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The Banff Centre

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403 762 6301
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Convention Centers, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: The Banff Centre presents over 400 public concerts, performing arts events, festivals, and gallery...
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Type: Convention Centers, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: 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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Markham, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I'm not an art lover, so this was not a great place for me to visit. My wife enjoyed it, so you have to decide what type of person you are before visiting

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Alberta, is Banff, and one of the most unusual places to stay and get involved with the community is the Banff Center. Accommodation is very good and the Vista restaurant is just terrible because the food is so delicious that you will add pounds to your silhouette which is probably not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Had a fantastic time here as an artist and a mathematician...working on a joint project. This is what the Banff Centre is here for - to inspire creativity. Everything about it works. The setting is magnificent, the facilities (leisure and professional) exemplary and the choice of food and drink excellent. If you are an artist - get a residency here.... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Our union holds a conference here every summer and this is my 3rd time in attendance. The campus is very spread out and I still manage to get lost coming in for the first day, but once you get your bearings it's alright. Although there is a lot of walking, with hills and stairs. Food is quite good for breaks... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Banff Centre is an International Centre for the Fine Arts. There is an excellent summer program of concerts and exhibitions that will appeal to everyone. It is an incredible experience to attend and a must for the Banff traveler.

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Huntington Station
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Don't miss this info centre, the staff is very helpful, and there is a movie to view, as well, and a gift shop.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I've attended conferences here in summer, late fall, and the dead of winter, and enjoyed it very much every time. I have always stayed in a residence hall specifically for mathematics meetings, and so cannot comment on the accommodations in the other parts of the Centre, but if they are like that residence hall then they will be fine. It... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It was a lovely theatre to be in. The surroundings were marvelous and the accoustics excellent. It is great to see some stability in the construction as they seem to be changing venues in this area. We certainly hope they keep the iconic Eric Harvie theatre for years and years.

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

One place visited by tourist .The place with all the mountains around gives you that feeling of restiveness, calm and comfort. Banff is a very beautiful place. did my shopping of Banff souvenirs here and of course several Tshirts. My jacket bout here is one of a kind.. truly Banff made.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

what a pleasure! they run arts programs and lovingly welcome back their alumni who are on their way up. Philippe Sly is one of these people - who is rising to stardom but came back for a lovely performance at the Banff Centre.

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