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Banff's Special Events

  1. Radio Storytelling Class

    October 23, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Banff Centre

    Ever wanted to be on the radio? Then join CBC radio veteran Dick Miller on Thursday, October 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Banff Centre for an instructive and inspiring session on what makes a good radio story, how to pitch an idea, and even how to produce it yourself. You’ll hear great examples, and gain an understanding on narrative arcs, storytelling, mixing, and how to turn a good idea into great radio. If you’re interested in attending, please register by emailing radio@banffcentre.ca and put “Radio Seminar” in the subject line.

  2. Halloween Bonfire and Fireworks

    October 31, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Banff Recreation Grounds

    Join us for this annual family-friendly Halloween event, sponsored by the Banff Firefighters Association in partnership with the Town of Banff. Enjoy free hot dogs and hot chocolate by the bonfire and stick around for the fireworks at 8 p.m. Don't forget to wear your costumes! Walk down to the event and be sure to carry a flashlight and wear reflective clothing. Keep your pets at home if they are nervous around loud noises.

BanffLIFE Events

  1. Tuesday Night Yoga

    October 21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ (above the Library)

    This traditional approach to yoga encourages proper breathing, flexibility, strength and vitality in the body while calming the mind. This practice can benefit anyone, and yoga is a fun way to get seriously chilled out! NO YOGA the 4th Tuesday of every month

  2. ACRO Yoga

    October 21, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    This program is the first and third Tuesday of every month. No previous acrobatic experience or partner needed. This is a community based practice that encourages personal transformation. Bringing people together the old fashioned way through human connection, touch and play!

  3. Pasta Night & Pumpkin Carving

    October 22, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ (above the Library)

  4. Tuesday Night Yoga CANCELLED

    October 28, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ (above the Library)

    It's the 4th Tuesday of the month so no yoga tonight. See you next week!

  5. Pasta Night

    October 29, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ (above the Library)

  6. Spooky Haunted Walk

    October 29, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Join us for a not so full moon hike on a local haunted trail, where we will visit the haunts in the dark of Banff National Park

  7. Banff Ambassador Program

    October 30, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whyte Museum
    111 Bear Street
    Banff, AB T1L 1A1

    Do you live and work in Banff or Lake Louise? Do you want to learn more about this beautiful national park we live in? Are you interested in getting the scoop on Banff and what it means to be a local! Get your BA the Banff way and join us for this free 1 hour presentation, and get access to Part Two of the program including a passport worth over $500 to experience the park!

Committees

  1. Community Art Committee

    October 21, 9:00 AM @ Banff Town Hall

    The Banff Community Art Committee advises Council on opportunities to acquire and place public art throughout the town. The committee meets bi-monthly on the third Tuesday of the month.

  2. Finance Committee

    October 27, 10:00 AM @ Banff Town Hall Council Chambers

    The Town of Banff Finance Committee reviews financial policies, financial statements, fees and charges and the Financial Plan. Meetings are held in the Council Chamber and are open to the public. The Mayor and Town Councillors are the sole members of the Finance Committee.

Community Classes & Programs

  1. Facebook Pages

    October 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    This hands-on class will show you how to set up a Facebook page for your business/organization, strategies to post, where to find information about their changes, how to keep your profile hidden from your page, and much more.

  2. ESL Drop-In Conversation Class

    October 22, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Beginner to Intermediate students. Want to improve your English conversation skills to help with your job and life here in Banff? This course is designed to improve your speaking and listening skills while meeting new people and having fun. Maximum of nine students. First-come, first-served.

  3. ESL Drop-In Conversation

    October 22, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Advanced students. Want to improve your English conversation skills to help with your job and life here in Banff? This course is designed to improve your speaking and listening skills while meeting new people and having fun. Maximum of nine students. First-come, first-served.

  4. Community Lunch

    October 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Come and enjoy a FREE lunch. Donations are welcome.

  5. Learn to Skate

    October 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Would you like the chance to improve on your skating skills and learn basic techniques for turning, crossovers and ways to increase your speed and power? Come and join Carol as she helps to boost your skating confidence while having tons of fun! Protective helmet is required. No drop-in available. Must register for the 6 week program.

  6. Powerskating

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

    An advanced skating class designed to improve skating skills for hockey. The classes will emphasize balance, edge control, quick starts and stops, turning, and strong forward and backward skating techniques. Come join us to improve your hockey conditioning – or just to enjoy skating and get a good workout! Pre-requisite is the ability to skate forward and backward and stop. Full hockey equipment is required. No Drop-in. Participant must register for 6 week program.

  7. Checkmate

    October 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Play chess in a safe and comfortable environment. These evenings will provide beginners with an opportunity to learn the basics of chess; from your opening move to checkmate. Intermediate to advanced players are encouraged to come as well to further your game strategy and play against new opponents for a more challenging game. Everyone welcome!

  8. Free Public Swim

    October 26, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Banff Centre's Sally Borden Building

    A free public swim sponsored by the Town of Banff is held the last Sunday of every month at The Banff Centre's Sally Borden pool from 1-4 p.m.

  9. Get Out Family Drop-in Gym

    October 26, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Bring your entire family to the BCHS gymnasium on Sunday nights and get active together. Play games like soccer, basketball, badminton or challenge your neighbours to a game of floor hockey. We invite you to bring your family and friends and come and play!

  10. Twitter

    October 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Twitter can be a mystery if you don't have someone guiding you through this powerful platform. Learn how to use it, understand hashtags (#) and start using Twitter like a pro.

  11. ESL Drop-In Conversation Class

    October 29, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Beginner to Intermediate students. Want to improve your English conversation skills to help with your job and life here in Banff? This course is designed to improve your speaking and listening skills while meeting new people and having fun. Maximum of nine students. First-come, first-served.

  12. Banff 55+ Computer Workshop: Tips on Using Tablets and Smartphones

    October 29, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

  13. ESL Drop-In Conversation

    October 29, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Advanced students. Want to improve your English conversation skills to help with your job and life here in Banff? This course is designed to improve your speaking and listening skills while meeting new people and having fun. Maximum of nine students. First-come, first-served.

  14. ESL Workshop - Resume Writing

    October 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Learn how to organize and format your resume in a clear and concise manner to get the job you want! This workshop will focus on how to best present your skills and education on paper to maximize the possibility of getting that interview.

  15. Community Lunch

    October 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Come and enjoy a FREE lunch. Donations are welcome.

  16. Learn to Skate

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

    Would you like the chance to improve on your skating skills and learn basic techniques for turning, crossovers and ways to increase your speed and power? Come and join Carol as she helps to boost your skating confidence while having tons of fun! Protective helmet is required. No drop-in available. Must register for the 6 week program.

  17. Powerskating

    October 30, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    An advanced skating class designed to improve skating skills for hockey. The classes will emphasize balance, edge control, quick starts and stops, turning, and strong forward and backward skating techniques. Come join us to improve your hockey conditioning – or just to enjoy skating and get a good workout! Pre-requisite is the ability to skate forward and backward and stop. Full hockey equipment is required. No Drop-in. Participant must register for 6 week program.

  18. Checkmate

    October 30, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Play chess in a safe and comfortable environment. These evenings will provide beginners with an opportunity to learn the basics of chess; from your opening move to checkmate. Intermediate to advanced players are encouraged to come as well to further your game strategy and play against new opponents for a more challenging game. Everyone welcome!

Council Meetings

  1. Regular Council Meeting

    October 27, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Regular Meeting of Banff Town Council

Settlement Services & Temporary Foreign Worker

  1. Temporary Foreign Workers Drop-in Workshop

    October 20, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Do you have questions about living in the Bow Valley? Are you interested in finding out more about the services available for Temporary Foreign Workers? Then join us every Monday (except holidays). A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.

  2. Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident Information Session

    October 21, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Banff Town Hall

  3. Temporary Foreign Worker Pathways to Permanent Residency Workshop

    October 21, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Presentation followed by question and answer period. A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.

  4. Temporary Foreign Worker Permits and Visas Workshop

    October 22, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Presentation followed by question and answer period. A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.

  5. TFW & PR: Drop in Morning Session in Lake Louise

    October 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Chateau Lake Louise
    Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

  6. TFW & PR: Drop in Afternoon Session in Lake Louise

    October 23, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lake Louise Inn
    Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

  7. Temporary Foreign Workers Drop-in Workshop

    October 27, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Do you have questions about living in the Bow Valley? Are you interested in finding out more about the services available for Temporary Foreign Workers? Then join us every Monday (except holidays). A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.

  8. Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident Information Session

    October 28, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Banff Town Hall

  9. Temporary Foreign Worker Pathways to Permanent Residency Workshop

    October 28, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Presentation followed by question and answer period. A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.

  10. Temporary Foreign Worker Permits and Visas Workshop

    October 29, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Presentation followed by question and answer period. A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.