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“some interesting architecture” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Banff Centre

The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403 762 6301
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Ranked #6 of 71 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
sherwood park, Alberta
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“some interesting architecture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

not really enough to make it a destination point (unless you are coming for a performance), but if you can pass through it you will be rewarded with the odd building that is interesting

Visited September 2013
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“Excellent conference / meeting cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Food variety was excellent for all meals plus they catered to special dietary needs such as vegan no problem.

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“Banff Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Good Fitness Center and Aquatics Facility. Excellent massage Therapists and very helpful and courteous staff.

Visited September 2013
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“Local art”
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

Visited August 2013
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“Just breathing the air and looking around will relax you!”
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 what you wanted to happen...the architecture and layout of places (the amphitheater, the different pavilions hosting art or science research) are seamlessly connected, with red paint on some structures, contrasting the greenery around and the modern white painted benches. Taking the shortcut from the Center to the town, forth and back, makes you feel like a million dollars person, because you hiked it! Banff is different says the mayor, because it flushes 25000 toilets using the tax paid by 8000.
I truly enjoyed my 4 days of stay at the conference held by Advocis for the 59th time, in this place.
Looking forward to my return next year for the 60th ...

Visited August 2013
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