The Essential Local's Guide to Banff

Register for Language, Art & Food Programs 

Register for any of these upcoming programs at, or by calling 403.762.1251, or by stopping by Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street,

Find out more about these, and other upcoming programs, in The Essential Local’s Guide to Banff.

Spanish – Beginner

You will learn the basics of conversation and how to read, write and speak Spanish. For ages 16+.
$110 | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
$55 | Access Price
CP-LL-SP-09 | September 26 – October 22
CP-LL-SP-03 | March 31 – April 23
Banff Community High School

Spanish – Intermediate

This class will help build on your basic knowledge of Spanish. A more intermediate level of reading, writing and speaking will be taught. Ages 16+.
$110 | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
$55 | Access Price
CP-LL-SP-10 | October 29 – November 21
CP-LL-SP-01 | January 21 – February 13
Banff Community High School

Music Theory

Music Theory for Adults 15+

Learn the language of music—melody, rhythm, harmony and more in a fun way.
$84 | Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
$42 | Access Price
CR-MU-TH-09 | September 25 – November 20 (no class November 5)

Digital SLR & Smartphone Photography

Learn how to get quality photos from your Digital SLR and your smartphone. This class will cover the basics and teach you how to use them to their fullest potential. Opportunities to go outside for some hands-on practice with the instructor will be included during class time. Participants are expected to bring their own DSLR and smartphone.
$150 | Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
$75 | Access Price
CR-IN-PH-09 | September 24 – October 29
CR-IN-PH-02 | February 25 – March 31

Banff Theatre Collective

The Banff Theatre Collective explores, creates, and shares the theatre experience in Banff. Join the group to create theatre and share information on arts and entertainment events in the Bow Valley. For more information, visit
Ages 18+.
Free | Sundays, 7 – 9 p.m.
101 Bear Street

Homegrown Art Show

Homegrown Art Show

Town Hall hosts an exhibition of artwork created by residents of the Bow Valley. A wide variety of art is featured, including original paintings, photographs and sculpture, as well as live music and fashion design. Opening reception March 6, 7 – 9 p.m.
Free | Youth 17 and under
$30 | 18+
Banff Town Hall
EV-HG-AR-09 | Friday, February 14, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Community Meals

A great way to meet neighbours and make new friends, Community Meals are a regular part of small town living in Canada. In Banff, a number of churches, corporate and cultural groups put on lunch/dinners for everyone in the community. Please check poster boards and community Facebook pages for dates and special events or call 403.762.1254. Community Meals are by donation.

Chili Night

Enjoy a bowl of chili and then hang out with friends in the large rec room to play pool, table tennis, foosball and more.
Free | Fridays, 6:30 p.m.
Banff Park Church

Community Dinner

Enjoy a main course, salad, bread, dessert, and of course, great conversation with friends, neighbours, and newcomers. Everyone welcome.
$4 | Last Thursday of every month
September to June | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
101 Bear Street

Games Night

After enjoying a delicious meal at a Community Dinner, walk across the hall and play Magic: The Gathering. Cards and instruction provided. All ages and abilities.
Free | Last Thursday of every month | 6 – 9 p.m.
101 Bear Street

Community Table Lunch

Join us for a selection of delicious food including homemade soup, breads and salads. There is a kids zone, pop-up cooking demos and cultural events. Every week is different. Make new friends and find out what’s happening in our community. Watch social media for pop-up information. Community Table Lunch is also a Banff Food Rescue distribution point.
$3 donation | Thursdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
101 Bear Street

Good Food Box

Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at a very low cost. The Community Kitchen Program of Calgary buy directly from farmers or wholesale clubs and deliver to Banff once per month. Includes 20-25 lbs. of fruits and vegetables.
$25/month | Access Price

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