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 that serve our mission and support creative leaders, culture, our Bow Vally community, mountain culture, and the environment. 


"We are thrilled to be taking this first step towards having our beautiful campus facilities open to staff and guests.  We are committed to serving the educational and social purpose of Banff Centre long into the future."

- Janice Price, President and CEO, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

"We are working thoughtfully and deliberately to ensure that our facilities are reopened following health guidelines, protocols and regulations set out by Alberta Health Services, the Ministry of Advanced Education, and all other federal, provincial and municipal regimes, and in a way that preserves the long-term viability of the institution."

- Michael Code, VP Operations, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

What's happening now

Walter Phillips Gallery

Welcome back! The Walter Phillips Gallery is now open with the extension of Governor General Award-winning media artist Rita McKeough’s exhibition darkness is as deep as the darkness is.

Book a visit | Visiting the gallery during COVID-19 

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

Tickets are on sale!

Every year Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival kicks off in Banff, Alberta. This year we will be bringing Banff to you by offering our Mountain Film Festival online so that you can enjoy epic adventures from the comfort of your home. 

Mark your calendar for the 45th annual Festival from October 31 - November 8, 2020.

Learn more

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.

Theatre Revitalization Project

The Jenny Belzberg Theatre renovation is coming along well! The construction management firm has brought in all necessary safety protocols, is testing supply chains for materials, and the project remains on track.

The renovation will improve audience experience, and ensure that Banff Centre can meet the needs of artists who use it for education, creation, and presentation of their work.

Learn more

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.

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

Learn more

Public Events

All events on campus have been cancelled until further notice. 

Please join us for the virtual edition of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival (Oct 31 - Nov 8, 2020).

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

Open and ready when you are

Temporarily closed

  • 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.