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If you wish to use any of Banff's public places to film for commercial purposes, you will need a Film Permit (public places include streets, roads, parks, playgrounds, recreational areas, environmental reserves, parking lots and pathways within the town's boundaries.)
Film permits cost $263 plus GST per day, or for any portion of a day. Banff charitable and non-profit organizations are exempt from the fee, as are owners and operators of public utilities. Film permit fees will be waived if rental fees have been paid for the public place being used for the shoot.
The minimum insurance requirement is for $2 million in general liability. "The Town of Banff" and "Her Majesty the Queen in the Right of Canada as represented by the Parks Canada Agency" must be named as additional insured parties.
Town of Banff Online Film Permit Application Form
Town of Banff film permits apply within the town boundaries only, find out if you are within the town boundaries. For filming outside the town but still inside the national park, you will need to obtain a permit from Parks Canada, call 403.760.1315 for more information.
Depending on the nature of your shoot, you may need to be aware of some of the town's bylaws. The most common bylaws affecting filming activities are Street and Public Use.
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Banff Town Hall