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Canada Day Parade 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.


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2017 Schedule* 

Central Park

 10 a.m. Banff Artisan and Farmers Market opens
 1 p.m. Official Welcome from Banff National Park Superintendent Dave McDonough and Mayor Karen Sorensen  
 1 p.m. Performance by The Swillbillies 
 1:30 p.m. Verkhovyna Ukrainian Dancers
 1:50 p.m. Brad Brewer
 2:30 p.m. The Calgary Fiddlers
 3 p.m. Dance For Joy Studios
 3:20 p.m. Performance by The Wardens
 4:15 p.m. Amelie Patterson
 5:10 p.m. Verkhovyna Ukrainian Dancers
 5:30 p.m. Parks Canada's Mountain WIT
 7:30 p.m. Evening show starts with Elk Run & Riot

Performance by Midnight Taiko
  The Steadies
 11 p.m.  Fireworks 

High School Field
 9-11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast presented by the Town of Banff, Banff Lodging Company, and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
 12:30 - 6:30 p.m. Old-fashioned games with "Isabelle The Wonderful"
 1 p.m. Steve Harmer Magic Show 
 2 p.m. Blackfoot Medicine Speaks
 3 p.m. Isabelle the Wonderful 
 4 p.m. Performance by Parks Canada's Mountain WIT
 6 p.m. Steve Harmer Magic Show
 6:30 p.m. 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 Day2017 Road 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.
  • The Norquay highway entrance to town will be closed to inbound traffic from 11:45 a.m. to 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. to 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 the Traffic Dashboard to find parking, see travel times and traffic cameras in town. Take Roam Public Transit to get around, walk or bike downtown.
  • Take On-It Transit to Banff from Calgary on Canada Day for only $10.

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