Town of Banff Information

Become a Mentor

Mentors are caring adults who help build a stronger community through the simple act of spending time with a child or youth. The Banff Mentor Program is looking for adults who have one hour per week to spare throughout the school year, can meet with a student during the school day, enjoy spending 1-1 time with children/youth, have a variety of interests (and are open to new ideas), and can provide friendship and support. Training and ongoing support are provided.  For more information or to apply, visit, email, or call 403.762.1124.


Into the Wild

The Into the Wild program is an outdoor, nature-based program for Grades 1 to 6. Tracking, learning to cook, crafting, and developing outdoor skills will all be elements in fostering and building the child's relationship to
the outdoors.

Program Hours:

Monday to Thursday, 3 – 6 p.m.
Please note, there are no programs on any Fridays, statutory holidays and school holidays.

The B&B Working Group

A working group has been formed to review and recommend on Bed and Breakfast regulations. The working group meetings are open to the public and any member of public attending the meeting, attend as gallery to observe. 

Thursday, September 12, 2019, Town Hall – Council Chambers - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday, September 13, 2019, Town Hall – Council Chambers - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday, October 4, 2019, Town Hall – Council Chambers - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Events This Week

Banff International Quartet Competition

August 26 – September 1

The Banff International String Quartet Competition features the world's finest young string quartets as they descend upon the Canadian Rockies as part of the 13th annual Competition. Tickets available for audience members. Hosted at the Banff Centre.

Drop-In Sticks and Pucks

Sunday, September 1

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

Banff Mountain Market

Wednesday, September 4

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Banff Mountain Market will be in Central Park every Wednesday, ending October 2. The market features local and regional vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, artwork, jewelry, apparel, beauty products, coffee, artisan foods, pottery, photography and other handcrafted goods.

Banff Mountain Music Festival

September 7 – 8

The Banff Mountain Music Festival features some of the best local music talent in the Bow Valley. Join us for this two-day free event in Central Park. In addition to live music, there will be food vendors, an artisan market and beer garden.

Ice Sport Gear Swap

Sunday, September 15

2 – 5 p.m.

Banff Minor Hockey, Banff Curling Club and Banff Skating Club present the inaugural Gear Swap. Stop by and pick up your equipment for this upcoming season of ice sports and enjoy a fundraising BBQ for Kids Sport. 

Have gear to sell? Visit to book your table. Tables are $10 each. Profits support Kids Sports in the Bow Valley. 

The Basement – Youth Drop-In

Mondays and Wednesdays: Grade 5 & 6
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Grade 7 & 8

3 – 6 p.m.
The Basement is a new youth drop-in centre below the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. It’s a space where youth can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music, or just socialize. There are board games, foosball, shuffleboard, instruments, books, WiFi and a popcorn machine. There will be weekly activities – rock climbing, skateboarding, bowling and more. Healthy snacks available daily. This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation.


Governance & Finance Committee 

Monday, September 9, 9 a.m., Council Chamber


Monday, September 9, 2 p.m., Council Chamber  

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