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Posted on: October 15, 2014

Banff Ekiden Relay Race on Saturday, October 18

The Banff Ekiden Relay Race takes place Saturday, October 18 throughout the Town of Banff. A portion of Tunnel Mountain Drive (between the two closure gates) will be closed from approx. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the... Read on...

Route Maps (PDF)
Posted on: October 14, 2014

Compound Road closure on Friday, October 17

Compound Road will be closed Friday, October 17, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Banff Avenue to Hawk Avenue, while crews replace timbers on the railway crossing. Access to Hawk Avenue will be via the Trans-Canada Highway exit only.... Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2014

Banff Community High School’s Turkey Trot on Friday, October 10

Elk Street will be temporarily closed on Friday, October 10 for approximately 15 minutes beginning at 10:10 a.m. for Banff Community High School’s Turkey Trot race.

Once the race has cleared Elk Street, participants will... Read on...

Race Route Map (PDF)
Posted on: September 22, 2014

Melissa’s Road Race on Saturday, September 27

Melissa’s Road Race takes place Saturday, September 27 throughout the Town of Banff. The following traffic interruptions will take place to accommodate the event:

10K run route 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
The 10K run will begin... Read on...

Race Route Map (PDF)
Posted on: September 2, 2014

Triathlon on Saturday, September 6

The Subaru Banff Triathlon takes place Saturday, September 6. The following road closures will be in effect to accommodate the event:

Banff Avenue, from Wolf Street to Buffalo Street, will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday,... Read on...

Traffic Detour Map (PDF)
Posted on: August 19, 2014

GranFondo Banff on Saturday, August 23

The RBC GranFondo Banff mass cycling event takes place Saturday, August 23. The following road closures will be in effect to accommodate the event:

2 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Bow Avenue from Wolf Street to Buffalo Street... Read on...

Road Closure Map (PDF)
Posted on: July 16, 2014

Freedom of the Town Parade on Sunday, July 27

The Freedom of the Town parade takes place Sunday, July 27 from 10-10:30 a.m. The parade will begin on Elk St. and travel southbound down Banff Ave., turning on to Buffalo St., and ending in Central Park. There will be... Read on...

Parade Route (PDF)
Posted on: June 26, 2014

Canada Day Parade Road Closures Tuesday, July 1

Banff Avenue will be closed from Fox St. to Buffalo St. from 4-6:30 p.m. for the Canada Day parade on Tuesday, July 1.

The Norquay highway entrance to town will also be closed to inbound traffic from 4:45-6:30 p.m. The... Read on...

Road Closure Map (PDF)
Posted on: June 18, 2014

UPDATE- Banff Marathon Route Changed

Bear activity in the area of Vermilion Lakes Road has necessitated a change to the planned route of the Banff Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, June 22. The marathon will now run in an easterly direction toward Canmore on the... Read on...

View new route map
Posted on: June 4, 2014

Bike Fest Traffic Delays and Road Closures June 12-15

Banff National Park Bike Fest will be held June 12-15 in the Town of Banff and throughout Banff National Park. There will be some traffic delays and road closures to accommodate the event.

Thursday, June 12
Buffalo... Read on...

Bike Fest Route Map (PDF)
Posted on: May 22, 2014

Annual Road Repaving beings Monday, May 26

Expect delays and detours as the town repaves and repairs various roads throughout Banff starting Monday, May 26, weather permitting.

Roads scheduled for repair are:
Marmot Crescent Cougar Street from Fox Street to... Read on...

More information
Posted on: April 25, 2014

Scramble crosswalks open

Scramble Crosswalks

Banff, AB - Banff's scramble crosswalks trial officially begins Thursday, May 15.

The Town is trialing scramble crosswalks at its three busiest intersections on Canada’s most iconic main street, Banff Avenue, at... Read on...

More on 2014 Transportation Masterplan Initiatives
Posted on: May 8, 2014

Bear Street Parkade closed May 14

The Bear Street Parkade will be closed all day Wednesday, May 14 for cleaning and maintenance. Please use an alternate parking location that day.

Find Parking
Posted on: April 7, 2014

100 block of Beaver St. will be closed April 9

The 100 block of Beaver Street will be closed on Wednesday, April 9 from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to remove angle parking from the street.

Should removal work take longer than expected, there will be a partial road... Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2014

Temporary Closure on Wolverine Street

Wolverine Street between Grizzly Street and Otter Street is currently closed to traffic while crews repair a water main break.

The closure is expected to last several days while repair work is conducted.

Posted on: February 11, 2014

Lane reduction on Norquay Road on Thursday, February 13

Norquay Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic on Thursday, February 13 from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Components of a pedestrian bridge over 40 Mile Creek will be installed during this time. The bridge will be... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

Alberta Winter Games opening ceremony on February 6

The 2014 Alberta Winter Games takes place February 6-9 in both the Towns of Banff and Canmore.

The games will kick off with a torch relay and opening ceremony in downtown Banff on February 6. There will be road closures,... Read on...

Detour Map (PDF)
Posted on: January 7, 2014

The Big Bear on January 10

The Big Bear, a street party/ski and snowboard event, hits the Bear Street parking lot on Friday, January 10 from 6-9 p.m. There will be a partial road closure and some parking restrictions to accommodate the event.

The... Read on...

Detour Map (PDF)
Posted on: December 30, 2013

Canadian Olympic Team Block Party on January 11

The Canadian Olympic Team Block Party takes place Saturday, January 11 in the Town of Banff. The following roads will be closed from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. to accommodate the event:

100, 200 & 300 blocks of Banff Avenue (Elk... Read on...

Detour Map (PDF)

Council Updates

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Posted on: October 15, 2014

Council Briefs for October 14, 2014

Olympian Heidi Widmer presented town council with a framed race bib from the Sochi Olympics. Widmer, a born and raised Banffite, said she wanted to show her gratitude for the support of the Banff community with the gift. The... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: September 29, 2014

Special Council Meeting Briefs for September 29, 2014

Council gave second and third reading to Parking Initiatives Petition Bylaw 340. The user pay parking trial has now concluded, as well as the use of licence plate recognition technology. A report on the parking data... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: September 23, 2014

Council Briefs for September 22, 2014

Council voted to continue with a solar electricity incentive program, setting a target payback period and funding commitment for the project. The community-wide initiative will be funded through the Environmental Reserve,... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: September 15, 2014

Special Council Meeting Briefs for September 15, 2014

Council gave first reading to the Parking Initiatives Petition Bylaw 340 and scheduled another special meeting for Monday, September 29 to give further consideration to the bylaw. The bylaw is in response to the petition... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: September 9, 2014

Council briefs for September 8, 2014

Darcy Edison, CAO of the Bow Valley Waste Management Commission, presented the manager’s annual report during a delegation, giving a brief financial update and listing potential growth areas for the commission. The report... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: August 28, 2014

Special Council Meeting Briefs for August 27, 2014

A petition filed July 31 asking council to repeal a number of parking initiatives was declared sufficient by the town manager. The petition seeks to end the user pay parking trial and the use of license plate recognition... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: August 19, 2014

Council Briefs for August 18, 2014

Banff Public Library’s new library director Sarah McCormack spoke to council as a delegation, introducing herself to the community and discussing some of the plans for the library’s future. She talked about how she’d like to... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: July 22, 2014

Council Briefs for July 21, 2014

Alanna Pettigrew spoke to council as a delegation on behalf of Banff Residents Against Paid Parking. She said they had collected over 1,300 signatures on a petition that asks council to rescind the bylaws allowing a user-pay... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: June 24, 2014

Council Briefs for June 23, 2014

Banff Centre president Jeff Melanson spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on the organization’s strategic plan for the future, and their campus development. Council also heard from the Banff Centre’s Marie-Eve... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: June 10, 2014

Council Briefs for June 9, 2014

Council voted to trial user-pay parking at five surface lots in the downtown core this summer. The lots represent 17% of the available parking in Banff. The trial will run from August 1 to October 31 at:

Bear Street – 100... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: May 14, 2014

Council Briefs for May 12, 2014

Council has asked for draft amendments to the Committee Appointments Policy that would allow residents who are not Canadian citizens the ability to sit on advisory committees. The motion was made following a delegation by... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: April 30, 2014

Council briefs for April 28, 2014

Council voted to conduct a municipal census this year that includes the shadow population of Banff. The population count is the basis for calculating per capita provincial grants for municipalities, and the information can... Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Posted on: April 15, 2014

Council Briefs for April 14, 2014

Mayor Karen Sorensen started the meeting by thanking Councillor Chip Olver for her 20 years of service on town council. Olver was first elected in a by-election in March 1994. Her election in October 2013 began her seventh... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: March 25, 2014

Council Briefs for March 24, 2014

Mayor Karen Sorensen presented Banff Lake Louise Tourism with a plaque in recognition of their accreditation with the International Destination Marketing Association. To achieve accreditation, Banff Lake Louise Tourism... Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Posted on: March 11, 2014

Council Briefs for March 10, 2014

To encourage a shift to alternative modes of travel, and to encourage the development of smaller, more affordable apartments for Banff residents, Council adopted Policy C122, Residential Apartment Housing/Off-Street Parking... Read on...

Read the Agenda Package
Posted on: February 25, 2014

Council Briefs for February 24, 2014

Council postponed their vote on the Residential Apartment Housing/Off-Street Parking and Alternative Transportation Standards Policy C122 after making several amendments to the document. Council also asked administration to... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: February 12, 2014

Council Briefs for February 10, 2014

Jamie MacVicar, representing a group of neighbours of 405, 407 and 409 Beaver Street, spoke against a proposed housing development on Beaver Street. MacVicar asked council to block the development of staff housing in that... Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Posted on: January 14, 2014

Council Briefs for January 13, 2014

A committee from the 2014 Banff/Canmore Alberta Winter Games spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on their finances, the games’ schedule and volunteer requirements. Games chair Bob Ellard said despite some... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: December 19, 2013

Council Briefs, December 19, 2013

Council unanimously passed the Business License Bylaw 22-9 Amendment #12, which provides for a 2 per cent increase in Schedule B fees, and a 2.5 per cent increase in Class 100 (lodging sector) fees, which are set annually... Read on...

View the Agenda Package (PDF)

Latest News

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

Banff pedestrian bridge vies for international award

Banff, AB – The Bow River Pedestrian Bridge in Banff has been shortlisted for a prestigious, international award for structural engineering from over 100 entries from around the world. Banff's entry, Footbridge Over the... Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2014

Open House on Recreation Grounds Redevelopment Project

Banff, AB – Have your say on the future of the Banff Recreation Grounds.

Three concept designs for a new, redeveloped recreation grounds will be on display at The Fenlands on Tuesday, September 30 from 6-9 p.m. This... Read on...

Recreation Grounds Redevelopment Project
Posted on: September 3, 2014

Draft Community Housing Strategy open for comment

The Community Housing Strategy Committee has released the draft Town of Banff Housing Strategy and is now looking for public feedback on its vision and recommendations.

The document has been in development since March... Read on...

http://banff.ca/housing
Posted on: September 3, 2014

Banff receives 2014 Google eTown Award

Banff, AB – Google Canada announced today that Banff has received a Google eTown Award for 2014. The Google eTown Awards celebrate the towns and cities across Canada whose businesses are embracing the power of the web to... Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2014

More transit added to manage long weekend traffic

Banff, AB – The Town of Banff is implementing a number of measures over the Labour Day weekend to manage anticipated high traffic volumes.

One of them is the large signs visitors will see at both entrances to the... Read on...

Banff's 2014 Summer Traffic Initiatives
Posted on: August 18, 2014

More residents counted in 2014 census

Banff, AB – Banff’s 2014 municipal census was a success, with a 99.9 percent completion rate by identified households and a total population count of 9,386 permanent and temporary residents, a more accurate reflection of the... Read on...

Previous census results
Posted on: August 5, 2014

Unprecedented traffic volume on weekend

Banff, AB - Traffic volumes were unprecedented in the town of Banff over the August long weekend. Sunday, August 3, saw the greatest volume of traffic ever recorded in town, with 30,677 vehicles entering and exiting the... Read on...

Summer 2014 Traffic Data
Posted on: July 8, 2014

Traffic Up, Delays Down

The numbers are crunched and despite high volumes over the long weekend and on July 1, traffic delays through downtown Banff were minimized.

Canada Day experienced the greatest volume with 25,475 vehicles per day; Monday... Read on...

banff.ca/waystogo
Posted on: June 25, 2014

Celebrate Canada Day in Banff

Where better to celebrate Canada’s birthday than the birthplace of Canada’s national park system.

The Town of Banff’s Canada Day celebrations on Tuesday, July 1 will be better than ever. The day kicks off with The... Read on...

Canada Day schedule
Posted on: June 18, 2014

Bear activity moves marathon route

Banff-AB - Bear activity and warnings in the area of Vermilion Lakes Road has necessitated a change to the planned route of the Banff Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, June 22. The marathon will now run in an easterly... Read on...

More details and route map
Posted on: June 16, 2014

Census begins today

Banff, AB – The 2014 municipal census begins today, and census takers will be out in full force in Banff neighbourhoods leaving door hangers at every home and suite.

The door hangers contain a unique PIN number so that... Read on...

More information on 2014 census
Posted on: June 4, 2014

Bike Fest Traffic Delays and Road Closures June 12-15

Banff National Park Bike Fest will be held June 12-15 in the Town of Banff and throughout Banff National Park. There will be some traffic delays and road closures to accommodate the event.

Thursday, June 12
Buffalo... Read on...

Bike Fest Route Map (PDF)
Posted on: May 22, 2014

Annual Road Repaving beings Monday, May 26

Expect delays and detours as the town repaves and repairs various roads throughout Banff starting Monday, May 26, weather permitting.

Roads scheduled for repair are:
Marmot Crescent Cougar Street from Fox Street to... Read on...

More information
Posted on: April 25, 2014

Scramble crosswalks open

Scramble Crosswalks

Banff, AB - Banff's scramble crosswalks trial officially begins Thursday, May 15.

The Town is trialing scramble crosswalks at its three busiest intersections on Canada’s most iconic main street, Banff Avenue, at... Read on...

More on the Transportation Master Plan Initiatives
Posted on: April 30, 2014

Are you ready for an emergency?

72 Hour Kit

Banff, AB - May 4 to 10 is Emergency Preparedness Week across the country, and the Town of Banff is reminding all residents that emergencies can happen at any time.

“You should be able to take care of yourself and your... Read on...

More info on how to prepare for an emergency
Posted on: April 16, 2014

Banff Legacy Trail may open by Easter

Today’s colder temperatures and few flurries won’t be enough to keep cyclists off their bikes this long weekend in Banff.

The Banff Legacy Trail may open as early as Thursday, April 17, weeks earlier than normal, thanks... Read on...

Banff Legacy Trail
Posted on: March 26, 2014

Banff and N-Viro finalists for prestigious award

Banff N-Rich organic waste recycling project, implemented by the Town to manage biosolids and kitchen food waste, is up for a prestigious environmental award.

The Town of Banff and N-Viro Canada LP are finalists for the... Read on...

More information on the Banff N-Rich project
Posted on: March 17, 2014

Council adopts strategic priorities for 2014

Housing, transportation and civic pride are the top priorities for Council in 2014.

They adopted their top five priorities at their March 10 meeting. A Place to Call Home - appropriate and comfortable housing for all... Read on...

Strategic Priorities
Posted on: February 27, 2014

Connect with Town at open house Mar 13

Find out what’s going on in your community this year.

The Town is hosting its second annual open house on major projects and initiatives, Thursday, March 13, for residents and stakeholders to find out about a multitude... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 10, 2014

Residents proud to live in Banff - survey

No doubt about it, Banff. You love your national park community.
The results of the 2013 Citizen Satisfaction telephone survey, conducted last fall by the Town, show 99 per cent of residents rated the overall quality of... Read on...

Full survey results
Posted on: January 30, 2014

Alberta Winter Games Opening Ceremony on Thursday, February 6

Alberta Winter Games

The 2014 Alberta Winter Games are almost here.

Co-hosted by the Towns of Banff and Canmore, we’re set to welcome more than 2,500 young athletes, their coaches and officials to the Bow Valley for four days of games... Read on...

Road Closure Map (PDF)
Posted on: January 13, 2014

Successful send-off of Canada’s Olympic athletes

Banff helped send Canada’s Olympic athletes to Sochi in style over the weekend at the hugely successful Canadian Olympic Team Block Party.

Thousands attended the event in downtown Banff hosted by the CBC's George... Read on...

Calendar of Events
Posted on: December 16, 2013

BHC announces land acquisition

BANFF AB - The Banff Housing Corporation (BHC) announced today that it has acquired two parcels of land located at 338 and 340 Banff Avenue.

The purchase agreement is now unconditional and the registration is anticipated... Read on...

For more information on the BHC
Posted on: November 20, 2013

Banff to host Canada's Olympians before Sochi Games.

BANFF, AB - Banff is hosting the send-off party for Canada’s Olympians headed to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

The Canadian Olympic Committee announced the host cities for the Celebration of Excellence 2014... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2013

Pedestrian bridge opens

Banff, AB – The new Bow River pedestrian bridge and utility crossing in Banff, built to withstand the 100-year flood it experienced just 12 days ago, opens to the public today — a week after the original planned opening, but... Read on...

Facts about the Bow River pedestrian bridge
Posted on: June 12, 2013

Green highway leads to Banff

Mayor Sorensen plugs in car at Town's new electric vehicle charger

Banff, AB – The Town of Banff, in collaboration with Sun Country Highway, has installed the Town’s first municipal-owned, publicly accessible electric vehicle charger in the Bear Street Parkade.

The EV charger is one of... Read on...

More information on green living in Banff
Posted on: September 10, 2012

Construction to begin on sewer pipe/bridge

Construction is set to begin October 11 on the sewer pipe utility/pedestrian bridge crossing, the Town of Banff announced today.

The Town received word late last week that the project received the federal approvals... Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2012

Learning takes root

Thanks to a $15,000 grant from TD Green Streets, the Town of Banff celebrated National Tree Day in the best way possible —by planting trees with the students of Banff Elementary School.

The planting was kicked off with a... Read on...


Live Green

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Posted on: March 26, 2014

Banff and N-Viro finalists for prestigious award

Banff N-Rich organic waste recycling project, implemented by the Town to manage biosolids and kitchen food waste, is up for a prestigious environmental award.

The Town of Banff and N-Viro Canada LP are finalists for the... Read on...

More information on the Banff N-Rich project
Posted on: June 12, 2013

Green highway leads to Banff

Mayor Sorensen plugs in car at Town's new electric vehicle charger

Banff, AB – The Town of Banff, in collaboration with Sun Country Highway, has installed the Town’s first municipal-owned, publicly accessible electric vehicle charger in the Bear Street Parkade.

The EV charger is one of... Read on...

More information on green living in Banff
Posted on: September 26, 2012

Learning ‘takes root’ in Banff

Thanks to a $15,000 grant from TD Green Streets, the Town of Banff celebrated National Tree Day in the best way possible —by planting trees with the students of Banff Elementary School.

The planting was kicked off with a... Read on...


Programs & Events

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Free Leadership Program Open to Bow Valley Residents

Residents of the Bow Valley are now eligible to take part in a free community and professional leadership development program called Becoming a Community Builder.

This 90-day competency-based program is open to both... Read on...

Register Online
Posted on: February 27, 2014

Connect with Town at open house Mar 13

Find out what’s going on in your community this year.

The Town is hosting its second annual open house on major projects and initiatives, Thursday, March 13, for residents and stakeholders to find out about a multitude... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 10, 2014

Acclaimed international artist partners with Banff to offer portrait workshop

The Town of Banff Community Services department has partnered with internationally acclaimed artist Kristy Gordon to offer a three-day portrait painting workshop in Banff.
Scheduled for March 21-23 in the Pioneer Room... Read on...

Registration Information
Posted on: November 20, 2013

Banff to host Canada's Olympians before Sochi Games.

BANFF, AB - Banff is hosting the send-off party for Canada’s Olympians headed to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

The Canadian Olympic Committee announced the host cities for the Celebration of Excellence 2014... Read on...