Town of Banff Information

Homegrown community art show 

Applications are now being accepted for the Homegrown Art Show. All Bow Valley residents can apply regardless of age or skill level. Deadline is February 15 and the opening reception is March 6. Visit to download an application.

New Indoor Activities

Free and low cost indoor winter activities and community spaces. Drop-in, no registration required. Below are a few of the new activities:

Community Living Room

Casual space with couches and tables where you can enjoy your own company or connect with others. Coffee & tea is always on for 25c. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at 214 Banff Avenue, lower level of the Community Foundation, enter through the back doors.

How-To Nights

Do you want to learn how to make kombucha, tie a fish fly, choose and care for a pet, make your own toothpaste? How-To Nights have different weekly topics. Free unless materials charge. Thursdays, 7 – 8 p.m. presentation, then 8 – 10 p.m. practice or hang out at 214 Banff Avenue, lower level of the Community Foundation enter through the back doors.

Family Social Dance

Saturdays, February 1, 29 & March 28, 6 – 7 p.m. Any age. $2 per family. Move and groove to disco lights and music in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring your favourite tune to add to the playlist. 101 Bear Street.

Community Social Dance 10+

Saturdays, February 1, 29 & March 28, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Minimum age 10 years. $2 per person. Learn new dances each week from local instructors during the first half hour from 7:30 – 8 p.m., followed by practice time and open dance floor. Salsa, line dancing, hip hop, etc. 101 Bear Street.

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Governance and Finance Committee

Monday, February 10, 9 a.m., Council Chamber


Monday, February 10, 2 p.m., Council Chamber

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Events This Week

Mountains Matter Speaker Series Finale

Friday, January 31
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Banff Public Library

Join the library for the finale speaker featuring Chic Scott, a well-known local writer and mountaineer who has spent over fifty years discovering the magic of high places. Learn more at

Running Rascals 

Sundays,  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.

Free and low cost things to do

Discover ongoing activities, free/low-cost meals and community events happening throughout the winter at or pick up a brochure at Town Hall, the library or the Banff Registry office. Check out the back page for opportunities on needs identified in the recent Banff Community Social Assessment. Thanks to all businesses and organizations that provide these opportunities.

Free Family Sunday artsPlay in Banff 

Sundays, 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. Register in person for either session at 1:45 p.m. Session I at 2:15 - 3 p.m. and Session II at 3:15 - 4 p.m.

Part 2 Cultural Training

Tuesday, February 11
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Banff Train Station

This workshop will provide more detailed information around core cultural values and skills, plus learn how to feel more confident navigating cultural situations. Recommended for those who have attended some Cultural Training before but not essential. Free.

ArtsPlace in Banff – Mosaic Masterpieces

February 11 – February 18 (2 weeks)
Tuesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Playful patterns and bright colours! Create your own mosaic in just two sessions. This course will be taught in both English and French. No experience is necessary. $90. Banff Access Program discount available. Visit to register.

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