We're Safely Opening our Doors
Thank you to our community for helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Banff. Everyone has worked diligently to control the virus, allowing the Town to gradually reopen. We are ready to safely welcome back visitors and are implementing a measured approach with significant safety protocols to keep our residents safe and allow businesses to continue to resume services. Learn more at banff.ca/COVID.
Downtown pedestrian zone
The 100 and 200 blocks of Banff Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic starting June 5 until September to allow for better physical distancing and to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be a pedestrian-only zone; cyclists and skateboarders must dismount before entering. Learn more at banff.ca/BanffAve.
Banff National Park increasing services
Banff National Park is gradually restoring visitor access to trails and day-use areas. Services will resume at some facilities with the exception of campgrounds and national historic sites which remain closed. For a complete list of information on available services, area closures and restricted activities visit pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/covid-19-info.
High streamflow advisory
Alberta Environment has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Bow River, including the Town of Banff. Use extreme caution around Bow River Trails and obey all warning signs. Sections of the trail between the canoe docks and Bow River Bridge are closed. The Banff Canoe Docks are closed due to the high streamflow. Avoid all river recreation due to dangerous conditions.
Water levels in the Upper Bow basin remain above average, with recent rain and snowmelt at higher elevations. For information on river conditions, visit rivers.alberta.ca. Sign up for emergency alerts in Banff at banff.ca/emergency.
Playgrounds have reopened in the Town of Banff. Signs have been placed at the entrances with the latest safety info.
Open in Banff
As the province begins to implement its relaunch strategy, the Town of Banff has established a web page dedicated to listing open businesses in Banff. This listing showcases contact information and the types of service being offered at local establishments. To add your business to the listing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To support Banff businesses and shop local, please visit: banff.ca/openinbanff.