Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada's head of state, passed away today, September 8, 2022.
“On behalf of the Town of Banff and Council, I extend my deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the citizens of our Commonwealth,” said Mayor Corrie DiManno. “Banff was first visited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1959, and we hold a special place in our hearts for our official head of state and someone who we know cared for Canada’s first national park.”
To mark the passing of Britain’s longest serving monarch, Banffites can offer their messages of sympathy through the Government of Canada’s online messages of condolences or in a book of condolences that will be hosted in Banff Town Hall during normal open hours, starting at 2 p.m. on September 9.
Banff’s Commonwealth Walkway was created in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday and may offer an visitors and residents a path for reflection and contemplation of her reign.
The Town’s flags are at half-mast for the mourning period set by the Government of Canada.
Learn about the mourning period in Alberta, memorials and next steps: https://www.alberta.ca/queen-elizabeth-what-happens-next.aspx
Learn about the Government of Canada’s commemorations: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/commemoration-her-majesty-the-queen.html