2013 Fall Locals Day

Locals' Appreciation Days

We want to say THANKS! Thanks to all the residents of Banff, Canmore and Jasper for your support this season. It's been a fantastic season and we'd like to invite you to join us for a FREE ride on Local's Appreciation Days. Visit one or all of our attractions on the dates specified below during operating hours to enjoy your complimentary ride.

Join us for fun activities and BBQs with all proceeds donated to charity: Jasper Museum Fix the Roof Fund (Jasper) and the Banff Community Foundation! 

Free admission offer valid for residents of Canmore, Kananaskis, Exshaw, Lake Louise, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park on the days indicated only. Proof of residency is required.

Banff Gondola, Saturday October 5th

  • Special offers available at Starbucks, retail gift shop and the photo shop.
  • Meet and greet with Brewster the Bear at the Upper Terminal and Lower Terminal.
  • Banff Burner Race: 
    • Race up Sulphur Mountain – 5.5 km with 655 m of elevation gain. 
    • Registration and the course open at 11:00 am. Participants can sign up and race any time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, up to a maximum of 125 participants. Race time is 11 am – 1 pm; with 1 pm being the latest start time.
    • All participants will be timed, regardless of their start time, and prizes will be given to winners with the fastest completion times in categories including Junior (17 and under) and Adult (18+).
    • Full participation rules and waiver forms
  • Brown Bag Lunch- $10 donation with all proceeds going to the Banff Community Foundation.

Glacier Adventure, Saturday October 5th

  • Tours depart from the Glacier Discovery Centre every 15 minutes.
  • Donation BBQ between 12:00 and 2:00pm - all funds will be donated to the Jasper Museum Fix the Roof Fund.
  • Jasper Residents there will be a shuttle available to and from the Glacier Discovery Centre.
    • The bus will cost $10 for adults, $5 for children (to be paid in cash only when boarding the bus in Jasper). 
    • All proceeds go to the Jasper Museum Fix the Roof Fund.
    • Shuttle departs from the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce building at 11:00am, arriving at the Icefield at approximately 12:30pm. 
    • Glacier Adventure tour will be scheduled for 1:30pm. 
    • The bus will depart the Icefield for Jasper at 3:00pm.

Banff Lake Cruise, Sunday October 6th

  • Cruises depart every hour on the hour between 12:00pm and 5:00pm.
  • Donation BBQ from 11:30am to 3:00pm. All proceeds go to Banff Community Foundation.
  • Private boat rentals are 50% off the regular price for locals. 


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