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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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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Public Skating is open to everyone. It's held Monday through Friday, 12-1:30 p.m., excluding stat holidays. Helmets recommended.

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  2. Drop-in Stretch

    January 22, 2019, 12:05 PM - 12:50 PM @ 101 Bear Street (above the library) in the Pioneer Room

    Have tight muscles and need a pro to show you how to work out the knots? The Drop-in Stretch class can help you improve mobility, reduce tightness and increase your range of motion. Drop-in classes are held Tuesdays at 101 Bear Street, above the library in the Pioneer Room. Co-ed. For ages 16+.

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  3. Drop-in Adult Shinny

    January 22, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands

    Adult Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 18+ to participate. Full gear is required. Adult Shinny is held Monday through Thursday, 12:30-1:45 p.m. from January 7-March 28 (excluding stat holidays).

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  4. Drop-in 40+ Shinny

    January 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 40+ to participate. Full gear is required. 40+ Shinny is held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3:15 p.m. from January 8-March 28.

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  5. The Basement – Youth Drop-in

    January 22, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    The Basement is a new youth drop-in centre below the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. It’s a space where youth can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music, or just socialize. There are board games, foosball, shuffleboard, instruments, books, WiFi and a popcorn machine. There will be weekly activities – rock climbing, skateboarding, bowling and more. Healthy snacks available daily. This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation. For Grades 7-10.

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  6. Drop-in Public Swimming

    January 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. Pool schedules are subject to change. For updates, call 403.762.6450 or visit

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  7. Drop-in Broga

    January 22, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room

    Broga is vinyasa flow yoga for men and people who identify as men. This is a slower-paced yoga practice combined with longer holds. All abilities welcome. For ages 16+. No registration required. Broga is every Tuesday from January 8 - June 11. Youth $4, Adults (18 - 64) $6.50, Seniors (65 - 79) $5.50, Super Seniors (80+) Free. Or use your Town of Banff membership card.

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  8. Bow Valley Naturalists - Bison Update

    January 22, 2019, 7:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library, in the Pioneer Room

    In February 2017, Parks Canada began a 5-year pilot project to reintroduce North America’s largest land mammal (bison) to Canada’s first national park (Banff). Join Karsten Heuer for some behind-the-scenes stories of the effort to restore this iconic animal to a place where it’s been missing for 140+ years. Karsten Heuer is the Bison Reintroduction Project Manager for Banff National Park, a job he describes as the “most stimulating” in a 25-year career as a Park Warden and biologist in Alberta and the Yukon. He is also an award-winning author, known for his wildlife-inspired journeys undertaken with his documentary filmmaking wife, Leanne Allison (e.g. Being Caribou, Walking the Big Wild, Finding Farley).

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  9. Drop-in co-ed Badminton

    January 22, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in and play badminton every Tuesday from January 8 to March 26 at the Banff Community High School Gym. For ages 16+. No registration required.

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  10. Drop-in Basketball

    January 22, 2019, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in for a game of basketball on Tuesdays at Banff Community High School. Co-ed. Drop-in rates apply. For ages 16+.

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