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Banff's Special Events

  1. Banff International String Quartet Competition

    August 26, 2019 - September 1, 2019 @ Banff Centre

    Banff International String Quartet Competition features the world's finest young string quartets as they descend up the Canadian Rockies as part of the 13th annual Competition. Share in a dramatic and rich journey as an audience member, that will set in motion a major performing career for the winning quartets. Over $300,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to winning quartets. Tickets available for audience members.

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  2. DJ & Play in the Park

    August 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park

    This is a free community event with music, drinks and snacks. Everyone welcome. Cancelled if raining or high winds.

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  3. Movie Under the Stars

    August 26, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Central Park

    Head to Central Park for a free movie under the stars. Bring your blankets and enjoy some popcorn! Moved to the Pioneer Room at 101 Bear if raining or high winds. Volunteers are needed! Please consider helping out to ensure we're able to hold this event.

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Drop-in Public Skating

    August 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Public Skating is open to everyone. Helmets recommended.

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  2. Drop-in Public Swimming

    August 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. Pool schedules are subject to change. For updates, call 403.762.6450 or visit

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  3. Drop-in Zumba

    August 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, in the Pioneer Room, above the library

    Drop-in Zumba is every Monday at 101 Bear Street from 6-7 p.m. (excluding stat holidays). This class will be held upstairs at 101 Bear Street. If the weather is nice, we'll head outside to the gazebo in Central Park. No registration required.

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  4. Drop-in Ying/Yang Yoga

    August 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library, in the Pioneer Room

    Yin/Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga bringing together the benefits of passive yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. For ages 16+. Held Mondays, excluding statutory holidays.

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