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Banff's Special Events

  1. Banff Craft Beer Festival

    November 21, 2019 - November 23, 2019 @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    The Banff Craft Beer Festival takes place at the home of Canada's first national park and is held each year in late November. The Cave and Basin National Historic Site is beautifully set at the base of the Canadian Rockies, and is now home to the world's most beautiful beer festival. Throughout the night, sample amazing food from some of Banff's best pubs and restaurants, try an offering of beers from Alberta's own breweries and share stories with local brewmasters all while feeling good about supporting the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

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  2. Banff Christmas Market

    November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - November 24, 2019, 8:00 PM @ 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. Come have a warm drink by the fire at the Outdoor Lounge Bar by Park Distillery.

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  3. Banff Public Library's 70th Birthday Party!

    November 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    On November 23, the Banff Public Library will be celebrating its actual birthday between 1 and 3 p.m. at the Library. Cake, as well as prizes generously donated by local businesses will be available to the public - come help us celebrate! This day of free festivities will include cake (and who doesn’t love that!???); in addition, all those who attend will be entered into a raffle with a chance to win a prize (the raffle is totally free with no strings attached – and THANK YOU! to all the businesses for their generous donations!). Prizes include art from local artists and galleries, gift certificates and books from local businesses (example: original artwork from Christine Ford, 1 night stay & breakfast for 2 at the Chateau Lake Louise, gift certificates from Monod Sports and the Grizzly House . . . and more!). Come mingle with the locals!

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Once Upon an Alphabet

    November 23, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Banff Public Library

    An hour-long drop-in program for children ages 0-6 and their parents/caregivers. We explore a different theme each week featuring rhymes, songs, stories, crafts, and play which help to promote positive adult-child interaction and healthy brain development. Snacks are provided.

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  2. Public Skating

    November 23, 2019, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

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

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