Recreation and Parks Month


The outdoors is great! Photo by Noel Hendrickson

Help launch Recreation Month in Canada!

The Town of Banff kicks off Recreation Month on June 5 and 6 with a range of exciting activities to celebrate the great outdoors.

We are so fortunate to live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region and, be able to enjoy Canada’s first national park. 

Time outdoors increases confidence, boosts mental health and immune system, reduces stress and connects us to the places we live and the environments we need to protect. Join us on June 5 and 6 as we launch Recreation and Parks Month in Canada.

To register for resident-only activities or resident discounts, you must have an active client account, and be logged in. First, log in to the registration system, then select a course below and register. 

Outdoor Morning Yoga

Enjoy a slow flow yoga class led by a qualified instructor. Warm up with the sun and stunning views of Mount Rundle and the Bow Valley. Participants will need to bring their own mat, props and water bottle. 
Sunday, June 5

Storytime in the Park

Join the Banff Public Library for fun and interactive storytime in the park. You and your family will enjoy a story with the songs of the birds in the background.
Sunday, June 5

Into the Wild Family Nature Play 

Come out to the Rundle Cabin in the Recreation Grounds play outdoors with a certified children and youth forest school leader. You and your child will enjoy a morning learning about our local flora and fauna along with some creative ideas on how to make things in the forest the newest, brightest and best toy!
Sunday, June 5

Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps 

In this 30 minute session offered during Recreation and Parks Month you will learn how to make your own beeswax wraps. Beeswax wraps are sustainable alternatives to saran wrap for food storage. All materials provided. This session is being offered in partnership with the Bear Minimum. 
Sunday, June 5

Art in the Park with Mindy

Your instructor Mindy will have you using acrylic paints to create a beautiful outdoor masterpiece. All materials provided. 
Sunday, June 5

Try Skateboarding

Come down to the skatepark and learn to use your skateboard for transportation or playing in the park. You will spend the morning with several members of the Banff skateboarding community learning about equipment, how to ride and etiquette in the park. 
Sunday, June 5

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register online.

Big Canoe Trip

Come and celebrate Recreation and Parks Month on a big canoe adventure on the Bow River. As you journey upstream your guide will entertain you with stories on the history of canoeing in Banff National Park. The trip includes a guide, all safety equipment and paddling instruction. 
Monday, June 6 

Creative Craft and Bee Garden kits 

The Banff Public Library is providing free Creative Craft and Bee Garden kits.   Please stop by the library to pick one up during the month of June (while supplies last).