Banff, but there is no immediate risk to the community. The Banff Fire Depart...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Council briefs for June 26, 2017

Council voted in favour of having a question put on the October municipal election ballot regarding pay parking. The question will read, “Is there ever a time the Town of Banff should implement user paid parking?” Eligible voters will ...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council briefs for June 12, 2017

Lorraine Widmer-Carson, executive director of the Banff-Canmore Community Foundation, spoke as a delegation to council giving an update on the organization, their recent projects and grant initiatives. Rob Buffler was also introduced as the foundation&...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Council briefs for May 23, 2017

Council gave three readings to the 2017 Tax Rate Bylaw. The overall tax levy increase is 5.93%. During budget preparation, it was estimated the overall tax increase would be 4.75%, but with the actual municipal levy, education levy, Bow Valley Regional Ho...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Council briefs for May 8, 2017

Council received a briefing on the results of the recently completed Resident Satisfaction Survey. The Town conducts this scientifically accurate telephone survey during election years so a new council and staff can use the information to help set priorit...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Council briefs for April 24, 2017

Council received an update on various recreation projects in town:

  • The detailed design for the new skateboard park is complete with some site work underway relocating underground utilities. Weather permitting, construction will begin in May, and will be ...
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Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Council briefs for April 10, 2017

Council gave three readings to Bylaw 381 – Fees and Charges Bylaw Amendment No. 1 (Festival and Special Event Fees) and approved changes to the Festival and Events Policy C5001. The bylaw and policy set fees for temporary, seasonal, and non-resi...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Council briefs for March 27, 2017

Mariana and David Shackleton spoke to council as a delegation, requesting changes to the traffic bylaw to allow pedicabs on certain roads. The Shackletons are interested in opening a pedicab business to shuttle riders from The Fenlands to the IGA and from...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Council briefs for March 13, 2017

Council approved procedures for the 2017 municipal election. Approval included appointment of the municipal clerk as returning officer, the director of corporate services as the alternate returning officer, and the authorization to hold advanced votes. No...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: February 28, 2017

Council briefs for February 27, 2017

Council gave second and third reading to residential and non-residential waste bylaws. Bylaw 376, the residential waste bylaw, introduces a fee of $240 per tonne for disposal of treated wood. Bylaw 377, the non-residential waste bylaw, includes some fee c...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Council briefs for February 13, 2017

Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 379, which amends development fees. Council voted to reduce the cost of filing a subdivision or development appeal from $200 to $100, as was originally proposed in the fee changes on December 19, 2016. At a p...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Council briefs for January 25, 2017

Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 380, a land use bylaw amending bylaw on apartment housing parking. The bylaw incorporates provisions of Policy C122 – Residential Apartment Housing / Off-street Parking and Alternative Transportatio...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: January 24, 2017

Council briefs for January 23, 2017

A public hearing on Bylaw 380, a land use amending bylaw regarding apartment housing parking, was held at 9 a.m. The bylaw proposes incorporating provisions of Policy C122 – Residential Apartment Housing/Off-Street Parking and Alternative Transp...Read on...

Council Updates
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Council briefs for January 9, 2017

A public hearing was held on Bylaw 379 – Development Fees Amendment. The bylaw would increase some development fees related to new construction permits, bed and breakfast homes, late application fees, compliance certificates and development appe...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Council briefs for November 28, 2016

Council gave three readings to the 2017 Temporary Borrowing Bylaw 247-11. A borrowing bylaw is passed annually by council to authorize administration to borrow funds to cover operating expenses in the time before the Town has raised budgeted revenue for t...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Council briefs for November 14, 2016

Parks Canada biologist Karsten Heuer spoke to council as a delegation to give an update about the reintroduction of bison to Banff National Park. Parks Canada is in the final public consultation phase of the plan, collecting input on the detailed environm...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: October 25, 2016

Council briefs for October 24, 2016

Banff Marathon event director Paul Regensburg spoke to council as a delegation, giving an overview of the 2016 event that took place in June. Participants from the event came from 23 countries, 32 US states, 11 provinces and 110 communities in Alberta. Th...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: October 12, 2016

Council briefs for October 11, 2016

Council voted to extend the 2015/2016 overnight winter parking restrictions trial for one year to collect more data. A section of downtown Banff has overnight parking restrictions in place throughout the winter months to allow for efficient snow removal p...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Council briefs for September 26, 2016

Prior to the start of the meeting, Mayor Karen Sorensen announced the 2016 winners of the #WeAreBanff employee commuter challenge. Parks Canada employees won the “Rusty Handlebar” trophy with 91 per cent green commute days versus days worked. Employees fr...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: July 19, 2016

Council briefs for July 18, 2016

Angelo Mancuso spoke to council as a delegation, requesting Policy C122 be changed to allow fourplex housing the option of applying for reduced parking. Policy C122 allows apartment complex developers to apply for reduced parking provided other requiremen...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: June 28, 2016

Council briefs for June 27, 2016

Council postponed second reading of Bylaw 359, a land use bylaw amendment in the CA accommodation district, which proposes increasing the allowable gross floor area for convenience store space in service stations from 10% to 70%. Council requested more in...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: June 14, 2016

Council briefs for June 13, 2016

The Banff Greenhouse Gardening Society presented to council as a delegation, discussing the success of the organization and their plans for the future. The two greenhouses in the community have been so popular the society had to decline 44 applications fo...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: May 10, 2016

Council briefs for May 9, 2016

Council waived the rental fees for the use of Central Park and 101 Bear Street for the Filipino Organization in the Rocky Mountains’ upcoming Philippine Independence Day celebration on June 12. Jun Cacayuran spoke to council as a delegation on behalf of t...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2016

Council briefs for April 25, 2016

A public hearing was held on Bylaw 359, a land use bylaw amendment to increase the allowable gross floor area for convenience retail stores/eating and drinking establishments at gas stations in the CA district, going from 10% to 70%. Seven people spoke at...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: April 11, 2016

Council briefs for April 11, 2016

Council voted to postpone first reading of Bylaw 364, a borrowing bylaw to fund the purchase of 221 Beaver Street, until the April 25 meeting. Council also asked for additional information on a business plan for projected revenues and expenses for the bui...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2016

Council briefs for March 29, 2016

Council approved the Employee Compensation and Benefits Policy C2001, which had been amended at council’s request at the March 14 meeting to include a definition on comparative markets. The policy comes out of the Town’s 2015 external market compensation ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2016

Council briefs for March 14, 2016

The Town will increase the level of snow and ice clearing on sidewalks leading from seniors’ residences into downtown beginning in October 2016. Council had asked for an update of when the increased service, approved at the February 22 meeting, could be e...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: February 23, 2016

Council briefs for February 22, 2016

Council approved Banff’s participation in a regional collaboration looking to reinstating a passenger rail service between Calgary and the Bow Valley. Approving the collaboration allows the town and partners to apply for funding from the Alberta Community...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: February 16, 2016

Council Briefs for February 8, 2016

After receiving three verbal submissions from public, and a failed motion to postpone third reading to the first meeting in March, council gave second and third reading to Borrowing Bylaw 355 – 535-547 Deer Street and 145-155 Cave Avenue Lands. The bylaw...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: January 26, 2016

Council briefs for January 25, 2016

Council will recommend the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission waive transit fares on Roam for a year for up to eight Syrian refugees living in the area as part of the Bow Valley Syria Refugee Project. Representatives of the project spoke to c...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: January 11, 2016

Council briefs for January 11, 2016

Council gave first reading to Bylaw 355, a borrowing bylaw to fund the purchase of a lease of land for an affordable housing project. The total project cost to acquire 535-547 Deer Street and 145-155 Cave Avenue, and to do a preliminary engineering analys...Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: December 8, 2015

Council briefs for December 7, 2015

Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 250-3 Loan Guarantee Bylaw – Rocky Mountains Cooperative Housing Association and the Rocky Mountains II Cooperative Housing Association. Since 2006, the Town of Banff has guaranteed the mortgages on the prope...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: November 25, 2015

Council briefs for November 23, 2015

Council approved doubling the service of Roam regional transit for peak periods during the week. The increase – with funding already included in the budget – will have buses travelling between Banff and Canmore at 30 minute intervals. Council also support...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: November 12, 2015

Council Briefs for November 9, 2015

Council Briefs, Monday, November 9, 2015

To facilitate snow clearing and removal, Council approved a one-year trial of winter parking regulations in downtown Banff. On-street parking is prohibited between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. on designated streets of Lynx...Read on...

Summer Traffic Overview Council Updates
Posted on: October 26, 2015

Council briefs for October 26, 2015

Banff Public Library board chair Suzanne Rackover and head librarian Sarah McCormack spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on programs and services since joining the Marigold Library System. The library has been able to increase programming a...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: October 14, 2015

Council briefs for October 13, 2015

Mayor Karen Sorensen presented awards to the winners of the #WeAreBanff commuter challenge. Employees from the Town of Banff, Parks Canada, Banff Lake Louise Tourism and The Banff Centre challenged each other to use active transportation to get to work ov...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: September 29, 2015

Council briefs for September 28, 2015

YWCA of Banff CEO Connie MacDonald spoke as a delegation to council, giving an update on the local charity’s organizational and strategic plan. She spoke of the success of their latest fundraiser, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, their goal to build a shelter in...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Council briefs for September 14, 2015

Council approved funding for a new incentive program to remove crab apple trees from private property and replace them with native, non-fruit bearing trees. The program, being done in partnership with Parks Canada, aims to reduce the number of crab apple ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: August 24, 2015

Council briefs for August 17, 2015

Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission board chair Sean Krausert and CAO Martin Bean spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on ridership some upcoming projects. Year to date, ridership has increased 10 per cent. The route that was dou...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2015

Council briefs for July 20, 2015

Banff Farmers Market manager Rene Geber spoke to council as a delegation, giving more information about the proposed market at the train station, while also requesting council reconsider allowing a market to operate in that location. On May 25, a 3-3 vote...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Council briefs for June 9, 2015

Council voted to apply for funding assistance from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, prioritizing the new skateboard park as a top project. The Canada 150 program, funded by the federal government, is accepting applications for projects rel...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

Council briefs for May 25, 2015

Librarian Sarah McCormack spoke to council as a delegation on behalf of the Banff Public Library, requesting council endorse the library board’s selection for representative to the Marigold Library System. Council voted to appoint Councillor Stavros Karlo...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Council briefs for May 11, 2015

Council approved a municipal property tax increase of 6.21%. An average home, with an assessed value of $385,390, will see an increase of approximately $115. The commercial to residential mill rate split was set at 4:1. The tax rate bylaw will now be draf...Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2015

Council briefs for April 13, 2015

A public hearing was held on two land use bylaw amendments: Bylaw 346 Exiting Commercial Gross Floor Area Transferability and Bylaw 347 Exiting Gross Floor Area Transfer Fees. There were four verbal presentations from the public and two written submission...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

Council briefs for March 23, 2015

Council agreed to waive fees for the instillation of street pole banners promoting The Banff Centre’s Children’s Festival following a delegation from the organization’s new president, Janice Price. The one-day festival will be held May 16, and the Town wi...Read on...

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Posted on: March 11, 2015

Council briefs for March 9, 2015

A delegation from the local chapter of the Association Canadienne Française de l’Alberta (ACFA) spoke to council, giving an update on the programs and services they provide to French speaking residents of the Bow Valley. One of the focus areas of the ACFA...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2015

Council briefs for February 23, 2015

Council adopted the Trails Master Plan to help guide the development of trails and trail maintenance for the next 10 years. The plan has 62 suggested actions that range from improving access to the Bow Falls in the winter, to including distance markers al...Read on...

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Posted on: January 26, 2015

Council briefs for January 26, 2015

Council received a briefing on the Get Out Program, which encourages young Banffites and their families to be active throughout the year. The program originally started as a pilot project in 2011, and now runs Friday nights at the high school gym for stud...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: December 18, 2014

Council briefs for December 18, 2014

The Town of Banff’s 2015-2025 capital and 2015-2017 operating budgets were passed by council on Thursday, December 18. No further changes to the budget were made at the meeting. The overall tax increase is expected to be 4.52%. The average residential hou...Read on...

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

Council briefs for December 8, 2014

Council gave three readings to amend both the water system bylaw and sewer system bylaw. The amendments altered the rates to more accurately balance the funds going into the respective reserves. In 2014, administration completed a 100-year analysis of the...Read on...

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Posted on: November 25, 2014

Council Briefs for November 24, 2014

Banff Public Library board chair Ross Glenfield spoke to council as a delegation to explaining why they wanted to rejoin the Marigold Library System. Marigold is a consortium of 36 member libraries that share resources, an operating system, book collectio...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: November 10, 2014

Council briefs for November 10, 2014

Council voted to have the draft Trails Master Plan posted on Banff.ca and for it to be presented at a public open house at The Fenlands on Wednesday, November 26 from 6-9 p.m. The open house will give the public an opportunity to comment on the recommenda...Read on...

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

Council Briefs for October 27, 2014

Council voted to adopt the Banff Community Housing Strategy as a guide when making decisions on housing issues. Housing strategy committee chair Leslie Taylor presented the draft document to council and recommended changes from the original following inpu...Read on...

Council Agendas Council Updates
Posted on: October 15, 2014

Council Briefs for October 14, 2014

Olympian Heidi Widmer presented town council with a framed race bib from the Sochi Olympics. Widmer, a born and raised Banffite, said she wanted to show her gratitude for the support of the Banff community with the gift. The town will hang the bib in a ce...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: September 29, 2014

Special Council Meeting Briefs for September 29, 2014

Council gave second and third reading to Parking Initiatives Petition Bylaw 340. The user pay parking trial has now concluded, as well as the use of licence plate recognition technology. A report on the parking data collected during the trial will be pres...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: September 23, 2014

Council Briefs for September 22, 2014

Council voted to continue with a solar electricity incentive program, setting a target payback period and funding commitment for the project. The community-wide initiative will be funded through the Environmental Reserve, with an investment of $300,000 an...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: September 15, 2014

Special Council Meeting Briefs for September 15, 2014

Council gave first reading to the Parking Initiatives Petition Bylaw 340 and scheduled another special meeting for Monday, September 29 to give further consideration to the bylaw. The bylaw is in response to the petition that seeks to end the user pay par...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: September 9, 2014

Council briefs for September 8, 2014

Darcy Edison, CAO of the Bow Valley Waste Management Commission, presented the manager’s annual report during a delegation, giving a brief financial update and listing potential growth areas for the commission. The report also spoke about the organization...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: August 28, 2014

Special Council Meeting Briefs for August 27, 2014

A petition filed July 31 asking council to repeal a number of parking initiatives was declared sufficient by the town manager. The petition seeks to end the user pay parking trial and the use of license plate recognition technology for both parking enforc...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2014

Council Briefs for August 18, 2014

Banff Public Library’s new library director Sarah McCormack spoke to council as a delegation, introducing herself to the community and discussing some of the plans for the library’s future. She talked about how she’d like to introduce new events at the li...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: July 22, 2014

Council Briefs for July 21, 2014

Alanna Pettigrew spoke to council as a delegation on behalf of Banff Residents Against Paid Parking. She said they had collected over 1,300 signatures on a petition that asks council to rescind the bylaws allowing a user-pay parking trial that will last t...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: June 24, 2014

Council Briefs for June 23, 2014

Banff Centre president Jeff Melanson spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on the organization’s strategic plan for the future, and their campus development. Council also heard from the Banff Centre’s Marie-Eve Marchand on the launch of Banff...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: June 10, 2014

Council Briefs for June 9, 2014

Council voted to trial user-pay parking at five surface lots in the downtown core this summer. The lots represent 17% of the available parking in Banff. The trial will run from August 1 to October 31 at:

Bear Street – 100 block next to Town Hall
Bear ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: May 14, 2014

Council Briefs for May 12, 2014

Council has asked for draft amendments to the Committee Appointments Policy that would allow residents who are not Canadian citizens the ability to sit on advisory committees. The motion was made following a delegation by David Michaels, a Banff resident ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2014

Council briefs for April 28, 2014

Council voted to conduct a municipal census this year that includes the shadow population of Banff. The population count is the basis for calculating per capita provincial grants for municipalities, and the information can help in developing future plans,...Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2014

Council Briefs for April 14, 2014

Mayor Karen Sorensen started the meeting by thanking Councillor Chip Olver for her 20 years of service on town council. Olver was first elected in a by-election in March 1994. Her election in October 2013 began her seventh term on Banff’s council. Council...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2014

Council Briefs for March 24, 2014

Mayor Karen Sorensen presented Banff Lake Louise Tourism with a plaque in recognition of their accreditation with the International Destination Marketing Association. To achieve accreditation, Banff Lake Louise Tourism underwent a rigorous audit of busine...Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: March 11, 2014

Council Briefs for March 10, 2014

To encourage a shift to alternative modes of travel, and to encourage the development of smaller, more affordable apartments for Banff residents, Council adopted Policy C122, Residential Apartment Housing/Off-Street Parking and Alternative Transportation ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2014

Council Briefs for February 24, 2014

Council postponed their vote on the Residential Apartment Housing/Off-Street Parking and Alternative Transportation Standards Policy C122 after making several amendments to the document. Council also asked administration to seek a legal opinion on a poten...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: February 12, 2014

Council Briefs for February 10, 2014

Jamie MacVicar, representing a group of neighbours of 405, 407 and 409 Beaver Street, spoke against a proposed housing development on Beaver Street. MacVicar asked council to block the development of staff housing in that area. Council explained it did no...Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: January 14, 2014

Council Briefs for January 13, 2014

A committee from the 2014 Banff/Canmore Alberta Winter Games spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on their finances, the games’ schedule and volunteer requirements. Games chair Bob Ellard said despite some early challenges gathering donation...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates
Posted on: December 10, 2013

Council Briefs December 9, 2013

Council adopted the amended 2013 Recreation Facilities Master Plan as a guide for the development of recreation facilities in Banff over the next 10 years. Council had last reviewed the document in September, asking it be made available to the public for ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF) Council Updates

News Releases

News Releases

Posted on: December 17, 2019

Avalanche Awareness Night

Avalanche

Learn about avalanche risks associated with backcountry and out-of-bounds travel – featuring presentations by snow safety experts, films from Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, door prizes and a trade show.

This event is FREE! ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Mountain Madness Relay Race

Mountain Madness

Mountain Madness is a multi-sport relay race made up of teams of five that starts with a downhill ski leg from the top of Mt. Norquay. The race then works its way down to the Bow River via run, ice skate, classic cross-country ski and snowshoe segments.

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

SnowDays Festival

SnowDays

Full schedule of events: banfflakelouise.com/snowdays 

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Colour Explosion!

Painting

Dive deep into a multi-coloured learning experience. Explore the complexities of colour mixing as you experiment with painting mediums such as acrylics and watercolours. Play with colour harmony and contrast as you delight in drawing mediums such as paste...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Banff Parking Proposal Workshop

Parking

Register to be a part of the Banff Parking Proposal Workshop Jan. 30.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Mixed Media Art Club for Kids

Mixed Media Art Club for Kids

Draw, sculpt, craft and create! Kids will learn visual literacy concepts while developing their own voice as artists. For children aged 9 -12 years. Instructor: Tessa Mendoza and Sam Welsh

January 31, 2020 — March 20, 2020  | Fridays, 4 ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Jon Whyte Spelling Bee and Trivia Challenge

spelling bee

Call 403-762-2291 ext. 322 to register your team of six. This is a free event.

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Triwizard Tournament Escape Room

Harry Potter Event

Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night and the end of our Mountain of Books Readathon with a Triwizard Tournament Escape Room and other fun activities! 

Ages 12 and under. All children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Cross Cultural Training

Cross Culture Workshop

Learn more about the cultural values of our diverse population in Banff. Our community is becoming increasingly diverse. Banff has an immigrant population of 34% who come from more than 60 countries. Join a training session discussing and examining cultur...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Mosaic Masterpieces

Mosaic

Playful patterns and bright colours! Create your own mosaic in just two sessions. In the first session you will choose an object and create a beautiful mosaic design with different pieces of cut title, glass and found objects. In the second class you will...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Healing Yoga Class

Drop-in Yoga Class

 Healing Yoga will guide you through gentle movements to support the joints, mindful breath awareness, deep relaxation and bring you to a place where being selfish is OK, and laughter is welcome. Ages 16+. $68 (Access Price: $34). Held at The Fen...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Power Skating Class

Ice Skates

Improve your skating skills to better your hockey game. Learn and review forward and backward skating, turns, stops and agility. Full equipment and stick required. We’ll cover the basics and build up to complex turns, stops and skills used in games. Ages ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Intro to Contemporary Embroidery

Embroidery Class

Learn basic embroidery stitches while creating a beautiful piece that can be displayed as a work of art. Come learn with us in this easy and fun environment! No experience necessary. All materials included. Instructor: Fonda Sparks.

February 25, 2020, 7:00...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

World Transplant Games

Transplant games

The World Transplant Games will be in Banff Feb. 23-28.

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

First Aid Classes

First Aid Kit

Standard First Aid

Learn life support skills for the emergency responder. Great for those who may experience delay times prior to the arrival of emergency services, or who work in an industrial or high-risk setting. Occupational Health & Safety approve...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Free and Low Cost Things to Do

Free low/cost things to do

Download the poster (PDF)

Find more affordability programs at banff.ca/affordable

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Homegrown Art Show

Homegrown

Homegrown Art Show

The 2020 Homegrown Art Show Opening Reception will be held Friday, March 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Banff Town Hall.

Annual Celebration of Original Community Art

Each spring, Town Hall hosts an annual exhibition of artwork created by residents of ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Visual Mending

Visual Mending

Use Sashiko-based mending techniques to help your favorite clothes come back to life! Inspired by this ancient technique, we will make beautiful patches and creative designs. This technique gives a very personal touch to some of our most loved pieces of c...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Leather Carving and Tooling

Leather Tooling

Learn from a master leather worker! Familiarize yourself with a variety of carving and stamping tools, practice on some basic projects, and then try your hand at your own creation. Beginners welcome! No experience is necessary.  Instructor: Todd ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Beginner Wet Felting

Felt

Layer pieces of wool together to create a beautiful colourscape of texture and softness. Weave in fabric and bits of wool to complete your textile creation. No experience necessary. 

Instructor: Kate Plant

March 24, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:30 p...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Family Sunday artsPlay

Kids art project

FREE Family Drop-in Art Workshops

Join us for fun, family-friendly art-making activities! Enjoy time together as a family diving into delightful art projects. 

Location: 101 Bear Street (above Banff Public Library)

TWO SESSIONS EVERY SECOND WEEK!

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Macramé Rope-Feather Hoops

Macrame

Create your own beautiful fiber-art wall hanging! Knot your way to circular paradise with this all-levels class. Using a hoop for a base, we’ll learn simple rope ties to create the look of ‘feathers’ or ’leaves&...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Drop-in Pickleball & Table Tennis

Table tennis

Drop-in to play either pickleball or table tennis at Banff Elementary School.

Mondays it’s from 6:30-8 p.m. and Wednesdays it’s from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Held January 6-April 1, except February 17

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Drop-in Badminton

Badminton

Drop-in badminton is every Tuesday & Thursday at Banff Elementary, 6:30-8:30 p.m. from January 7 to April 2.

For ages 13+

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Running Rascals

Running Rascals

Join us on Sundays to give your little ones opportunities to meet friends, have active play & motor around the Banff Elementary School gymnasium. Parent participation is required. For ages 5-8 years. $2 per child. 

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Motoring Munchkins

Motoring Munchkins

Join us on Sundays to give your little ones opportunities to meet friends, have active play & motor around the gymnasium. Parent participation is required. $2 per child.

Motoring Munchkins (Preschool aged kids) is held, Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 1...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Vinyl Vibes

Vinyl Vibes

Join other vinyl record fans and relax listening and sharing music. Bring your tunes to share or check out The Basement’s collection. Dancing not required! Sundays, 7-8 p.m. in the basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, 214 Banff Av...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Games & Craft Night

Games Night

Come with friends or come alone. You can play board games, foosball, and shuffleboard, or get creative with craft supplies and sewing machines. Some ideas and help are provided by staff, or you can bring your own project. 

Mondays, 7-10 p.m. at Th...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Cookie Kitchen with Shirley

Cookies

Miss the smell of home baked cookies? Help bake or just eat! Shirley will have a new recipe every week using some Food Rescue supplies. Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 101 Bear Street, above the library, held January 15 to April 8.

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Indoor Activities

The Basement

New for 2020, indoor activities, running Jan. 13-April 8. Games Nights, Fix It sessions, Toastmasters and more.

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Volunteer BBQ

Volunteer BBQ

Anyone who has volunteered for a Town of Banff program this year is invited to the Volunteer Appreciation BBQ. There will be music, good food and giveaways. To volunteer, call 403.760.2423 or email banfflife.intern@banff.ca.

The BBQ is April 24, 11:30 a.m....

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