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Banff's Special Events

  1. In Search of Christmas Spirit

    November 25, 2021, 5:00 PM - November 27, 2021, 10:30 PM

    In this year of uncertainty, we're all seeking that sparkling sensation of Christmas spirit. Banff & Lake Louise Tourism is proud to present: In Search of Christmas Spirit - a live Christmas story told by the wildlife of Banff National Park and delivered by a sensory extravaganza of light and sound.

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  2. Banff Christmas Market

    November 26, 2021, 10:00 AM - November 28, 2021, 8:00 PM
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    100 Sundance Road

    The Banff Christmas Market is a traditional European-style Christmas Market. Boasting unique products, family-friendly entertainment, and an exotic menu of beers, BBQ, mulled wine, and sweets. The Banff Christmas Market creates a warm and inviting environment for families of all ages during the day and an adult atmosphere in the evening. Come have a warm drink by the fire at their Outdoor Lounge Bar by Park Distillery. Pre-purchased tickets can be purchased through the website.

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  3. Bear Street Holiday Market

    November 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Bundle up, grab a hot chocolate and enjoy a stroll through the all-new Bear Street Holiday Market this festive season. Located in the heart of downtown Banff, the Bear Street Holiday Market features local artisans, retailers and food stalls. Embrace the holiday spirit as you browse the market stalls for holiday gifts and delights and round off your experience with a bite to eat at one of Bear Street's many cozy restaurants.

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  4. Bear Street Holiday Market

    November 28, 2021, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Bundle up, grab a hot chocolate and enjoy a stroll through the all-new Bear Street Holiday Market this festive season. Located in the heart of downtown Banff, the Bear Street Holiday Market features local artisans, retailers and food stalls. Embrace the holiday spirit as you browse the market stalls for holiday gifts and delights and round off your experience with a bite to eat at one of Bear Street's many cozy restaurants.

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Drop-In Sessions

  1. Once Upon an Alphabet Online

    November 27, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join the library on Facebook every Saturday morning for fun and interactive rhymes, songs, stories, and crafts that help children to develop early literacy skills. New craft kits are available for pick-up and delivery every week. For children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers.

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  2. Move & Groove Super Saturday Storytime Online

    November 27, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Join the library on Facebook every Saturday morning for a fun and lively storytime that promotes playful active learning and healthy lifestyles through dance, yoga, and meditation. Designed for children ages 5 and up, but open to all!

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  3. Public Skating

    November 27, 2021, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
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    The Fenlands

    Enjoy some casual time skating while the music plays. Skate and helmet rentals are available. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For all ages

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  4. Motoring Munchkins

    November 28, 2021, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Banff Elementary School

    Your child will enjoy a morning full of unstructured free play. Your little one will be able to use their imagination, they will move at their own pace while they build confidence, they will feel happy, safe, and they will develop social skills and physical skills. While your child plays you will be able to connect with other parents from the community.

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  5. Public Skating

    November 28, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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    The Fenlands

    Enjoy some casual time skating while the music plays. Skate and helmet rentals are available. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For all ages

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  6. 50+ Fitness

    November 29, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    The Fenlands

    A fun fitness program that will have you focused on cardiovascular and muscular strengthening, core, and balance and ends with a nice stretch. Open to all genders and abilities. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Drop-in. No registration required. Fees apply for non-residents. For ages 50+

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  7. Dance Conditioning

    November 29, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    The Fenlands

    Dance conditioning is a fun workout for your body and brain that will uplift your spirits. Each session will have you moving through a warm-up for joint mobility, get your heart rate up with some barre exercises. Then, challenge your brain with some simple choreography. You will finish with some dance-based movements for strengthening and a stretch. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For ages 16+.

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  8. Public Skating

    November 29, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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    The Fenlands

    Enjoy some casual time skating while the music plays. Skate and helmet rentals are available. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For all ages

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  9. Shinny

    November 29, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
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    The Fenlands

    Come out and enjoy some casual hockey, meet new friends and work on your stick and puck handling skills. Skate and helmet rentals available. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For ages 16+.

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  10. Family Skate

    November 29, 2021, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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    The Fenlands

    Enjoy an hour of skating during the week. Strollers are permitted and helmets and balance bars are available upon request. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents.

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  11. The Basement, Grades 5-6

    November 29, 2021, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    The Basement (214 Banff Avenue)

    The Basement is a youth drop-in space where your child can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music or just socialize with a youth leader. Healthy snacks provided. Open to all genders and abilities. This program is generously supported by the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation.

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  12. Pickleball

    November 29, 2021, 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
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    Banff Elementary School

    A paddle sport that can be played as singles or doubles and combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong that will have you working hard while having fun. Come on your own or bring a friend. Paddles and balls provided. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For ages 16+.

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  13. Yin Yoga

    November 29, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    The Fenlands

    Settle into a practice featuring mostly traditional yin postures of long holds and little movement. Great for beginners and those who want to leave feeling relaxed and reconnecting. Blocks, straps and mats provided. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For ages 16+.

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  14. Basketball

    November 29, 2021, 8:30 PM - 9:45 PM
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    Banff Elementary School

    Join a casual game of pickup basketball. Basketballs and pinnies provided. Open to all genders and abilities. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Drop-in. No registration required. Fees apply for non-residents. For ages 16+

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  15. Public Skating

    November 30, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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    The Fenlands

    Enjoy some casual time skating while the music plays. Skate and helmet rentals are available. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For all ages

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  16. Shinny

    November 30, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
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    The Fenlands

    Come out and enjoy some casual hockey, meet new friends and work on your stick and puck handling skills. Skate and helmet rentals available. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For ages 16+.

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  17. The Basement, Grades 7-8

    November 30, 2021, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    The Basement (214 Banff Avenue)

    The Basement is a youth drop-in space where your child can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music or just socialize with a youth leader. Healthy snacks provided. Open to all genders and abilities. This program is generously supported by the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation.

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  18. Soccer

    November 30, 2021, 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
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    Banff Elementary School

    Join others to kick the ball around in a fun pickup game of soccer. Balls, pinnies and nets are provided. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For ages 16+.

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  19. Badminton

    November 30, 2021, 8:30 PM - 9:45 PM
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    Banff Elementary School

    Play one-on-one or as doubles, so come alone or bring a friend. Racquets and birdies are provided. Open to all genders and abilities. Drop-in. No registration required. Free for Banff residents with a membership. Fees apply for non-residents. For ages 16+

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Registered Programs

  1. MountainLIFE Avalanche Skills Training Level 1

    November 27, 2021, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    The Avalanche Skills Level 1 course will provide you, a passionate skier or snowboarder who wants to start exploring backcountry terrain, with the entry-level skills and decision-making tools necessary to keep yourself and your group members safe. In the course you will learn how to read and understand avalanche bulletins and weather conditions, learn how to use avalanche recovery equipment and assess various terrain and slope types. This program is being generously supported by the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation. For ages 31+

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  2. BanffLIFE Introduction to Ice Climbing

    November 30, 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    In the field 

    In this one-day course you will learn the basics of ice climbing with the help of an ACMG certified guide in a small group setting. In the hands-on course you will learn how to use various ice climbing gear such as a harness, ice axes and crampons, ropes and belay systems. With the help of your guide you will try various beginner level top rope ice climbs at the day's destination. You will experience an amazing day full of learning, fun and adventure! Technical equipment and group transportation provided. This program is being generously supported by the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation. For ages 18-30

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Town Committees

  1. Governance and Finance Committee - Service Review

    November 29, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Banff Town Hall

    Each year, as a part of the budget process, council reviews the programs and services that the municipality provides. This process confirms the level of service for each program and the associated budget estimates. Service Review is held during Governance and Finance Committee meetings. All meetings are held at Town Hall and are open to the public.

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