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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Grizzly and black bear lured into town by easy meal

Bear and Fruit Trees News

A large, mature grizzly bear has been feeding on crab apples in residential yards in the town of Banff, and bluff charging people in the area. A black bear has also been feeding on berries in a mountain ash tree in a hotel grounds just northeast of town.&...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Survivors’ Flag Ceremony helps mark National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

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Media are invited to attend an event to introduce a Survivors Flag to Banff Town Hall and commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation activities. 

Location: Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear StreetDate: Friday, September 29, 2023 Time: ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is commemorated on September 30 every year. This day is designated as an opportunity to “recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools.”

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Bus lane & trail project to improve traffic on Mountain Ave.

Mounatin Ave News

The Town of Banff is kicking off a new traffic-improvement project with public information sessions about the addition of an express bus lane and multi-use trail on Mountain Ave.   

Banff Town Council has a priority to reduce the use of p...

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Register for Fall/Winter Programs

Community Classes Winter News

Plan your winter! Fall/winter classes and programs will be posted online starting Sept. 1. Registration opens Sept. 7 at 8 a.m.

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Pavilion sets a new standard for sustainable building in Banff

Pavilion news

The new pavilion building has opened at the Banff Recreation Grounds, providing accessible and universal washrooms and a gathering space for local non-profits and Banff residents who use amenities in the area such as the skatepark, off-leash dog park and ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Banff residents urged to help shape future of Town

Community Plan People On Street News

The Town of Banff is calling on residents to help update its Community Plan – the top plan that guides all decisions in the municipality for the next 10 years. The Community Plan sets policy direction that affects the daily lives of all resident...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Town’s roof sprinklers program aims to help keep Banff homes safe from wildfire embers

Roof Sprinkler System News

The Town of Banff is launching a roof sprinkler incentive program approved by Town Council in January, offering Banff homeowners discounted sprinkler kits to use in the event of advancing wildfire. The roof sprinklers will be displayed at the Disaster Rea...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Town starts Foxtail remediation at dog park

Temporary Dog Park News

Specialists in vegetation management are beginning the process of removing the hazardous foxtail plant from the Recreation Grounds Dog Park next week, which will allow the park to be reopened later this month.

Parks Canada has approved the Town’s...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Bylaw to help reduce single-use items going to landfill or littering Banff

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Banff Town Council passed a bylaw this week to bolster practices many businesses have voluntarily initiated, as part of a town-wide strategy to reduce the consumer use of items like plastic shopping bags, disposable cutlery and coffee cups that are used o...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Banff unveils performers for Canada Day shows

Performance on Canada Day News

The Town of Banff has released the list of performers and locations for this year’s July 1 celebrations in the heart of the national park community. 

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We’re welcoming fellow Canad...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Banff paves way to better roads and trails

Asphalt Overlay Program 2023 News

The Town of Banff invests in pavement repairs each year to maintain smooth streets and trails, especially for cyclists and skateboarders, who are required to use the road network, and for Roam Transit users, coach riders and drivers. Smooth roads improve ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Town asks residents: how can you live your best life in Banff?

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The Town of Banff is calling on all residents of Banff to take part in the 2023 Community Social Assessment to help identify ways to make improvements for people who live here.

This will be the fourth time the Town has conducted the assessment, which is co...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Heritage Finder

Heritage Finder News

We’ve digitized municipal heritage files to bring you an interactive map of over 170 heritage sites in Banff, with details and photos.

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Oh Bento and Food Service Contracting at The Fenlands

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The operators of Oh Bento Banff started an online petition advocating for an extension on their 5-year lease of space in The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre, rather than bidding in the open tender process for the operator for the next 5-year period.&...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Banff Gets Ready for Disasters

Disaster Readiness Day News

The Town of Banff is hosting a Disaster Readiness Day to showcase the emergency equipment, vehicles and crews that would respond to flooding, wildfire, severe storms, human or wild animal attacks, and a range of other emergencies and potential disasters.&...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Banff’s Pedestrian Zone to host Canada Day activities

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The Downtown Pedestrian Zone prepares to reopen on May 19 exclusively to pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders and transit, setting in motion plans for activation on Canada Day in the downtown activity hub.

Once again, in the centre of the Pedestrian Zone a...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Banff Downtown Pedestrian Zone set to reopen

Banff Ave Pedestrian Zone

The Town of Banff will close its main street to vehicles in the downtown core on Monday, May 15, in preparation for the reopening of the Downtown Pedestrian Zone between Wolf and Buffalo streets, and the adjacent sections of Caribou Street. 

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Banff phone survey calls on residents for feedback and priorities

Resident Satisfaction Survey News

The Town of Banff has commissioned Ipsos opinion research firm to call Banff residents through the rest of April to measure their satisfaction with services and gauge community priorities. The phone calls to landlines and cell phones will randomly select ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

Banff showcases historical buildings for World Heritage Day

Heritage Finder News

The Town of Banff is celebrating World Heritage Day on April 18 by encouraging residents and visitors to experience the rich history of the mountain community by touring the many heritage buildings in ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Banff joins spring cleaning with street sweeping

Street Sweeper News

Town of Banff crews start townwide street sweeping today and will continue through next week and into May – if the spring-like weather continues.

Sweepers require water to clean streets and if the temperature goes below freezing, work has to temp...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Banff property owners encouraged to check assessed value

Hotel and Apartment News

The Town of Banff has begun mailing property assessment notices, starting the Assessment Review Period – the time homeowners have to review and potentially ask to change their property’s assessed market value. Property assessments can ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Banff expands smoke-free areas February 1

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Smoking and vaping of tobacco and nicotine products will not be allowed in most public places in the town of Banff starting February 1, to reduce the health risks associated with second-hand smoke. 

This new bylaw builds on the recent new...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Banff invites resident input as 2023 Service Review about to start

Downtown group news

The Town of Banff has published the 2023 Service Review documents to solicit feedback and kick off the annual Council deliberations with a review of all municipal services and the levels of service, an examination of cost increases, and potential new proj...

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