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Bear Street Lane
What is happening and when?
Map of Lane ChangeHomestead Inn Redevelopment
The Homestead Inn is being redeveloped into a 71 room hotel with 2 apartment housing units. The beginning of 2019 started with the removal of the hotel’s interior and building abatement. The demolition stage took place over several weeks, during which the building was slowly taken apart with the old building materials sorted on site and reclaimed when possible. Currently, shoring is being installed in preparation for the excavation stage which is expected to start at the end of April.
The construction project is being led by CANA Construction Ltd of Calgary, Alberta. For direct inquiries to CANA about the project please contact 403.255.5521.

Melissa’s Missteak Refurbishment
Melissa’s Missteak is undergoing a renovation of the building’s interior and exterior to better showcase the heritage building features. Construction dates are being finalized.

205 Bear Street Redevelopment
205 Bear Street will see a new eating and drinking establishment. This spring the project starts with the demolition of the old building. Shoring, excavation and building construction stages will follow.

What steps are being taken to mitigate construction impacts?
During this unusually busy construction period, every effort is being made to minimize impacts on local residents and businesses.

To alleviate congestion in the Bear Street Lane, private vehicle stopping in the alley will be re-located to Bear Street. Signage has been installed at the entrance to the alley indicating that no private vehicle stopping will be allowed. On Bear Street, the 30 minute parking zone in front of the Wolf & Bear will be reduced to a shorter term zone.

Construction restrictions – Banff’s Community Standards Bylaw sets limits on construction noise hours throughout the week. These hours are:

   Commercial Operator:
 Weekday  Start Time  End Time
 Monday  7:30 a.m.  9 p.m.
 Tuesday  7:30 a.m.
 9 p.m.
 Wednesday  7:30 a.m.
 9 p.m.
 Thursday  7:30 a.m.
 9 p.m.
 Friday  7:30 a.m.
 9 p.m.
 Weekend    
 Saturday  10 a.m.  10 p.m.
 Sunday  Not allowed  Not allowed

There will be times when exceptions are required in order to accommodate specific construction activity, such as concrete pouring. Nearby residents will be notified in advance by the respective contractors when this is required.

How can I learn more?
If you have any questions regarding these projects or if you would like to receive further construction progress emails, please contact Rick Williams with the Town of Banff Engineering Department at 403.762.1219 or .

Homestead Inn Conceptual Image

Homestead Inn Conceptual Image


Melissa's Missteak Conceptual Image

Melissa's


205 Bear Street Conceptual Image

205 Bear Street