How to Festival
Everything you need to know about Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, North America's largest mountain festival!
Join us for nine profound days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.
Box Office & Purchasing Tickets
Banff Centre Box Office
Located in the Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby
Eric Harvie Theatre Box Office regular hours:
Open Tuesday to Saturday
Noon – 5 p.m.
Eric Harvie Theatre Box Office extended hours (during Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival 2018):
Saturday, Oct 27th 10am – 8pm
Sunday, Oct 28th 10am – 8pm
Monday, Oct 29th 12pm – 8pm
Tuesday, Oct 30th 12pm – 5pm
Wednesday, Oct 31st 12pm – 8pm
Thursday, Nov 1st 9am – 8pm
Friday, Nov 2nd 9am – 8:30pm
Saturday, Nov 3rd 8am – 8:30pm
Sunday, Nov 4th 8am – 8:30pm
In addition to the Eric Harvie Theatre Box Office hours, there will be Venue Box Offices for each ticketed event, opening 1 hour before start time. All ticket collections will get taken to the corresponding Venue Box Office 1 hour before a show.
The Fine Print:
Programs and speakers are subject to change without notice. Tickets are non-refundable.
All audience members must have a ticket (including infants).
Processing fees are included in the price.
Theatres and Seating
Festival Passports & Passes
Plan your Trip
Receive a 25% discount on the Banff Airporter's shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff plus FREE in-town shuttles!
Banff National Park Pass
If you are entering Banff National Park by personal vehicle, a park pass is required. Purchasing your National Park Pass online prior to your arrival is strongly recommended for express entry. Both Day Passes and Discovery Passes for Banff National Park can be purchased here.
Explore the Park
Make the most of your visit with these tips for getting around.
*NEW* ROAM BUS to/from Banff Centre and downtown Banff
The new bus route 7 to Banff Centre from downtown Banff departs every 30 minutes between 7 and 10 AM and again between 4 and 7:30 PM. The fares for Route 7 are $2.00 for one-way.
View Route 7 Schedule
Stay with Us
Stay with Us
From $139 per night
Stay in the heart of the Festival and enjoy dining outlets, access to our on-site art gallery, fitness and aquatics centre, climbing gym, and property-wide Wi-Fi. Festival ticket order number must be provided when booking a room.
Room rates available for single or double occupancy, plus facility fee and applicable taxes.
Dining & Restaurant Specials
Play with Us - Pool & Fitness
Play with Us
Present a ticket from any Festival event and enjoy the use of Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation for a special drop-in fee of $11 + GST for the day.
Receive 10% off 60 and 90 minute massages (valid from October 27 – November 4, 2018).
Other Partner Offers
All Day Films - Program A and Program B
Two different all day film programs are shown on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. If you are attending both days you will likely be in the same theatre on both days, and will see a different selection of films on each day.
$60 Full Day
Half-day tickets are available for Program A and B on November 3 and 4 in the Rolston Recital Hall venue only.
$35 per half day.
Who will be attending the 2018 Festival?
All Week! Lux Screenings
Enjoy a night out in downtown Banff, and catch favourite films and re-screenings of films you may have missed earlier in the week.
Tickets only available at luxbanff.com or at the Lux Cinema Banff, 229 Bear Street (subject to availability).
Oct 27, 7 pm and 9:30 pm: Lux – The Dawn Wall
Oct 28 7 pm and 9:30 pm: Lux – This Mountain Life
Oct 29, 7 pm and 9:30 pm: Lux – Bikes of Wrath
Oct 30, 7 pm and 9:30 pm: Lux – Free Solo
Oct 31, 7 pm and 9:30 pm: Lux – Made in Canada
Nov 1, 8 pm: Lux –Snow Show Repeat
Nov 2, 8 pm: Lux – Radical Reels Repeat
Nov 3, 2 pm: Lux – Radical Reels Repeat
Nov 3, 8 pm: Lux – The Weight of Water
Nov 4, 2 pm: Lux –Snow Show Repeat
Nov 4, 2 pm: Lux – Best of the Festival