Unfortunately the large and festive Canada Day celebration so many have come to enjoy each year will not take place in its’ usual form this Summer.
This is for the safety of everyone. However the Town of Banff has arranged some special content for July 1 reminding us that Canada Day is a special day for all of us in any form.
Special Canada Day Content
9:30a.m. Join the Banff Public Library online as they present a special Canada Day Story time. Don’t forget to pick up your Canada Day craft kit from the library between June 27 and June 30! The special story time can be live streamed https://banff.ca/823/Canada-Day
Listen from your front door to hear some special concerts of the Bells performed by Heather Jean Jordan:
10:00a.m. Sing along to O Canada played on the Bells as part of a special minute Classical Canadiana Concert. This concert will also be live streamed here https://banff.ca/823/Canada-Day
1:00p.m. A featured 15 minute Classical Concert will delight you from your doorway
4:00p.m. Open your window and listen to Music Written for the Bells. This 15 minute concert reflects the history of this unique instrument, only 1 of 2 in Canada.
7:00p.m. Step onto your porch, Deck or lawn and bang your pots and pans as we thank our front line workers, then enjoy to a 15 minute concert of Modern Canadiana
At 10 p.m. point your smartphone or tablet to the night sky and a three-minute show will begin. The augmented reality experience will give you the same visual and sound effects as a real display. Image capture will also be available for you to share with family and friends.
Click here using your mobile device to experience the virtual display.
Click here if watching from a laptop to experience a video-montage.
We remind everyone to please listen from your front door, porch or Balcony. If you can’t hear the Bells from your home we suggest visiting one of Banffs natural spaces to enjoy the concert while following health protocols. From Central Park to the Top of Tunnel Mountain there are plenty of open spaces to enjoy the music.
Here is the notice from the Town of Banff website:
“In accordance with Alberta Health Services directives to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Banff has cancelled large-scale events until the end of summer. This includes large gatherings hosted by the municipality. Permits for event applications from external organizers will not be issued for summer.
Programming for the Town of Banff’s annual Canada Day festivities will be cancelled, including live entertainment in Central Park, activities in the Family Fun Zone and the iconic Canada Day Parade.” Source: Town of Banff
Please stay safe!
Let public transit do the work for you. There have been some changes to schedule so have a look before you arrive for the most current and up to date services.