Campus Update

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Like you, we believe in the power of artists and leaders.  Banff Centre will continue to ground in our purpose of advancing their creative potential.

As we move through this period of retraction and change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also thoughtfully and purposefully reopening spaces on our campus when it is safe to do so that serve our mission and support creative leaders, culture, our Bow Valley community, mountain culture, and the environment. 

What's happening now

Walter Phillips Gallery and the Jenny Belzberg Theatre - Community Tours

We have been monitoring the sharp increases in COVID-19 cases in Banff and the evolving recommendations by Alberta Health Services. The town of Banff has been elevated to “Enhanced Status” as the number of confirmed cases increase. 

Banff Centre will continue to do the right thing by limiting activity that might increase the spread of COVID-19 among our staff and community. To that end, we have decided to temporarily close the Walter Phillips Gallery and postpone all upcoming public tours of the new Jenny Belzberg Theatre. 

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival | Virtual World Tour

The 45th Virtual World tour will launch November 26! This year we will be bringing Banff to you by offering our World Tour online so that you can enjoy epic adventures from the comfort of your home. 

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Online programs

This fall we are delivering select programs online including:

We are so excited to share our plans for Winter programs which include a combination of at least 20 in person and online training, educational, and creation experiences. See a full program list

Coming soon

Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation

The reopening of the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation will be dependent on safety and will include a phased approach and modification to spaces and processes. 

Check back for new information soon.

Future Planning: 2021 and beyond

Arts and Leadership Programs

Between January and April 2021, Banff Centre will connect and serve artists, Indigenous and cultural leaders, and audiences around the world through at least 20 online and on-campus educational, training, and creation programsIn addition to offering online programming in Winter 2021, Banff Centre will begin to bring artists and leaders back to campus in small numbers, following all relevant health guidelines. Learn about COVID-19 Measures for In Person programs here.

Details on these upcoming online and in-person programs and events in 2021 will become available on a rolling basis beginning soon. 

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Public Events

All events on campus have been cancelled until further notice. 

More Online Public Events will also be announced soon.

Sign up for our newsletter to learn more about the upcoming events.

Restaurants, Hotels, and Campus Services

Temporarily closed

  • Walter Phillips Gallery
  • Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar, MacLab Bistro, and Vistas Dining Room 
  • Sally Borden Fitness Centre and Recreation
  • The Paul D. Fleck Library
  • Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation
  • Lloyd Hall Hotel
  • Professional Development Centre

If you have any questions, please contact Guest Services.

Conferences and Meetings

Over the next few months, Banff Centre’s facilities will begin to gradually reopen for meetings, conferences, trainings, and events. As the meetings landscape is changing, we are developing new procedures and safety protocols based on the guidelines from Alberta Health. From evolving meeting room layouts, new elevated dining options, and innovative programming for hybrid meetings, we are committed to providing a stellar experience to the meeting planners and conference delegates.

Please reach out to Conferences Sales Team for more information.