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The Banff Centre

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Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403 762 6301
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Description: The Banff Centre presents over 400 public concerts, performing arts...
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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A hidden gem with good restaurants and views.

This center for the arts is also a place for several good restaurants. Check out "Surprise Corner" on the way up for a great view of the Fairmont.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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San Clemente
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This center for the arts is also a place for several good restaurants. Check out "Surprise Corner" on the way up for a great view of the Fairmont.

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

Dear Christopher B, I was delighted to read this post today on your visit to The Banff Centre. I invite you to return for a campus tour of our creative spaces on your next visit! With my thanks, Jim Olver More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family of six went to "The Club" one evening to hear live Jazz from the students and clinicians. The teens were totally captivated with the typical low-ceiling, dark interior that one would expect from a Jazz Club. The music was very experimental. Very. Experimental. LOL The kids and I appreciated it- husband not so much. There was no set... More 

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

Dear Minocoop, Thank you for for bringing you family to our Jazz Concert in the Club! I also appreciate that you took the time to share your family's varied experiences in this TripAdvisor post! I will share the post with our Music Program Team. Please visit us again on your next visit to Banff. Again my thanks! Jim Olver More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went to see the much advertised Jazz Club at the Banff Centre. It is a much longer walk from town than you think so if you go take the car, plenty of parking. This college complex was confusing with no obvious club in sight and when found it resembled an underground speakeasy with none of the glamour. The Jazz... More 

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

Dear Kerry L, Thank you for sharing your experience at our Jazz Performance in this TripAdvisor post. I appreciated your balanced remarks which I have shared with our Music Department. I am glad that you heard pleasing jazz coming from the practice room! Please visit again. Many thanks, Jim Olver More 

Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I visited for a conference. The Banff Centre has expertise in hosting conferences. I was spoiled by the executive accommodations. I enjoyed a king size bed, sitting area with fireplace, TV and balcony. The facilities were perfection. The meals were brilliant. The entire experience enhanced by the location. I wish I had time to enjoy the fitness facilities and the... More 

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Dear Laura U, Thank you for reviewing your Conference experiences at The Banff Centre on TripAdvisor. I appreciated the details in your post and will share them with our staff and management. I look forward to meeting you during your next conference! Many thanks, Jim Olver More 

New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Take Times Square and surround it with 10,000 foot Mtns. Add lots of junk souvenir stores and this is what you get!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wonderful conference location. It has many rooms and halls for conferences with great service from staff. It is an beautiful location for conferences.

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

Dear Margareer, Thanks for attending a Conference at The Banff Centre and for sharing your comments in this TripAdvisor post. I am proud to share this post with our staff and management! I look forward to welcoming you back! With warm regards, Jim Olver More 

London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Has an excellent new restaurant there with beautiful views that was all we visited. A bit difficult to find

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Dear LindaandRon, Thank you for visiting out Three Ravens Restaurant and taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor. Please visit again! With my thanks Jim Olver More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Banff Centre is very basic and overall the centre is showing wear and tear. It was a good place to stay for a conference and an okay place to stay if you are going to be out all day taking in the splendour of the mountains and the national park. The walk down the mountain into Banff townsite is... More 

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Dear Bev H, Thanks for taking the time to post your comments regarding your last visit to The Banff Centre. I appreciated the balanced critique which I have shared with our management team. I am pleased to say that we are about to make some significant upgrades to our older residence. I look forward to meeting you on your next... More 

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Mountains take my breath away! I always wander if skiers or locals still see the majesty of these mountains. The smell of pine not only fills your nostrils, but all your senses. It filled up the car as I was driving. One has to stop and admire this nature in all its glory. As if time stops, the silence of... More 

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

Dear Sylvie S, Thanks for such a descriptive post on your visit to Banff. Please come and visit us at The Banff Centre on your next trip. Thanks again, Jim Olver More 

Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The center was very helpfull for me: the staff allowed me to make a phone call and gave me many informations about the busses. The place is large, what makes one to feel comfortable.

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DEar marijansesvete, Thanks for posting about your experience at The Banff Centre. Our staff will enjoy reading your comments. Please visit us again! With warm regards, Jim Olver More 

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