Town of Banff Information

Help find a solution to parking downtown 

Residents, commuters and visitors are asked for feedback on a preliminary Parking Management Plan for Banff.

The proposal aims to make parking spaces more available in summer, by charging to park downtown and encouraging use of free spaces on the periphery. Parking would be free before 11 a.m. and after 8 p.m. and the first 30 minutes would be free anytime.

The proposed permit system would protect parking spaces in front of downtown homes for residents only.

Should residents get special consideration in user-pay parking downtown? Should the Town collect fees from visitors who use parking spaces paid for by residents’ taxes? What parts of the proposal should be changed to make it work for you?

Complete the survey and let us know:

Calling all mothers!

This program is for all mothers who recently immigrated to Canada or who have been living in Canada alone and are now reunited with their children and/or partner. This four week program will help you with parenting, family reunification, relationships and any other needs or questions that you have. Thursdays January 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Banff Town Hall.

Registration is required. Call 403.762.1144 or email Free child care and transportation upon request. Dinner provided.


Governance & Finance Committee – Service Review

Monday, December 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Council Chamber
Thursday, December 12, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Council Chamber
Monday, December 16, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Council Chamber
Tuesday, December 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Council Chamber
Wednesday, December 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Council Chamber

Visit for service area each day.


Monday, December 9, 2 p.m., Council Chamber

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Events This Week

A Whyte Christmas – Open House

Saturday, December 7

1 – 4 p.m.

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Celebrate the festive season with a classic Whyte Christmas! Enjoy crafts, cookies, carols, story time and of course, a visit from Santa! Part of the Banff Gallery Hop. This is a free event.

Carols in the Park

Saturday, December 7

4 – 5 p.m. & 7 – 8 p.m.

Banff Avenue Square

Ignite your Christmas spirit at this celebratory concert filled with traditional holiday music. The concerts are free and everyone's invited to stay as little or as long as they like.

Banff Gallery Hop

Saturday, December 7

12 – 5 p.m.

The month of December can be a busy time with holiday, family and work commitments. Let us help you turn the speed dial down a notch or two, and turn up the Festive Feeling. The venues of Banff Gallery Hop are prepared to offer holiday infused artistic and spirited escapes - from crafting opportunities, stories from days gone by, warm beverages, Christmas music on a vintage piano and artists galore.

Santa's Anonymous Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, December 7

6 – 11 p.m.

Come out from 6 – 11 p.m. to a fun family friendly community event at the Royal Canadian Legion in Banff. Silent/Live auctions, live music. Open to everyone – no admission charge. All proceeds go to Santa's Anonymous, a volunteer community-based program, dedicated to the relief of Banff and Lake Louise community members in financial need during the holiday season.

Live in Canada as a Permanent Resident Workshop

Tuesday, December 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Banff Town Hall

Are you a Permanent Resident of Canada or about to become a Permanent Resident. At this free session learn about your rights and responsibilities as a Permanent Resident, no-cost English Programs, health care in Canada, housing information, career opportunities and more. Registration required. Email or call 403.762.1144.

Canadian Citizenship Information Session

Tuesday, December 10

1 – 4 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. Free childcare and transportation available upon request.

BanffLIFE Intro to Ice Climbing

Thursday, December 19

Learn the basics of ice climbing, and get introduced to a new adventure. In a small group you’ll learn from some of the best climbers and guides in the Bow Valley. These guided programs are exclusively for 18 – 30 year olds living and working in Banff National Park. Transportation, and most equipment provided. No experience necessary. $120. Visit

Drawn to Nature

Friday, December 20
7 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the holiday season at the Banff Park Museum! In this seasonal special, participants ages 14+ of all levels of experience are invited to sketch and draw in this beginner-level drawing workshops offered by the Banff Centre. Explore a variety of materials and techniques in this facilitated class where conversation about the ways in which we interact with the cultural and geological landscapes of Banff National Park is encouraged. All materials are included. Learn more at
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