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Banff's Special Events

  1. Banff Centre Mountain Film + Book Festival

    October 27 - November 4 @ Banff Centre

    Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival takes place each fall in Banffa. Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Noodle-Do at Lake Louise

    November 2, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Lake Louise Sport and Recreation Centre

    Noodle-Do is a structured play date with activities that are geared to 3-5 year olds but the target is really you, the parent – to teach you about the importance of ‘serve and return’ interaction between caregivers and children. Families will participate in various activities to help boost imagination and support children’s brain development. For more information or to register, phone 403.678.2529, email parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca, or sign up at any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre.

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  2. Game On! at the Library

    November 2, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Game On! Ages 8+. Come hang out on half-day Fridays for awesome board games, Xbox 360, and delicious snacks! Drop-in.

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  3. Mountain Adventurers

    November 2, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Mountain Adventurers is an outdoor program where students go canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and more. Led by qualified staff who specialize in outdoor recreation. Programs are held on PD half day Fridays following the Canadian Rockies Public School calendar. Registration opens on the 15th of the month for the following month’s program (for example, to register your child for the December dates, you would call on November 15). Register in person at the Community Services desk at Town Hall, or call 403.762.1251. This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation.

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  4. Cooking — Holiday Baking for Kids

    November 2, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    Make and sample delicious, healthy treats that will surprise your parents and friends. Cooking, baking, and decorating are all skills you’ll learn in this fun and educational class. For ages 10 – 17. Please mention any allergies or food restrictions when registering. Registration closes on Monday, October 22. Register online at banff.ca/register or call 403.762.1251.

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  5. Go Wild Crafting

    November 2, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Canmore Parent Link

    This hands-on program encourages parent child interaction, while creating fun, take-home crafts. Hosted by the Bow Valley Parent Link. To register for Bow Valley Parent Link workshops please phone 403.678.2529, email parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca or sign up in person at any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre. Please sign-up at least one week in advance to secure your spot.

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  6. Drop-in Public Swimming

    November 2, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit banffcentre.ca/aquatics.

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  7. Get Out Drop-in Sports Night

    November 2, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Get Out drop-in sports night offers a fun, safe space for youth to play a variety of non-competitive sports. Youth get to help set the night’s agenda, choosing their sports and activities or simply just hanging out. Snacks, beverages and small giveaways are included. For Grades 7-10.

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The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

  1. Public Skating

    November 2, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome to this drop-in public skate session! Helmets are required for children 12 and under.

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  2. Sticks and Pucks

    November 2, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Helmets, sticks and pucks is all you need for this unstructured ice time!

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  3. Youth Shinny 12yrs & Under

    November 2, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in youth shinny for ages 12 and under. Full equipment required.

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