Town of Banff Information

Banff Viewpoints

We want your viewpoints to help make Banff better.

The Viewpoints Online Panel is a convenient way for you to provide input when you want and how you want. It is very important for us to hear from a wide range of people, of all ages and backgrounds, as we continue to build an even better Banff. Register and share your viewpoints at

Into The Wild

There are still spaces available for Into the Wild. This is an outdoor after school program outdoor  program for Grades 1 to 6. Children get picked up at the school and learn to develop outdoor skills. Tracking, learning to cook, crafting, playing will all be elements in fostering and building the child's relationship to the outdoors. The program is led by qualified staff who is passionate about outdoor and environmental education. Visit for more information.

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 animal. 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 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.

Echoes of the Forest For Kids

Sunday, October 27

– 5 p.m.

Join the Banff Public Library for Halloween stories, crafts, and a special sound garden with local musician, Garry Gonis. All ages welcome! Story-times will be held at 3:30, 4, and 4:30 p.m. This event is free, and takes place at the Protection and Little Bow Shelters at the Banff Recreation Grounds.

Echoes of the Forest  – For Adults

Sunday, October 27

– 8 p.m.

Join the Banff Public for some free Halloween fun! Gather round the fire and enjoy some spine-tingling music and storytelling by local artists, Mandi Kujawa and Garry Gonis. This event takes place at the Protection and Little Bow Shelters at the Banff Recreation Grounds.

Winterstart 5 Miler Night Run

Saturday, October 27

– 8 p.m.

This night run starts at the Caribou Lodge and travels down Banff Avenue towards the Rocky Mountain Resort. Participants carry glow sticks and wear costumes for this annual race. Register at

Power Skating for Adults

Wednesdays, November 7  December 12

7:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Improve your skating skills to better your hockey game. Learn and review forward and backward skating, turns, stops and agility. Full equipment and stick required. We’ll cover the basics and build up to complex turns, stops and skills used in games. Ages 16+. To register, visit


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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