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Banff Centre exists for the advancement of creative potential that enriches our world.


Banff Centre brings artists, leaders, and communities together to create, collaborate, share, envision, learn, and be inspired.


To be a catalyst for creativity and thought, where potential is realized.

To inspire leaders - artists, cultural, business, and community - to conceive powerful ideas and create new work that can be shared with and improve our world.   To experience the power of the mountains, particularly our home on Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, supported by talented employees and thought leaders, to envision and to create, and be in relationship with our environment and each other. 

To be accessible, open, respectful, and welcoming as we build new connections across disciplines and cultures, create new learning opportunities for participants, and enhance and share knowledge and experiences with each other locally and globally.