Town of Banff Information

Composting gets more convenient

The Town is adding new food bins to neighbourhood recycling/garbage stations this week. Sort raw and cooked food waste at home, and dispose it in one of the 16 new food bins to reduce the amount of garbage going to landfill. Visit to find the food bin nearest you, to be installed by mid-November. Stop by Town Hall on November 8 to pick up a free kitchen bin. We have 1,000 available until they run out. Get on the Zero Waste Trail!

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. Provide your input at

Cross Cultural training

Learn more about the cultural values of our diverse population in Banff. Our community is becoming increasingly diverse. Banff has an immigrant population of 34% who come from more than 60 countries. Join a training session discussing and examining culture. FREE.

Register at or call 403.762.1251. Part 1 is Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Banff Town Hall. Part 2 is Tuesday, February 11 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. These sessions are open to everyone – community, agencies and businesses.


Governance & Finance Committee

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


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

Notice of Public Hearing Extension
Bylaw 419 – Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw - Schedule A – Land Use Districts

Monday, November 25, 2 p.m., Council Chamber

Visit or subscribe to meeting agendas at

Events This Week

Third quarter 2019 utility bills

The utility bills for the July 1 – September 30, 2019 billing period were mailed on October 29, 2019 and are due November 29, 2019. If you have not received your bill, please call 403.762.1230 or email

Bach for Babes

Saturday, November 9

11 a.m.
Family-friendly event. All ages welcome.Children are free to roam around, dance, eat, drink, sleep or play. Featuring Jane Russell on viola. By donation. St. George’s-in-the Pines,100 Beaver Street.

Remembrance Day Parade

Monday, November 11

The Royal Canadian Legion #26 Colonel Moore Branch will host a Remembrance Day parade on Nov. 11. The parade will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. outside the Legion, 92 Banff Avenue.

Banff Public Library's 70th Birthday Celebration - Chic Scott at the Whyte

Saturday, November 9

7 – 8 p.m.
November is the Banff Public Library's 70th Birthday! Please help the Library & the Whyte Museum continue its celebration of this rich and diverse community by coming to Chic Scott's presentation "Libraries: Chic Scott's Places for Exploration and Creation" where Chic will discuss the importance of libraries in his creative process. Free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended.

Rememberance Day CemeteryTour

Monday, November 11

1 p.m.
Tour the Old Banff Cemetery and explore the history of wartime Banff, including the stories of hardship and heroism, citizens and soldiers. Dress warmly. Meet at the Old Banff Cemetery.

Canadian Citizenship Information Session

Saturday, November 2

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Are you interested in becoming a Canadian Citizen? Find out the requirements and if you are eligible to become a Canadian Citizen. Registration required. Email or call 403.762.1144.

Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident Workshop

Tuesday, November 19

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Are you a permanent resident or about to become a permanent resident. Find out about your rights and responsibilities as a permanent resident. Learn about no-cost programs. Registration required. Email or call

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