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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Service Review begins Nov. 16

Each year council reviews the programs and services the municipality provides to the community. This is the beginning of the budget process. All meetings are open to the public, and date/times as well as documents can be found at http://banff.ca/serv...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2016

Winter Parking Regulations

Winter parking regulations are in effect until May 1 in parts of downtown Banff. Check the map to see where on-street parking is restricted or learn more about winter snow maintenance at banff.ca/snow.Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2016

Nov. 25 Buffalo Street

Buffalo Street, between Muskrat Street and Otter Street, will be closed Friday, Nov. 25 beginning at approx. 7 a.m. for utility repair work.

Posted on: November 24, 2016

Pedestrian Bridge Maintenance

Crews will be doing some routine maintenance on the lift station at the pedestrian bridge on Thursday, November 24. No trail closures are planned, but there will be a few work trucks in the area. 

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Nov. 19 Santa Claus Parade of Lights

The Santa Claus Parade of Lights is on Saturday, November 19 beginning at 6 p.m. There will be some road closures for the event:

  • Banff Avenue – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Big Horn Street – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Elk Street – 5:30 p.m. to 6:15...
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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Nov. 11 Remembrance Day Parade

The Royal Canadian Legion #26 Colonel Moore Branch will host a Remembrance Day parade on Friday, November 11. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. outside the Legion. Expect delays starting at 10:15 a.m. The parade will march northbound on Banff Avenue an...Read on...
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Nov. 5 Winterstart Night Run

The Winterstart 5 Miler Night Run is on Saturday, November 5 at 7 p.m. There will be some road closures and traffic interruptions to accommodate the race.

  • Banff Avenue, between Marmot Crescent and Fox Street, will be closed from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please f...
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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Oct. 22 Freedom of the Town Parade

The 41st Signal Regiment will hold a Freedom of the Town parade Saturday, October 22 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Banff.

Bear Street, between Lynx Street and Buffalo Street, will be closed for approximately 20 minutes from 10:30-10:50 a.m. for ...Read on...

Parade Route (PDF)
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Every smoke alarm has an expiration date: what’s yours?

Most Alberta homes have at least one smoke alarm, but residents often don’t know how old the alarms are, or if they need to be replaced.

A recent survey by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) showed that only a small percentage of people know ho...Read on...

Fire Prevention Week
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Oct. 5 Beaver Street Closure

Beaver Street, between Buffalo Street and Caribou Street, will be closed Wednesday, October 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for utility repair work.

There will be minimal, if any, disruption in water service during this time.

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Sept. 19-23 Mountain Avenue Road Closure

Mountain Avenue will be closed between Park Avenue and Spray Avenue Monday, September 19 to Friday, September 23 for the Parks Canada Administration Building Parking Lot Rehabilitation. Please follow the detour through Spray Avenue, Rundle Avenue, and Koo...Read on...

Detour Map (PDF)
Posted on: June 24, 2016

Smarter parking signs make it easier to explore Banff

Visitors entering the townsite from the west will be able to make smarter parking decisions this summer, getting them out of their cars and involved in their chosen activities faster and easier.

The Town has installed several new “smart parking” blade...Read on...

Transportation Master Plan
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Town of Banff’s solar program wins prestigious Emerald award for innovation

Emerald Award

The Town of Banff’s Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Production Incentive was recognized June 8 by the Alberta Emerald Foundation at the 25th Annual Emerald Awards, which celebrate outstanding environmental achievements across all sectors in Alberta.

Banff’s pr...Read on...

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Production Incentive
Posted on: July 11, 2016

Power Outage July 11

Follow Fortis Alberta on Twitter @FortisAlberta for updates on the power outage in Banff or visit https://service.fortisalberta.com

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Annual road repaving project begins June 16

Annual road repaving begins Thursday, June 16, with the milling of roads. Paving will start the following day on Friday, June 17. This project will take two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Each spring, the Town of Banff repaves several streets,...Read on...

Annual Road Repaving
Posted on: June 2, 2016

Grant awarded to Town of Banff for wildfire prevention

The Banff Fire Department will be hard at work this summer completing over 50 hectares of wildfire prevention work within the Banff townsite.

The Town of Banff has received an $86,000 grant from the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Traffic dashboard helps summer trip planning

Residents and visitors have a new tool to help avoid traffic congestion on Banff’s roads this summer.

An online traffic dashboard has been developed to show approximate travel times to locations across the bridge and back downtown, along with traffic c...Read on...

Traffic Dashboard
Posted on: May 13, 2016

Banff Emergency Services raising money for mental health support programs

When the smoke clears and the sirens fade, the crisis may seem over for our emergency services personnel. But for some, the battle has just begun.

Witnessing devastating situations can take its toll on first responders, and resources need to be in plac...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

May 16-20 Squirrel Street Closure

Part of the 300 block of Squirrel Street, between Elk Street and Moose Street, will be closed to traffic from Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20. Crews will be installing new water, sewer and storm lines.

Barricades will be in place and there will be so...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

How You Can Help Fort McMurray

The most pressing needs are food, water and shelter, and the Red Cross is helping to provide those through your generous cash donations. Because Fort McMurray residents are in transition, donations of clothes, furniture, etc. are not being collected at Ba...Read on...

How You Can Help Fort McMurray
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...

Learn More
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: 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...

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...

Posted on: December 17, 2015

Council approves purchase of land for affordable housing


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: 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: 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