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Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada
Phone Number: 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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Jewel in the Canadian Rockies

The Banff Centre is an amazing place for a business conference or a personal holiday. Spectacular views, awesome food, attentive service, comfortable rooms, great athletic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Heather H
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Calgary
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Calgary
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Banff Centre is an amazing place for a business conference or a personal holiday. Spectacular views, awesome food, attentive service, comfortable rooms, great athletic facilities, multiple meeting rooms, and Within walking distance to downtown Banff make The Banff Centre a glittering jewel in the Canadian Rockies.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been at numerous events at the Banff Centre and absolutely love the meeting venues. Everything is state of the art, comfortable and well maintained. The food is also wonderful and the French Canadian executive chief sets a wonders table. The guest rooms, however, are a whole other story. The majority of the guest rooms are smell and look... More 

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Outlook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to an evening of Jazz by musicians at the Centre. We stayed for 4 sets of musicians and were not disappointed. These people are amazing musicians. It was lots of fun.

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Thank captden
Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a conference here in June 2016. The venue is breathtaking! The buildings are modern and staff incredibly helpful and friendly. On campus art exhibits and activities heighten the experience. Can't wait to return! FYI I did not stay here due to capacity, but on campus meals were very good with good choices. I can't offer a review of... More 

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Pittsburgh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a connecting flight that was repeatedly delayed and eventually cancelled. While I was trying to arrange my hotel at my layover airport and figure out me flights, I contacted The Banff Centre. No one answered the phone outside of regular business hours, so I emailed them and called the following morning, mentioning my transfer airport and flight in... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended an outdoor concert at the Shaw Amphitheatre. This is a beautiful location for outdoor shows. Check out their website for the concert schedule. Great mountain backdrop. Multiple choices for restaurants. Bring your folk fest lawn chairs and blankets.

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Thank Dan M
calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When was the last time a staff member in a suit greeted you and held the door while you entered a conference centre? The Kinnear Centre was great, staff were happy and welcoming, and signage was superb. Free parking to boot!

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Thank K R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good accommodation located above Banff city. Short distance to the city center and beautiful view on surrounding mountains, especially in the morning.

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

Dear Juraj M, Thank you very much for staying with us at Banff Centre and for recommending us in this TripAdvisor Review. I hope you will visit us again soon. Warm regards, More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chance to be there on a Sunday a few weeks ago and very much enjoyed the concert happening there that night. I would highly recommended taking a taxi there as parking was very hard to find. The views of the valley from the second floor where the restaurant and wine bar is located are also spectacular especially... More 

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

Dear Steve R, Thanks very much for sharing your comments about your concert experience at Banff Centre. I am delighted that you enjoyed the event and hope you return soon! Again my thanks, More 

Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We attended the Blue Rodeo concert on July 10th at the Banff centre, what an amazing venue. Great sound, great amenities. My only recommendation is to try and get there a bit early to snag the best spots for your lawn chairs. Nothing like listening to good music in the open air surrounded by the Canadian Rockies.

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

Dear Oilerman, I am delighted you enjoyed Blue Rodeo in our Shaw Amphitheatre at Banff Centre. Thank you very much for this TripAdvisor recommendation! Please visit us for another concert this summer. Warm regards, More 

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