Celebrate Canada Day Weekend in the beautiful natural surroundings of Banff National Park.
Experience all the fun and festivities that Banff National Park has to offer with jam-packed schedules including the ever popular Canada Day parades, live entertainment, family activities, fireworks, and much more!
Entry to the national park on Canada Day is FREE to all visitors.
Banff ‘hearts’ Canmore Benefit for the Bow Valley
Brewster Travel Canada, in partnership with Discover Banff Tours, the Rimrock Resort Hotel and several local businesses, will be hosting a flood relief benefit at the Banff Gondola.
The fundraising event will run between 4-7 pm and include a variety of exciting activities, musical entertainment, a silent auction and refreshments. In addition, Brewster Travel Canada will also be offering rides on the Banff Gondola by donation in lieu of the normal ticket fee to all residents of the Bow Valley.
Fundraising Concert at the Shaw Ampitheatre
The Banff Centre presents ”Classified with Zeus The Eerie Green and Elk Run and Riot” and will be collecting and matching donations for Bow Valley Flood Relief. Doors open at 4pm. Tickets available from The Banff Centre.
July 1, Banff
8:00 – 10:00 am | Pancake Breakfast presented by Melissa’s & Banff Park Lodge
Lynx St. between Banff Park Lodge and Homestead Inn
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies5:00 – 6:30 pm | Canada Day Parade**
**Note road closures for this event.**Central Park
12:00 noon | Opening Ceremonies
12:25 pm | Singing of O Canada by Heather Jordan
12:30 pm | First Nations Blessing by The Hunt Family
1:00 pm | Family Fun Zone opens & Entertainment on the Gazebo stage
7:00 pm | Live music
11:00 pm |Fireworks, best views from Central Park
July 1, Lake Louise
Lake Louise Rec Centre
8:30 – 10:30 am| Pancake Breakfast presented by the fire department
12:30 pm | Cake Cutting and Singing of ’O Canada’
12:30 – 3:30 pm | Family Fair incl. Magician show at 1:00 p.m., Face Painter, Bouncy Castle and BBQ until 2:00 p.m.
8:00 pm – 1:00 am | Evening Dance Party *over 18 only, no dogs allowed
9:00 – 9:15 am| Flag raising ceremony
9:15 – 10:00 am | Family Canoe Races
11:30 – 12:00 pm | Polar Bear Dip
12:00 – 4:00 pm | Children’s Play Zone
10:00 – 2:00 pm| Celebrations at Samson Mall including traditional drumming, dancing, singing and food.
12:00 noon | Canada Day Parade
Parking in the Town of Banff
The Town of Banff has launched a mobile website to help visitors find parking in town. Visit banffparking.ca to view the available parking spots, directions and time frames.
Source: Banff Lake Louise Tourism