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2017 Parade Registration 
Registration for the 2017 Banff Canada Parade is now open. Registration is open until June 1, 2017.

Food Booth Registration
Register to have your food booth at Banff's 2017 Canada Day celebration.

Canada Day in Banff
The Town of Banff is the perfect place to celebrate Canada's birthday on July 1. Fantastic family-friendly events run throughout the day, including our famous parade down Banff Avenue. From bands to balloon animals to birthday cake, we've got it all. The full-day celebrations are capped off with a spectacular evening fireworks display.


2017 Schedule* 

Central Park

 11 a.m. Banff Artisan and Farmers Market opens
 1 p.m. Official Welcome from Mayor Karen Sorensen and Banff National Park Superintendent Dave McDonough
 1 p.m. Performance by The Swillbillies 
 1:30 p.m. Verkhovyna Ukrainian Dancers
 1:50 p.m. Performance by The Wardens
 2:30 p.m. Performance by Dance For Joy Studio
 2:50 p.m. Performance by The Wardens
 3:30 p.m. Brad Brewer
 3:50 p.m. The Calgary Fiddlers
 4:30 p.m. Amelie Patterson
 5 p.m. Verkhovyna Ukrainian Dancers
 5:30 p.m. Parks Canada's Mountain WIT
7 p.m. Elk Run & Riot
 9 p.m. The Steadies
 10 p.m. Performance by Midnight Taiko
 11 p.m.  Fireworks

High School Field
 9-11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast presented by the Town of Banff and Banff Lodging Company
 1 p.m. Steve Harmer Magic Show & old fashioned games with Isabelle Cliche
 2 p.m. Blackfoot Medicine Speaks
 3 p.m. Piast & Mazur Polish-Canadian Dancers of Edmonton Society
 4 p.m. Performance by Parks Canada's Mountain WIT 
 5 p.m. Filipino Traditional Dancers
 6 p.m. Steve Harmer Magic Show
 6:30 p.m. Emcee final announcement - venue closed

Other Locations 

9 - 11 a.m.
Children's Sidewalk Art, presented by the Whyte Museum
100 Block Bear St.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Canada Day Parade on Banff Ave.
 Banff Ave., from Fox St. to Buffalo St.
*Schedule subject to change

Canada Day Road Closures2017 Road Closures/Parking Lot Closures
  • Banff Avenue will be closed from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. from Fox Street to Buffalo Street on July 1 for the Canada Day parade.
  • Lynx Street, between Wolf Street and Caribou Street, will be closed from 6-10:30 a.m. for the pancake breakfast.
  • The Norquay highway entrance to town will be closed to inbound traffic from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Banff Avenue highway entrance will remain open and a detour will be implemented down Muskrat Street for vehicles to access the bridge.
  • Certain roads in town will be limited to local traffic only from 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and parking on Cougar Street, Fox Street and Elk Street will be limited to allow for parade staging. Please see Road Closure Map (PDF) for details.
  • Use Banffparking.ca to find parking in town and roamtransit.com for the Roam Public Transit bus schedule. You can also check out our Parking List for a map of parking locations and information on where to park RVs, and the Traffic Dashboard for travel times within the Town of Banff.

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