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 United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 1984.
Financial Incentives are used to encourage the retention and restoration of heritage resources. There are two types of incentives available to resource owners: Conservation Incentives and Financial Incentives.
Banff Heritage Corporation works toward the protection, preservation, enhancement and promotion of Banff's built heritage. Meetings are open to the public.
Banff Heritage Resource Policy (PDF) provides a framework for identification, protection, preservation, commemoration and education activities related to heritage resources in Banff.
Backyard Cabins Inventory (PDF) Is a survey of historic backyard cabins in Banff conducted at the direction of the Banff Heritage Committee. The intent was to understand how many of these cabins remained in the town and where they might be located, in order to possibly save some of the cabins from demolition during future property redevelopments.