Town of Banff Information

Composting gets more convenient

The Town of Banff has installed neighbourhood food bins in 16 new locations around town to increase diverting of waste from landfill.

Visit to find the food bin nearest you.

To help you get on the Zero Waste Trail, kitchen catcher bins are available for free at Town Hall, Operations Office (120 Hawk Avenue), The Bear Minimum and Banff Food Rescue until supplies run out!

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 free training session discussing and examining culture.

Part 1 is Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Banff Town Hall.
Part 2 is Tuesday, February 11, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Register at or call 403.762.1251. Sessions are open to everyone – community, agencies and businesses.

Santas Anonymous

Santa’s Anonymous is a volunteer community-based program, dedicated to the relief of Banff and Lake Louise community members in financial need during the holiday season. Supported by residents, businesses and community organizations in Banff and Lake Louise since 1984.

Financial donations may be made at Banff Town Hall. Cash, debit or certified cheque donations. Charitable receipts will be issued.

Visit for application details or email All information is confidential. Application deadline: November 29, 2019.


Governance & Finance Committee

Monday, November 25, 9 a.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


Monday, November 25, following public hearing., Council Chamber

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Events This Week

Kids Clothing & Toy Swap

Friday, November 15

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Banff Public Library
Have your children outgrown their clothing and toys? Would you like to refresh their wardrobe in time for the holidays? We are hosting a kids clothing and toy swap! This event is free, but please register to secure a table. Please do not bring more than 5 – 10 toys to swap. Call 403.762.2661 to register or visit for more details.

Banff Christmas Market

November 15 – 17

Banff Trail Riders, Warner Stables The Banff Christmas Market is a traditional European style Christmas Market. Boasting unique products, family-friendly entertainment and an exotic menu of beers, BBQ, mulled wine, and sweets. The Banff Christmas Market creates a warm and inviting environment for families of all ages during the day and an adult atmosphere in the evening. Entry Fee: $7.50 per day or $15 for the weekend. Children 12 & under are free.

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

Canadian Citizenship Information Session

Tuesday, November 19

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.

Affordable Housing in the Bow Valley Information Session

Tuesday, November 26

6 – 9 p.m.
Banff Town Hall
Free session for Permanent Residents. Learn about rental programs, affordable home ownership, how to qualify, financial supports, housing resources, and more! Registration required. Email or call 403.762.1144. Free childcare and transportation available upon request.

Community Conversation about Vaping

Thursday, November 28

6 – 7 p.m.
Banff Elementary School This session is open to parents and caregivers of school-aged children/youth as well as students. To register, call 403.762.1251 or email If you require childcare, please register by November 21.

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