Town of Banff Information

Get on the Zero Waste Trail

The Town of Banff recently launched the Zero Waste Trail campaign, with the goal of 70% waste reduction by 2028. Get on the trail, and learn how you, or your business can help reach this goal. 

At least 65% of Banff’s waste going to landfill comes from the commercial sector, and almost 50% of that waste is food. The Town of Banff is taking big steps to increase the food waste being diverted for composting. But restaurants, hotels and large organizations must step up to reach our community’s goal to eliminate all waste going to landfill by 2050

The program invites Banff businesses to sign up at to receive assistance in cutting food waste.


Halloween is for Humans, Not Wildlife

Halloween is a time to have fun. Avoid creating a scary situation this Halloween by keeping your pumpkins away from wildlife. Pumpkins attract bears into town which can lead to conflict with people and pets, and that can be deadly – for you, your pet or the bear. Protect wildlife and keep Halloween jack o’ lanterns inside. For more info, visit

Notice of Public Hearing

Bylaw 419 Hearing: Monday, October 28, 2 p.m.

The purpose of proposed Bylaw 419 is to correct an error in Schedule A of the Land Use Bylaw. Lot 4 of Block 2 is incorrectly identified as part of the Public Service District instead of the Commercial Downtown District.

Public Hearings provides an opportunity for the public to provide feedback to Council on a proposed bylaw. 

Events This Week

Banff Ekiden Relay Race

Saturday, October 19

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This five-person relay race is held in Banff with all legs of the relay starting and finishing at the Cave & Basin. An overall distance of 42.2 km, with leg distances varying from 5 km to 11.5 km. Learn more at

Banff Avenue Block Party

Friday, October 25

– 10 p.m.

Come down and enjoy the beer gardens, live entertainment with The Ramblin Hey Ho Has and The Three Sisters Brothers, and other special surprises from 6 – 10 p.m. Area businesses will set up special mountain culture-themed activities, games, product demos, and more. 

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

October 26  November 3

Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. Visit for more.

Canadian Citizenship Information Session

Tuesday, October 22

1 – 4 p.m.

This free session is for Permanent Residents of Canada who are interested in becoming Canadian Citizens. This session takes place at Banff Town Hall. Registration is required, contact: or 403.762.1144. Free childcare and transportation available upon request.

Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident Session

Wednesday, October 30

6 – 9 p.m.

This is a free session for Permanent Residents or anyone who has already submitted a PR application. Learn about your rights and responsibilities, about no cost English Programs, health care in Canada, housing information, career opportunities and more! Session takes place at Banff Town Hall. Registration is required, contact: or 403.762.1144. Free childcare and transportation available upon request.

Drop in Yin Yoga


7 – 8 p.m.
This class is for all ability levels. It features mostly traditional yin postures with some flow to help warm up our body. Whether it’s your first time or if you continue to deepen your practice, you will leave this class feeling relaxed and reconnected. All levels welcome. Yoga mats and props are available for use. Ages 16+ . $6.50. 101 Bear Street. Visit for more.


Governance & Finance Committee 

Monday, October 28, 9 a.m., Council Chamber

Public Hearing Bylaw 417

Monday, October 28, 2 p.m., Council Chamber  


Monday, October 28, Following the Public Hearing, Council Chamber 

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