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Posted on: December 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Hours for Town of Banff

Elk Holidays

Banff Town Hall will be closed for the holidays on weekends and on these dates: Monday, Dec. 26, Tuesday, Dec. 27, Friday, Dec. 30. Town Hall reopens regular hours on Monday, Jan. 2. 

Essential Town services such as police, fire, bylaw, water, wastewater treatment and snow removal will remain in operation throughout the holidays. Non-emergency services will be on break during this time. Access to the Town’s online information services are available 24/7 at 

For urgent water, sewer, parks, roads, snow removal and after-hours inquiries, contact the Town through the online Action Request/Report a Problem on the home page or call  403.762.1240.

The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

The Fenlands will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1. Regular hours are in place for the rest of the holiday season. Extra drop-in sessions are available on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve: 

  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Family Skating
  • 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sticks & Pucks
  • 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Public Skating

 Natural Christmas tree disposal 

Collection of natural Christmas trees starts on Monday, Dec. 26, and continues to Monday, Jan. 16.  Drop off your tree at the Beaver Street parking lot, just north of the Banff Fire Hall. Christmas trees are not to be discarded at neighbourhood bins or in compost bins.

Waste Transfer Site 

The Transfer Site will be closed Dec. 25 and 26, as well as Jan. 1. Apart from these holidays, the site is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The last load is accepted at 3:15 p.m. Drop-offs are free for residents, excluding construction waste.

Reducing operational hours during low service periods is economical for the Town. Staff use vacation days or earned leave banks for closure days beyond statutory holidays.  

Everyone at the Town of Banff wishes residents a happy, healthy and safe holiday season!

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