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 banfflibrary.ab.ca/events.
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.
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 banfflakelouise.com/snowdays.
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. artsplacecanmore.com/programs/banff-programs.
Avalance Awareness Night
Sunday, January 19
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. banffcentre.ca/events.
Mountain Madness Relay
Friday, January 24
1 – 3 p.m.
Wacky names, costumes and more. Visit banff.ca/mountainmadness 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.