Town of Banff Information

Have Your Say on
Smoking Regulations

Smoking or vaping cannabis was banned in all public places in Banff when consumption was legalized in 2018. Some people think Banff should relax restrictions to add public places where smoking is allowed. Other people think there should be more enforcement of current rules. What about tobacco? Should Banff add restrictions on where tobacco can be smoked or vaped? Some municipalities added restrictions, such as banning smoking in playgrounds. Should Banff change rules on where cannabis and tobacco can be smoked or vaped? The Town of Banff wants to consider your opinions, along with other factors such as health, financial, and tourism impacts. 

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Into The Wild

There are still spaces available for Into the Wild. 
This is an outdoor after-school 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. Visit for more information. Into the Wild hours are Monday to Thursday, 3-6 p.m. Please note, there are no programs on Fridays, statutory holidays and school holidays.

Be Ready for Any Emergency

Be prepared for any situation – Sign up for emergency alerts from the Town of Banff and get immediate updates on local emergencies. Severe snow storms, wildfire, train derailments can happen in a flash. Stay informed and keep yourself, and your family, safe. Register today for Emergency Alerts. Sign up at

Events This Week

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.

Motoring Munchkins

Sunday, November 3

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us on Sundays throughout the school year where your little ones can meet friends, have active play, and ‘motor’ about in the gymnasium. Parent participation required. Ages 1 – 3. (No program on statutory holiday weekends) $2.

Reel Time: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Monday, November 4

– 9 p.m.

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Directed by Tasha Hubbard **Playing for one night only at Lux Cinema, Banff** Director Tasha Hubbard explores the search for justice in the aftershock of the death of Colten Boushie, a young Cree man, and the later acquittal of the farmer responsible. Named Best Canadian Feature Documentary at the 2019 Hot Docs Film Festival, this film grapples with the history of colonialism in Canada and its reverberations into the present day. Reel Time features some of the best films from the Toronto International Film Festival. Organized by Walter Phillips Gallery, Reel Time has brought alternative cinema to the Bow Valley for over 15 years. 


BanffLIFE Avalanche Skill Training Level 1

November 25 & 26

All Day

This is a two-day course on how to safely travel through avalanche terrain. The first day consists of lectures on the characteristics of avalanches, the mountain snowpack, avalanche terrain and backcountry travel as well as an outdoor session covering avalanche transceivers. The second day is spent in the field where we discuss how weather, snowpack and terrain interact to create avalanches and how we can avoid them. This course is based on the standards set by the Canadian Avalanche Centre and a certificate of completion is awarded to those who attend. $200, register at This course is for 18-30 year olds.

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 

Tuesday November 12, 9 a.m., Council Chamber 


Tuesday November 12, 2 p.m., Council Chamber

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