Parking in Downtown Banff

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Are you and your family visiting Banff this summer? Plan parking ahead to save time! Starting July 5, 2021, Visitor-Pay Parking will increase the availability of short-term parking spaces in Banff’s downtown. Plan your route to have access to one of the 500 free parking stalls at the Train Station: https://banffparking.ca/ Paid parking is available 7 days/week, 8 am to …

New Green Transit Centre & Electric Buses in Banff

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A new transit operations centre has been opened in Banff. The Roam Transit Operations & Training Centre houses: administrative offices, a state-of-the-art driver training simulator, indoor and covered storage for 32 buses an environmentally responsible wash area and charging stations for the electric buses. The facility has net zero carbon emissions, is fully powered by solar panels, and is heated …

Want to canoe, fish or paddleboard in Banff National Park? Get a valid Self-Certification Permit!

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Parks Canada has recently introduced new restrictions on water activities in Banff National Park. The use of non-motorized watercraft, fishing equipment, and aquatic recreational equipment are restricted in all waterbodies within the Park at all times to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. Aquatic Invasive Species are fish, plants, etc. species that have been introduced to a new waterbody. …

Upgrading Theatre Complex at Banff Centre

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The Government of Alberta will be upgrading the building infrastructure systems in the theatre complex at the Banff Centre. The project includes replacing heating, ventilation and cooling systems in the Eric Harvey Theatre and support systems in the attached Margaret Greenham Theatre and Laszlo Funtek Teaching Wing. The labour involved in this project will generate about 14 jobs in the …

Free Bear Aware Webinar

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To many people, summer is the best season to get out and enjoy the nature! When hiking or camping, do not forget to stay safe around wild animals, especially bears. The Town of Banff and Parks Canada will co-host a free webinar called Bear Aware on July 15 at 7 pm. Attend this 90-minute webinar to learn how to stay …