2020 Traffic Data

About this chart

The Town is collecting data to determine solutions to traffic flow problems during peak season. 

Banff’s threshold for the onset of congestion is considered to be approximately 24,000 vehicles per day. 

The Town’s goal is to minimize delays during peak periods, to under 15 minutes.  For live travel times, check the Traffic Dashboard.

Vehicles Per Day at Town Entrances: This number references the total number of vehicles recorded (both incoming and outgoing combined) at traffic count stations located at the two main entrances to Town – Mnt Norquay Rd and Banff Ave. Hence, this number equals ((Mnt Norquay incoming volume + Mnt Norquay outgoing volume) + (Banff Ave incoming volume + Banff Ave outgoing volume)). The VPD reported is not representative of the total number of vehicles in town on one day; it is simply how many vehicles are moving in and out of the town over the course of one day (24hrs).

Northbound Maximum Delay: Northbound Maximum Delay numbers are based on calculated travel times obtained from roadside Traffax traffic monitoring sensors which use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology embedded in devices and vehicles traveling between The Rimrock Resort Hotel and Buffalo Street. Detections from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are not limited to vehicles, but most pedestrians and slower cyclists are filtered out using various travel time algorithms.

The Delay is the maximum additional travel time in minutes it took for vehicular traffic to travel the route compared to the typical off-peak travel time. (The average travel time from a low volume day (January 20, 2016) is used to represent the typical travel time).


DateVehicles Per Day Northbound Max Delay 
Wednesday, January 117,3070:01:53
Thursday, January 217,5670:02:51
Friday, January 317,9230:02:51
Saturday, January 415,6930:06:09
Sunday, January 513,4120:03:20
 Monday, January 611,3620:04:28
Tuesday, January 710,7460:02:51
Wednesday, January 810,2010:03:53
Thursday, January 910,7210:01:14
Friday, January 1012,2110:02:16
Saturday, January 1112,4140:02:13
Sunday, January 129,5220:03:13
Monday, January 138,9590:02:25
Tuesday, January 148,4860:03:58
Wednesday, January 158,8330:01:29
Thursday, January 169,4770:03:07
Friday, January 1712,5350:01:47
Saturday, January 1814,3720:02:23
Sunday, January 1915,6780:01:26
Monday, January 2011,6990:01:36
Tuesday, January 2111,8000:01:45
Wednesday, January 2211,7820:03:04
Thursday, January 2312,5870:02:08
Friday, January 2415,3410:03:05
Saturday, January 2519,8720:01:47
Sunday, January 2617,019 0:01:40
Monday, January 2712,1500:01:20
Tuesday, January 2811,2490:02:24
Wednesday, January 2911,8900:03:01
Thursday, January 3012,6770:01:14
Friday, January 3114,7700:02:33
Saturday, February 114,263
Sunday, February 210,353
Monday, February 39,823
Tuesday, February 410,201
Wednesday, February 59,955
Thursday, February 611,363
Friday, February 7 14,496
Saturday, February 814,119
Sunday, February 913,308
Monday, February 1011,395
Tuesday, February 1111,002
Wednesday, February 1211,920
Thursday, February 1313,193
Friday, February 1416,394
Saturday, February 1519,426
Sunday, February 1620,883
Monday, February 1716,988
Tuesday, February 1814,863
Wednesday, February 1915,673
Thursday, February 2015,648
Friday, February 2117,155
Saturday, February 2218,549
Sunday, February 2314,802
Monday, February 2411,165
Tuesday, February 2511,953
Wednesday, February 2612,585
Thursday, February 2712,926
Friday, February 2815,588
Saturday, February 2915,719
Sunday, March 113,952
Monday, March 2 11,771
Tuesday, March 311,930
Wednesday, March 411,136
Thursday, March 512,620
Friday, March 614,471
Saturday, March 712,420
Sunday, March 813,038
Monday, March 912,833
Tuesday, March 1012,023
Wednesday, March 1112,349
Thursday, March 1211,882
Friday, March 1311,290
Saturday, March 1410,102
Sunday, March 1511,135
Monday, March 1611,063
Tuesday, March 179,853
Wednesday, March 188,188
Thursday, March 197,246
Friday, March 207,501
Saturday, March 216,275
Sunday, March 225,507
Monday, March 234,946
Tuesday, March 244,698
Wednesday, March 254,815
Thursday, March 264,357
Friday, March 274,250
Saturday, March 283,229
Sunday, March 292,759
Monday, March 303,483
Tuesday, March 31 3,526
Wednesday, April 13,840
Thursday, April 24,122
Friday, April 33,956
Saturday, April 43,051
Sunday, April 52,526
Monday, April 64,173
Tuesday, April 74,349
Wednesday, April 84,543
Thursday, April 94,734
Friday, April 102,856
Saturday, April 112,244
Sunday, April 122,108
Monday, April 133,567
Tuesday, April 144,011
Wednesday, April 153,834
Thursday, April 164,500
Friday, April 174,324
Saturday, April 182,880
Sunday, April 193,059
Monday, April 20 4,789
Tuesday, April 214,728
Wednesday, April 224,432
Thursday, April 234,737
Friday, April 244,828
Saturday, April 253,248
Sunday, April 263,065
Monday, April 274,390
Tuesday, April 284,920
Wednesday, April 294,924
Thursday, April 304,892
Friday, May 14,975
Saturday, May 23,950
Sunday, May 33,249
Monday, May 44,694
Tuesday, May 55,665
Wednesday, May 64,984
Thursday, May 75,059
Friday, May 85,224
Saturday, May 94,205
Sunday, May 103,241
Monday, May 115,512
Tuesday, May 125,093
Wednesday, May 136,286
Thursday, May 146,366
Friday, May 156,324
Saturday, May 166,151
Sunday, May 175,971
Monday, May 185,953
Tuesday, May 195,724
Wednesday, May 205,787
Thursday, May 215,591
Friday, May 226,228
Saturday, May 235,857
Sunday, May 247,043
Monday, May 256,631
Tuesday, May 266,935
Wednesday, May 277,819
Thursday, May 287,987
Friday, May 298,270
Saturday, May 308,579
Sunday, May 316,050
Monday, June 19,192
Tuesday, June 29,370
Wednesday, June 39,554
Thursday, June 49,042
Friday, June 510,945
Saturday, June 611,520
Sunday, June 77,188
Monday, June 89,261
Tuesday, June 99,569
Wednesday, June 1010,788
Thursday, June 1111,054
Friday, June 1211,993
Saturday, June 1311,362
Sunday, June 1411,301
Monday, June 1510,282
Tuesday, June 169,604
Wednesday, June 179,644
Thursday, June 1810,827
Friday, June 1913,108
Saturday, June 2017,342
Sunday, June 2116,256
Monday, June 2213,106
Tuesday, June 2313,030
Wednesday, June 2411,811
Thursday, June 2514,595
Friday, June 2616,092
Saturday, June 2717,088
Sunday, June 2814,003
Monday, June 2914,000
Tuesday, June 3013,365
Wednesday, July 116,435
Thursday, July 216,729
Friday, July 321,777
Saturday, July 423,172
Sunday, July 520,761
Monday, July 615,285
Tuesday, July 713,415
Wednesday, July 814,010
Thursday, July 915,950
Friday, July 1019,719
Saturday, July 1123,260
Sunday, July 12

Monday, July 1316,074
Tuesday, July 1417,274
Wednesday, July 1516,070
Thursday, July 1616,375
Friday, July 1718,448
Saturday, July 1822,513
Sunday, July 1919,720
Monday, July 2018,048
Tuesday, July 2118,053
Wednesday, July 2217,923
Thursday, July 2317,980
Friday, July 2418,720
Saturday, July 2522,522
Sunday, July 2621,877
Monday, July 27

Tuesday, July 28

Wednesday, July 29

Thursday, July 30

Friday, July 3120,382
Saturday, August 123,827
Sunday, August 226,862
Monday, August 3

Tuesday, August 419,554
Wednesday, August 521,676
Thursday, August 619,093
Friday, August 718,882
Saturday, August 821,085
Sunday, August 921,674
Monday, August 1018,845
Tuesday, August 1118,080
Wednesday, August 1219,601
Thursday, August 1318,544
Friday, August 1420,128
Saturday, August 1523,932
Sunday, August 1623,436
Monday, August 1720,417
Tuesday, August 1820,563
Wednesday, August 1920,404
Thursday, August 2019,848
Friday, August 2121,533
Saturday, August 2223,279
Sunday, August 2321,708
Monday, August 2419,354
Tuesday, August 2519,417
Wednesday, August 2619,906
Thursday, August 2719,683
Friday, August 2821,512
Saturday, August 2921,582
Sunday, August 3020,258
Monday, August 31

Tuesday, September 1

Wednesday, September 2

Thursday, September 3

Friday, September 420,093

Saturday, September 525,620

Sunday, September 621,498

Monday, September 716,612

Tuesday, September 8

Wednesday, September 9

Thursday, September 10

Friday, September 11

Saturday, September 12

Sunday, September 13

Monday, September 14

Tuesday, September 15

Wednesday, September 16

Thursday, September 17

Friday, September 18

Saturday, September 19

Sunday, September 20

Monday, September 21

Tuesday, September 22

Wednesday, September 23

Thursday, September 24

Friday, September 25

Saturday, September 26

Sunday, September 27

Monday, September 28

Tuesday, September 29

Wednesday, September 30

Thursday, October 1

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Monday, October 5

Tuesday, October 6

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Saturday, October 10

Sunday, October 11

Monday, October 12

Tuesday, October 13

Wednesday, October 14

Thursday, October 15

Friday, October 16

Saturday, October 17

Sunday, October 18

Monday, October 19

Tuesday, October 20

Wednesday, October 21

Thursday, October 22

Friday, October 23

Saturday, October 24

Sunday, October 25

Monday, October 26

Tuesday, October 27

Wednesday, October 28

Thursday, October 29

Friday, October 30

Saturday, October 31

Sunday, November 1

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Friday, November 27

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Monday, November 30

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Friday, December 25

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Sunday, December 27

Monday, December 28

Tuesday, December 29

Wednesday, December 30

Thursday, December 31


*Note: January 28: 47:55 minute delay occurred between 14:46 and 15:12. No backed up traffic was visible on Mountain Avenue during the delay period. Cause of delay unknown.