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Banff's Special Events

  1. Bike Month - Historical Bike Tour of Banff

    June 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Learn fun facts about the history of Banff while getting some fresh air and exercise. For ages 16 and up.

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  2. Banff Farmers Market

    June 20, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Central Park parking lot

    The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer. This year the market will be held in the Central Park parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.

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  3. Open House at the Banff Power Substation

    June 21, 1:30 PM @ Banff Power Substation

    The Banff Heritage Corporation invites the community to an open house the Banff Power Substation, 606 Buffalo Street, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. The open house will give nationally recognized heritage practitioners ERA Architects the opportunity to share their analysis of the Banff Power Substation site and highlight considerations as they relate to the potential reuse of the building as columbarium. Light refreshments will be provided.

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  4. National Indigenous Peoples Day: Medicine Walk

    June 21, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Banff Centre Max Bell Building - Husky Energy Foyer Meet in Max Bell Building Foyer.

    Learn, see, and experience this landscape while celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. Join esteemed traditional Métis guide Brenda Holder to experience a Medicine Walk through Banff Centre's home on Sacred Guardian Buffalo Mountain. This is a physical walk that will explore some uneven terrain, please wear suitable attire, bring a backpack, and prepare to be outside. All ages welcome.

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  5. National Indigenous Peoples Day: Gallery, Library, and Archives Tour

    June 21, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Banff Centre Walter Phillips Gallery. Meet in Walter Phillips Gallery Entrance. (Then tour will proceed to the Library in the Kinnear Centre, 2nd floor)

    Celebrate June 21 with a tour of the Walter Phillips Gallery, Library and Archives at Banff Centre. The library will feature displays highlighting indigenous artists contributions our artist book, alumni, music, and special collections, as well as having selections from our regular circulating collections available to check out. Highlights include the works of Janet Rogers, Lee Maracle, Richard Wagamese, Cole Pauls, Greg Young-ing, and Thomson Highway. All ages welcome.

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  6. Bike Month - Mountain Bike Ride For Women

    June 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Hosted by Rundle Mountain Cycling Club. Meet at Town Hall at 6 p.m. for a ride on Tunnel Mountain trails. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited.

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  7. National Indigenous Peoples Day: URBAN NDN Film Night

    June 21, 6:30 PM @ Banff Centre Max Bell Auditorium

    Film screening curated by Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter and panel discussion with the filmmakers to follow. Please note that the films are 14+. URBAN NDN Film Night is a celebration of persistence and self-determination through film by artists living in Southern Alberta. Please join us after the screening for a question and answer period with filmmakers Amanda Foote, Kes Lefthand and Jarret Twoyoungmen.

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  8. National Indigenous Peoples Day: Medicine Walk

    June 21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Centre Max Bell Building - Husky Energy Foyer Meet in Max Bell Building Foyer.

    Learn, see, and experience this landscape while celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. Join esteemed traditional Métis guide Brenda Holder to experience a Medicine Walk through Banff Centre's home on Sacred Guardian Buffalo Mountain. This is a physical walk that will explore some uneven terrain, please wear suitable attire, bring a backpack, and prepare to be outside. All ages welcome.

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  9. National Indigenous Peoples Day: Concert with Dale Mac

    June 21, 7:30 PM @ Banff Centre. Telus Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

    Dale Mac (McArthur) is an Indigenous songwriter and Blues/Roots/Rock guitarist from the White Bear First Nation and based in Regina, Sask. His style is in the vein of many Canadian artists and legends including Matt Mays, The Trews, and the Tragically Hip. His songs and lyrics are based around Canadiana while promoting his style of music and positive lifestyle. Joining Dale is bass guitarist Todd Wakefield, who brings his punk style bass playing and blends it to Dale's roots rock guitar to create a well-rounded unique musical force.

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  10. Summer Reading Club Kickoff at the Library

    June 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    The TD Summer Reading Club kickoff begins! Drop-in for games, activities, and to start off the summer reading frenzy!

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  11. Rolling Sculptures Car Show

    June 26, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

    The Rolling Sculptures Car Club returns to the Whyte Museum. Come check out cars from the 1940s and 50s and chat with members of the Bow Valley’s Rolling Sculpture Car Club.

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  12. Banff Farmers Market

    June 27, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Central Park parking lot

    The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer. This year the market will be held in the Central Park parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.

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  13. Bike Month - Historical Bike Tour of Banff

    June 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Learn fun facts about the history of Banff while getting some fresh air and exercise. For ages 16 and up.

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  14. Bike Month - Mountain Bike Ride Co-Ed

    June 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Hosted by Rundle Mountain Cycling Club. Meet at Town Hall at 6 p.m. for a ride on Tunnel Mountain trails. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited.

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  15. Banff Iiniskim Cross-Cultural Powwow

    June 29, 11:00 AM - June 30, 8:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and the Iiniskim Powwow Committee present a cross-cultural gathering of Indigenous nations and the Bow Valley community. The 2018 Banff Iiniskim Cross-Cultural Powwow will feature drumming, singing, regalia, dancing, and cultural education. Shop Indigenous handicrafts and art from the indoor market on site throughout the event. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available from the concession on site. Parking free.

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  16. Pop-Up Puppet Theatre

    June 30, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

    Parks Canada's theatre troupe, Mountain WIT, presents free, family-friendly shows under the big green tent. On the hour: A Beary, Berry Good Day – A 15 minute storybook puppet show about the little grizzly, Ursa, and her adventures in Banff National Park. On the half-hour: Bison are Back – a 15 minute puppet show about Banff’s Bison Restoration project.

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