Resident and Visitor Support
In addition to ambassadors stationed at the skating rinks and patrolling Banff Avenue and Bear Street to help people with directions and recommendations, a revised map has been placed at each end of Bear Street.
When the weather permits, several food and beverage establishments will install sidewalk seating or take-out booths on Bear Street since Alberta Health is allowing in-person dining, starting on Monday, February 8.
Although the Government of Alberta now allows social gatherings outside for up to 10 people, Banff's Emergency Coordination Centre has advised against installing firepits on Bear Street and the High School rink due to challenges with ensuring people maintain physical distancing requirements. The amenities for the street will be reviewed weekly based on new opportunities provided by continuing easing of provincial restrictions.
Two-hour parking reserved for medical appointments are located on Wolf Street in front of Townhouse Liquor and on Caribou Street in front of the Canada House Gallery.
Parking signs reserve loading space in the alley by the new Peaks Hotel for people accessing Bear Street businesses, such as picking up supplies at the hardware store, ski rentals at the three businesses on the street, and food pick up from the many restaurants.