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2015 Traffic Data
About this chart
The Town is collecting data to determine solutions to traffic flow problems during peak season.

Banff’s threshold for the onset of congestion is considered to be approximately 20,000 vehicles per day. The Town uses GPS data on travel times and compares it to an off-peak time (October 23, 2013), to give an approximate indication of the maximum delay due to traffic.


The Town's goal is to minimize delays during peak periods, to under 15 minutes. 


 Date  Vehicles Per Day  Northbound Max Delay  Southbound Max Delay
 Sunday, February 1  13,335  0:03:08  0:02:54
 Monday, February 2  10,222  0:04:58
 Tuesday, February 3  9,902  0:03:10  0:01:24
 Wednesday, February 4  10,591  0:04:34  0:02:48
 Thursday, February 5  9,948  0:03:37  0:02:57
 Friday, February 6  12,431  0:04:49  0:05:03
 Saturday, February 7  16,848  0:04:58  0:04:36
 Sunday, February 8  15,481  0:01:13  0:03:11
 Monday, February 9  10,430  0:04:46  0:02:37
 Tuesday, February 10  10,499  0:02:29  0:02:18
 Wednesday, February 11  10,956  0:04:45  0:03:36
 Thursday, February 12  12,274  0:03:42  0:02:25
 Friday, February 13  16,978  0:02:25  0:04:27
 Saturday, February 14  21,894  0:21:12  0:09:15
 Sunday, February 15  24,544  0:24:35  0:11:02
 Monday, February 16  20,187  0:03:46  0:06:13
 Tuesday, February 17  14,968  0:02:51  0:03:55
 Wednesday, February 18  12,771  0:04:45  0:10:22
 Thursday, February 19  15,114  0:04:39  0:03:10
 Friday, February 20  16,656  0:02:52  0:03:51
 Saturday, February 21  17,320  0:05:24  0:05:19
 Sunday, February 22  15,926  0:02:37  0:07:02
 Monday, February 23  11,462  0:04:22  0:02:03
 Tuesday, February 24  10,789  0:03:47  0:01:17
 Wednesday, February 25  10,709  0:05:18  0:04:49
 Thursday, February 26  11,974  0:06:30  0:05:55
 Friday, February 27  14,039  0:04:45  0:04:41
 Saturday, February 28  16,680  0:03:28  0:04:11
 Sunday, March 1  16,470  0:02:18  0:03:57
 Monday, March 2  10,838  0:05:29  0:03:40
 Tuesday, March 3  10,788  0:04:36  0:02:16
 Wednesday, March 4  10,882  0:06:08  0:01:47
 Thursday, March 5  11,886  0:05:59  0:04:21
 Friday, March 6  15,012  0:04:29  0:04:56
 Saturday, March 7  18,761  0:03:10  0:20:24
 Sunday, March 8  17,973  0:03:30  0:03:14
 Monday, March 9  12,150  0:05:16  0:02:51
 Tuesday, March 10  12,847  0:04:25  0:03:39
 Wednesday, March 11  11,846  0:05:03  0:05:09
 Thursday, March 12  12,516  0:05:22  0:02:14
 Friday, March 13  15,486  0:03:59  0:03:54
 Saturday, March 14  18,279  0:17:24  0:09:02
 Sunday, March 15  15,291  0:06:07  0:06:17
 Monday, March 16  11,570  0:04:51  0:02:21
 Tuesday, March 17  12,031  0:04:33  0:03:10
 Wednesday, March 18  12,638  0:05:36  0:03:21
 Thursday, March 19  12,753  0:05:17  0:04:58
 Friday, March 20  15,463  0:04:18  0:05:35
 Saturday, March 21  16,162  0:04:36  0:07:07
 Sunday, March 22  16,434  0:07:30  0:02:55
 Monday, March 23  11,312  0:04:33  0:03:32
 Tuesday, March 24  11,640  0:05:55  0:03:47
 Wednesday, March 25  11,499  0:04:21  0:03:30
 Thursday, March 26  12,819  0:05:07  0:02:52
 Friday, March 27  16,696  0:03:11  0:04:49
 Saturday, March 28  17,237  0:04:46  0:02:37
 Sunday, March 29  17,211  0:02:34  0:06:01
 Monday, March 30  13,262  0:04:52  0:02:05
 Tuesday, March 31  13,467  0:03:18  0:05:19
 Wednesday, April 1  13,048  0:07:13  0:02:50
 Thursday, April 2  14,912  0:04:39  0:03:34
 Friday, April 3  20,407  0:05:36  0:06:40
 Saturday, April 4  18,711  0:13:38  0:07:53
 Sunday, April 5  16,849  0:03:36  0:05:27
 Monday, April 6  13,036  0:04:25  0:01:22
 Tuesday, April 7  12,720  0:03:02  0:04:27
 Wednesday, April 8  13,027  0:05:03  0:02:39
 Thursday, April 9  13,857  0:03:00  0:02:55
 Friday, April 10  15,561  0:04:06  0:04:41
 Saturday, April 11  15,623  0:03:29  0:02:48
 Sunday, April 12  13,586  0:01:39  0:03:41
 Monday, April 13  11,531  0:05:59  0:01:59
 Tuesday, April 14  9,962  0:05:51  0:02:51
 Wednesday, April 15  11,359  0:03:02  0:03:34
 Thursday, April 16  12,407  0:03:02  0:03:34
 Friday, April 17  14,976  0:03:28  0:02:28
 Saturday, April 18  15,841  0:09:36  0:05:03
 Sunday, April 19  15,407  0:02:46  0:04:09
 Monday, April 20  11,213  0:03:49  0:05:11
 Tuesday, April 21  10,997  0:02:50  0:02:25
 Wednesday, April 22  10,725  0:08:03  0:02:36
 Thursday, April 23  11,512  0:03:37  0:03:56
 Friday, April 24  16,189  0:02:12  0:03:58
 Saturday, April 25  14,661  0:06:21  0:03:52
 Sunday, April 26  16,049  0:02:44  0:04:32
 Monday, April 27  13,029  0:03:53  0:03:54
 Tuesday, April 28  12,776  0:03:35  0:03:35
 Wednesday, April 29  12,442  0:05:20  0:02:48
 Thursday, April 30  12,933  0:03:57  0:06:11
 Friday, May 1  14,981  0:04:02  0:03:52
 Saturday, May 2  16,730  0:04:32  0:06:15
 Sunday, May 3  16,271  0:03:07  0:05:07
 Monday, May 4  13,378  0:04:18  0:03:22
 Tuesday, May 5  12,698  0:05:51  0:03:24
 Wednesday, May 6  11,499  0:05:31  0:03:03
 Thursday, May 7  13,671  0:03:48  0:05:25
 Friday, May 8  14,236  0:06:17  0:07:25
 Saturday, May 9  17,311  0:05:30  0:03:48
 Sunday, May 10  17,808  0:15:26  0:05:24
 Monday, May 11  12,507  0:04:27  0:03:32
 Tuesday, May 12  12,669  0:04:50  0:03:47
 Wednesday, May 13  12,975  0:05:03  0:03:15
 Thursday, May 14  13,553  0:05:29  0:04:20
 Friday, May 15  17,266  0:06:06  0:05:05
 Saturday, May 16  19,611  0:06:24  0:05:54
 Sunday, May 17  26,601  0:42:06  0:12:39
 Monday, May 18  23,836  0:08:08  0:05:22
 Tuesday, May 19  14,191  0:03:26  0:06:22
 Wednesday, May 20  14,326  0:04:17  0:04:31
 Thursday, May 21  14,574  0:06:31  0:05:15
 Friday, May 22  16,636  0:06:38  0:05:41
 Saturday, May 23  20,302  0:07:59  0:05:33
 Sunday, May 24  19,333  0:04:12  0:05:08
 Monday, May 25  13,930  0:03:49  0:02:38
 Tuesday, May 26  13,376  0:05:56  0:06:06
 Wednesday, May 27  13,828  0:03:46  0:05:25
 Thursday, May 28  13,794  0:04:22  0:02:53
 Friday, May 29  15,906  0:03:47  0:05:53
 Saturday, May 30  17,300  0:03:16  0:03:58
 Sunday, May 31  18,612  0:03:42  0:03:39
 Monday, June 1  15,926  0:06:01  0:04:05
 Tuesday, June 2  13,973  0:07:02  0:04:02
 Wednesday, June 3  13,768  0:04:56  0:04:06
 Thursday, June 4  14,831  0:03:55  0:14:10*
 Friday, June 5  17,777  0:03:14  0:05:58
 Saturday, June 6  21,457  0:09:25  0:06:53
 Sunday, June 7  21,116  0:05:32  0:04:51
 Monday, June 8  17,254  0:04:03  0:03:42
 Tuesday, June 9  15,732  0:04:13  0:04:56
 Wednesday, June 10  16,472  0:05:09  0:04:19
 Thursday, June 11  17,178  0:03:26  0:07:09
 Friday, June 12  17,644  0:06:32  0:08:01
 Saturday, June 13  19,790  0:07:59  0:04:52
 Sunday, June 14  18,191  0:06:36  0:09:21
 Monday, June 15  16,520  0:05:16  0:04:32
 Tuesday, June 16  16,794  0:03:16  0:06:02
 Wednesday, June 17  15,759  0:07:04  0:04:46
 Thursday, June 18  18,983  0:04:12  0:05:48
 Friday, June 19  21,326  0:07:00  0:21:55
 Saturday, June 20  22,653  0:12:49  0:06:20
 Sunday, June 21  22,292  0:05:26  0:07:10
 Monday, June 22  18,619  0:06:40  0:03:31
 Tuesday, June 23  17,998  0:05:30  0:04:49
 Wednesday, June 24  18,947  0:06:14  0:05:17
 Thursday, June 25  19,759  0:05:44  0:06:44
 Friday, June 26  21,563  0:06:30  0:08:53
 Saturday, June 27  26,878  0:11:46  0:17:09
 Sunday, June 28  26,194  0:10:19  0:05:52
 Monday, June 29  21,894  0:06:48  0:06:18
 Tuesday, June 30  22,026  0:10:09  0:06:12
 Wednesday, July 1  24,652   0:08:46  0:09:28
 Thursday, July 2  25,527   0:09:27  0:07:41
 Friday, July 3  26,021   0:13:47  0:07:57
 Saturday, July 4  25,889   0:16:43  0:16:28
 Sunday, July 5  25,663   0:09:24  0:07:08
 Monday, July 6  22,743  0:06:29  0:08:15 
 Tuesday, July 7  21,235  0:05:26  0:05:50
 Wednesday, July 8  22,688  0:05:20  0:07:37
 Thursday, July 9  23,182  0:08:33  0:04:04
 Friday, July 10  22,775  0:06:20  0:07:36
 Saturday, July 11  25,209  0:13:11  0:07:18
 Sunday, July 12  23,577  0:06:21  0:05:17
 Monday, July 13  22,559  0:06:07  0:05:19
 Tuesday, July 14  21,814  0:04:48  0:05:14
 Wednesday, July 15  22,463  0:08:10  0:04:28
 Thursday, July 16  21,292  0:05:23  0:05:37
 Friday, July 17  22,410  0:04:22  0:10:11
 Saturday, July 18  28,828  0:25:12  0:09:06
 Sunday, July 19  26,450  0:08:59  0:12:41
 Monday, July 20  22,401  0:04:55  0:07:16
 Tuesday, July 21  22,785  0:03:26  0:05:01
 Wednesday, July 22  22,285  0:06:19  0:05:09
 Thursday, July 23  22,926  0:12:28  0:06:25
 Friday, July 24  25,091  0:06:48  0:10:04
 Saturday, July 25  26,205  0:18:39  0:06:36
 Sunday, July 26  25,460  0:11:38  0:08:20
 Monday, July 27  21,748  0:06:21  0:07:22
 Tuesday, July 28  24,010  0:09:30  0:04:39
 Wednesday, July 29  23,579  0:14:00  0:04:49
 Thursday, July 30  24,539  0:06:48  0:05:38
 Friday, July 31  26,467  0:06:44  0:06:20
 Saturday, August 1  30,936  0:09:47  0:09:58
 Sunday, August 2  33,096  0:25:18  0:24:46 
 Monday, August 3  28,518  0:10:00  0:11:02
 Tuesday, August 4  23,019  0:39:50  0:06:51 
 Wednesday, August 5  23,001  0:14:21  0:05:23
 Thursday, August 6  22,558  0:06:28  0:04:12
 Friday, August 7  25,516   0:06:44  0:04:57
 Saturday, August 8  27,611  0:16:33  0:09:55
 Sunday, August 9  26,153  0:06:03  0:07:33 
 Monday, August 10  24,061  0:10:34  0:06:10
 Tuesday, August 11  23,707  0:10:43  0:07:37
 Wednesday, August 12  24,390  0:07:08  0:07:43
 Thursday, August 13  24,511  0:05:14  0:06:05
 Friday, August 14  24,691  0:09:34  0:08:27 
 Saturday, August 15  22,641  0:13:12  0:08:03
 Sunday, August 16  24,065  0:11:35  0:05:58
 Monday, August 17  23,126  0:10:02  0:09:20
 Tuesday, August 18  23,323  0:08:41  0:06:41
 Wednesday, August 19  24,335  0:06:53  0:07:51
 Thursday, August 20  22,489  0:05:21  0:04:23
 Friday, August 21  22,406  0:06:04  0:20:06
 Saturday, August 22  27,967  0:22:45  0:20:13
 Sunday, August 23  27,829  0:09:56  0:11:26
 Monday, August 24  21,773  0:06:02  0:06:24
 Tuesday, August 25  20,641  0:06:57  0:05:41
 Wednesday, August 26  20,632  0:05:00  0:04:23
 Thursday, August 27  21,177  0:04:40  0:03:44
 Friday, August 28  22,039  0:05:26  0:04:44
 Saturday, August 29  24,475  0:11:38  0:06:14
 Sunday, August 30  22,659  0:13:30  0:06:07
 Monday, August 31  18,340  0:06:04  0:06:01
 Tuesday, September 1  17,780  0:06:39  0:03:56
 Wednesday, September 2  17,576  0:07:45  0:04:08
 Thursday, September 3  17,510  0:04:20  0:04:34
 Friday, September 4  19,335  0:04:51  0:03:38
 Saturday, September 5  20,349  0:12:30  0:04:22 
 Sunday, September 6  22,450  0:12:16  0:09:36
 Monday, September 7  21,521  N/A  N/A
 Tuesday, September 8  16,991  N/A  N/A
 Wednesday, September 9  16,480  N/A  N/A
 Thursday, September 10  17,784  N/A  N/A
 Friday, September 11  21,207  N/A  N/A
 Saturday, September 12  25,990  N/A  NA
 Sunday, September 13  17,532  N/A  N/A
 Monday, September 14  15,053  N/A  N/A
 Tuesday, September 15  15,919  N/A  N/A
 Wednesday, September 16  16,300  N/A   N/A
 Thursday, September 17  16,876  N/A  N/A
 Friday, September 18  18,808  N/A  N/A
 Saturday, September 19  21,581  N/A  N/A
 Sunday, September 20  19,782  N/A  N/A
 Monday, September 21  16,390  N/A  N/A
 Tuesday, September 22  16,057  N/A  N/A
 Wednesday, September 23  16,729  N/A  N/A
 Thursday, September 24  16,579  N/A  N/A
 Friday, September 25  19,593  N/A  N/A
 Saturday, September 26  21,594  N/A  N/A
 Sunday, September 27  20,749  N/A  N/A
 Monday, September 28  N/A  N/A   N/A
 Tuesday, September 29  N/A  N/A  N/A
 Wednesday, September 30  N/A  N/A  N/A
 Thursday, October 1  13,938  0:02:46  0:03:28
 Friday, October 2  16,636  0:06:14  0:05:27
 Saturday, October 3  15,186  0:02:52  0:03:27
 Sunday, October 4  16,311  0:04:23  0:04:51
 Monday, October 5  14,064  0:05:23  0:04:12
 Tuesday, October 6  13,970  0:03:42  0:05:16
 Wednesday, October 7  13,408  0:10:00  0:04:45
 Thursday, October 8  14,142  0:03:28  0:04:56 
 Friday, October 9  16,520  0:02:47  0:03:28
 Saturday, October 10  19,491  0:35:23  0:14:32
 Sunday, October 11  19,817  0:10:52  0:08:21
 Monday, October 12  16,756  0:05:33  0:02:23
 Tuesday, October 13  12,862  0:05:01  0:05:09
 Wednesday, October 14  12,741  0:05:34  0:02:17
 Thursday, October 15  13,284  0:05:52  0:05:05
 Friday, October 16  15,462  0:02:53  0:03:11
 Saturday, October 17
 18,563  0:19:04  0:06:40
 Sunday, October 18  15,436  0:02:34  0:01:51
 Monday, October 19  11,832  0:06:29  0:01:48
 Tuesday, October 20  11,437  0:05:56  0:03:05
 Wednesday, October 21  10,391  0:07:12  0:01:39
 Thursday,  October 22   **9,644  0:04:39  0:03:02
 Friday, October 23  13,087  0:03:38  0:03:48
 Saturday, October 24  15,580  0:03:00  0:04:11
 Sunday, October 25  14,629  0:03:52  0:02:31
 Monday, October 26  10,889  0:04:14  0:01:25
 Tuesday, October 27  10,966  0:05:27  0:02:50
 Wednesday, October 28  11,078  0:06:39  0:01:58
 Thursday, October 29  11,124  0:04:12  0:02:57
 Friday, October 30  12,291  N/A  0:04:50
 Saturday, October 31  12,147  N/A  0:04:10
 Sunday, November 1  11,172  N/A  0:04:06
 Monday, November 2  9,298  N/A  0:04:16
 Tuesday, November 3  10,628  N/A  0:04:21
 Wednesday, November 4  10,255  N/A  0:03:47
 Thursday, November 5  10,933  N/A  0:06:07
 Friday, November 6  14,059  N/A  0:05:24
 Saturday, November 7  17,438  N/A  0:04:58
 Sunday, November 8  15,619  N/A  0:05:33
 Monday, November 9  10,547  N/A  0:03:33
 Tuesday, November 10  11,368  N/A  0:04:17
 Wednesday, November 11  12,321  N/A  0:03:34
 Thursday, November 12  12,421  N/A  0:05:02
 Friday, November 13  11,690  N/A  0:16:21
 Saturday, November 14  13,899  N/A  0:04:22
 Sunday, November 15  14,336  N/A  0:04:20
 Monday, November 16  9,931  N/A  0:02:41
 Tuesday, November 17  8,013  N/A  0:06:56
 Wednesday, November 18  8,006  N/A  0:05:08
 Thursday, November 19  9,461  N/A  0:03:09
 Friday, November 20  11,764  N/A  0:04:36
 Saturday, November 21  14,765  N/A  0:06:37
 Sunday, November 22  14,236  N/A  0:04:22
 Monday, November 23  9,720  N/A  0:02:10
 Tuesday, November 24  8,640  N/A  0:04:39
 Wednesday, November 25  9,701  N/A  0:04:00
 Thursday, November 26  10,769  N/A  0:04:52
 Friday, November 27  13,717  N/A  0:04:51
 Saturday, November 28  15,757  N/A  0:05:52
 Sunday, November 29  14,704  N/A  0:03:07
 Monday, November 30  10,233  N/A  0:04:04
 Tuesday, December 1  9,813  N/A
 0:06:06
 Wednesday, December 2  9,847  N/A
 0:03:10
 Thursday, December 3
 10,213  N/A
 0:04:15
 Friday, December 4
 13,389  N/A
 0:03:42
 Saturday, December 5
 17,687  N/A
 0:08:34
 Sunday, December 6 
 14,509  N/A
 0:04:42
 Monday, December 7
 10,092  N/A
 0:02:35
 Tuesday, December 8
 9,454  N/A
 0:05:52
 Wednesday, December 9
 9,371  N/A
 0:03:40
 Thursday, December 10  10,378  N/A
 0:05:43
 Friday, December 11
 12,493  N/A
 0:04:53
 Saturday, December 12
 14,280  N/A
 0:05:36
 Sunday, December 13
 14,077  N/A
 0:03:51
 Monday, December 14
 10,420  N/A
 0:03:49
 Tuesday, December 15
 10,327  N/A
 0:05:40
 Wednesday, December 16
 10,163  N/A
 0:04:15
 Thursday, December 17
 11,133  N/A
 0:04:46
 Friday, December 18
 12,538  N/A
 0:03:54
 Saturday, December 19
 14,274  N/A
 0:04:27
 Sunday, December 20
 15,837  N/A
 0:04:35
 Monday, December 21
 15,026  N/A
 0:05:24
 Tuesday, December 22
 14,977  N/A
 0:05:26
 Wednesday, December 23
 14,840  N/A
 0:03:32
 Thursday, December 24
 11,918  N/A
 0:08:08
 Friday, December 25
 11,056  N/A
 0:04:34
 Saturday, December 26
 14,938  N/A
 0:08:54
 Sunday, December 27
 19,237  N/A
 0:05:56
 Monday, December 28
 17,007  N/A
 0:07:40
 Tuesday, December 29
 19,575  N/A
 0:07:00
 Wednesday, December 30
 20,669  N/A
 0:07:57
 Thursday, December 31
 18,193  N/A
 0:05:57

*longer than normal delay due to centre line painting on Mountain Avenue.
**Temporary closure of the Norquay Entrance due to work on CP Rail tracks.
N/A: Northbound delay is based on public transit route 1 between the Banff Gondola stop #12 (which is temporarily not in use) and the Rabbit Street East Side stop #19.

Vehicles Per Day: The vehicle per day count is the number of vehicles entering and exiting the townsite via Norquay Road and Banff Avenue over a 24 hour period.

Max Delay: The Town uses GPS data and compares it to an off-peak time (October 23, 2013), to give an approximate indication of the maximum delay due to traffic.

The town is exploring additional wireless methods to record travel times of both vehicles and pedestrians, which could eventually be communicated in real-time and provide a more accurate picture of congestion and traffic delays. Traffic webcams have been installed on key routes for the public to use to see current conditions. Traffic counters were permanently deployed in June 2013 at the two highway entrances to Banff as well to provide vehicle counts. 

The Town implements a number of measures on each weekend to mitigate the high traffic volumes, including adjusting the timing of signal lights.