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Posted on: January 12, 2016

January 28 Caribou Street Closure

Caribou Street, between Bear Street and Banff Avenue, will be closed from 2-10 p.m. on Thursday, January 28 for the Red Bull Rail Jam event. The event itself will take place from 7-9 p.m.

Road Closure Map (PDF)
Posted on: January 12, 2016

January 15 Wolf Street Closure

Wolf Street, between Banff Avenue and Beaver Street, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, January 15 for the SnowDays Kick-Off Street Party.

Road Closure Map (PDF)

Council Updates

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Council briefs for April 25, 2016

A public hearing was held on Bylaw 359, a land use bylaw amendment to increase the allowable gross floor area for convenience retail stores/eating and drinking establishments at gas stations in the CA district, going from 10% to 70%. Seven people spoke at...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: April 11, 2016

Council briefs for April 11, 2016

Council voted to postpone first reading of Bylaw 364, a borrowing bylaw to fund the purchase of 221 Beaver Street, until the April 25 meeting. Council also asked for additional information on a business plan for projected revenues and expenses for the bui...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: March 30, 2016

Council briefs for March 29, 2016

Council approved the Employee Compensation and Benefits Policy C2001, which had been amended at council’s request at the March 14 meeting to include a definition on comparative markets. The policy comes out of the Town’s 2015 external market compensation ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: March 17, 2016

Council briefs for March 14, 2016

The Town will increase the level of snow and ice clearing on sidewalks leading from seniors’ residences into downtown beginning in October 2016. Council had asked for an update of when the increased service, approved at the February 22 meeting, could be e...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: February 23, 2016

Council briefs for February 22, 2016

Council approved Banff’s participation in a regional collaboration looking to reinstating a passenger rail service between Calgary and the Bow Valley. Approving the collaboration allows the town and partners to apply for funding from the Alberta Community...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: February 16, 2016

Council Briefs for February 8, 2016

After receiving three verbal submissions from public, and a failed motion to postpone third reading to the first meeting in March, council gave second and third reading to Borrowing Bylaw 355 – 535-547 Deer Street and 145-155 Cave Avenue Lands. The bylaw...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: January 26, 2016

Council briefs for January 25, 2016

Council will recommend the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission waive transit fares on Roam for a year for up to eight Syrian refugees living in the area as part of the Bow Valley Syria Refugee Project. Representatives of the project spoke to c...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: January 11, 2016

Council briefs for January 11, 2016

Council gave first reading to Bylaw 355, a borrowing bylaw to fund the purchase of a lease of land for an affordable housing project. The total project cost to acquire 535-547 Deer Street and 145-155 Cave Avenue, and to do a preliminary engineering analys...Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Posted on: December 8, 2015

Council briefs for December 7, 2015

Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 250-3 Loan Guarantee Bylaw – Rocky Mountains Cooperative Housing Association and the Rocky Mountains II Cooperative Housing Association. Since 2006, the Town of Banff has guaranteed the mortgages on the prope...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: November 25, 2015

Council briefs for November 23, 2015

Council approved doubling the service of Roam regional transit for peak periods during the week. The increase – with funding already included in the budget – will have buses travelling between Banff and Canmore at 30 minute intervals. Council also support...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: November 12, 2015

Council Briefs for November 9, 2015

Council Briefs, Monday, November 9, 2015

To facilitate snow clearing and removal, Council approved a one-year trial of winter parking regulations in downtown Banff. On-street parking is prohibited between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. on designated streets of Lynx...Read on...

Summer Traffic Overview
Posted on: October 26, 2015

Council briefs for October 26, 2015

Banff Public Library board chair Suzanne Rackover and head librarian Sarah McCormack spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on programs and services since joining the Marigold Library System. The library has been able to increase programming a...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: October 14, 2015

Council briefs for October 13, 2015

Mayor Karen Sorensen presented awards to the winners of the #WeAreBanff commuter challenge. Employees from the Town of Banff, Parks Canada, Banff Lake Louise Tourism and The Banff Centre challenged each other to use active transportation to get to work ov...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: September 29, 2015

Council briefs for September 28, 2015

YWCA of Banff CEO Connie MacDonald spoke as a delegation to council, giving an update on the local charity’s organizational and strategic plan. She spoke of the success of their latest fundraiser, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, their goal to build a shelter in...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: September 18, 2015

Council briefs for September 14, 2015

Council approved funding for a new incentive program to remove crab apple trees from private property and replace them with native, non-fruit bearing trees. The program, being done in partnership with Parks Canada, aims to reduce the number of crab apple ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: August 24, 2015

Council briefs for August 17, 2015

Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission board chair Sean Krausert and CAO Martin Bean spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on ridership some upcoming projects. Year to date, ridership has increased 10 per cent. The route that was dou...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: July 21, 2015

Council briefs for July 20, 2015

Banff Farmers Market manager Rene Geber spoke to council as a delegation, giving more information about the proposed market at the train station, while also requesting council reconsider allowing a market to operate in that location. On May 25, a 3-3 vote...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: June 10, 2015

Council briefs for June 9, 2015

Council voted to apply for funding assistance from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, prioritizing the new skateboard park as a top project. The Canada 150 program, funded by the federal government, is accepting applications for projects rel...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: May 26, 2015

Council briefs for May 25, 2015

Librarian Sarah McCormack spoke to council as a delegation on behalf of the Banff Public Library, requesting council endorse the library board’s selection for representative to the Marigold Library System. Council voted to appoint Councillor Stavros Karlo...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: May 12, 2015

Council briefs for May 11, 2015

Council approved a municipal property tax increase of 6.21%. An average home, with an assessed value of $385,390, will see an increase of approximately $115. The commercial to residential mill rate split was set at 4:1. The tax rate bylaw will now be draf...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: April 14, 2015

Council briefs for April 13, 2015

A public hearing was held on two land use bylaw amendments: Bylaw 346 Exiting Commercial Gross Floor Area Transferability and Bylaw 347 Exiting Gross Floor Area Transfer Fees. There were four verbal presentations from the public and two written submission...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Council briefs for March 23, 2015

Council agreed to waive fees for the instillation of street pole banners promoting The Banff Centre’s Children’s Festival following a delegation from the organization’s new president, Janice Price. The one-day festival will be held May 16, and the Town wi...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: March 11, 2015

Council briefs for March 9, 2015

A delegation from the local chapter of the Association Canadienne Française de l’Alberta (ACFA) spoke to council, giving an update on the programs and services they provide to French speaking residents of the Bow Valley. One of the focus areas of the ACFA...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: February 23, 2015

Council briefs for February 23, 2015

Council adopted the Trails Master Plan to help guide the development of trails and trail maintenance for the next 10 years. The plan has 62 suggested actions that range from improving access to the Bow Falls in the winter, to including distance markers al...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: January 26, 2015

Council briefs for January 26, 2015

Council received a briefing on the Get Out Program, which encourages young Banffites and their families to be active throughout the year. The program originally started as a pilot project in 2011, and now runs Friday nights at the high school gym for stud...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: December 18, 2014

Council briefs for December 18, 2014

The Town of Banff’s 2015-2025 capital and 2015-2017 operating budgets were passed by council on Thursday, December 18. No further changes to the budget were made at the meeting. The overall tax increase is expected to be 4.52%. The average residential hou...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: December 8, 2014

Council briefs for December 8, 2014

Council gave three readings to amend both the water system bylaw and sewer system bylaw. The amendments altered the rates to more accurately balance the funds going into the respective reserves. In 2014, administration completed a 100-year analysis of the...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: November 25, 2014

Council Briefs for November 24, 2014

Banff Public Library board chair Ross Glenfield spoke to council as a delegation to explaining why they wanted to rejoin the Marigold Library System. Marigold is a consortium of 36 member libraries that share resources, an operating system, book collectio...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: November 10, 2014

Council briefs for November 10, 2014

Council voted to have the draft Trails Master Plan posted on Banff.ca and for it to be presented at a public open house at The Fenlands on Wednesday, November 26 from 6-9 p.m. The open house will give the public an opportunity to comment on the recommenda...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: October 29, 2014

Council Briefs for October 27, 2014

Council voted to adopt the Banff Community Housing Strategy as a guide when making decisions on housing issues. Housing strategy committee chair Leslie Taylor presented the draft document to council and recommended changes from the original following inpu...Read on...

Council Agendas
Posted on: October 15, 2014

Council Briefs for October 14, 2014

Olympian Heidi Widmer presented town council with a framed race bib from the Sochi Olympics. Widmer, a born and raised Banffite, said she wanted to show her gratitude for the support of the Banff community with the gift. The town will hang the bib in a ce...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: September 29, 2014

Special Council Meeting Briefs for September 29, 2014

Council gave second and third reading to Parking Initiatives Petition Bylaw 340. The user pay parking trial has now concluded, as well as the use of licence plate recognition technology. A report on the parking data collected during the trial will be pres...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: September 23, 2014

Council Briefs for September 22, 2014

Council voted to continue with a solar electricity incentive program, setting a target payback period and funding commitment for the project. The community-wide initiative will be funded through the Environmental Reserve, with an investment of $300,000 an...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: September 15, 2014

Special Council Meeting Briefs for September 15, 2014

Council gave first reading to the Parking Initiatives Petition Bylaw 340 and scheduled another special meeting for Monday, September 29 to give further consideration to the bylaw. The bylaw is in response to the petition that seeks to end the user pay par...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: September 9, 2014

Council briefs for September 8, 2014

Darcy Edison, CAO of the Bow Valley Waste Management Commission, presented the manager’s annual report during a delegation, giving a brief financial update and listing potential growth areas for the commission. The report also spoke about the organization...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: August 28, 2014

Special Council Meeting Briefs for August 27, 2014

A petition filed July 31 asking council to repeal a number of parking initiatives was declared sufficient by the town manager. The petition seeks to end the user pay parking trial and the use of license plate recognition technology for both parking enforc...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: August 19, 2014

Council Briefs for August 18, 2014

Banff Public Library’s new library director Sarah McCormack spoke to council as a delegation, introducing herself to the community and discussing some of the plans for the library’s future. She talked about how she’d like to introduce new events at the li...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: July 22, 2014

Council Briefs for July 21, 2014

Alanna Pettigrew spoke to council as a delegation on behalf of Banff Residents Against Paid Parking. She said they had collected over 1,300 signatures on a petition that asks council to rescind the bylaws allowing a user-pay parking trial that will last t...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: June 24, 2014

Council Briefs for June 23, 2014

Banff Centre president Jeff Melanson spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on the organization’s strategic plan for the future, and their campus development. Council also heard from the Banff Centre’s Marie-Eve Marchand on the launch of Banff...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: June 10, 2014

Council Briefs for June 9, 2014

Council voted to trial user-pay parking at five surface lots in the downtown core this summer. The lots represent 17% of the available parking in Banff. The trial will run from August 1 to October 31 at:

Bear Street – 100 block next to Town Hall
Bear ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: May 14, 2014

Council Briefs for May 12, 2014

Council has asked for draft amendments to the Committee Appointments Policy that would allow residents who are not Canadian citizens the ability to sit on advisory committees. The motion was made following a delegation by David Michaels, a Banff resident ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: April 30, 2014

Council briefs for April 28, 2014

Council voted to conduct a municipal census this year that includes the shadow population of Banff. The population count is the basis for calculating per capita provincial grants for municipalities, and the information can help in developing future plans,...Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Posted on: April 15, 2014

Council Briefs for April 14, 2014

Mayor Karen Sorensen started the meeting by thanking Councillor Chip Olver for her 20 years of service on town council. Olver was first elected in a by-election in March 1994. Her election in October 2013 began her seventh term on Banff’s council. Council...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: March 25, 2014

Council Briefs for March 24, 2014

Mayor Karen Sorensen presented Banff Lake Louise Tourism with a plaque in recognition of their accreditation with the International Destination Marketing Association. To achieve accreditation, Banff Lake Louise Tourism underwent a rigorous audit of busine...Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Posted on: March 11, 2014

Council Briefs for March 10, 2014

To encourage a shift to alternative modes of travel, and to encourage the development of smaller, more affordable apartments for Banff residents, Council adopted Policy C122, Residential Apartment Housing/Off-Street Parking and Alternative Transportation ...Read on...

Read the Agenda Package
Posted on: February 25, 2014

Council Briefs for February 24, 2014

Council postponed their vote on the Residential Apartment Housing/Off-Street Parking and Alternative Transportation Standards Policy C122 after making several amendments to the document. Council also asked administration to seek a legal opinion on a poten...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: February 12, 2014

Council Briefs for February 10, 2014

Jamie MacVicar, representing a group of neighbours of 405, 407 and 409 Beaver Street, spoke against a proposed housing development on Beaver Street. MacVicar asked council to block the development of staff housing in that area. Council explained it did no...Read on...

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Posted on: January 14, 2014

Council Briefs for January 13, 2014

A committee from the 2014 Banff/Canmore Alberta Winter Games spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on their finances, the games’ schedule and volunteer requirements. Games chair Bob Ellard said despite some early challenges gathering donation...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: December 19, 2013

Council Briefs, December 19, 2013

Council unanimously passed the Business License Bylaw 22-9 Amendment #12, which provides for a 2 per cent increase in Schedule B fees, and a 2.5 per cent increase in Class 100 (lodging sector) fees, which are set annually based on 50 per cent of the Alber...Read on...

View the Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: December 10, 2013

Council Briefs December 9, 2013

Council adopted the amended 2013 Recreation Facilities Master Plan as a guide for the development of recreation facilities in Banff over the next 10 years. Council had last reviewed the document in September, asking it be made available to the public for ...Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Borrowing Bylaw 364 – 221 Beaver Street

Bylaw 364 would authorize the Town to borrow up to $670,000 over a term of not more that 30 years, to purchase and transfer the lands at 221 Beaver Street.

If you have any comments for council regarding the proposed bylaw please email municipal.clerk@...Read on...

http://banff.ca/bylawreviews

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Help create your community of choice

Navigating the world of municipal planning can be a complex, sometimes confusing journey.

But it doesn’t have to be.

The Town of Banff wants to help simplify the issues, discuss planning challenges with residents, and shed light on the municipal pla...Read on...

Roundtable Reviews (PDF)
Posted on: April 21, 2016

Commonwealth Walkway to Honour Queen

A Commonwealth Walkway will be created in Banff to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and celebrate Canada’s role as a member of the Commonwealth.

The announcement was made Thursday, April 21 by Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

Volunteerism growing in Banff

The number of volunteers giving back to the community is growing.

More than 500 volunteers donated their time to the Town of Banff’s social programs last year, showing a trend towards a growth in volunteerism in the community.

Many programs would n...Read on...

Volunteer
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Open house sheds light on 2016 projects

The underground world of Banff is yours to discover at Connect 2016, the Town’s annual open house on major projects and initiatives. A demonstration about Banff’s wastewater system and the odd, un-flushable things that clog it, is just one of the many int...Read on...

Connect 2016
Posted on: January 20, 2016

Community invited to open house on affordable housing developments

Learn about upcoming affordable housing developments at a community wide open house Thursday, February 4, hosted by the Town of Banff at the Scout Hall.

Parks Canada recently released 14 lots within town boundaries to the Banff Housing Corporation – a ...Read on...

Housing
Posted on: December 17, 2015

Council approves purchase of land for affordable housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - DECEMBER 17, 2015

Banff, AB – Council unanimously approved the purchase of 12 parcels of land released by Parks Canada earlier today. They also approved a budget for public consultation, preliminary civil engineering work, and o...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2015

First report of benchmarking project released

A benchmarking program undertaken by 10 municipalities has proved to be an invaluable exercise, say participating CAOs that will benefit all of Alberta’s local governments.

The Alberta Municipal Benchmarking Initiative released the report on Water Ser...Read on...

Drinking Water Report
Posted on: August 14, 2015

Town to trial greenway this fall

Banff, AB – The Town is trialing a dedicated, two-way path northbound along Banff Avenue this fall to connect cyclists, skateboarders and rollerbladers to the Banff Legacy trailhead. Installation of the temporary greenway will begin the week of August 24....Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

Record traffic volume, delays down

The town experienced record traffic volumes on the August long weekend, but travel delays were down compared to 2014.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, 33,096 vehicles per day (vpd) were recorded, exceeding the previous record of 30,677 vpd set the same day in Augus...Read on...

Complete summer traffic data
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Banff throwing a huge celebration for Canada Day

Banff, AB – Canada Day is the biggest celebration of the year in Banff, and this year’s event is packed with activities and entertainment all day long.

A huge birthday party celebration is an annual tradition organized by The Town of Banff, with concer...Read on...

Canada Day
Posted on: May 26, 2015

Help celebrate bike month and ride to work and play

Banff, AB – June is Bike Month in Banff, as well as in the rest of Canada, and to celebrate, the Town of Banff is holding a variety of events and activities focused on getting around Banff by bike.

The initiative is one of several aimed at reducing tra...Read on...

Bike Month
Posted on: April 29, 2015

Are you ready for an emergency

Banff, AB – It’s raining heavily, it’s 3 a.m. and an emergency responder is banging on your front door telling you to ‘evacuate’.

Are you ready?

May 3 to 9 is national Emergency Preparedness Week, and the Town of Banff is reminding all residents ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 20, 2015

All eyes on The Fenlands during All-Star Curling Skins Game

TSN Curling Skins Game

The spotlight was on The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre this weekend thanks to the return of the Pinty’s All-Star Curling Skins Game.

TSN aired the three-day curling event live, attracting an average audience of 461,000 – a 40% increase compared to l...Read on...

The Fenlands

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Posted on: October 13, 2015

Town wins Banff employee commuter challenge

The Town of Banff has won the first annual #WeAreBanff Employee Commuter Challenge.

The challenge was among eligible employees of the Banff Centre, Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Parks Canada and the Town of Banff and ran 12 weeks from June 21 through Sept...Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

Town to trial greenway this fall

Banff, AB – The Town is trialing a dedicated, two-way path northbound along Banff Avenue this fall to connect cyclists, skateboarders and rollerbladers to the Banff Legacy trailhead. Installation of the temporary greenway will begin the week of August 24....Read on...

Additional Info
Posted on: June 30, 2015

It's just easier - Banff commutes 10,548 kilometers the green way

Banff placed third in the province in the national commuter challenge held recently, following only Calgary and Edmonton for total number of participants, and fourth in total kilometers logged. The town came first in participation rate.

Collectively,...Read on...