The YWCA is Banff’s leading provider of temporary and permanent affordable housing with 120 residents living onsite year-round.

All residences provide a secure furnished bedroom, private or shared bathrooms, as well as shared common facilities such as kitchens, lounges and television rooms.

As well as co-ed residencies, we offer female-only accommodation.

Due to high demand, we maintain a waiting list. Average waiting times vary from 1-3 months based on seasonal demand.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently employed at a Banff National Park based business for a minimum of 28 hours per week (recent paystub required as proof of employment).

To apply please arrive in person at the YWCA Banff, 102 Spray Ave. You will need to bring government-issued identification such as a passport or driver’s licence, along with a recent paycheque or letter confirming employment in Banff National Park.


American Family Insurance Gingerbread Residence
$16.50 per person, per day

Oreo Building
1st Floor Private Room: $19.50 per person, per day
2nd Floor Private Room: $18.50 per person, per day
Staff Rate: 
$10.00 per person, per day

Main Building
1st/4th Floor Private Room:
$22.00 per day (single occupancy), $30.00 per day (double occupancy)