Town of Banff Information

Do you think user pay-parking will make more spaces available? 

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.

Studded bike tire rebate

Get some studded tires for your bike and then apply for a rebate from the Town of Banff! $60 per tire for Banff Access Program members and $40 per tire for non-members. Open to all Banff residents. Details and application form at

New Indoor Activities 

Over 800 residents gave ideas in the recent Banff Community Social Assessment and we heard the need for free and low cost indoor winter activities and community space. In  response trial programming is now being offered. Drop-­in, no registration required. Below are a few of the new activities taking place at 214 Banff Avenue, lower level of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation (enter through the back doors): 

Community Living Room 
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Casual space with couches and tables where you can enjoy your own company or connect with others. Free. Coffee & tea is always on for 25c.

Close The Loop - Fix It Outdoor Stuff 
Tuesdays, 7 - 10 p.m. Learn how to look after your outdoor clothing and gear with some simple tips, tricks and repairs. Different topics every week. Free. 

Vinyl Vibes 
Sundays, 7 - 8 p.m. Join other vinyl record fans and relax listening and sharing music. Free. 

Visit for more. 


Governance and Finance Committee

Monday, January 27, 9 a.m., Council Chamber 


Monday, January 27, 2 p.m., Council Chamber 

Visit or subscribe to meeting agendas at

Events This Week

Mountains Matter Speaker Series

Fridays, January 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

Running Rascals 

Saturdays, January 19 
1 – 3 p.m.
Banff Elementary School

Join us on Sundays to give your 5 - 8 year olds an opportunity to meet friends and have active play in the gymnasium. Parent participation is required. $2 per child.

SnowDays Expands

January 15 – 26

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

Free Family Sunday artsPlay in Banff 

Sundays, January 19, February 2 & 16, March I, 15 & 29 
101 Bear Street 

Join us at 101 Bear Street for a free, family ­friendly art-making activities! Enjoy time together as a family diving into delightful art projects. Session I at 2:15 - 3 p.m. and Session II at 3:15 - 4 p.m. Register in person for either session at 1:45 p.m.

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.

Mountain Madness Relay 

Friday, January 24 
1 – 3 p.m.

Wacky names, costumes and more. Visit for details

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. Call 403.762.1144 or email Free child care and transportation upon request. Dinner provided.

Guided Winter Walks 

Saturday, January 25 
6:30 – 8 p.m. 
Banff Train Station 

Bundle up for a winter walk with a Parks Canada guide. Register in person at Parks Canada Visitor Centre, on Banff Avenue by 12 p.m. the day of the walk. 

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