Oh Canada! The Ultimate Canada Day Event Guide
Canada Day. A time to celebrate and show our pride for our great nation, its remarkable history and its bright future. From the rolling Rockies, to the majestic prairies, breathtaking coastal lines, metropolitan cities and stunning northern territories. Let’s be honest, we have a lot to be proud about.
Banff will be celebrating our national day with pride and vigor (as usual) and there is always an amazing atmosphere in town. Plus, entry into Banff National Park is FREE on July 1st!
Must have items for a perfect day:
Sun cream or umbrellas – whatever the weather decides, events will go ahead.
Lawn chairs, blankets – set up for the day!
Cash – no card transactions on any stalls
Maple Leaf attire – hats, flags, face paint. Anything and everything goes!
Canada Day Events
9 – 10:30 a.m
Parks Canada Pancake Breakfast
Parks Canada Admin Grounds
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Noon – 11pm – Central Park
Central Park Activities Commence
12:30 - 1 p.m
Hunt Family First Nations (Dancing & Drumming)
1 - 1:30 p.m
Stampede City Chorus (45 person choir)
1:30 - 2 p.m
Steve Harmer's Motivational Magic
2 - 3 p.m
Stupid Pet Tricks
3 - 3:30 p.m
Polonez Polish Dancers
3:30 - 4 p.m
Free Rangers, Park Warden's Music
5 – 6:30 p.m
Banff Canada Day Parade
The biggest parade yet! Click here for a parade route map!
6:30 – 11 p.m
Central Park Entertainment
6:45 – 7 p.m
Calgary Fiddlers (toe-tapping fiddle music)
7 - 8 p.m
Suds (Country - Rock Band)
8 - 9 p.m
Suzie Q (High Energy Hits)
9 - 10 p.m
Boneyard (Banff's local Rockers)
10 – 11 p.m
Under Pressure (Rock & Roll Reunion Tour)
Banff Canada Day Fireworks
View from Central Park or Bow Avenue
All of this, not to mention the activities on Banff Avenue, food tasting, stalls, face-painting, music, street performances and a great atmosphere.
Rooms are booking fast, so come down and bring your family for an unforgettable Canada Day in Banff.