How to Festival: Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

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Larry Shiu, Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park © John Price

Larry Shiu, Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park © John Price

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Banff 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

© Matt Pycroft Coldhouse Collective

© Matt Pycroft Coldhouse Collective



Banff Centre Box Office
Located in the Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby

Box Office regular hours:

Open Tuesday to Saturday
Noon – 5 p.m.

Box Office Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival extended hours:
October 28, 29: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
October 30: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
October 31: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
November 1: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
November 2, 3: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
November 4, 5: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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).

NEW: Processing fees are now included in the price.

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Theatres and Seating

NEW: All Festival events are now General Admission.

Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to each show.

Latecomers will be seated at an approximate break in the performance.

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Festival Passports

Festival Passport

Purchase tickets to FIVE or more unique events IN ONE ORDER and save $2 per ticket.

Everest Pass | $2,000

Be a Festival "insider" - see and do it all! Each Everest Pass includes a full Festival pass, priority seating, access to VIP socials, and a $1,000 tax-deductible donation to a Banff Centre in support of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

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Getting Around

Receive a 25% discount on the Banff Airporter's shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff plus FREE in-town shuttles!

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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.


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Dine with Us

Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar

Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar

Dine with Us
Find out about our special dining event Infused with Adventure on Oct. 30 in Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar. This event is in partnership with Taste for Adventure, a 16-day culinary celebration from Oct. 25-Nov. 9. 

For more special festival dining offers click below.

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Play with Us

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 28 – November 6).

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Other Partner Offers

Together with Banff & Lake Louise Tourism and local businesses, we are pleased to offer a wide variety of accommodation and partner offers.

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All Day Films - Program A and Program B

Two different all day film programs are shown on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. 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

NEW: Half-fay tickets are available for Program A and B on November 4 and 5 in the Rolston Recital Hall venue only.
$35 per half day.

Who will be attending the 2017 Festival?

Mountain culture legends and pioneers including Sir Chris Bonington, Jim Herrington, David Roberts, Tamara Lunger, and more!

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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 or at the Lux Cinema Banff, 229 Bear Street (subject to availability).


Oct 28, 7 pm and 9:30 pm: Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story
Oct 29 7 pm and 9:30 pm: Blood Road
Oct 30, 7 pm and 9:30 pm: Bonington: Mountaineer
Oct 31, 7 pm and 9:30 pm: La Vallée des Loups
Nov 1, 7 pm and 9:30 pm: Made in Canada
Nov 2, 7 pm and 9:30 pm: Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
Nov 3, 8 pm: The Snow Show Repeat
Nov 4, 2 pm and 8 pm: Radical Reels Repeat
Nov 5, 8 pm: Best of the Festival