Banff National Park is famous for its surreally coloured lakes, majestic mountains and endless outdoor adventures. Canada’s first national park and the world’s third, it has a rich heritage as one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain destinations.

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About Us

Banff National Park, established in 1885, is Canada’s oldest national park. Parks Canada sets guidelines to preserve the natural beauty and ecological history of this region. The Town of Banff is a municipality that lies within Banff National Park and residents and visitors are required to abide by these guidelines.

What’s happening in May

Homegrown Art Show

When : May 6, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where : Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street

Each spring Banff Town Hall hosts the work of artists from throughout the Bow Valley. This community exhibition is aimed at helping young, new and emerging artists share and celebrate their work with friends, families and other community members in a low-key setting. The exhibition kicks off with an open house event at Banff Town Hall on Friday, May 6 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Bear Aware Online

When : May 18, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where : Online

Join the Town of Banff and Parks Canada in an interactive Bear Aware session that will have you learning how to be safe in bear country. The 60-minute online session will be led by two Parks Canada wildlife specialists and includes a presentation on how to identify different types of bears, common bear behaviours and tools and tips to prevent bear encounters.

Banff Farmers Market

When : May 25, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Where : Banff Park Museum parking lot

The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer in the Banff Park Museum parking lot. Vendors sell everything from fruits and vegetables to artwork.


When : May 8, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM 

Where : Banff Elementary School

Come out and join others to kick the ball around in a fun pickup game of soccer. Balls, pinnies and nets are provided. Open to all genders and abilities.


Central Park

Banff's own Central Park is located along the Bow River and provides an opportunity to enjoy nature in the heart of the Town of Banff.

Enjoy a stroll along the paved pathway by the Bow River, have your lunch at one of the picnic tables, and bring your kids to play on the natural playground.

Community Classes & Programs

We have some amazing classes and programs for you to sign up for! Take a look at the list below and see what interests you!

  • Active Living and Wellness
  • BanffLIFE
  • Free Sport & Recreation Sessions
  • Kids Classes
  • Languages, Art & Food
  • MountainLIFE
  • Try It Programs
To register for a program or class:
  • Visit
  • Call 403-762-1251 or 403-762-1235

Activities throughout the seasons

Available in the Summer

  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming

Available in the Winter

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Curling
  • Hockey leagues
  • Outdoor ice skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowboarding


Contact Us

Physical Address

110 Bear Street
Banff, AB T1L 1A1

Mailing Address

Box 1260
Banff, AB T1L 1A1