New Year's Eve

On New Year’s Eve, Banff will join communities around the world to say so long to a challenging 2020, and share hope for a better 2021. 

Due to the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, we will celebrate apart but together.

Events have been cancelled for New Year’s Eve in Banff. Activities that result in gatherings are prohibited due to the risk of transmission. 

Banff is fortunate to have wide open spaces and awe-inspiring vistas to enjoy for our physical and mental health. Hiking, skiing, fat biking, snow shoeing and walks on many town trails provide safe options to contemplate the year gone by and the New Year filled with promise. 

After experiencing outdoors rewards, many Banff restaurants and cafes offer take out services, and shops in town offer ways to remember the restorative power of our mountain community.

As Canada’s First National Park and the birthplace of a system to protect and explore our outdoor spaces, we are proud of our role in Canada’s national and cultural heritage. The Town of Banff was created to help share and maintain the integrity of this special place for present and future generations.

For those sad about missing the beauty and uniqueness of Banff this New Year’s Eve, we have 365 reasons to look to the year ahead to plan your visit. The mountains and our small town will be ready to welcome you.

New Year’s Eve Day Celebration:

Join Town of Banff staff and partners for a morning or afternoon of fun. Small groups will be "taken" through three stations of fun including, Holiday Puppet Show, Creative Arts and Crafts, and Dance.
All sessions will be led by qualified leaders. This program is for Bow Valley residents only. Pre-Registration required.
 Registration deadline: December 29 at 12 noon.

This is an online event.

This program is being generously funded by the Banff Canmore Community Foundation.

Free New Year’s Eve – Flow into 2021 Free Virtual Workshop 

Join Erin Evans, Emily Gionis, and Hayley Molina for a New Year’s Eve Workshop. Banff Yoga Practice and the Town of Banff have partnered to offer the community 2 hours of yoga, meditation, breath work and intention setting. Let’s make peace with 2020 and connect with community to welcome the new year with positive beginnings. This virtual workshop is free, however, if you wish to make a donation through Banff Yoga Practice you are welcome. All donations will be given to a local charity. This program is for Bow Valley residents only. 

 Thursday, December 31, 6 – 8 p.m.

Registration required