LIVE In-Person Festival 2021

LIVE from Banff, Alberta, with events in Banff and Canmore!

The 2021 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival runs from October 30 - November 7.

Featuring 30 live events including film screenings and special guest speakers, authors, and adventurers sharing their stories. Festival venues include the new Jenny Belzberg Theatre at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Lux Cinema Banff, and artsPlace in Canmore.

This year’s live Festival will be scaled down in comparison to past festivals, but we are excited to host a safe event.

Banff Centre has opted into the Restrictions Exemption Program, so proof of full vaccination, a negative PCR or rapid test result taken within 72 hours of arrival, or original proof of medical exemption will be required to attend all live events at Banff Centre. Masks are also mandatory for all public indoor spaces. Please note that measures and restrictions may change at any time; find the most current and complete information here:

You can also find out more about what to expect at the Festival, what's new in 2021, and health and safety measures on our FAQ page.

A Special Thanks: We’re super excited to host a live event even in this modified format. We’re doing our best to plan for an inspiring and fulfilling event and we’re grateful that you’ll be part of it. Thanks so much for supporting the festival and for your continued patience.

LIVE events at Banff Centre:
View schedule for details on each event or purchase online through Banff Centre's Box Office.

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See below for more details on the Live Festival.



Full Schedule


LIVE Schedule PDF

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