I was invited to the Banff Centre as part of a Conference backstage event. There was approximately 30 people who were in the group. We received free accommodation, all meals and excursions. How can this review be anything but good.
Our accommodation was in the Professional Development Building which a beautiful pine lodge.Our room overlooked the mountain which was lovely. The room itself is standard in size and decoration but suited our needs well. We were not going to be spending a lot of time in the room. The only downside is there is no air conditioning in the rooms and even with the fan in the room it was uncomfortable during the night. The bed was super comfy and the pillows nice and fluffy.
The staff at the centre were simply amazing. Informative and attentive. Special thank you to Jim Olver who took us on our backstage tour. It was the highlight of my two days there. Jim is a wonderful ambassador for the centre. He is passionate and extremely knowable.
The events planned were wonderful and we got see a little of what Banff has to offer. We took the gondola ride to the top of Sulphur mountain which I would highly recommend and a cruise on Lake Minnewanka. I will definitely go back and explore more.
The food at the centre was plentiful and excellent, no complaints there.
Myself and my guest had and excellent stay here. Thank you to everyone involved in this event.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society. Located in the vibrant mountain destination of Banff, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies, Banff Centre offers professional conference facilities and services for groups of up to 1,000 delegates. Banff Centre is a renowned site for Canadian and international business, government, research, scientific, and educational meetings. Banff Centre's inspirational setting and creative, educational environment provide the essential framework for productive learning and engagement. ... more less