Campus Update

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

Arts and Leadership Online Programs

Banff Centre will connect and serve artists, Indigenous and cultural leaders, and audiences around the world through a collection of specially curated online programs. 

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Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival and World Tour | Online Screenings

Virtual World Tour

The 2020-21 Virtual World Tour features audience favourites from the 2020 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival and special tour edits.

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Award Winners: Monthly Film Series

Join us online for a mixed program of award winners from the 2020, 2019 and 2018 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festivals.  Catch up on missed films or re-live some of the best that Banff has to offer.  

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Online Events

Banff Centre is presenting a series of Online Events and Film Screenings

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Walter Phillips Gallery

Walter Phillips Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition ‘A Harlem Nocturne‘ by Deanna Bowen. Curated by Kimberly Phillips and circulated by the Contemporary Art Gallery, this iteration of the touring exhibition at Banff Centre will mark the artist’s first solo exhibition in Alberta.

The exhibition will be open to visitors on Fridays and Sundays from 1pm to 6pm as of June 18. 

Learn more and register for your visit here.

Doing The Right Thing

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. 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 or email 

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

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.