Demonstrate Safety Measures
Businesses in Banff are encouraged to showcase the measures they are implementing to keep staff and customers safe by posting information on their website, on the Google My Business profile and with posters in their entrance. Banff businesses are being offered a free customized poster to highlight their safety measures. Request a poster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banff Avenue pedestrian zone
Banff Avenue was closed to vehicle traffic on June 5 to provide additional space for people to maintain 2-metre distancing requirements. Scheduled to be in place until September, the traffic will be rerouted with signage and flaggers on busy days, primarily directing day visitors to the Train Station Public Parking Lot.
Restaurants and stores on Banff Avenue are eligible to use additional exterior space to assist in customer safety.
The Banff Avenue Pedestrian Zone will evolve to adapt to access requirements and business participation, with changes guided by the need to provide safe space for pedestrians on the busiest street in Banff. Details at banff.ca/BanffAve.
Assistance for businesses
Businesses and services needing help to implement AHS-required safety measures should:
• download the most up-to-date resources banff.ca/COVIDbusiness#Help
• download best practices for your industry banfflakelouise.com/members/reopening-guidelines
• join a live video meeting with AHS experts and industry mentors, including:
June 16, 5 p.m. Phase 2 Re-Opening Guidance + Q&A
Register at banfflakelouise.com/members/home.
Banff National Park services
Banff National Park is 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.
2020 Property Taxes
The Town of Banff is supporting residents and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Council approved municipal property tax relief measures that support taxpayers facing financial difficulty.
Flexible tax payment options
If you pay your property taxes in a lump sum once a year, you are encouraged to pay by the deadline, which is July 15. However, if you are experiencing financial difficulty, you have the option to delay your payment until August 31, 2020, and no late penalties will be applied.
If you pay your taxes through your mortgage, your mortgage lender will submit payment to the Town on your behalf. If you are facing financial difficulty, contact your lender to adjust payment arrangements. If you pay monthly through the Town of Banff’s Monthly Payment Plan, you have the option to delay your monthly payments until August 31, 2020, if you are facing financial difficulty.
To request a delay in your monthly payment plan, please send an email to email@example.com.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask or face coverings in crowded public places. They don't remove the requirement to stay 2 metres away from others, but they do help stop the spread of the virus if you happen to carry the virus, even if you are not symptomatic. Visit banff.ca/covidhelp to learn more and to find where to purchase masks.
Sanitary Dumping Station
Improvements at the Town of Banff Sanitary Dumping Station are underway and include non-potable water station and sanitary dump automatic fee systems. Commercial users are required to use a Town supplied pass card at the sanitary dump kiosks. A pass card will be issued after completing a commercial agreement. Please request a commercial agreement by emailing SaniDump@banff.ca or for more information, visit banff.ca/1148/Sanitary-Dumping-Station.