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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Bear Aware Webinar

Grizzly Bear

Attend a Bear Aware webinar hosted by the Town of Banff and Parks Canada to learn how to be safe in bear country. Join two Parks Canada wildlife specialists for a 90 minute session which includes a presentation on identifying bears and understanding their...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Plan Your Visit

Banff Sign news

If you’re coming to Banff, use the best exit into town to avoid traffic and delays. With several roads closed to vehicles, plan ahead to make your visit more fun.

Use the Banff Avenue/Minnewanka exit if:

  • You’re staying in a hotel or camp...
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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Council Meeting, July 13


Watch the meeting live at

Due to the extraordinary circumstances and measures being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, this meeting will be held virtually using Zoom; all Members of Council will be participating remotely. 


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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Wolf Warning

Wolf Warning news

More information from Parks Canada at 

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

A Brand New Bear

Bear Street Render

Learn about the construction project on Bear Street and see which businesses are open.

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Mountain Adventure Programs

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MountainLIFE - 31+

Connect, explore and play in Banff’s MountainLIFE programs. MountainLIFE is designed for adults aged 31 and up that want to connect with their peers, get outdoors and enjoy mountain life to the fullest. 

To register, ca...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Thank you Banff

Thank you

We’ve been through a lot over the past several months, Banff. But we couldn’t have made it without the hard work of all the people who provided essential services, support programs and health services. To all of you, we say, thank you!...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Town to deliver Banff Evacuation Guide and masks to all dwellings

Evac guide

The Town of Banff will deliver an updated Evacuation Guide to all Banff dwellings this month as part of the community’s efforts to prepare for emergencies such as flooding and wildfires.

Alongside the advice on preparing for disasters, the Town o...

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Posted on: June 20, 2020

Dog Park Open

Dog Park news

The new Banff off-leash dog park has opened in the Industrial Compound. Directions and details, visit 

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Town of Banff Encourages COVID Kits for Safe Summer Travel

Sunflowers in Downtown Banff

With summer officially arriving with the solstice this Saturday, the Town of Banff is reminding visitors to plan ahead and prepare personal COVID-19 kits to ensure essentials are available for a safe adventure to the Rockies.

“The summer road tri...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camps

Summer Fun

This popular summer program is not just about child care, but creating experiences and memories that last a lifetime.

This summer, Summer Fun is available for children in Kindergarten to Grade 5.  

More info at

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Banff rescinds Local State of Emergency


The Town of Banff has rescinded its State of Local Emergency, as of 9 a.m., June 12, due to the elimination of an immediate need for extraordinary measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Declaring a State of Local Emergency 88 da...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Governments of Alberta and Canada advance assessment of rail service for Bow Valley


The Province of Alberta announced earlier today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) to explore the feasibility of a passenger rail service, extending from the Calgary International Airport through ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Town of Banff Safely Opening Doors with Banff Ave Pedestrian Zone and Support to Businesses

Town from Sulphur

Alberta Health Services (AHS) reports zero active cases in Banff, with the total of four cases recorded in Banff to date as being recovered. With the reduction in provincial cases overall, the Town of Banff signalled the return of regional visitation last...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Banff Avenue Pedestrian Zone

Downtown Banff

The 100 and 200 blocks of Banff Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic this summer to provide more space for pedestrians to practice physical distancing, and to help local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Task Force focussed on Banff’s economic recovery in wake of COVID-19

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Banff & Lake Louise Tourism (BLLT), Parks Canada, the Town of Banff, and Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association (BLLHA) created the Banff & Lake Louise Economic Task Force to deliver a phased plan to safely and effectively re-open the eco...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Utility invoices mailed, deferral option continues

Utility Bills

The Town of Banff is mailing the monthly utility bill for water, sewer and waste services to properties, but account holders are reminded that payment deferrals remain in place.

People who are able to pay are encouraged to do so. However, many residents ma...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Bear Street reconstruction breaks ground

Bear Street Concept Image

Transformation of service centre revitalizes public space, prepares Banff for recovery 

The Town of Banff has launched a major reconstruction project designed to bring significant pedestrian-focused enhancements to a key commercial and service cen...

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