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Banff's Special Events

  1. SnowDays Festival

    January 18 - January 28 @ Around Banff

    The annual SnowDays Festival is a highlight of the winter season in Banff. This free, 11-day long celebration, is centered around massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff.

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BanffLIFE Events

  1. Avalanche Skills Training (AST) Level 1

    January 24, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room 1 at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Take your safety into your own hands. This course is essential for anyone venturing into the backcountry. Avalanches claim the lives of many every year. Be prepared and learn the basics of avalanche safety. Skills covered included using avalanche beacon and transceivers, assessing snow packs, route finding, and more. Day one will be classroom, day 2 in the field. Certificate will be issued at the end of the course. Cost includes: 2 days of instruction, books, use of safety and snow study equipment, and transportation to field location. An AST 1 certificate will be issued on successful completion.* You will need to bring adequate clothing and equipment for a backcountry ski tour (or snowshoes).

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  2. BanffLIFE Pasta Night

    January 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room (above the library)

    On Wednesdays, from October to May, enjoy a home-cooked meal with new friends. Just $2 for a heaping plate of pasta, games and fun. From 6 to 8 p.m. at 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room. Volunteers are always welcome. Call 403.760.2423 or email

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Try Yoga - Wednesday

    January 24, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Concourse at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    If you have never tried yoga and would like to get into a practice, this Try It Yoga class is for you. This gentle beginner practice is a great way to start your day and be introduced to the world of yoga The Town of Banff’s community Try It yoga classes provide you with time to recharge and stretch your body and mind. Feel the energy as you lay your mat alongside members of your community. Our classes can be as challenging or as gentle as you want. Mats, props and instruction is provided on a drop-in basis.

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  2. Learn to Curl

    January 24, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Drop in and Learn to Curl at The Fenlands. Instructors will be available to teach you the basics of curling, like how to shoot your stone, how to use your broom, and where you want to get to in the house. Brooms, sliders and grippers are provided. Bring clean indoor shoes, stretchy or loose-fitting pants a warm jackets and gloves. Be sure to be on time, space is limited.

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  3. Drop In Soccer

    January 24, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop in programs are a great, low cost way to get active and have some fun. Join us every Wednesday for Soccer. All skill levels are welcome at weekly drop-in sports. Please bring indoor running shoes

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  4. French – Level 1

    January 24, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Banff Community High School, Room 202

    Learn simple French grammar, vocabulary and basic conversation skills. This course is for people with no background in French. Course provided by the Bow Valley Learning Council and Town of Banff. Instructor: Diane Ellis. An advanced French course may be available with enough interest – please contact the Bow Valley Learning Council.

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  5. Drop In Volleyball

    January 24, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop in programs are a great, low cost way to get active and have some fun. Join us every Wednesday for volleyball. All skill levels are welcome at weekly drop-in sports. Please bring indoor running shoes

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Settlement Services & Temporary Foreign Worker

  1. Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident Information Session (Banff)

    January 24, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Banff Town Hall

    Registration is required. Please bring your PR Card or Landing Document/COPR.

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The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

  1. Parent & Tot Skate

    January 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    This skate is for parents and pre-school aged children. Strollers are welcome (no burleys)

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  2. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  3. Co-Ed Shinny

    January 24, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands

    Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full equipment is required.

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