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 days filled with tales of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and remarkable achievements, told by adventurers, photographers, authors, and filmmakers from around the world.
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
12 noon – 5 pm
Eric Harvie Theatre Box Office extended hours (during the 2019 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival):
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019: 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019: 8 am – 8 pm
Monday, Oct 28, 2019: 12 noon – 8 pm
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019: 12 noon – 5 pm
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019: 12 noon – 8 pm
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday, Nov 1, 2019: 9 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019: 8 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 3, 2019: 8 am – 8:30 pm
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.
Box Office phone lines will close 30 minutes prior to screening times to serve patrons who need to purchase or pick up tickets prior to these films.
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 and Passes
SAVE $2 PER TICKET
Purchase tickets to 5 or more unique events IN ONE ORDER and save $2 per ticket.
New in 2019: All Day Films
Now offered on both weekends of the Festival!
$65 Full Day (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
$35 Half Day (morning 9 a.m - 12 p.m. or afternoon 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
Oct. 26, 27
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Eric Harvie Theatre only)
Nov. 2, 3
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Eric Harvie Theatre, Margaret Greenham Theatre, Max Bell Auditorium, Rolston Recital Hall*).
*Half Day on Nov. 2 and 3 available in Rolston Recital Hall only.
Summit Film Pass
$240 (save $20!)
This is your opportunity to see all 4 days of films on October 26 and 27 and November 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Be a Festival "insider" - see and do it all!
Plan your Trip
Banff Centre's webcam provides a live view of the Shaw Amphitheatre and Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation, in the heart of Banff Centre campus.
Banff Airporter is a proud supporter of Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival and our official ground transportation. Banff Airporter provides convenient door-to-door shuttle service from the airport in Calgary to your hotel in Banff. Book your 25% discount at www.banffairporter.com/filmfest Or, call 1.888.449.2901 and identify yourself as a Festival guest. 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.
ROAM BUS to/from Banff Centre and downtown Banff
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 at Banff Centre
Stay with Us
Rates from $146 per night mid-week ($167 weekends)*
Stay in the heart of the Festival – with impeccable service, exceptional views, and newly renovated rooms. 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 (includes: climbing wall, fitness room, pool, hot tub, steam room).
Festival Climbing – harness/shoe rental $3 each, and belay devices, carabiners and chalk are free.
Receive 10% off 60 and 90 minute massages (valid from October 26 – November 3, 2019).
Prices don’t include tax, must present a ticket/stub from a Festival event.
Other Hotels and Partner Offers
Who will be attending the 2019 Festival?
Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is proud to announce the 2019 Festival lineup. Highlights include personal appearances by: Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel, US climber Sasha DiGiulian, Swiss adventurer/explorer Sarah Marquis, climber/writer Mark Twight, and Canadian climber Sharon Wood.
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