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Canada Day in Banff 2015

Entrance to the Banff National Park is free on July 1st, 2015. So come and celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday in Canada’s finest and first national park! There are tons of family-friendly events that run throughout the day, here is a quick run down on the highlights.

Children’s Sidewalk Art

From 9am – noon - 100 Block Bear St.

Try your hand at some creative artwork, on the sidewalks outside the Whyte Museum. With an array of colourful chalk on hand, adults and kids and let loose on a Canadian themed piece of artwork.

Canada Day ParadeCanada Day Parade

Starting at 5pm – Banff Avenue

The annual Canada Parade will take place down Banff Avenue from Fox Street to Buffalo Street starting at 5pm. With brass bands and Mounties, this patriotic parade celebrates everything that is great about Canada.

Canada Day Fireworks

Starting at 11pm - Central Park

As the sun begins to set behind the Canadian Rockies, locals and tourists gather in Central Park for the closing ceremony to a full day of Canadian celebrations. The Canada Day fireworks are a fantastic spectacle for the whole family to enjoy.

Central Park Events & Activities

If all of those events weren’t enough there is also FREE entertainment happening throughout the day in Central Park. Check out the line-up below.

  • Noon - Opening Ceremonies with Mayor Karen Sorensen
  • 12:20 p.m. - Hoja accapella group
  • 1 p.m. - Canada Day cake cutting with Mayor Sorensen
  • 1 p.m. - Local musical group “The Swillbillies”
  • 1:30 p.m. - Verkhovyna Ukrainian dance troupe
  • 2 p.m. Local musical group “Awesome Brothers”
  • 2:30 p.m. “Dance for Joy” with Kim Mayberry
  • 3 p.m. Folk singer Brad Brewer
  • 3:30 p.m. -  The Calgary Fiddlers
  • 7 p.m. -  Elk Run Riot set one
  • 8 p.m. Amelie Patterson
  • 8:15 p.m. Elk Run Riot set two
  • 9 p.m. Amelie Patterson
  • 9:15 p.m. Celtic rock group “Fraid Knot” set one
  • 10 p.m. Amelie Patterson
  • 10:15 p.m. - Celtic rock group “Fraid Knot” set two

Canada Day celebrations in Central Park – What to Bring:

  • Lawn chair(s) or blanket(s)
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • An umbrella – this event is rain or shine
  • Share the spirit. Bring flags or wear shirts or hats sporting the maple leaf.

For a full 2015 Canada Day line up, click here.

Happy Canada Day!


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