Town of Banff Information

Paid Parking in Banff?

The Town of Banff seeks feedback on a proposal for paid parking in summer months, and parking permits for residential streets downtown. Provide input in the online survey or register to participate in a Banff Parking Plan Public Workshop on Thursday, January 30, at 6 – 8:30 p.m. Visit to have your say or register your seat.

Rules for Smoking in Public Places

Do you ever get irritated by smokers in public places in Banff? Would you like somewhere in Banff to smoke cannabis in public? We have extended our survey for input, while the Province of Alberta examines its smoking regulations. To provide input, visit

SnowDays Expands

The annual winter festival hosted by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism will provide more activities in the heart of Banff this year from January 15 to 26, with Banff Avenue closing for weekend family fun. The Town will open the Train Station Public Parking Lot from the first weekend until January 26 to reduce traffic downtown. For SnowDays activities and community races, visit

Drop-in Classes

Drop-in classes are a great, low-cost way to get active if you can’t commit to a weekly class. Classes range from yoga, zumba, skating, shinny, soccer, basketball to volleyball. Registration is not required. All skill levels welcome. Visit for the new winter 2020 drop-in schedule, class details and costs.

Save with memberships

Drop-in membership cards give you access to all Town of Banff drop-in sports, fitness classes and programs. Purchase them at Town Hall, 110 Bear Street or The Fenlands, 100 Norquay Road and online at


Special Council Budget Meeting

Monday, January 13, 9 a.m., Council Chamber
Wednesday, January 15, 9 a.m., Council Chamber (if needed)
Thursday, January 16, 9 a.m., Council Chamber (if needed)


Monday, January 13, 2 p.m., Council Chamber (cancelled)

Visit or subscribe to meeting agendas at

Events This Week

Mountains Matter Speaker Series

Fridays, January 10, 17, 24 & 31
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Banff Public Library

Join the library on Friday evenings throughout the month of January for a speaker series on why mountains matter. Learn more at

heARTburn Community Art Project - in Banff

Saturday, January 11
Drop in between 4 – 7 p.m.
101 Bear Street

heARTburn is the Bow Valley’s Burning Man community, and they're on a mission to showcase that art can be made by anyone. Stop by 101 Bear Street and help us create our next gallery exhibition! Contribute to a real community art installation. Create a mobile out of found objects that will be used as part of the heARTburn gallery exhibition at artsPlace.

Christmas tree recycling

Recycle your real Christmas tree at the Beaver Street parking lot next to the
Fire Hall. Dates have been extended to January 13. Don’t leave anything by your neighbourhood recycling or garbage bins. After January 13, trees can be dropped off at the transfer site, 160 Hawk Avenue, during regular business hours.

Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident Workshop

Monday, January 13
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Banff Town Hall

Are you a Permanent Resident of Canada or almost a Permanent Resident? At this free session learn about your rights and responsibilities as a Permanent Resident, no cost English programs, health care in Canada, housing information, career opportunities and more. Registration required. Call 403.762.1144 or email Childcare and transportation may be available upon request.

Avalance Awareness Night

Sunday, January 19
7 p.m.

The Banff Centre's Max Bell Auditorium

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. Presented in partnership with Avalanche Canada. This is the 22nd Annual Avalanche Awareness Night held at Banff Centre. Arrive early to check out the trade show! Free event, suitable for ages 14 and up.

Calling all mothers!

Thursday, January 16, 23, 30 & February 6
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Banff Town Hall

This program is for all mothers who recently immigrated to Canada or who have been living in Canada alone and are now reunited with their children and/or partner. This four-week program will help you with parenting, family reunification, relationships and any other needs or questions that you have.

Calling all fathers!

Thursday, January 23, 30, February 6 & 13
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Banff Town Hall

This program is for all fathers who recently immigrated to Canada or who have been living in Canada alone but are now reunited with their children and/or partner. This four-week program will help you with budgeting, parenting and any other needs or questions that you have.

Registration is required for both programs. Call 403.762.1144 or email Free child care and transportation upon request. Dinner provided.

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