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Town of Banff Recreation Grounds Redevelopment and New Pedestrian Bridge

The town of Banff (ToB) is proposing to continue to redevelop the existing Recreation Grounds over the next 5 years. The project is comprised of a variety of sub-projects to implement the 2015 concept plan. The proposed works include the construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the Bow River to connect Central Park with the Recreation Grounds and multiple other elements as follows:
• New south trail for horses, north trail realignment, new central trail and overall wayfinding redevelopment
• New multi-purpose building with deep service lines, toboggan hill and winter outdoor skating rink
• Basketball court re-surfacing, playground and bike park redevelopment
• New maintenance building and yard, and a new picnic area west of existing sports field


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

March 5, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from February 3 to March 5, 2021 - February 3, 2021

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Banff National Park
Box 900
Banff, Alberta T1L 1K2
Telephone: 403-762-1419

  • Location

    • Banff National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Town of Banff
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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