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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 The Parks Canada incident management team is actively managing a wildfire in Kootenay N...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 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. The Parks Canada incident management team is actively managing a wildfire in Kootenay National Park and Mount Assiniboine P...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: 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 14, 2017

NHL Centennial Fan Arena Coming to Banff

A one-of-a-kind hockey experience is coming to Banff this month. The NHL Centennial Fan Arena – a touring tribute to Canada’s game – will be at the Fairmont Banff Springs soccer field July 28 – 30. Fans can explo...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: 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: 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...
    Posted on: December 28, 2016

    Notice of Public Hearings

    Two public hearings will be held in January to review Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaws.

    The public hearing for Bylaw 379 - Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw - Development Fee Amendment, will be held Monday, January 9 at 2 p.m. at Banff Town Hall.

    The pub...Read on...

    Bylaw Reviews
    Posted on: December 21, 2016

    New Year’s Eve family event launches Canada 150

    Banff, AB –Iconic downtown Banff Avenue comes alive this New Year’s Eve with street entertainment, music, campfires and songs, mascots, games, activities and food trucks for the family friendly launch of Canada’s sesquicentennial.

    The fun begins at 7 ...Read on...

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    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: 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: July 11, 2016

    Power Outage July 11

    Follow Fortis Alberta on Twitter @FortisAlberta for updates on the power outage in Banff or visit

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    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