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Canada Day Parade2017 Parade Registration 
Registration for the 2017 Banff Canada Parade is now open. Registration is free, and is open until June 11, 2017.

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

Volunteer for Canada Day
Register to volunteer for the biggest celebration of the year in Banff.



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

 TIME EVENT
 11 a.m. Banff Artisan and Farmers Market opens
 12:45 p.m. The Hunt Family - First Nations Dancers
 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
 TIME EVENT
 9-11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast presented by the Town of Banff and Banff Lodging Company
 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. 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 

 TIME EVENT LOCATION
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.
  • 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 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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