Since parking is at a premium in Banff, the Town does not have regular winter parking restrictions for scheduled snow removal, as other municipalities do. The Town will post temporary 'no parking' signs on streets to work on snow removal. Town bylaws allow for the removal of cars in temporary no parking zones after 24 hours. If cars were parked there prior to the no parking signs going up, it would be at the expense of the Town. But cars parked in those zones after signs go could be subject to a fine or towing.
However, weather can change at any time, necessitating streets crews to change their schedule and resume priority snow clearing. Sign up for road alerts to receive updates in your mailbox.
Who Maintains the Sidewalks in Banff?
It's the responsibility of an owner or occupier of a property to clear all adjacent public sidewalks of snow and ice within 24 hours of the last snowfall. Failure to clear sidewalks could results in a fine of $100. If sidewalks remain snow covered after an initial warning or fine has been issued, the Town of Banff may clear that sidewalk for a fee charged back to the registered property owner at the cost of the work, plus 25%. Find out more of What Good Locals Know in the Winter.