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2017 Parade Registration 
Registration for the 2017 Banff Canada Parade is now open. Registration is open until May 16, 2017.

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.


2016 Events

Central Park

 11 a.m. Banff Artisan and Farmers Market opens
 noon Brass Marching Band - Presented by The Banff Centre
 12:15 p.m. Emcee Rob Murray Opening Remarks 
 12:20 p.m. Mayor Sorensen, Parks Canada to welcome everyone 
 12:30 p.m. The Swillbillies (local)
 1:00 p.m. Alias Brass - Presented by The Banff Centre
 1:30 p.m. Dance For Joy Studio Performance
 2:00 p.m. Folk Singer Brad Brewer
 2:30 p.m. Kujawiak & Piast Polish Children's Dance Society
 3:00 p.m. Music by Andy Loops
 3:30 p.m. Calgary Fiddlers
 4:00 p.m. Emcee final announcements- Venue closes for parade
 4:30 - 6:45 p.m. Intermission
 7:00 p.m. Hoja Accapella Group
 8:00 p.m Crossover Brass - Presented by The Banff Centre
8:30 p.m. Folk rock band Elk Run & Riot
9:30 p.m. Pop-rock group The Steadies
11:00 p.m. Fireworks

High School Field
10:00 a.m. Official opening and Welcome
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Old fashioned games with Isabelle Cliche
10:15 a.m. Mazur Polish-Canadian Dancers of Edmonton Society
11:00 a.m. Blackfoot Medicine Speaks
Noon  Parks Canada presents Mountain WIT
1:00 p.m. Magician Steve Harmer
2:00 p.m. Blackfoot Medicine Speaks
3:00 p.m. Magician Steve Harmer
4:00 p.m. Emcee final announcement- venue closed

Other Locations 
8 - 10 a.m. Melissa's & Banff Park Lodge presents the Canada Day pancake breakfast Lynx St. between the Banff Park Lodge and Homestead Inn
9 a.m. to noon
Children's Sidewalk Art, presented by the Whyte Museum
100 Block Bear St.
2:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Join Parks Canada and discover cool facts about Canada's first national park. Banff Avenue Square
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Road closures for the parade - Banff Avenue
Fox Street to Buffalo St.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Canada Day Parade from Fox Street to Buffalo Street
Fox St to Buffalo St

2017 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 Road Closure MapDay 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.

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