Activities and Recreation Videos
This is your home for all safe physical and social activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you can find out more about local online classes, library services, resources for families, activities to do outside and more.
- Things to do Outside
- Mountain Adventure Programs
- Town of Banff Online Programs
- Online Story Time
- Other Online Programs
Outdoor Ice Skating
- Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (limited washroom services)
- Registration is required via www.banff.ca/register for Saturday and Sunday sessions.
- Maximum of 20 skaters
- Tunnel Mountain Campground Cross-country ski trails - free activity! See more information.
- Canmore Nordic Centre (fees apply) – visit https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/canmore-nordic-centre-pp/)
- Banff National Park trails: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/skidefond-xcski/banff
Other outdoor options:
|Company Name||Ice Skates||X-Country Package||Snowshoes||Fat Bikes|
|Ski big 3 Adventure hub||N/A||N/A||$16||N/A|
|Snowtips-Backtrax||From $15||From $20||From $15|
|Banff Adventure||$15 Locals get 20% off||$20 Locals get 20% off||$15 Locals get 20% off||N/A|
The Town of Banff is pleased to offer a variety of outdoor safety and introductory mountain adventure courses through the BanffLIFE (Ages 18-30) and MountainLIFE (Ages 31+) Mountain Adventure programs. These courses are being offered at a significantly reduced rate thanks to the generous funding from the Wim and Nancy PAUW Foundation. Courses take place within beautiful Banff National Park and are open to Banff residents and are led by a certified ACMG guide.
Introduction to Ice Climbing (includes most equipment and transportation)
Dates: January 13th, February 3rd or March 22nd
Avalanche Safety Level 1 (includes course materials and transportation)
Dates: January 12th - 13th, January 18th - 19th or February 3rd - 4th
Avalanche Safety Level 2 (includes course materials and transportation)
Dates: March 4th – 7th
Introduction to Ice Climbing (includes most equipment)
Dates: January 9th, January 23rd, February 13th or March 27th
For a detailed description of the courses noted above, visit Banff.ca/mountainlife or Banff.ca/banfflife. To register, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (note: proof of residency is required).
The Town of Banff is please to offer many FREE online fitness classes for Banff residents. To register for an online class visit www.banff.ca/register. You do not have to attend all classes in the series that you register for. You will be e-mailed a ZOOM link prior to the class starting (to the e-mail attached your Banff.ca/register account. If you have any questions regarding ZOOM or classes please call 403.762.7689.
For more information on sessions for those aged 16+ visit www.banff.ca/1024/Free-Sport-Recreation-Sessions.
Below are a few links to story time’s that were made outdoor in our local backyard.
https://vimeo.com/403806166 - The Very Nosy Bear
https://vimeo.com/403829893 - The Dot
https://vimeo.com/403795182 - How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends
https://vimeo.com/403816525 - Snowmen at Night
Primary Care Network upcoming free classes and workshops:
Register at bowvalleypcn.ca
- January 21 - Introduction to the World on Online Fitness
- January 27 - Anxiety to Calm - develop skills to reduce symptoms of anxiety
- February 1 - Heart-Full Nutrition - learn how to manage high cholesterol and high blood pressure
Banff Theater Collective Puppet Show
Family Resource Network
Until our reopening, the Bow Valley Family Resource Network has a number of online program offerings available for families. To learn more visit: https://canmore.ca/residents/family-community-services/parental-support/courses-workshops.
Banff Public Library
Banff Public Library is pleased to offer pick-up and home delivery services to patrons within the town of Banff.
Visit https://www.banfflibrary.ab.ca/ for more details.
Pre-recorded and live yoga classes designed specifically for seniors. https://sacredelders.com
Free Community Meditation & Breath
Come together every Tuesday morning to meditate and breathe.
Offered by The Practice Tuesdays 8 – 8:30 a.m.