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Banff's Special Events

  1. Canada Day

    July 1, All Day @ Around Banff

    Celebrate Canada Day in Banff with activities and events all day long.

  2. Banff Farmers Market

    July 1, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bear Street Parking Lot, 200 block of Bear Street

    The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer in the Bear Street Parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.

  3. Free Entry to Cave and Basin

    July 1, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    Celebrate Canadian history at the birthplace of Canada's national parks with family friendly programming. Free admission all day.

  4. On His 200th Birthday

    July 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    Get a selfie with Canada’s first prime minister! Sir John A. Macdonald stops by the Cave and Basin to regale you with stories from his incredible nation-building career. Presented by Parks Canada.

  5. Cave Lantern Tours

    July 4, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    It’s after hours at the Cave and Basin, but Parks Canada is letting you in. All your senses awaken as the light from your lantern casts shadows on ancient grotto walls. Mysterious sounds and voices are a reminder that others, like you, have journeyed to these thermal waters for centuries. Parks Canada will supply the lanterns; you supply the imagination. This is a family-friendly 30 minute tour. $10.80 per person. Registration required. Please call 403.845.3524 to reserve a spot.

  6. Banff Farmers Market

    July 8, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bear Street Parking Lot, 200 block of Bear Street

    The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer in the Bear Street Parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.

  7. Cave Lantern Tours

    July 11, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    It’s after hours at the Cave and Basin, but Parks Canada is letting you in. All your senses awaken as the light from your lantern casts shadows on ancient grotto walls. Mysterious sounds and voices are a reminder that others, like you, have journeyed to these thermal waters for centuries. Parks Canada will supply the lanterns; you supply the imagination. This is a family-friendly 30 minute tour. $10.80 per person. Registration required. Please call 403.845.3524 to reserve a spot.

  8. Banff Farmers Market

    July 15, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bear Street Parking Lot, 200 block of Bear Street

    The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer in the Bear Street Parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.

  9. Drawn to Nature Watercolours

    July 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    Partnering with Parks Canada, the Walter Phillips Gallery presents this popular series of watercolour classes at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Led by gallery team members and artists, participants of all ages and levels of experience are invited to draw and paint outdoors at the newly renovated historic site. This event is free and all materials will be provided. To register please email walter_phillipsgallery@banffcentre.ca or call 403.762.6281.

  10. On His 200th Birthday

    July 18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    Get a selfie with Canada’s first prime minister! Sir John A. Macdonald stops by the Cave and Basin to regale you with stories from his incredible nation-building career. Presented by Parks Canada.

  11. Cave Lantern Tours

    July 18, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    It’s after hours at the Cave and Basin, but Parks Canada is letting you in. All your senses awaken as the light from your lantern casts shadows on ancient grotto walls. Mysterious sounds and voices are a reminder that others, like you, have journeyed to these thermal waters for centuries. Parks Canada will supply the lanterns; you supply the imagination. This is a family-friendly 30 minute tour. $10.80 per person. Registration required. Please call 403.845.3524 to reserve a spot.

  12. Banff Farmers Market

    July 22, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bear Street Parking Lot, 200 block of Bear Street

    The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer in the Bear Street Parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.

  13. On His 200th Birthday

    July 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    Get a selfie with Canada’s first prime minister! Sir John A. Macdonald stops by the Cave and Basin to regale you with stories from his incredible nation-building career. Presented by Parks Canada.

  14. Cave Lantern Tours

    July 25, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    It’s after hours at the Cave and Basin, but Parks Canada is letting you in. All your senses awaken as the light from your lantern casts shadows on ancient grotto walls. Mysterious sounds and voices are a reminder that others, like you, have journeyed to these thermal waters for centuries. Parks Canada will supply the lanterns; you supply the imagination. This is a family-friendly 30 minute tour. $10.80 per person. Registration required. Please call 403.845.3524 to reserve a spot.

  15. Freedom of the Town Parade

    July 26, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Parade down Banff Ave

    The Rocky Mountain National Army Cadet Summer Training Centre holds a parade down Banff Avenue in this annual event. This parade is a tradition that dates back to when the National Army Cadet Camp was located in Banff National Park. Following the parade there will be a non-denominational drumhead ceremony in Central Park

  16. Banff Farmers Market

    July 29, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bear Street Parking Lot, 200 block of Bear Street

    The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer in the Bear Street Parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.

BanffLIFE Events

  1. Banff Ambassador Program

    July 2, 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!

  2. ACRO Yoga

    July 3, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    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. Via Ferrata North of Lake Louise

    July 6, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Italian for "iron road", and a course of iron ladder rungs and steel cables attached to a cliff face. Follow certified guide Kris Irwin and the Iron Road up a 180m rock face north of Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the rush of being in the alpine and high off the valley floor while being attached to steel cables using lanyards and a harness. Designed for people of all ages and all experience levels. Guide, transportation and equipment provided.

  4. Zumba in the Park

    July 6, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    What is better than an hour of great, incredible Latin music, confidence boosting and liberating dance moves? Come join Aoi for this fun evening in the park! She promises a dynamic total body workout that will keep you coming back for more.

  5. HIKE: Tunnel Tuesday

    July 7, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Tunnel Mountain Trailhead Sign
    St Julien Road
    Banff, AB T1L 1A1

    2.4 km one way; 260 m elevation gain; 2 hour round trip Trailhead: Located on St. Julien Road near The Banff Centre. Climb to the summit of a mountain in the heart of the Banff townsite! Although less daunting than the surrounding peaks, Tunnel Mountain still provides breathtaking views of the Bow Valley via a series of well-graded switchbacks. This trail can be icy in spring and fall. These programs are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 - 30 years). You must be living or working in the Bow Valley to participate in any of these programs.

  6. Tuesday Night Yoga

    July 7, 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

  7. DJ & Play in the Park

    July 8, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    Want to get outside? Enjoy great music, a BBQ and a ton of fun? Then come to Central Park and chill out and play at DJ & Play in the Park, or you can volunteer. This is an opportunity for the community to get together and share their creativity in any movement modality with a live DJ in the Park. Come and try or share your skills, in Acro Yoga, Hoopdance, juggling, slacklining and more. Family friendly event, everyone welcome to join. Smokies $3 or Hotdog $2

  8. HIKE: Healy Pass

    July 9, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    After following the wide Sunshine ski-out trail for 800 m, it branches right, crosses Sunshine Creek and begins its ascent of Healy Creek. Along this moderate hiking trail you will find beautiful meadows, ponds, waterfalls and streams, not to mention spectacular views from the Pass. 18.4 km round trip, elevation gain 655 m, 6 to 7 hours round trip. These Mountain Adventure Programs (MAP) are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 - 30 years). You must be living or working in the Bow Valley to participate in any of these programs.

  9. ACRO Yoga

    July 10, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    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!

  10. Zumba in the Park

    July 13, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    What is better than an hour of great, incredible Latin music, confidence boosting and liberating dance moves? Come join Aoi for this fun evening in the park! She promises a dynamic total body workout that will keep you coming back for more.

  11. SCRAMBLE: Cascade Mountain

    July 14, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Probably the most photographed peak in the Canadian Rockies! You can expect the day to take 10 to 12 hours round trip. This climb is about 8.5 km long and has 1300 m elevation gain. These Mountain Adventure Programs (MAP) are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 - 30 years). You must be living or working in the Bow Valley to participate in any of these programs.

  12. HIKE: Tunnel Tuesday

    July 14, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Tunnel Mountain Trailhead Sign
    St Julien Road
    Banff, AB T1L 1A1

    2.4 km one way; 260 m elevation gain; 2 hour round trip Trailhead: Located on St. Julien Road near The Banff Centre. Climb to the summit of a mountain in the heart of the Banff townsite! Although less daunting than the surrounding peaks, Tunnel Mountain still provides breathtaking views of the Bow Valley via a series of well-graded switchbacks. This trail can be icy in spring and fall. These programs are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 - 30 years). You must be living or working in the Bow Valley to participate in any of these programs.

  13. Tuesday Night Yoga

    July 14, 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

  14. DJ & Play in the Park

    July 15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    Want to get outside? Enjoy great music, a BBQ and a ton of fun? Then come to Central Park and chill out and play at DJ in the Park, or you can volunteer. This is an opportunity for the community to get together and share their creativity in any movement modality with a live DJ in the Park. Come and try or share your skills, in Acro Yoga, Hoopdance, juggling, slacklining and more. Family friendly event, everyone welcome to join. Smokies $3 or Hotdog $2

  15. Banff Ambassador Program

    July 16, 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!

  16. ACRO Yoga

    July 17, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    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!

  17. Zumba in the Park

    July 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    What is better than an hour of great, incredible Latin music, confidence boosting and liberating dance moves? Come join Aoi for this fun evening in the park! She promises a dynamic total body workout that will keep you coming back for more.

  18. SCRAMBLE: Mount Rundle

    July 21, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    This is an iconic Banff Mountain; you haven't lived in Banff if you haven't climbed Rundle! You can expect the day to take 10 to 12 hours round trip. The climb is 6 km long and 1500 m elevation gain. These Mountain Adventure Programs (MAP) are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 - 30 years). You must be living or working in the Bow Valley to participate in any of these programs.

  19. HIKE: Tunnel Tuesday

    July 21, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Tunnel Mountain Trailhead Sign
    St Julien Road
    Banff, AB T1L 1A1

    2.4 km one way; 260 m elevation gain; 2 hour round trip Trailhead: Located on St. Julien Road near The Banff Centre. Climb to the summit of a mountain in the heart of the Banff townsite! Although less daunting than the surrounding peaks, Tunnel Mountain still provides breathtaking views of the Bow Valley via a series of well-graded switchbacks. This trail can be icy in spring and fall. These programs are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 - 30 years). You must be living or working in the Bow Valley to participate in any of these programs.

  20. Tuesday Night Yoga

    July 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

  21. DJ & Play in the Park

    July 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    Want to get outside? Enjoy great music, a BBQ and a ton of fun? Then come to Central Park and chill out and play at DJ in the Park, or you can volunteer. This is an opportunity for the community to get together and share their creativity in any movement modality with a live DJ in the Park. Come and try or share your skills, in Acro Yoga, Hoopdance, juggling, slacklining and more. Family friendly event, everyone welcome to join. Smokies $3 or Hotdog $2

  22. HIKE: Bourgeau Lake

    July 23, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    We rise through dark mossy forests of the Bow Valley to a rock rimmed alpine lake. The dramatic cliff face of Mount Bourgeau makes a perfect lunch time view. Rating: not so bad Distance: 14.4 k, 655 m elevation gain, 7 hours round trip. These Mountain Adventure Programs (MAP) are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 - 30 years). You must be living or working in the Bow Valley to participate in any of these programs.

  23. ACRO Yoga

    July 24, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    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!

  24. Zumba in the Park

    July 27, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    What is better than an hour of great, incredible Latin music, confidence boosting and liberating dance moves? Come join Aoi for this fun evening in the park! She promises a dynamic total body workout that will keep you coming back for more.

  25. ROCK CLIMB: One Day Intro to Rock Climbing

    July 28, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Rock Intro is a one-day introduction to rock climbing. The Canadian Rockies is the perfect spot to experience and begin learning about this sport, as there are literally thousands of climbs within an hour's drive from Banff. There are a variety of areas we can climb on this course. Your guide will choose the best venue for the weather and the group. These Mountain Adventure Programs (MAP) are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 - 30 years). You must be living or working in the Bow Valley to participate in any of these programs.

  26. HIKE: Tunnel Tuesday

    July 28, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Tunnel Mountain Trailhead Sign
    St Julien Road
    Banff, AB T1L 1A1

    2.4 km one way; 260 m elevation gain; 2 hour round trip Trailhead: Located on St. Julien Road near The Banff Centre. Climb to the summit of a mountain in the heart of the Banff townsite! Although less daunting than the surrounding peaks, Tunnel Mountain still provides breathtaking views of the Bow Valley via a series of well-graded switchbacks. This trail can be icy in spring and fall. These programs are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 - 30 years). You must be living or working in the Bow Valley to participate in any of these programs.

  27. Tuesday Night Yoga

    July 28, 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

  28. DJ & Play in the Park

    July 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Louis Trono Gazebo - Central Park

    Want to get outside? Enjoy great music, a BBQ and a ton of fun? Then come to Central Park and chill out and play at DJ in the Park, or you can volunteer. This is an opportunity for the community to get together and share their creativity in any movement modality with a live DJ in the Park. Come and try or share your skills, in Acro Yoga, Hoopdance, juggling, slacklining and more. Family friendly event, everyone welcome to join. Smokies $3 or Hotdog $2

  29. ACRO Yoga

    July 31, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    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!

Committees

  1. Municipal Planning Commission

    July 8, 9:00 AM @ 110 Bear Street

    The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. in council chambers at Banff Town Hall.

  2. Banff Public Library Board

    July 8, 5:00 PM @ Banff Public Library board room

    The Banff Public Library Board is appointed by council and oversees the operation of Banff's public library. Meetings are held in the library board room on the second Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.

  3. Banff Housing Corporation Board

    July 15, 8:30 AM @ 110 Bear Street

    The Banff Housing Corporation board meets the third Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at Banff Town Hall.

  4. Banff Heritage Corporation

    July 16, 1:30 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    The Banff Heritage Corporation works toward the the protection, preservation, enhancement and promotion of Banff’s built heritage. The corporation meets bi-monthly on the third Thursday of every other month at 1:30 p.m in Banff Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public.

  5. Community Art Committee

    July 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 every other month.

Community Classes & Programs

  1. SPCA: Kids Day Camp

    July 8, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bow Valley SPCA

  2. Magician Brian Lehr at The Library

    July 10, 11:00 AM @ Banff Public Library

    Stop by the library for a family-friendly fun magic show.

  3. SPCA: Kids Day Camp

    July 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bow Valley SPCA

  4. Free Public Swim

    July 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.

Council Meetings

  1. Regular Council Meeting

    July 20, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Regular Meeting of Banff Town Council

Statutory Holiday

  1. Canada Day - Town Hall, Fenlands, Operations Compound closed

    July 1, All Day @ 110 Bear Street

    Banff Town Hall, the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre and the Operations Compound offices are closed for Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1. We reopen Thursday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m.