We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Banff Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403 762 6301
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 210 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Banff Tour

Beautiful sceneries of the snowy mountain from the upper top of restaurant and the design of the buildings are so amazing

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
AdrianaOlson
,
Edmonton, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful sceneries of the snowy mountain from the upper top of restaurant and the design of the buildings are so amazing

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wabamun
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went to see our grandson dance in competition. The venue is wonderful: audio and visual were both great. He was impressed with the dressing rooms. Bathrooms were readily available and clean. Lots of sitting area outside of theatre. WE liked the pictures around the facility, depicting Banff's past.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The rooms are just average - nothing to write home about - but they are clean and the staff at the Banff Centre are extremely helpful and friendly. The view is spectacular, the food is amazing and if you have a conference there, your participants will not have anything to complain about. It's about a 15 or 20 minute walk... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear Cdn_explorer1800, Thank you so much for taking the time to post comments about your recent stay at The Banff Centre. I appreciate the detail in your remarks which I have shared with our management team. I look forwadr to your next stay with us. Many thanks, Jim Olver More 

Leduc, Canada
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I am attending a conference here this week and have been coming here for 18 years, The centre offers a perfect facility for conferences. The Kinnear centre has 3 floors which offers beautiful mountain views its on the newest buildings here. The Eric Harvey chairs really need to be replaced. The Margaret Greenham' theatre has the same seats. Overall the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear Oilsandsgal Leduc, Canada, Thank you very much for posting your comments about our Conference Facilities on TripAdvisor. I appreciate both your compliments and your suggestions for improvement. I look forward to seeing you again for the 19th year in a row next year! Please introduce yourself when you seem me. Best wishes, Jim Olver More 

Grande Prairie, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Couldn't fit in seats very well no leg room and very small. Airplanes have bigger seats. Not comfortable at all in Eric Harvey. Missed many good sessions because it was very uncomfortable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear Niknup21, Thank you for taking the time to comment on the seating in the Eric Harvie Theatre. I apologize for your inconvenience. We are planning a full renovation to that Theatre. I find that seating in the Margaret Greenham Theatre is more comfortable and your group has session there today. Again thank you for your comments, Jim Olver More 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Excellent services here and the bistro is delicious with many vegan and gluten free options.,the manager is very friendly and always making sure things are going well. The views are spectacular!

Was this review helpful? Yes
JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Thanks to Travellingmommy99 for posting about your recent meal at our Maclab Bistro at The Banff Centre. I will pass on your compliments to the Chef, Manager and Staff. I look forward to your next visit! Best wishes, Jim Olver More 

Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This trip we made use of the Music Library. We both have often gone there for conferences and residencies...it has an atmosphere of its own, and a spectacular view. Also, the restaurant is excellent. (for use of those registered only, I believe)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear Frequentraveler91, thank you for posting comments about your recent visit to our Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives. We are very proud of this resource designed for musicians, artists and the public in general. We have a particularly strong collection of sheet music and recordings for small ensembles. The Archives record the 82 year history of The Banff Centre.... More 

Midhurst, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The sally boden centre at the banff centre has a really good gym available and is filled with people of all ages and sizes. It also has a good pool which as lane swimming available with seperate for kids to play with inflatables and a basketball hoop! They also have a very pleasant steam room up there although male and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear feed the bees, Thank you for posting about your recent visit to the Sally Borden Recreational Centre at The Banff Centre. We also have a great hot tub, fitness room, climbing gym and spin salon. I have been climbing that hill to work for 32 years - the view is worth it! Thank again! Jim Olver More 

Bowser, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Banff f is nestled in by surrounding rocky mountains. Lots of specialty shops to go to. Lots of attractions nearby the centre.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After seeing the Canadian Brass play at the Eric Harvie Theatre on the long weekend, you realize how amazing it is to have the Centre and the theaters so close. What a great venue and performance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
JimOlver, Guest Relations Manager at The Banff Centre, responded to this review

Dear John_R_Day I agree that the celebration of arts and creativity at The Banff Centre is a great enhancement for our community. Thanks for attending and sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. Hope to see you back soon! Best Wishes, Jim Olver More 

Travelers who viewed The Banff Centre also viewed

 
Banff, Banff National Park
Banff, Banff National Park
 

Been to The Banff Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Banff Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?