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Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-6301
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Banff Centre presents over 400 public concerts, performing arts events,...

The Banff Centre presents over 400 public concerts, performing arts events, festivals, and gallery exhibits each year. Premier events include the Banff Summer Arts Festival, the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival, the Banff International String Quartet Competition, and Banff Jazz.

The Banff Centre is the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet. Our mission is inspiring creativity!

Tickets to all events may be purchased on our website.

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Theatre, Dance, Concerts & good food

If you are going to be in Banff, find out what is happening at the Banff Centre. All performances are worthwhile and prices are very reasonable. There are several excellent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are going to be in Banff, find out what is happening at the Banff Centre. All performances are worthwhile and prices are very reasonable. There are several excellent restaurants on site, as well.

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JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear LouiseRoss, Thanks as well for this review Louise! Warm regards, More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently attended a family wedding in Banff. They are a local family, but many have moved away. The Centre gave us the perfect place to be together. The rooms are great, some with kitchenettes, there is plenty of places to eat, drink and catch up with each other without being on top of one another. The... More 

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JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear WanderNdiscover, Thanks for sharing your recent experiences here at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity! I am delighted that your event was a big success and that you for your recommendation in this TripAdvisor Review. Best wishes, More 

Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is an amazing campus located in the Banff National Park, with a hotel and restaurant run by the government. It is "an artist commune" situated just 500 meters away from the town and offers spectacular views (the surprise corner is located on the grounds). Found this place online by chance, when I was looking for affordable places to stay... More 

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JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear ana12341980, Thank you for this very descriptive Review of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay here and look forward to your return. Thanks again for your TripAdvisor Recommendation! With warm regards, More 

Edmonton, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Situated just above the townsite and offering spectacular views, this vibrant, self contained facility offers everything from professional theatre, dance, music, writing and visual arts to business and management facilities that make it perfect for conferences and retreats. artists' residencies, and faculty as well as visiting performing artists and shows are of international calibre. Truly the best all-round arts and

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JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear scuba86girl, Wow what a fabulous recommendation of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity! Thanks you for your support and for taking the time to describe us in this TripAdvisor Review. I will proudly share your words with our management and staff. May I offer you a campus tour on your next visit? Warm regards, More 

Vancouver British Columbia
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The performances are at the highest level. These are students at the peak of their years of musical training. We attended an evening of post romantic piano. This included Ravel, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Seriabin, Prokofiev Janacek and Barber. The pieces were very challenging. It was a marvel to see them committed to memory and played without sheet music. I chatted with... More 

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JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear Varty_10, Thank you for attending our Music for a Summer Evening Concert! I am delighted that you enjoyed the performances. Thanks as well for sharing your comments in this TripAdvisor Review. Please return for another concert this fall! War regards, More 

Gold coast Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely location with beautuful views. Comfortable accommodation and great breakfast. The dining area is in separate building.

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JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear truetoself, Thanks for choosing Banff Centre for your recent stay in Banff. I appreciate your recommendation in this TripAdvisor Review. You are always welcome to return. Best wishes, More 

Spencertown, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The setting could not be more beautiful with mountains all around and views from everywhere.We stayed in Lloyd Hall which is undergoing a needed upgrading.

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JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear ldharding, Thanks for joining us for BISQC! I am glad that you enjoyed yourself. As well we are delighted to be renovating Lloyd Hall. Please visit again soon. Warm regards, More 

Newcastle, Australia
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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night after a late change by our tour group (originally to stay at the Banff Inn) and found the hotel very comfortable with large rooms, The hotel is situated uphill from the centre of Banff (about 1km) and is a difficult walk for seniors. There is a restuarant on site but with the isolation of the... More 

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JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear Jim L, Thank you for sharing comments about your stay at Banff Centre in this TripAdvisor Review. I appreciated your balanced assessment which I will share with our management team. With warm regards, More 

Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights, room was basic and adequate, bed comfortable, service was good. Buffet breakfast was ok. Hard to find the reception area as we arrived in the dark and there are no road lights.

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JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear Stew3c, Thanks for staying with us and sharing your comments in this TripAdvisor Review. Thanks for your suggestions that I have shared with our management team. Please visit again. With my thanks, More 

Calgary, Alberta
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415 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I must amend that this only applies to the conference rooms having that spectacular sweeping mountain view. The lunch place also provides striking setting, although the food has quite a bit of catching up to do. Parkade has two levels, easy to get to. On site accommodation unfortunately has one building that needs serious updating. Hopefully that will come soon.

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JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear tak3, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. I appreciate your balanced critique which I will share with our management team. I am pleased to report that last week we began a complete renovation of Lloyd Hall one of our accommodation buildings. The renovation both in and outside will... More 

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