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Banff's Special Events

  1. Banff PRIDE Week

    October 1, 2019 - October 6, 2019

    Banff PRIDE is a celebration of community with a number of events and activities running October 1-6.

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  2. Banff Mountain Market

    October 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Central Park

    The Banff Mountain Market will be in Central Park every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The market features local and regional vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, artwork, jewelry, apparel, beauty products, coffee, artisan foods, pottery, photography and other handcrafted goods.

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Drop-in Gentle Flow Yoga

    October 2, 2019, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street (above the library)

    Flow Yoga is a traditional approach to yoga that encourages breathing, flexibility, strength and vitality in the body while calming the mind. For ages 16+.

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  2. Drop-in Skate & Stroll

    October 2, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Enjoy a skate with your little ones napping in the stroller or skating by your side. Strollers, pylons, sleds and chairs are all permitted on the ice. All ages welcome.

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  3. Drop-in Shinny 50+

    October 2, 2019, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Full gear required. For ages 50+.

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  4. Public Skating

    October 2, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating. Helmets are recommended.

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  5. Drop-in Shinny 16+

    October 2, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Full gear is required.

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  6. Drop-in Dance 50+

    October 2, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street (above the library)

    Learn a variety of dance styles and get active. Dance is a fun and easy way to get moving for all fitness levels. Bring a partner or come on your own. For ages 50+

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  7. The Basement – Youth Drop-in, Grades 5-6

    October 2, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    The Basement is a youth drop-in space at the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. It’s a place where youth can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music or just socialize. There are board games, foosball, a shuffleboard table, guitars and keyboard, books, WiFi and even a popcorn machine. There will also be weekly activities like rock climbing, skateboarding, bowling and more. Healthy snacks available. Check out the monthly schedule at This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation.

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  8. Drop-in Public Swimming

    October 2, 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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  9. Drawn to Nature

    October 2, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Participants of all ages and levels of experience are invited to join us for monthly beginner-level drawing workshops offered by the 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.

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  10. Drop-in Pickleball

    October 2, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    A paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. All skill levels welcome. For ages 16+.

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  11. Power Skating for Adults

    October 2, 2019, 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Improve your skating skills to better your hockey game. Learn and review forward and backward skating, turns, stops and agility. Full equipment and stick required. We’ll cover the basics and build up to complex turns, stops and skills used in games. Ages 16+.

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  12. Drop-in Volleyball

    October 2, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    Join a game of volleyball at Banff Elementary School on Wednesdays, 8:30-10:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. For ages 16+.

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