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Posted on: June 24, 2015

Canada Day Road Closures

Banff Avenue will be closed from 4:30-6 p.m. from Fox Street to Buffalo Street on Wednesday, July 1 for the Canada Day parade.

Lynx Street, between Wolf Street and Caribou Street, will be closed from 6-10:30 a.m. for the... Read on...

Canada Day Road Closures (PDF)
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Compound Road closure June 18-19

Compound Road from Banff Avenue to Hawk Avenue will be closed Thursday, June 18 at approximately 2 a.m. to Friday, June 19 while crews replace the timber railway crossing with concrete pads.

Access to Hawk Avenue will be... Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Road closures for Banff Marathon, June 21

The Banff Marathon will take place on Sunday, June 21 on roads and trails within the Town of Banff. The following will be closed to accommodate the race:

Bow Ave. from 6-11 a.m.
Buffalo St., from Bow Ave. to Bear St.,... Read on...

Banff Marathon
Posted on: May 29, 2015

Closures in 200 block of Bear Street, June 1-4

There were will partial road closures in the 200 block of Bear Street from June 1 to June 4 to implement the Bear Street Woonerf. The Bear Street parking lot will remain open.

Expect minor delays during the construction... Read on...

Bear Street Woonerf
Posted on: May 25, 2015

Bow River Bridge 15min closure May 26

Traffic on the Bow River Bridge will be blocked in both directions for approximately 15 minutes starting at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

Traffic will be temporarily disrupted to allow a large crane to cross the bridge... Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

Road closure 300 block of Banff Ave. April 7

Both southbound lanes in the 300 block of Banff Ave. will be closed Tuesday, April 7 for construction vehicles to access the adjacent worksite. Detours will be in place.

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Banff Ave. temporary road closures March 23-25

One southbound lane in the 300 block of Banff Ave. will be closed on Monday, March 23.

Both southbound lanes in the 300 block of Banff Ave. will be closed on Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25 with detours in... Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2015

UPDATE Temporary closure on Marten St. between Elk and Moose

A section of Marten Street between Elk Street and Moose Street will be closed Wednesday, March 11 to Friday, March 13 for construction vehicles working on a nearby site. Part of the road will be open for local traffic only.

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Bear St. Parking Lot Closure for The Big Bear

The parking lot in the 200 block of Bear Street will be closed from Wednesday, February 4 to Saturday, February 7 for The Big Bear rail jam. The lot will reopen Saturday at noon.

A section of Bear Street adjacent to the... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 14, 2015

Road Closure for Red Bull Rail Jam on Thursday, Jan. 22

Caribou Street, between Bear Street and Banff Avenue, will be closed to traffic from 2-10 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 for the Red Bull Canada Rail Jam. The event is schedule to take place from 6-9 p.m.

Please see the... Read on...

Detour Map (PDF)
Posted on: January 5, 2015

SnowDays Road Closure Saturday, Jan. 10

The 200 block of Banff Avenue will be closed from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, January 10 for the SnowDays Kick-Off Street Party. Transit detours will be in effect during this time.

The event will be held from 5-7 p.m.

Road Closure Map (PDF)

Council Updates

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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... 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... 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... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Council briefs for April 27, 2015

Bow Valley Regional Housing chair Joanna McCallum and CAO Ian Wilson spoke to council as a delegation, giving an update on the This Is Home project and the transition to rent-geared income. The project includes a new wing at... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read on...

Agenda Package (PDF)

Latest News

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Posted on: July 3, 2015

Compound water service interrupted Saturday

Water service to the industrial compound district will be shut off tomorrow, Saturday, July 4, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., while the Town's utility crew undertakes essential repairs to the water main.

All facilities on Hawk... Read on...

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... Read on...

Canada Day
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Compound Road closure June 18-19

Compound Road from Banff Avenue to Hawk Avenue will be closed Thursday, June 18 at approximately 2 a.m. to Friday, June 19 while crews replace the timber railway crossing with concrete pads.

Access to Hawk Avenue will be... Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Bear Street comes alive this summer

Banff, AB – Downtown Banff will have its first ever living street this summer.

The 200 block of Bear will be converted into a Woonerf (pronounced VONE-erf), a Dutch term used to describe a shared or living street. This... Read on...

Transportation Master Plan
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... 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... Read on...

Learn more
Posted on: April 13, 2015

Volunteerism strong in Banff

Banff, AB – More than 300 volunteers contributed nearly 5,000 hours to the Town of Banff’s social programs last year, indicating that volunteerism is strong and growing in the community.

April 13 to 17 is National... Read on...

Volunteer
Posted on: April 7, 2015

Bear Street Woonerf trial proposed for summer

Banff, AB – The 200 block of Bear Street may get a temporary makeover in time for summer to encourage leisurely exploration by visitors and residents.

Council will consider a trial at their next meeting to transform the... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

As seen on Dragon’s Den, compostable bin at Connect open house

Banff, AB – You’ll want to arrive early at Connect 2015, the Town of Banff’s annual open house on major projects on Tuesday, March 10. The Town will be offering free Greenlid compostable bins to the first 100 residents who... Read on...

Connect 2015
Posted on: February 17, 2015

Town forms new partnership with Canadian Council on Social Development

A new partnership with the Canadian Council on Social Development will give the Town of Banff access to valuable data on social programs throughout the country.

The Town of Banff, along with the Town of Canmore, have... Read on...

Canadian Council on Social Development
Posted on: February 13, 2015

Connect with community at open house on major projects

Banff, AB - Banff residents can learn more about upcoming major projects at Connect 2015 open house, Tuesday, March 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Fenlands recreation centre.

The annual open house will feature a range of... Read on...

More information on Connect 2015
Posted on: February 13, 2015

Town receives grant for Banff Legacy Trail connector

BANFF, AB – Residents and visitors in Banff will enjoy enhanced trail connectivity on the Banff Legacy Trail - a leg of the Trans Canada Trail - thanks to a $50,000 grant from the National Trails Coalition. Wild Rose MP... Read on...

Read the about the trails master plan
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... Read on...

The Fenlands
Posted on: January 8, 2015

TSN Skins Curling returns to The Fenlands

Canada’s top curlers return to Banff January 16 to 18, 2015 for the annual Pinty’s All-Star Curling Skins game at The Fenlands, including Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medallists Brad Jacobs and Jennifer Jones, and Mike McEwen’s... Read on...

Purchase tickets online
Posted on: November 27, 2014

Town receives approval for N-Viro enhancement

The Town of Banff has received approval from Parks Canada to process the Town of Canmore’s biosolids at the Banff N-Viro Recycling Facility, located at the town’s wastewater treatment plant.

The approval provides a... Read on...

More information on Banff N'Rich
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Banff bridge a winner

Banff, AB – The Bow River Pedestrian Bridge in Banff has won a prestigious, international award for structural engineering. The Institute of Structural Engineering announced Banff took first place in the pedestrian bridge... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 18, 2014

More residents counted in 2014 census

Banff, AB – Banff’s 2014 municipal census was a success, with a 99.9 percent completion rate by identified households and a total population count of 9,386 permanent and temporary residents, a more accurate reflection of the... Read on...

Previous census results
Posted on: December 16, 2013

BHC announces land acquisition

BANFF AB - The Banff Housing Corporation (BHC) announced today that it has acquired two parcels of land located at 338 and 340 Banff Avenue.

The purchase agreement is now unconditional and the registration is anticipated... Read on...

For more information on the BHC

Live Green

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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... Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Town receives grant for Banff Legacy Trail connector

BANFF, AB – Residents and visitors in Banff will enjoy enhanced trail connectivity on the Banff Legacy Trail - a leg of the Trans Canada Trail - thanks to a $50,000 grant from the National Trails Coalition. Wild Rose MP... Read on...

Read the about the trails master plan
Posted on: November 27, 2014

Town receives approval for N-Viro enhancement

The Town of Banff has received approval from Parks Canada to process the Town of Canmore’s biosolids at the Banff N-Viro Recycling Facility, located at the town’s wastewater treatment plant.

The approval provides a... Read on...

More information on Banff N'Rich

Programs & Events

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Posted on: February 13, 2015

Connect with community at open house on major projects

Banff, AB - Banff residents can learn more about upcoming major projects at Connect 2015 open house, Tuesday, March 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Fenlands recreation centre.

The annual open house will feature a range of... Read on...

More information on Connect 2015
Posted on: January 8, 2015

TSN Skins Curling returns to The Fenlands

Canada’s top curlers return to Banff January 16 to 18, 2015 for the annual Pinty’s All-Star Curling Skins game at The Fenlands, including Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medallists Brad Jacobs and Jennifer Jones, and Mike McEwen’s... Read on...

Purchase tickets online