Banff to gradually increase services with return of regional visitors
The safety of residents, local employees and visitors is Banff's top priority. We are eager to welcome visitors back to Banff, but only when it is safe to do so.
The Town of Banff, Parks Canada and its agency partners are recommending visitors wait until next month to visit, when we have more measures in place to make it safe for employees, residents and visitors. As a community, we need to ensure we have all protocols in place to welcome people back to a safe and exceptional visitor experience.
Banff National Park increases services June 1
Changes to visitor services in Banff National Park as a result of COVID-19 remain in effect.
Starting June 1, visitors will be permitted to access some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations. Until then, all suspensions of visitor services and closures of facilities announced in March remain in place. All camping facilities remain closed until at least June 21, 2020, while Parks Canada assesses whether and how these services might resume. Group activities and public events will be prohibited until further notice. All existing reservations set to take place prior to June 21, 2020, will be automatically cancelled and refunded in full.
Parks Canada will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.
Learn more at pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/covid-19-info.
New Banff & Lake Louie Tourism member website geared towards reopening
The new section of the BLLT member website assists with planning and reopening. Here, members will find current and archived member updates, as well as useful reopening resources, government initiatives and messages, marketing tools, HR resources, research and reports, upcoming events and webinars, and feel-good stories from the community. Visit banfflakelouise.com/members/home.
Open businesses in Banff
As the province begins to implement its relaunch strategy, the Town of Banff has established a webpage dedicated to listing open businesses in Banff. This listing showcases contact information and the types of service being offered at local establishments. To support Banff businesses and shop local, please visit: banff.ca/openinbanff.
First quarter 2020 bills
The utility bills for the January 1 – March 31, 2020 billing period were mailed on April 29, 2020 and are due May 29, 2020. If you have not received your bill or you want to setup payment deferrals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temporary closure of Re-Use It Centre
Due to construction projects happening at the Waste Transfer Site, the Re-Use It Centre will be temporarily closed to the public for the next few weeks. When it reopens, it’ll be in a new location in the Operations yard with some small improvements. Learn more at banff.ca/reuse.
Looking to sell your stuff? Garage sales are discouraged at this time and it’s recommended to use kijiji.ca or Facebook buy and sell groups and setup contactless pickups and payment.