Mask Bylaw in Town of Banff now in effect

We’ve been welcoming visitors to Banff National Park for decades in the only way we know - with warm hospitality. That hasn’t changed, but one of the challenges we are facing now more than ever is ensuring the safety of our visitors, our teams and all of our residents. 

We know we’ve all been adapting and trying our best to abide by COVID-19 guidelines to protect our community, residents, and visitors. As we’re sure you are now well aware, the Town of Banff has introduced a mandatory temporary mask bylaw (#436) that goes into effect at noon on Friday, July 31. This is an opportunity for us to continue to band together as a community and educate visitors, residents and our teams on the importance of keeping one another safe and helping to reduce the spread of the virus. 

As of noon tomorrow, wearing masks or face coverings is mandatory in enclosed publicly accessible spaces within the town of Banff, such as shops, restaurants, accommodation common areas and in taxis and buses. Masks are also mandatory in the outside space of the downtown pedestrian zone - the 100-200 blocks of Banff Avenue and Caribou Street, where there can be potential crowding. 

There are a range of exemptions, including: 

What does this mean for your business?  
Businesses and other publicly accessible establishments are required to publicly display a sign/poster in their entrance notifying customers that masks are required on the premises. 

For more details, FAQs and a downloadable poster for your entrance, visit We highly recommend reviewing the FAQ if you wish to clarify expectations for your business. 

We're all in this together. Let’s continue to create moments of indelible awe for visitors, while keeping visitors and our community safe.