The Town of Banff installs banners on downtown street poles to showcase events or activities, commemorate milestones, and celebrate this special place in the Rocky Mountains and Canada's first national park.
There are 28 street poles on Banff Avenue that can display banners, 13 on Bear Street, and additional poles on St. Julien Road and Cave Avenue.
The Town has a Street Pole Banner Policy (PDF) to manage the program.
From time-to-time, local organizations are given permission to have their event or activity banners displayed on Banff Avenue and/or Bear Street. If interested, please apply for an opportunity to display banners in the following year. Review the policy about requirements and costs. Applying for a banner does not guarantee approval.
Requests from non-profits to have banners displayed and the fees waived must be received by mid-October in the year before the banners would be displayed for Town Council to consider the request during budget debates.
Approved banners are displayed based on requested time periods, but are subject to early removal or installation based on weather conditions and emerging responsibilities of the installation team.
Examples of banners recently displayed include, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism for SnowDays, Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival, Banff Pride Week, and Banff's local Royal Canadian Legion, which displayed on our famous main street banners to commemorate local 49 veterans (PDF), for Remembrance Day in the month of November.