Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival Partners

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Valentine Fabre, Dent Blanche, Switzerland © Ben Tibbetts

Valentine Fabre, Dent Blanche, Switzerland © Ben Tibbetts

PRESENTING PARTNERS:

Banff and Lake Louise Tourism

Hiking Sentinel Pass © Jake Dyson/Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

Hiking Sentinel Pass © Jake Dyson/Banff & Lake Louise Tourism 

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism inspires the world to experience unforgettable moments in Banff and Lake Louise. 

What better place to celebrate mountain culture than in Banff, the home of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival. Banff National Park is famous for its surreally coloured lakes, majestic mountains, and endless outdoor adventures. It has a rich heritage as one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain destinations and is the perfect place to come and live your adventure. 

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

Rab

Rab

Rab

Beginning in 1981 when celebrated climbing innovator and adventurer Rab Carrington set up the equipment company that bears his name today. His goal was simple: to make honest, rugged climbing kit that could perform at the highest level.

By climbers for climbers. We make rugged, high performance mountain clothing and equipment that give you absolute protection, comfort and freedom on the hill, crag or peak. We use cutting edge materials as well as time-tested ones such as premium quality European down. Nothing fancy or over-engineered – just honest, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace.

More than thirty years since our founding, we continue to find inspiration in the untamed spirit of the mountains where we climb, the friendships we forge on the peak and our enduring mission: to awaken the climber in everyone and equip them for the ascent.

SPONSORS:

Deuter

Trekking © Lars Schneider/Deuter USA

Trekking © Lars Schneider/Deuter USA

Deuter

With over 120 years of experience designing backpacks, Deuter (DOY-TER) has led the international technical pack market since 1898. Developing innovative and high-quality packs, Deuter's product line focuses on carry comfort, ventilation and superior fit. From backpacking to bike commuting, high alpine to the forests, and the airport to the crag, Deuter has you covered with intuitive packs built for every kind of adventure. 

Deuter’s earliest years involved crafting beer-garden tents for Oktoberfest. Since then, Deuter invented the first bike-specific pack, revolutionized the Kid Carrier, and even had a CEO climb Everest in jeans. Deuter no longer makes tents for Oktoberfest, but still believes a good hefeweizen should remain a strong part of the company culture!

In addition to standing tall in product development, Deuter also shines with stellar corporate responsibility practices and ethics.  As a longstanding member of both Bluesign and Fair Wear Foundation, Deuter is constantly working to set the standard for environmental sustainability, supply chain efficiency, and maintaining award-winning working conditions. Deuter also has an exclusive producer in Vietnam, a partner of 22 years, which promotes transparency, teamwork, and the highest level of production standards. The Deuter brand stands behind their products with “The Deuter Promise,” an effort at keeping all customers on the trail and as many packs out of the landfills as possible. This is a promise to customer service, product durability, and environmental impact whenever possible.

Deuter has reigned strong from its German origin since 1898 and has since become a large player in the North American market for the last 17 years.  For more information on Deuter products, brand philosophy, and corporate responsibility, please visit www.deuterusa.com

Deuter
 

Clif Bar & Company

Image courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Image courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® BAR energy bar, LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®; and CLIF Kid®, Nourishing Kids in Motion®. 

Focused on sports nutrition and snacks for adventure, the family and employee-owned company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community and planet.



 

Mountain House

Mountain House

We are Mountain House!  We’ve been supplying outdoor adventurers with delicious, just-add-water meals for over 50 years now! Our meals have fueled trips to both the North and South poles, countless trips to Everest and even to the Moon and back!  We’ll take care of dinner so you can focus on what’s really important.

Mountain House

Oboz

Image courtesy of Stephen Matera/Oboz

Image courtesy of Stephen Matera/Oboz

Oboz

Oboz boots, shoes and sandals were created to take people places that speak to their souls, whether those places are far from home or only a few miles away. It's the compass heading that guides everything we do. From building great fitting footwear to how we give back to our community and the way we treat our planet. It's a mindset that grounds us in what's most important, doing things the right way. Because any other just wouldn't be true to the trail.

Oboz Footwear

Smartwool

Smartwool

We are a group of insatiable outdoor adventurers who want to share the joy of crisp powder turns, try-hard first ascents, scrambly summit sunrises, pine needle-cushioned hikes, and s’more-filled weekends with everyone.

And we share those things by creating Merino wool clothes designed to help you go far and feel good. We help people experience powerful, beautiful moments in the outdoors by working to remove distraction like clammy base layers and blistered feet, so you can focus on the adventures right in front of you.

We exist to enable your every adventure, whether it’s taking your dog for a walk on a chilly morning or summiting an unclimbed peak in the Himalayas.

Smartwool Purpose: To bring comfort, confidence, and community to a life lived outside.
Our values are : Openness, advocacy, action, inclusivity and fun-loving

Our whole brand was built on the desire to be comfortable on outdoor adventures—we wanted to go farther and experience more. And that drive continues to fuel everything we do. From our Merino wool supply chain to our Smartwool advocacy program to how we design our socks and apparel, we exist to help you play, live, and laugh in the great outdoors as often as you would like.

Smartwool

BUFF

BUFF

Image courtesy of BUFF

BUFF

Buff Canada Ltd. and Buff Inc. have teamed up to continue the successful partner ship with the Festival and the World Tour. The Buff brand is known for its multifunctional neckwear but also for a wide range of headwear to make outdoor life even better. Always striving for innovation the company combines their technology know-how, recycled and natural materials to develop head and neckwear accessories to protect from sun, wind, cold so we all can enjoy hiking, running, paddling or biking even longer.

As part of our sponsorship we are excited to offer every year another limited edition Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival BUFF® design.
BUFF

Sierra Nevada Brewing

Kathmandu

Image courtesy of Kathmandu

Image courtesy of Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Designed, tested, adapted in New Zealand. Since 1987.

We come from New Zealand, home to some of world’s harshest conditions. Since 1987 we’ve been engineering outdoor gear for adventurers all over the world – preparing all kinds of people for their next adventure. For us, preparation is more than having the right gear. It’s a mindset. It’s having curiosity, an open mind, and a hunger to learn. Whether you’re on an epic expedition, volunteering in a remote part of the world, or exploring the best local trails, you can be confident you can take on any destination in any weather conditions with Kathmandu. We believe travel and adventure is the ultimate life experience. With product engineering and expert advice, we aim to give you the confidence to discover the world.
Kathmandu

YETI

YETI

Founded in Austin, Texas in 2006, YETI is a leading premium outdoor brand. The world’s top hunters, anglers, outdoor adventurers, BBQ pitmasters, and ranch and rodeo professionals trust YETI to stand up to the world’s harshest conditions. For more on the company and its full line of products and accessories, visit yeti.com.
YETI

NOLS

World Expeditions

Everest Circuit and Cho La Pass – image courtesy of World Expeditions

Everest Circuit and Cho La Pass – image courtesy of World Expeditions 

World Expeditions

Since its inception in 1975, World Expeditions has earned an outstanding reputation as an innovator and world leader in quality, small group adventure holidays. Offering ground-breaking itineraries escorted by expert local leaders, World Expeditions meticulously designs each trip with an emphasis on facilitating one-of-a-kind experiences in fascinating destinations, supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.

World Expeditions

Kicking Horse Coffee

Kicking Horse Coffee

•    Kicking Horse Coffee is located in the Rocky Mountains in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada.
•    All Kicking Horse Coffees are 100% Certified Organic, Fairtrade, Shade Grown, Arabica beans roasted right in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.
•    Kicking Horse Coffee offers a variety of adventurous blends, of light, medium and dark roast. 
•    North America’s #1 Organic Coffee
•    1996 Kicking Horse Coffee opens in Invermere, BC, Canada.
•    Kicking Horse Coffee is a proud partner with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. 
•    2008 Kicking Horse Café opens.
•    Kick Ass was named Canada’s Fairtrade Product of the Year in 2016. 
•    20+ great years of kicking ass. 
•    The Gustavson Brand Index 2017 declare Kicking Horse Coffee the Top most trusted Coffee/Tea brand in Canada, and one of the Top 15 most trusted brands in Canada.
•    Kicking Horse Coffee was named the Best Place to Work in Canada in 2018. We’ve also been recognized as a Best Workplace™ for Inclusion, for Women, and for Manufacturing. 
•    Our Cold Brew coffee was named New Product of the Year at the Canadian Fairtrade awards in 2019.

Kicking Horse Coffee

Lake Louise Ski Resort and Summer Gondola

Lake Louise Ski Resort and Summer Gondola

Vast and varied, pristine and inspirational, a friendly wilderness that’s authentically Canadian. Located in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, we let our legendary 4,200 skiable acres of world-class terrain speak for itself, while Mother Nature does the rest. 

Our unique layout with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair allows your family or group of varying abilities to ski and share the experience together. We've got endless chutes, glades and gullies, gentle slopes, cruising runs, remote bowls and some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies. 
We are your indulgent alternative to work and stress; an unpretentious majestic that inspires the inner kid in us all. We invite you to come try our accessible awesome for yourself. Happiness guaranteed. 

Summer Sightseeing Gondola 
The Best Grizzly Bear Viewing and Scenery in the Canadian Rockies! 

Located in Banff National Park, the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola & Wildlife Interpretive Centre offers a unique opportunity to dine on delicious mountain inspired dishes, ascend to an awe-inspiring viewpoint, and to learn why we are the home of the grizzly bear. Whatever your fitness level, Lake Louise will quickly capture your heart so be sure to bring your camera to save your own special memories of soaring peaks, stunning glaciers, lush carpets of alpine wildflowers fed by clear bubbling springs, and-often-delightful glimpses of wildlife surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of summer. 

From 2088m (6850ft), the spectacular scenery is yours to explore at will. There are ambitious hikes for the hardy, or equally lovely short leisurely strolls for those with more modest exercise goals.

MEC

MEC

MEC is a retail co-op that sells exclusively to members. Members get the best products at fair prices, access to rental gear and one of the best guarantees around. Your purchases also help conserve the places where we play and support all Canadians getting active outside. A lifetime membership is $5, the same since 1971.
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Osprey

Deuter

Image courtesy of Osprey

Osprey

Independent since 1974, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.

Osprey

The Camera Store

Nikon