Mental Health support
Walk-in urgent mental health support is available at the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital from 2 to 9 p.m., seven days a week. After 9 p.m., you can visit the emergency room. You can also connect with mental health or counseling support by calling 2-1-1.
Fire ban in effect
A fire ban is in effect in the Town of Banff, in coordination with Parks Canada
implementing a fire ban for Banff National Park due to elevated fire danger. Vegetation within the park remains extremely dry despite the small amounts of precipitation and lower temperatures in recent days. Wood burning campfires, charcoal, briquette, or wood barbecues, outdoor wood burnings stoves, turkey fryers and tiki torches are not allowed during the fire ban.
Town to reverse lane in trial on Bow River Bridge
The Town of Banff will trial a lane reversal on the vehicle bridge for several hours on the afternoon of Saturday, August 13. The trial will temporarily turn one of the two southbound lanes into a northbound lane. Residents and businesses have asked for this trial to see if it has a positive impact on Mountain Avenue traffic. Congestion on Mountain Avenue is affected by the volume of vehicles who visit the Gondola and Hot Pools, and are immediately turned back to downtown due to lack of parking. Running this trial on a day that is typically very busy will help us understand if a lane reversal has a positive impact on the congestion.
Zero Waste Stations in place
Take a minute to bin it!
We’re committed to making recycling & composting easier. That’s why we’ve installed more food and recycling bins in convenient locations around town and we offer free starter kits to residents. Learn more, and find your zero waste station by visiting
Utility bills due August 31
Utility bills for the April 1 – June 30 billing period were mailed on July 29, and are due August 31. If you have not received your bill, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for upcoming Into the Wild children's programming
Registration now open
Into the Wild is an after-school wilderness program for Grades 1 – 5, where children will learn all about Banff’s flora and fauna, animal tracking, outdoor cooking, crafting and more! Activities include outdoor games, guest presenters, snacks, and campfires. Register for this fall, find more information including cost at banff.ca/IntoTheWild.