BANFF AB – June 25, 11 a.m. The flood warning has been lifted and 911 service resumes normal operations at the Town of Banff effective immediately. River levels are dropping and all telephone and internet service is restored.
The Banff Farmers Market will be held tomorrow in Central Park with Banff vendors and vendors from the west of Banff.
The Bow Falls parking lot has reopened, but viewpoint is still closed for safety reasons.
Highway status has not changed. The Trans-Canada Highway remains closed in both directions to private vehicles between Banff and Canmore UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE for the safety of the public, emergency responders and highway workers. Only emergency (police, fire, ambulance, wardens, utilities, highways), the Roam bus and airport shuttle are allowed on the highway between Canmore and Banff. Estimated time of reopening for private passenger vehicles remains unknown.
Parks Canada and our partners are working diligently to reopen the highway to the general public as soon as possible.
If you need to travel to the airport, contact Brewsters or Banff Airporter. Travellers between Banff and Canmore must use Roam public transit. No personal vehicles are permitted on the highway whatsoever for any reason.
Commercial vehicle operators of essential food supplies and emergency services should contact the Banff or Canmore agencies they are supplying for more information.
The Roam shuttle bus between Banff and Canmore continues its service Tuesday, June 25. The bus will run every hour, leaving Banff Community High School on the hour starting at 8 a.m. and Canmore Collegiate on the half hour starting at 8:30 a.m. The last bus leaves Banff at 9 p.m. and Canmore at 9:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, June 26, the service will begin at 7 a.m. and run to 9:30 p.m. Roam has been able to add extra buses to the morning and evening 'rush hour' times to accommodate the commuters.
Heavy equipment on the highway may cause unexpected delays and the schedule is subject to road conditions. Please check roamtransit.com, banff.ca or canmore.ca for status changes.