Banff Mountain Festival Partners

2023 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, Signature Image, Hael Somma in Chamonix, photo by Antoine Mesnage, Highline, Slackline

Presenting Partners

Banff and Lake Louise Tourism

A snow covered Banff is seen from the Sulphur Mtn Gondola above the town to the South-West. It's a cool blue evening and in the background snow peaks line the horizon.

Photo by Bryan White / Bow Media

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 turquoise-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 and Lake Louise Tourism


Mountain Sunset.

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.


Major Partners


Hikers wearing Buff headwear on a misty morning hike over craggy terrain.

Once again, BUFF® is a proud partner of the Banff Film Festival and World Tour. 

Their multifunctional tubular led the road to a selection of accessories created to become leaders and world inspiration for neck and head accessories. Caps, hats, headbands, balaclavas, and many more items were designed for the same purpose, to make life for sports and outdoor lovers easier and more comfortable.
BUFF® products are made to wear and not to waste. Their iconic, Original EcoStretch Multifunctional Neckwear is made from 95% recycled fabric as part of their ongoing mission to create a circular economy and to be innovative about not just how their products function, but how they are made, and what they are made of.

BUFF® is excited to offer another limited-edition Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival BUFF® neckwear design.


Oboz Footwear

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Founded in 2007, Oboz Footwear builds ‘True to the Trail®’ outdoor footwear inspired by the vast 18 million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem surrounding the company’s Bozeman, Montana home. This rugged wilderness inspires Oboz to build shoes and boots that deliver unmatched fit, unrivaled feel and exceptional performance on any trail, anywhere. Oboz plants a tree for every pair of shoes sold.



A man loads a Yeti duffle onto the back of a Snowmobile in front of a wood cabin.

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


Lowe Alpine

Mountaineers walk on high snowy ridge.

World-Class Carry Systems Since 1967

The Lowe Alpine brand was born from the hearts and minds of one of the greatest climbing families on earth.

Greg, Mike and Jeff Lowe were raised on the move, spending their childhood climbing, skiing, hunting and hiking. By their twenties, the Lowe brothers were the leading climbers of their generation, but they hit a wall: the external backpacks available to them at the time were too heavy and unstable to progress further in the mountains. They realised that they needed a new kind of pack that could carry gear more securely, whilst letting them move more freely on demanding terrain.

In 1967, Greg Lowe designed, tested and launched the Expedition pack from Lowe Alpine Systems, a revolutionary backpack that gave climbers more freedom of movement in the mountains. It featured an innovative internal frame, compression straps and other never before seen features. This pack changed the outdoor industry forever, becoming the blueprint from which all modern, technical backpacks are derived.

Lowe Alpine

Kicking Horse Coffee

Kicking Horse Coffee

Kicking Horse Coffee


Why? It's deep, dark & delicious. It's all Organic and Fairtrade. It's roasted right in the Rocky Mountains. It’s a little wild, with a lot of taste. These magic beans are the secret for how-to-brew the best coffee. It's meant to wake up the world.

Wake up with us.

Kicking Horse Coffee

Lake Louise Ski Resort and Summer Gondola

The Lake Louise Summer Gondola Hero Image

Lake Louise Ski Resort

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 mountain faces of world-class terrain speak for itself, while Mother Nature does the rest. 

Our unique layout with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from nearly 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 terrain parks, along with 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 and awesome terrain for yourself. Happiness guaranteed.

Lake Louise Summer Gondola

Your Lake Louise adventure starts here.

Experience an easy day in the mountains in Banff National Park. Ride the summer gondola, which is the best place in the Canadian Rockies to safely view Grizzly bears. At the top, wander the paths among the wildflowers or join a guided hike to learn about the flora & fauna plus rich history of this special place. Dine on the best patios which offer stunning views, farm to table cuisine, and delicious craft cocktails & beer. If your appetite for adventure hasn’t been satisfied, rent an e-bike or take a complimentary shuttle to Lake Louise lakeshore.

Lake Louise will quickly capture your heart so be sure to take lots of photos to save your own special memories with your family.

Lake Louise Ski Resort and Summer Gondola

World Expeditions

Hikers cross a foot bridge over a small glacial river in the mountains.

Photo by Lachlan Gardiner / 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

Doña Paula

A Dona Paula wine bottle in front of their sub-alpine vineyards in Chile.

Established in 1997 in Mendoza Argentina, Doña Paula is an estate winery focused solely on producing world-class, ultra-premium wines.  By only sourcing grapes from their own high-altitude vineyards, Doña Paula guarantees quality and consistency, as well as the assurance that all farming practices are sustainable, every vintage. Each wine from Doña Paula is crafted to specifically showcase the incredible impact the mountains have on this high-altitude terroir.

Dona Paula

Happy Yak

A man crouches by his tent holding a bag of Happy Yak dehydrated food and boiling water on a camp stove. His camping location has view over a large river or lake and small rolling mountains.
Welcome to Happy Yak, where culinary innovation and outdoor exploration intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Our passionate team, guided by a spirit of adventure, curates a diverse array of meals catering to everyone – from dedicated vegans to avid meat lovers and seafood enthusiasts.

Happy Yak isn't just a brand; it's a movement that redefines outdoor dining. Our dishes are carefully crafted with a blend of taste, health, and adventure in mind. Every creation is an invitation to embrace the outdoors and savor delectable flavors that cater to your preferences.

Happy Yak caters to your cravings and fuels your outdoor adventures. We are not just a source of sustenance; we're your companions in exploration. 
Join the Happy Yak journey today. Embark on a culinary adventure that transcends the ordinary, bringing you flavors that mirror the beauty of nature. 

Park Distillery

KORE Outdoors

A man holding a coffee mug sits in a unique looking dyneema tent in the mountains. The tent is on a patch of grass by a small pond.

KORE: It’s the craft gear from here.

The Kootenay Outdoor Recreation Enterprise (KORE) initiative is Canada’s first outdoor craft gear makers alliance. Based in British Columbia's Kootenay region, the grassroots organization is dedicated to helping creators in the outdoor manufacturing sector grow their businesses. It's also involved in attracting investment, furthering a new industry sector through such events as Makers Markets and the annual Rec-Tech Summit, and adding to the funky yet sophisticated cultural and economic milieu of the Kootenays. 

Another KORE initiative is the "Kootenay Approved" campaign that promotes the ingenuity of local outdoor rec-tech companies as well as entices others from outside the region to want to be a part of it all. Perhaps that's you? 





Exclusive Lodging Partner

Banff Lodging Co.

Banff Lodging Co. Wellness and Adventure

Nestled high in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, is Banff Lodging Company; your hotel home for fun, adventure, and relaxation. Whether Banff is boasting sun-kissed skies or snow-lined streets, the majestic Rocky Mountains are the perfect backdrop for incredible hotels, restaurants, spas, and activities. We’re proud to partner with the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival as they share tales of courage, perseverance, and exploration with the world!

Checkout our Moose water bottle program! Watch video.

Banff Lodging Co



A promotional image for Fijallraven

Hailing from the small town of Örnsköldsvik in Sweden, a place where mountains and forest meet the sea, Fjällräven is an outdoor clothing and equipment company that’s committed to making nature more accessible. In true Swedish style, we focus on simplicity and practicality, and we have the utmost respect for the environment.

This is what we do:
•    Develop functional, durable and timeless outdoor gear and apparel
•    Act responsibly towards nature, animals and people
•    Inspire the world to walk with nature


Great Canadian Trails

An image of the east coast trail used to promote Great Canadian Trails

Great Canadian Trails (GCT) help active travellers to access the great outdoors and connect with the Canadian people. All GCT trips are 100% carbon offset, support communities in delivering local employment, respect the traditions of the Indigenous peoples, follow animal protection, and leave no trace code of conduct. Most trips include a donation to a local trail organization to support their invaluable work in making the trail safe and accessible for all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.


Great Canadian Trails


A promotional image for MEC

MEC is Canada's go-to place for outdoor gear, know-how and inspiration. Combining high-quality apparel and equipment with expert advice and firsthand experience, MEC supports a wide range of activities including camping, snow sports, watersports, cycling, climbing, hiking, running and travel.

Established in 1971, MEC has been a strong backer of community initiatives and has invested $48 million (and counting) into non-profit organizations that support outdoor recreation and conservation. For more information, visit and follow @mec, or visit one of our stores nationwide.


Aurora Expeditions

Three people stand upon a rock outcrop on the shore of Antarctica. Behind a small glacier capped peak rises above calm black waters. They look excited to be there on a sunny beautiful day.

For over 32 years Aurora Expeditions has been taking adventurous travelers to Antarctica, the Arctic and beyond on small-ship expeditions. Founded by legendary Australian mountaineer Greg Mortimer and his wife Margaret, Aurora Expeditions is focused on responsible and sustainable travel with likeminded people, changing the way people see the world. Aurora’s modern, purpose-built small ships bring a maximum of 132 passengers to some of the world’s most wild and remote destinations alongside an expert Expedition Team of guides and leaders specialising in everything from history and ornithology to kayaking, ski touring and climbing.


Festival Supporters

Thank you in advance for your generous support!
Find out more about Festival Patron Passes.

Chomolungma Patrons:
Sheilagh Ross 
Hans Wolf and Susan Adair Wolf
Bradley Rosenberg and Kathy Clark
Paul Fish
Sedona International Film Festival
Lynne and Chuck Stanich
Mark Andreasen 
Erwin and Lorraine Widmer
Aconcagua Patrons:
Steve Swenson and Ann Dalton
Keri Murray Sotropa
Ingrid Stammer 
Barb Campbell
Wendy Drasdo