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Posted on: November 16, 2015

First report of benchmarking project released

A benchmarking program undertaken by 10 municipalities has proved to be an invaluable exercise, say participating CAOs that will benefit all of Alberta’s local governments.

The Alberta Municipal Benchmarking Initiative released the report on Water Ser...Read on...

Drinking Water Report
Posted on: September 30, 2015

2015 Fire Prevention Week

Banff, AB – Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”

The Banff Fire Department is joining forces...Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

Town to trial greenway this fall

Banff, AB – The Town is trialing a dedicated, two-way path northbound along Banff Avenue this fall to connect cyclists, skateboarders and rollerbladers to the Banff Legacy trailhead. Installation of the temporary greenway will begin the week of August 24....Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

Record traffic volume, delays down

The town experienced record traffic volumes on the August long weekend, but travel delays were down compared to 2014.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, 33,096 vehicles per day (vpd) were recorded, exceeding the previous record of 30,677 vpd set the same day in Augus...Read on...

Complete summer traffic data
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Banff throwing a huge celebration for Canada Day

Banff, AB – Canada Day is the biggest celebration of the year in Banff, and this year’s event is packed with activities and entertainment all day long.

A huge birthday party celebration is an annual tradition organized by The Town of Banff, with concer...Read on...

Canada Day
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Compound Road closure June 18-19

Compound Road from Banff Avenue to Hawk Avenue will be closed Thursday, June 18 at approximately 2 a.m. to Friday, June 19 while crews replace the timber railway crossing with concrete pads.

Access to Hawk Avenue will be via the Trans-Canada Highway e...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Bear Street comes alive this summer

Banff, AB – Downtown Banff will have its first ever living street this summer.

The 200 block of Bear will be converted into a Woonerf (pronounced VONE-erf), a Dutch term used to describe a shared or living street. This means Bear Street will welcome ve...Read on...

Transportation Master Plan
Posted on: May 26, 2015

Help celebrate bike month and ride to work and play

Banff, AB – June is Bike Month in Banff, as well as in the rest of Canada, and to celebrate, the Town of Banff is holding a variety of events and activities focused on getting around Banff by bike.

The initiative is one of several aimed at reducing tra...Read on...

Bike Month
Posted on: April 29, 2015

Are you ready for an emergency

Banff, AB – It’s raining heavily, it’s 3 a.m. and an emergency responder is banging on your front door telling you to ‘evacuate’.

Are you ready?

May 3 to 9 is national Emergency Preparedness Week, and the Town of Banff is reminding all residents ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

Volunteerism strong in Banff

Banff, AB – More than 300 volunteers contributed nearly 5,000 hours to the Town of Banff’s social programs last year, indicating that volunteerism is strong and growing in the community.

April 13 to 17 is National Volunteer Week and the Town, along w...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Bear Street Woonerf trial proposed for summer

Banff, AB – The 200 block of Bear Street may get a temporary makeover in time for summer to encourage leisurely exploration by visitors and residents.

Council will consider a trial at their next meeting to transform the Bear Street block between Caribo...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

As seen on Dragon’s Den, compostable bin at Connect open house

Banff, AB – You’ll want to arrive early at Connect 2015, the Town of Banff’s annual open house on major projects on Tuesday, March 10. The Town will be offering free Greenlid compostable bins to the first 100 residents who visit the display on Banff’s foo...Read on...

Connect 2015
Posted on: February 17, 2015

Town forms new partnership with Canadian Council on Social Development

A new partnership with the Canadian Council on Social Development will give the Town of Banff access to valuable data on social programs throughout the country.

The Town of Banff, along with the Town of Canmore, have joined the Community Data Program, ...Read on...

Canadian Council on Social Development
Posted on: February 13, 2015

Connect with community at open house on major projects

Banff, AB - Banff residents can learn more about upcoming major projects at Connect 2015 open house, Tuesday, March 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Fenlands recreation centre.

The annual open house will feature a range of projects, with interactive, inform...Read on...

More information on Connect 2015
Posted on: February 13, 2015

Town receives grant for Banff Legacy Trail connector

BANFF, AB – Residents and visitors in Banff will enjoy enhanced trail connectivity on the Banff Legacy Trail - a leg of the Trans Canada Trail - thanks to a $50,000 grant from the National Trails Coalition. Wild Rose MP Blake Richards announced the grant ...Read on...

Read the about the trails master plan
Posted on: January 20, 2015

All eyes on The Fenlands during All-Star Curling Skins Game

TSN Curling Skins Game

The spotlight was on The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre this weekend thanks to the return of the Pinty’s All-Star Curling Skins Game.

TSN aired the three-day curling event live, attracting an average audience of 461,000 – a 40% increase compared to l...Read on...

The Fenlands
Posted on: January 8, 2015

TSN Skins Curling returns to The Fenlands

Canada’s top curlers return to Banff January 16 to 18, 2015 for the annual Pinty’s All-Star Curling Skins game at The Fenlands, including Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medallists Brad Jacobs and Jennifer Jones, and Mike McEwen’s 2014 Canada Cup-winning team.
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Posted on: November 27, 2014

Town receives approval for N-Viro enhancement

The Town of Banff has received approval from Parks Canada to process the Town of Canmore’s biosolids at the Banff N-Viro Recycling Facility, located at the town’s wastewater treatment plant.

The approval provides a framework for an agreement between t...Read on...

More information on Banff N'Rich
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Banff bridge a winner

Banff, AB – The Bow River Pedestrian Bridge in Banff has won a prestigious, international award for structural engineering. The Institute of Structural Engineering announced Banff took first place in the pedestrian bridge category at a ceremony tonight i...Read on...

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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 community, says Town of Banff ...Read on...

Previous census results
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 to occur at Alberta Land Title...Read on...

For more information on the BHC