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Drinking Water
Drinking FountainIf you are considering buying bottled water in Banff, consider this: 
  • Banff tap water tastes great
  • Drinking tap water means no extra packaging or plastic bottles to discard
  • Tap water is a fraction of the cost of bottled 
  • Banff tap water is available throughout the Town of Banff and at Tunnel Mountain Campground

No Bottled Water at Public Facilities
In May 2010, the Town of Banff banned the sale of bottled water at Town-owned facilities and Town-sponsored events. This was done to be more environmentally friendly, and to encourage the use of refillable water bottles.

What Makes Our Water So Good?
The Source
  • Banff’s drinking water comes from deep underground wells. Alberta Environment rates Banff's tap water as "High Quality Groundwater."

Our Safety Standards
  • Banff water is disinfected with chlorine as it is pumped from the wells into a reservoir located on Tunnel Mountain. Town staff tests the water daily to ensure the water is safe for public consumption. Banff’s drinking water consistently meets all standards set by the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality.

In Banff, you can simply turn on the tap and enjoy a delicious glass of water any time.