Banff Access Program

Banff Access CardThe Banff Access Program provides qualified low-income applicants with discounts on community services and products. A card is provided free of charge to the following Banff residents:

  • Adults (18+ years of age) and their children, living under the Banff Affordability Measure Level (see chart below) who have lived in Banff for 3 months prior to date of application

Size of Family
Total Before Tax (Gross Income)
1 person$32,939
2 people$41,007
3 people$50,414
4 people$61,209
5 people$69,423
6 people$78,296
7 people$87,172

Note: Gross income is shown on line 150 of your 2018 Notice of Assessment.

The Banff Access Card provides the following discounts: 

Town of Banff Programs
Roam Transit
Community Class Registration (50% off)6 Month Local Pass ($10 card fee)
Out-of-School Club Registration (50% off)Regional Transit Single Ride Pass (50% off)
Summer Fun Registration (50% off)Regional Transit 10 Ride Pass (50 % off)
Winter - Skate Rentals at The Fenlands (Free)Regional Transit Month Pass (50% off)
Winter - Public Skate/Shinny Drop-in Fees (Free)N/A
Summer - Roller Skate Rentals at The Fenlands (Free)N/A
Summer - Roller Skate Drop-in Fees (Free)N/A
Drop-In Recreation Programs (Free)


Partner Programs*
Discount Provided
Snow Tips/Bactrax20% off of rental equipment/retail
merchandise (excluding sale items)
Banff National Perk Coffee House
20% on food and beverages
Banff Minor Soccer
50% off soccer registration
Banff Minor Hockey
25% off hockey registration
Sally Borden Fitness & Recreation20% off public swim fee
Banff Dental Care
20% off Sonicare toothbrushes/heads
Bow Valley Learning Council
50% off program registration
Mountain Glow Tan and Spa Canmore
20% off all hair services with Kate
artsPlace Canmore65% off courses, camps and
half-day Friday programs
50% off workshops, movies, special screenings and live performances
Free Family Sunday artsPlay programs, art drop-ins and live presentations
Canmore Museum and Geoscience CentreFree Museum Admission

 To apply

Complete an application form and drop off at the Town of Banff, Community Support Services front desk.

Provide the following: 

1. A copy of your 2017 "Notice of Assessment" (after filing your annual tax return, you will receive this in the mail from Revenue Canada - if you need assistance, call Revenue Canada at 1-800-959-8281.) 

2. Provide three current pay stubs and proof of employment/residency for 3 months prior to date of application


3. Government issued benefits (i.e. AISH, EI, Disability) 

To re-apply: You must provide the above financial information on an annual basis to re-activate your Banff Access Card for this program.

Please note: The Banff Access Card cannot be used in combination with other subsidies or discounts.

Offer Affordability Opens in new windowBanff Access Card Business Partnership Program
Be part of the discounts offered through the Banff Access Card and provide qualified applicants affordable opportunities. The program is available for local businesses who go above and beyond to offer products and services to a segment of the population who may currently be unable to afford them. Learn more about participating in the program (PDF).