Thoughtfully and purposefully
Thoughtfully and purposefully
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.
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 has been an active member of the Town of Banff Emergency Coordination Committee and COVID-19 Communications Committee since the beginning of the pandemic. With the numbers of active cases in the local community rising sharply, Banff Centre has agreed to provide the Don Becker Staff Residence as a self-isolation facility. The self-isolation facility is managed by The Town of Banff. If you need to book an isolation space, please visit banff.ca/covidhelp or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
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 programs. In 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.
If you have any questions, please contact Guest Services.
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.