- About Banff
Banff Community Plan
The Banff Community Plan sets the values that guide our decision-making and tells us how we will meet the challenges of the future.
Community Resource Directory
The Community Resource Directory is a comprehensive list of services, organizations and groups within the Town of Banff.
Community Social Assessments
A Community Social Assessment aims to create a snapshot in time of a community’s social well-being and vitality - our strengths, assets and opportunities, along with our issues and challenges.
Economic Impact Study
Banff, Canmore and Jasper collaborated on a study to estimate the economic importance of tourism in the communities, and document positive impacts and associated challenges of high visitor volumes.
History and Heritage
Banff has a rich and vibrant cultural and natural history, recognized globally by the United Nations, which designated the area of the Canadian Rockies as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
Housing in Banff
Get tools and resources to help you buy or rent a home in the Town of Banff. We have lots of information for landlords, renters and details from the Community Housing Strategy.
The Town of Banff was a service centre for tourism for about a hundred years before it was incorporated as a governing municipality in 1990. But the area has been a place where Canada’s first peoples lived and visited for more than 10,000 years.
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity, and truth, we honour and acknowledge that the townsite of Banff is located on traditional Treaty 7 territory.
Learn About Banff
The Town of Banff incorporated as a municipality in 1990 and was the first municipality in Canada to be incorporated inside a national park. The only other national park community in Canada is the Municipality of Jasper, in Jasper National Park, incorporated in 2001.
A list of local charities that operate in the Banff area, supporting residents or the environment.
Mandate of the Town of Banff
The Town of Banff is an incorporated municipality located inside a national park. National parks are under the jurisdiction of the Government of Canada, so there is a unique overlap of responsibility and authority between the local government, the Province of Alberta, and the federal government.
Download a map of the Town of Banff to find your way around trails, parking locations, public transit routes and more. All maps are PDFs and can be downloaded to your phone
Move to Banff
Learn about what to expect when you're moving to Banff.
The primary purpose for conducting a census is to produce a total population count. That count, among other things, provides the basis for calculating per capita provincial grants for municipalities.
Work in Banff
Thinking of working in Banff? Here's the information you need to help get you started. There are many job opportunities in Banff, ranging from entry-level short-term work to executive and management careers.
Essential Info for Locals
Learn everything you need to know about living in Banff.