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Banff's Special Events

  1. springstART Festival

    April 10 - April 26 @ Around Banff

    Leap into spring with the annual springstART festival. Held in April every year, the festival highlights Banff’s cultural, historic and artistic scene through a variety of programs and events.

BanffLIFE Events

  1. HIKE: Tunnel Tuesday

    April 28, 10:30 AM - 12:00 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.

  2. Pasta Night

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

Community Classes & Programs

  1. Checkmate

    March 26, 7:00 PM - June 25, 9:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street - Pioneer Room

    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 - further your game strategy and play against new opponents for a more challenging game. Everyone welcome! Instructor: Jonathan Day

  2. Learn to Play Bridge

    April 9, 5:30 PM - April 30, 6:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street - Pioneer Room

    This course is designed for the beginner bridge player who wants to improve their memory skills. We are going to stretch our brain and exercise our intellect with the ultimate card game of logic and strategy. No experience necessary. All ages welcome! Instructor: Carole Kirk

  3. Healing Yoga

    April 14, 6:30 PM - May 19, 7:30 PM @ The Fenlands - Meeting Room 1

    Join Holly Foster (RYT) for a slow, gentle practice to enhance well-being and awareness through mindful movement and connection to the breath. We’ll make frequent use of props to support us as we find our own perfect expression of each pose. Classes will blend healing elements from different styles of yoga including Hatha and Restorative to create a practice that opens and restores the body, while calming and refreshing the mind.

  4. Free Public Swim

    April 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.

  5. Get Out Family Drop-in Gym

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

    Bring your family to the Banff Community High School gym on Sunday afternoons and get active together. Play games like soccer, basketball, and badminton, or challenge your neighbours to a game of floor hockey. Families with kids in Grades 1-12 welcome. This week's scheduled event is making sundaes to celebrate Sundays. This will be the final Family Get Out.

  6. The Desire Map

    April 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Fenlands - Meeting Room 2

    The Desire Map workshop is designed to help clarify what you truly want in all areas of your life. We will look at your existing belief around feelings and goal setting, what's working and what's not working, and replacing them with new and powerful ways of being. You will be guided through one of the 5 life areas to explore your most desired feelings. If you want to know more about The Desire Map check www.daniellelaporte.com or jeanvroberts.com/events

  7. French 1 — Language Course

    April 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Want to learn the other official language of Canada? This course is designed for those with no background in French. Learn simple grammar and vocabulary to help you build basic conversation skills. Instructor: Magda Zablotni

  8. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Childcare But Did Not Know Who to Ask

    April 28, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Do you have questions about local childcare options or regulation information? Join us for short presentation with a question & answer session that will cover: Banff childcare options, current availability & rates, costs to deliver quality care, educational components in part and full day programs, what “accredited childcare” means, government subsidies, how to decide what childcare is right for your child, what to look for in a childcare provider, tips on easing the transition from in home care to daycare, starting your own day home and more.This session will be presented by Karen Foster-Jorgensen, Banff Childcare Centre, and Shelley Gregorash, Bow Valley Day Home Agency. Children welcome to come along, toy area provided.

  9. French Conversation Course

    April 29, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    This course is designed for those who wish to improve their conversational skills in a relaxed group setting. Topics for learning and discussion will vary with student interest. Instructor: Magda Zablotni

  10. Dream Board Workshop

    April 29, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Fenlands - Meeting Room 2

    Let’s get together and play while we create a clear direction for you to move forward in with your dreams. We will also be using a technique called “Tapping” to empower everything you put on your dream board. Please bring any crafty items like feathers, beads, magazines, scissors and glue. We will also have some supplies at the course for you to use as well. Instructor: Fern Hodson

  11. ESL Workshop - Telephone Conversations

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

    Making appointments over the phone and calling professional offices can sometimes be a challenge. Learn how to engage in conversation to book appointments with your doctor, dentist, hairdresser and mechanic over the phone, and also how to call your child’s school to let them know he/she is home sick or absent. In this workshop you will gain new vocabulary and develop the skills needed to successfully call many places of business for yourself and your family’s personal needs.

  12. French Intermediate — Language Course

    April 29, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Those who have completed French I or who have basic knowledge of French will enjoy improving language skills through vocabulary, practical conversation, pronunciation, and grammar exercises. Instructor: Magda Zablotni

  13. Emergency First Aid and Level C CPR

    April 30, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Meeting Room 1 at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Basic life support skills for those with easy access to emergency medical services. Focus is on casualty assessment, airway management, control of bleeding, and prevention of further injury until medical help is available. Occupational Health & Safety-approved. Fee includes manual; wallet card provided upon successful completion. Instructor: Peter Hungle

  14. Standard First Aid and Level C CPR Course

    April 30, 8:30 AM - May 1, 5:30 PM @ The Fenlands - Meeting Room 1

    Life support skills for the emergency responder, designed for those who may have a delayed response to Emergency Medical Services or who work in an industrial or high-risk activity setting. An opportunity to increase your knowledge regarding an A.E.D. (Automatic External Defibrillator) may exist at the end of the course. Occupational Health & Safety-approved course. Fee includes manual; wallet card provided upon successful completion. Instructor: Peter Hungle

  15. Community Lunch

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

    Come and enjoy a FREE lunch. Donations are welcome.

Council Meetings

  1. Regular Council Meeting

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

    Regular Meeting of Banff Town Council

Settlement Services & Temporary Foreign Worker

  1. Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident Information Session

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

  2. Temporary Foreign Workers Information Session

    April 28, 5:00 PM - 6:30 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 at this Information Session. A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.

  3. Temporary Foreign Worker Permanent Residency Options

    April 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.

  4. Affordable Housing Information Session

    April 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    This session is for Permanent Residents and TFWs who are interested in learning about affordable housing options in the Bow Valley. Meet representatives from: • Banff Housing Corporation • Canmore Community Housing Corporation • Bow Valley Regional Housing

  5. Canadian Citizenship Information Session in Banff

    April 30, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    This session is for Permanent Residents of Canada who are interested in becoming Canadian citizens. Email settlement.programmer@banff.ca to register for this session.

  6. Temporary Foreign Workers Information Session

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

    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 at this Information Session. A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.