Languages, Arts & Food

In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 The Fenlands, 101 Bear and Town Hall remain closed to non-essential public and in-person recreational programs. The Town had re-activated the webpage which has up-to-date information and resources for the Banff Public Library, local online classes, ideas and activities to do outdoors with your family and more. 

The Town of Banff’s Out of School Club afterschool childcare program continues and is strictly adhering to provincial and municipal COVID-19 safety guidance.  In addition, our Settlement Services team continues to provide online and phone support for clients. To register for afterschool care or to speak to someone from our Settlement team, e-mail or call 403.762.1251.

For information and resources for essential services such as food, shelter and mental well-being, please visit

For any other questions or concerns, please e-mail

To register for a program or class:


Sketching Class for Beginners In-person

Beauty is constantly on our doorstep in Banff. A special way to capture these moments is to record them on paper. This monthly session is designed to guide you through fun drawing exercises that are based on our natural landscape. Explore the unique shapes of leaves, one line contour drawings of flowers, the intricate pattern of pine cones and so much more! Mindy introduces new ways of looking at your surroundings and guides you to translate them into art. No previous drawing experience is required to join. Open to all genders and abilities. Ages 16+.

FR-AR-SK-04 April 22 (new date coming soon!)
1 - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free with Banff Resident Membership
Non-residents:  $6.50  

Art - Acrylics for Adults In-person
A beginner art class designed to teach students about the fundamentals of using acrylic paints. Learn how to mix colours, the many uses of paint brushes, refining techniques and composition from start to finish. We will create one image on a larger canvas to work on skills and discover your own artistic flair. A fun environment to learn something new! Open to all genders and abilities. Ages 16+. 

Wednesdays (new dates coming soon!)
CR-AR-AR-04 April 21 - May 26
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $160

Holistic Living Basics Series

Detoxification Made Easy Online
Learn easy ways to promote gentle detoxification after the holiday season without complicated, restrictive protocols. We will learn easy-to-incorporate recipes and routines that are simple to incorporate throughout the year. Ages 16+. 

Thursday, April 29
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25
Banff Access Program Tier 2: $18.75
Banff Access Program Tier 1: $12.50