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Banff's Special Events

  1. Snow Sculpture Exhibition

    January 16, 2019 - January 27, 2019 @ Banff Avenue Square

    Take in three massive snow sculptures by Canadian and international teams at Banff Avenue Square.

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  2. SkiBig3 Slide & Ride

    January 20, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    The laughter that comes of sliding on snow is something that everyone should have the chance to experience. SkiBig3 invites kids of all ages to get outside and try out the sport, ski, snowboard or tube! Join certified instructors from SkiBig3 as they provide the expertise and all the equipment necessary to learn the basics of skiing on a mini-slope in downtown Banff. After, celebrate with cup hot chocolate. Ski equipment available for kids only.

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  3. Avalanche Awareness Night

    January 20, 2019, 7:00 PM @ The Banff Centre's Max Bell Auditorium

    Learn about avalanche risks associated with backcountry and out-of-bounds travel – featuring presentations by snow safety experts, films from the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, door prizes and a trade show. Presented in partnership with Avalanche Canada Foundation. Featuring films: to be announced. Suitable for ages 14 and up.

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Standard First Aid Class

    January 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - January 20, 2019, 5:00 PM @ The Fenlands

    Learn life support skills for the emergency responder. Designed for those who may have a delayed response to emergency medical services or who work in an industrial or high-risk setting. ccupational Health & Safety approved. For ages 16+. Register online at or call 403.762.1251.

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  2. Into the Wild Family Nature Play

    January 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Picnic Shelter - Norquay

    This is an outdoor, nature-based program for families with young children. Develop outdoor skills and knowledge while walking local trails. This program will focus on building the family’s relationship to the outdoors. Everyone welcome. Pre-registration required, deadline is 5 days prior. Register online at or call 403.762.1251.

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  3. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 20, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Public Skating is open to everyone. It's held Sunday, 1:45-2:45 p.m. Helmets recommended.

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  4. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    January 20, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required. This session is held Sundays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. from January 6-March 31.

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  5. Drop-in Women's Shinny

    January 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Fenlands

    Women's Shinny is an informal game of hockey for players 18+. Full gear is required. This drop-in session is held Sundays, 6-7 p.m. January 6-March 31.

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