Town of Banff Water Withdrawal, Distribution and Treatment System

The Town of Banff withdraws approximately 3 million cubic meters annually of groundwater from 3 wells for use, treatment, and for waste water disposal. Consumers of the system include residences, businesses and facilities within the Town of Banff legal land boundary, and several facilities outside of the Town Boundaries (e.g. Rimrock Hotel, Tunnel Mountain Campground, etc.) A project assessment is being undertaken to submit to Parks Canada for issuance of a permit to continue to withdraw water, and maintain infrastructure to support the distribution and treatment systems.

Latest update

February 5, 2022 – 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 January 6 to February 5, 2022 - January 6, 2022


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

  • Location

    • Banff National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Town of Banff
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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