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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Help create your community of choice

Navigating the world of municipal planning can be a complex, sometimes confusing journey.

But it doesn’t have to be.

The Town of Banff wants to help simplify the issues, discuss planning challenges with residents, and shed light on the municipal pla...Read on...

Roundtable Reviews (PDF)
Posted on: April 21, 2016

Commonwealth Walkway to Honour Queen

A Commonwealth Walkway will be created in Banff to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and celebrate Canada’s role as a member of the Commonwealth.

The announcement was made Thursday, April 21 by Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

Volunteerism growing in Banff

The number of volunteers giving back to the community is growing.

More than 500 volunteers donated their time to the Town of Banff’s social programs last year, showing a trend towards a growth in volunteerism in the community.

Many programs would n...Read on...

Volunteer
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Open house sheds light on 2016 projects

The underground world of Banff is yours to discover at Connect 2016, the Town’s annual open house on major projects and initiatives. A demonstration about Banff’s wastewater system and the odd, un-flushable things that clog it, is just one of the many int...Read on...

Connect 2016
Posted on: January 20, 2016

Community invited to open house on affordable housing developments

Learn about upcoming affordable housing developments at a community wide open house Thursday, February 4, hosted by the Town of Banff at the Scout Hall.

Parks Canada recently released 14 lots within town boundaries to the Banff Housing Corporation – a ...Read on...

Housing
Posted on: December 17, 2015

Council approves purchase of land for affordable housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - DECEMBER 17, 2015

Banff, AB – Council unanimously approved the purchase of 12 parcels of land released by Parks Canada earlier today. They also approved a budget for public consultation, preliminary civil engineering work, and o...Read on...

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: 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...

Additional Info
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: 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: 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