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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Largest solar installation in the Bow Valley goes live

The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre is harnessing the power of the sun as it celebrates installing the largest solar photovoltaic system in the Bow Valley. An array of 984 solar panels installed on three roofs is part of the 280 kW system, which began g...Read on...
Posted on: July 11, 2017

RCMP Musical Ride Returns to Banff

The RCMP Musical Ride is stopping in Banff as part of their Canada 150 tour. Watch this truly iconic Canadian event, as 32 riders in red serge perform intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. 

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Essential Local's Guide to Banff

The Essential Local's Guide to Banff Fall 2017/Winter 2018 edition is now available. Download the guide to find programs and classes offered locally, or pick up a copy of the guide at Town Hall. Registration for all classes and programs opens August 28. ...Read on...
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Fire Ban Issued in the Town of Banff

July 18, 2017 10:25 a.m. The Banff Fire Department has issued a fire ban for the Town of Banff. The fire hazard conditions are currently listed as extreme. All outdoor fires, including campfires, are prohibited until further notice. Parks Canada has a...Read on...
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - Aug. 15, 6:50 p.m.

Parks Canada is actively managing the Verdant Creek wildfire. Recent precipitation and cooler temperatures have slowed the spread of fire and allow crews to continue to work directly on the fire’s edge. The fire does not directly threaten any lo...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m.

Parks Canada is actively managing the Verdant Creek wildfire. The fire does not directly threaten any local communities or the Bow and Columbia valleys. Crews are working directly on the fire’s edge on the north to suppress the fire and continue...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - Aug. 9, 11:10 a.m.

Parks Canada is actively managing the Verdant Creek wildfire. The fire does not directly threaten any local communities or the Bow and Columbia valleys. Visitors and residents should expect increased smoke as temperatures rise. The north part of the fire...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - Aug. 8, 1 p.m.

What is new 1. As of Tuesday, August 8 the backcountry campground Re21 near Ball Pass in Banff National Park is closed. Additional areas may be closed proactively for the safety of the public, to reduce the potential for additional fires and t...Read on...
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - Aug. 7, 11 a.m.

Parks Canada is actively managing the Verdant Creek wildfire. The fire does not directly threaten any local communities or the Bow and Columbia valleys. Visitors and residents should expect increased smoke as temperatures rise. The north part of the fire...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - Aug. 5, 2 p.m.

Parks Canada is actively managing the Verdant Creek wildfire. The fire does not directly threaten any local communities or the Bow and Columbia valleys. Visitors and residents should expect increased smoke as temperatures rise. The north part of the fire...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - Aug. 4, 12:30 p.m.

Verdant Creek Wildfire Update Parks Canada is actively managing the Verdant Creek wildfire. The fire does not directly threaten any communities at this time, however visitors and residents should expect increased smoke as temperatures ri...Read on...
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - Aug. 3, 3:10 p.m.

Parks Canada is actively managing the Verdant Creek wildfire. The fire does not directly threaten any communities at this time, however visitors and residents should expect increased smoke as temperatures increase. The fire remains on the West side of the...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - Aug. 2

Update - Aug. 2 9:15 p.m.Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park is now open. However, this highway continues to be affected by wildfire, smoke and fire suppression activities. Check www.DriveBC.ca and www.alberta511.ca for possible temporary closures...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada, August 1, 3:45 p.m.

Verdant Creek Wildfire Update from Parks Canada:

What’s new Visibility on Highway 93 South through Kootenay National Park and the Trans-Canada Highway (HWY 1) through Banff National Park is being affected by wildfire smoke and fire suppression a...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2017

Wildfire Update - July 31, 1:15 p.m.

Update from the Town of Banff:The Town continues to monitor the Verdant Creek wildfire situation and we are working with our partners to ensure residents, visitors and stakeholders are kept up-to-date. Smoke columns will likely build in the afternoon, f...Read on...
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada, July 30

Verdant Creek Wildfire Update: July 30, 2017

http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/securite-safety/feu-fire-verdant CURRENT CONDITIONS The Parks Canada fire management team continues to cooperatively manage the Verdant Creek wildfire with BC Parks and B...Read on...
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 26, 2:45 p.m.

Banff and Kootenay National Parks Update: Verdant Creek Wildfire

NOTE: Further updates regarding the Verdant Creek wildfire will be provided only when there are significant changes. Parks Canada continues to actively manage the Verdant...Read on...
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 25, 4 p.m.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/securite-safety/feu-fire-verdant Parks Canada continues to actively manage the Verdant Creek Wildfire and crews have made good progress to keep the fire from spreading in priority areas. Our fire management specialis...Read on...
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Wildfire Update for Town of Banff Residents

July 19, 2017, 11:45 a.m. With increased smoke and helicopter activity around the Town of Banff, the following should provide residents with important details about the impact of the Verdant Creek wildfire to the community. The Town is not in imminent d...Read on...
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 24, 9:30 a.m.

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 24, 9:30 a.m.http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/securite-safety/feu-fire-verdant Parks Canada continues to actively manage the Verdant Creek Wildfire and crews have made good progress to keep the fire from spr...Read on...
Posted on: July 23, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 23, 11:45 a.m.

Parks Canada continues to actively manage the Verdant Creek Wildfire and crews have made good progress to keep the fire from spreading in priority areas. Our fire management specialists are confident in our actions and that the fire is not a risk to commu...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 22, 2:30 p.m.

Update: Verdant Creek Wildfire The Parks Canada incident management team is actively managing a wildfire in Kootenay National Park and Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. The fire remains on the west side of the Continental Divide, approximately 24 km fro...Read on...
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 21, 2:20 p.m.

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 21, 2:20 p.m. The Parks Canada incident management team is actively managing a wildfire in Kootenay National Park and Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. The fire remains on the west side of the Continental Divide,...Read on...
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 21, 10 a.m.

Parks Canada has posted Frequently Asked Questions about the Verdant Creek wildfire on their site http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/securite-safety/feu-fire-verdant Download a PDF of the FAQsRead on...
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 20, 1:45 p.m.

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 20, 1:45 p.m.
From Parks Canada's Important Bulletins site http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/scond/Rec_Rep_e.asp?opark=100092 The Parks Canada incident management team is actively managing a wildfire in Kootenay N...Read on...
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada - July 19, 4:45 p.m.

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada: July 19, 2017 4:45 p.m.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/securite-safety/feu-fire-verdant The Parks Canada incident management team is actively managing a wildfire in Kootenay National Park and Mount Assiniboine P...Read on...
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Area east of Compound Road closed for Helipad

July 19, 2017 11:18 a.m. The area east of Compound Road, between the Trans-Canada Highway and the CPR tracks, is closed to provide an area for a Helipad for increased air traffic due to the Verdant Creek wildfire. Only personnel who are conducting fire...Read on...
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Squirrel Street Road Closure by Elementary School

Part of Squirrel Street will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning Wednesday, July 19 to construct a raised crosswalk by the new elementary school. Squirrel Street will be “local traffic only” between Elk and Moose Streets...Read on...
Posted on: June 6, 2017

Municipal Census Underway

Be sure you and your household are counted in the municipal census which begins Monday, June 12 in Banff. The municipal census, required every three years by the provincial government, is used to determine funding and grant levels to the community. The ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Check Travel Times, Parking Availability & More

Before you head out on the roads, check travel times, parking availability and traffic cameras in the Town of Banff with the Traffic Dashboard. Park your car and walk, bike, or take transit everywhere you need to go. Check out all the bus and s...Read on...
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Interactive Map Show Development Projects Under Review

The Town of Banff has launched an online tool to help residents find out more about development projects under review in their neighbourhood. The online Development Permit Viewer gives a small description, the status of permits, which Town planner is rev...Read on...
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Province commits $11.9 million to affordable housing in Banff

The provincial government is investing $11.9 million in the Town of Banff’s newest affordable housing development on Deer Lane. The funding, announced in the provincial budget on Thursday, March 16, amounts to 50 per cent of the construction co...Read on...
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Banff resident satisfaction telephone survey underway

If the call display on your ringing telephone or cell phone shows Ipsos Reid over the next few weeks, answer it. The research firm has been contracted by the Town of Banff to conduct a random telephone resident satisfaction survey, starting Monday, Marc...Read on...
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Housing development on track to break ground this spring

The community’s newest housing development is on track to break ground this spring, with the building expected to be ready for occupancy by the summer of 2018. The affordable housing development on Deer Lane is in the final stages of the enviro...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Mock disaster tests preparedness

By the time you see the smoke pillowing in the distance beyond Sulphur Mountain, a fire is already raging, fuelled by high winds and dry, hot temperatures, and moving toward town. The community is full of residents and visitors enjoying the sunny August l...Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Homegrown Art Show Opening Reception March 3

Celebrate local art and artists at the opening reception of the Homegrown Art Show on Friday, March 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Town Hall. This is a great community event to support and celebrate local art. All pieces have been created by residents of the Bow Val...Read on... Homegrown Art Show
Posted on: February 10, 2017

Roam to Lake Minnewanka this summer

Parks Canada and Roam Public Transit jointly announced new Roam service to Lake Minnewanka this summer.  As part of a two-year pilot, the service from the Town of Banff to Lake Minnewanka will be extended from the May long weekend to mid-Septemb...Read on...
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Snow Removal Schedule for Feb. 21-23

Scheduled Snow Removal*Snow removal has been scheduled in the following areas. Check for temporary 'no parking' signs on the following streets. Roads may be temporarily closed to facilitate snow removal.

    Tuesday, February 21
    • Middle Springs Drive
    • Fairholme ...
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    Posted on: February 16, 2017

    Family Day in Banff

    Celebrate Family Day at The Fenlands! Enjoy free curling, skating and kids activities from 12 – 3 p.m. Or head to the Sally Borden Recreation Centre for swimming and rock climbing from 1-6 p.m.For rock climbing, there will be 45 minute sessions...Read on...

    Posted on: January 26, 2017

    Homegrown Art Show Applications Due Feb. 15

    The Homegrown Art Show is a chance for residents of the Bow Valley to showcase their work at a month-long exhibit. All ages and skill levels are welcome to apply to display their work at Banff Town Hall for the month of March. A wide variety of art is fe...Read on...
    Posted on: February 3, 2017

    SnowDays wraps up with The Big Bear, All-Star Curling Feb. 3-5

    The SnowDays winter festival comes to a close this weekend, but not without two big celebrations. The Big Bear rail jam takes over the train station grounds as skiers and snowboarders show off their skills on a custom built terrain park. on Fri...Read on...
    Posted on: January 26, 2017

    Special Screening of Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age on Feb. 2

    Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age is a documentary exploring the impact of screen technology on children/youth and features challenges that many families are facing around this issue. A special screening will be held on Thursday, February 2, 6:...Read on...
    Posted on: January 24, 2017

    Special Meeting of Council Jan. 25

    A special meeting of council has been called for Wednesday, January 25 at 9 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following: Bylaw 380 – Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw – Apartment Housing Parking. This meeting will be hel...Read on...