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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Help find a solution to parking & congestion downtown

Let's Talk Parking

The Town of Banff is set to kick off public engagement to help develop a parking management plan that will address the ongoing issues around parking and congestion in downtown Banff. 

“Traffic congestion and the impact of having 4 million visitors...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Studded bike tire rebate back for second year

Studded Bike Tire

Council committed $4,000 to bring back the studded bike tire rebate for a second year. The first year of the rebate was a great success, with all funds being used by residents to purchase studded tires for easier winter cycling. While Banff has some of th...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Santa's Anonymous 2019

Santa's Anonymous

Santa's Anonymous 2019

Santa’s Anonymous is a volunteer, community-based program dedicated to the relief of Banff and Lake Louise community members in financial need during the holiday season.  It has been supported by residents, busines...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Kelly Gibson selected as new town manager

Kelly Gibson

Long-time Town of Banff employee Kelly Gibson has been named Banff’s newest town manager. After a months-long, nationwide candidate search, council selected Gibson for the town’s top position. 

“Kelly has the passion,...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Elk Warning

Elk Warning

WHAT: Female elk displaying defensive behaviour.

WHERE: Tunnel Mountain trails and the area surrounding and including the Banff Centre

WHY: Female elk have aggressively charged people in defense of their space.

  • Stay 30 meters away from all ...
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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Banff rolls out food bin fleet to grow composting

Food waste bin

New food composting bins are being rolled out all over Banff to help residents cut down on waste going to the landfill.

Over a dozen new food bins are being installed in various neighbourhoods around Banff over the next week as part of the Zero Waste Trail...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Smoking/Vaping Cannabis in the Town of Banff

Cannabis

Should Banff’s bylaw about smoking and vaping cannabis be changed, and should smoking and vaping tobacco be regulated more strictly?

Council directed administration to ask Banff residents whether the bylaw on cannabis smoking and vaping is adequate, a year...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Apply to be a member of the Library Board

Banff Public Library

Apply to be a member of the Library Board

Application Form

Applications are due by November 15

The Banff Public Library Board is appointed by council and oversees the operation of Banff's public library. Meetings are scheduled on the last Wednesday of each m...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Snow Clearing

Snow Clearing Map

Winter Road Maintenance and Snow Removal

Roads are plowed and sanded according to the Snow Management Plan.  Different areas have different priority zones, which are based on transit, school bus and emergency vehicle routes. During a snowfall, cre...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Recycling Depot Changes

high school depot

The recycling depot by the Fire Hall has been moved and neighbourhood recycling stations around town have been improved with more bins. You can now take all your recycling to your neighbourhood bins. (The closest one to the Fire Hall is the corner of Beav...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Third Quarter 2019 Utility Bills

Utility Bills

The Utility Bills for the July 1 - September 30, 2019 billing period were mailed on October 29, 2019 and are due November 29, 2019. If you have not received your bill, please contact 403.762.1230 or taxes.utilities@banff.ca.

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Register for Into the Wild

Into the Wild

The Into the Wild program is an outdoor, nature-based program for Grades 1 to 6. Tracking, learning to cook, crafting and developing outdoor skills will all be elements in fostering and building the child's relationship to the outdoors. Into the Wild is a...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Green fleet REVs up in Banff

REV Vehicle Launch

The Town of Banff unveiled 10 new electric vehicles and equipment this week as part of the REV initiative to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. 

“Banff strives to be a model environmental community, wher...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Unwanted Item Pickup now Online

Unwanted Item By Bin

Banff residents can now schedule an unwanted item pickup online.

Free pickups of unwanted or large items has been provided by the Town of Banff for several years, but now residents are able to schedule a time for pickups conveniently online

We wi...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Banff’s apartment vacancy rate grows to 1.1%

Mayor at Tinu Opening

For the first time in years, Banff’s vacancy rate has hit 1%.

The latest edition of the Alberta Seniors and Housing report on apartment vacancy rates and rental costs indicates that Banff’s vacancy rate increased from 0.6% in 2017 to 1....

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Fall/Winter Classes & Programs

Essential Guide Cover

Registration for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 classes opens September 2. 

Find out what programs and courses are being offered this season in The Essential Local’s Guide to Banff. This guide, printed twice a year, has everything from sports and aquatics ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Town of Banff starts journey on Zero Waste Trail

Zero Waste

The Town of Banff launched the Zero Waste Trail campaign to help restaurants, hotels and other organizations reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

“Banff strives to be a model environmental community, where everything we do is guided by a...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Prescribed Burns in the National Park

Parks Canada Firefighter

Throughout this fall and coming winter, Parks Canada will be selectively removing and/or limbing vegetation near infrastructure in both the frontcountry and backcountry areas of Banff National Park.

Why?

The safety of the public, our crews, park infrastruct...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Development Permit Viewer Map

Permit Viewer

A new way to see development permits in the Town of Banff is now available.

This new online feature shows a map of all development permits in town. It includes those under review, approved permits, and declined permits. Banff residents can use this tool to...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Johnson Lake Closure

Johnson Lake Closure

The following information is from Parks Canada:

What’s happening: 

Parks Canada will remove all fish from Johnson Lake in an attempt to eradicate whirling disease. This requires the lake to be partially drained and the fish to be removed ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Mountain Adventurers

Mountain Adventures

Mountain Adventurers is an outdoor program designed for Grades 4/5 and 6-8 on PD half day Fridays from noon – 4 p.m. Students will go canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, cross country skiing and much more.

This program is generously supported and fun...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

2019 Solar Incentive Program

Solar

Up to $50,000 has been allocated to fund the Town of Banff's Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Incentive Program for 2019. Funds will come from the Environmental Reserve to provide an incentive for residents and businesses to invest in solar energy.

The Town will wa...

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