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Participants in residency programs and most workshops stay at Banff Centre for the duration of their program. The residential aspect of our programs means you can take part in the Centre's larger artistic community while we take care of day-to-day concerns like cooking and cleaning.
Rooms have all the amenities of a hotel, furnishings, work desk and chair, bath and/or shower, towels, bedding, phone, radio/alarm clocks, housekeeping services, and expansive windows that allow participants to enjoy the full beauty of Banff Centre’s natural setting. Over 150 rooms are available in two residence halls. Wireless internet is available throughout the campus.
Standard Single and Shared Accommodation
Set in the middle of Banff Centre’s mountainside campus, Lloyd Hall offers comfortable, recently renovated hotel-style rooms. Rooms offer queen sized beds, a private bathroom, and a TV. Lounges, common areas, and laundry facilities are located in the building. With over 100 rooms, most participants in arts programs at Banff Centre stay in Lloyd Hall.
Professional Development Centre
Centrally located, the Professional Development Centre (or PDC as it's commonly referred to) is home to the Front Desk and main reception for the Banff Centre. Accommodations in PDC are designed with pine timber frames, a welcoming stone fireplace, and expansive windows reflecting the light and natural woodland setting. Rooms have either one king bed or two queen beds with private bathrooms, a TV, and a sitting area.
Economy Single and Shared Accommodation
Farrally Hall offers dormitory-style rooms in one of Banff Centre’s original historic chalets. Residents have access to a common lounge and kitchen area with a TV, outdoor patio, piano, and fireplace. Rooms offer either one queen or two twin beds, and have private or shared bathrooms.
Rocky Mountain Housing Co-op
The Rocky Mountain Housing Co-op (RMHC) is located on the banks of the Bow River and is about a 20-minute walk to/from Banff Centre. As available accommodation is limited, and is based on a "per room" occupancy, no one living in practicum program accommodation can be guaranteed a single room/apartment. All units are shared with up to four practicum program participants. None of the housing at the RMHC is family oriented.
Each unit is fully furnished and includes cable, a telephone with voicemail, linens, three appliances, and complete kitchenware. There is no wireless internet available at the RMHC. You will be responsible for setting up your own internet service. The RMHC is a secured building with parking and laundry facilities. You will receive detailed information about the facility upon acceptance. You will be required to sign a Housing Agreement that outlines residency guidelines. A $200 deposit is required.
The RMHC housing coordinator will check you in, give you a residential orientation, and provide you with a housing information booklet.
For questions about accommodations at Banff Centre, please contact:
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive