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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Box 1020

Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5

1000Largest Group
60Meeting Rooms
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  • Banff Centre is located in the heart of Banff National ParkBanff Centre is located in the heart of Banff National Park
        
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  • Maclab Bistro |Casual dining and loungeMaclab Bistro |Casual dining and lounge
        
  • Maclab Bistro |Casual dining and loungeMaclab Bistro |Casual dining and lounge
        
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  • Home for Banff Centre Mountain Film & Book FestivalHome for Banff Centre Mountain Film & Book Festival
        
  • On-site Walter Phillips Gallery | Year-round exhibitions & unique spacesOn-site Walter Phillips Gallery | Year-round exhibitions & unique spaces
        
  • Over 400 shows a year is just minutes from your hotel room doorOver 400 shows a year is just minutes from your hotel room door
        
  • Over 400 shows a year is just minutes from your hotel room doorOver 400 shows a year is just minutes from your hotel room door
        
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Banff Centre is for creativity and ideas. We are a full-service conference and hotel venue with Canada’s leading arts and leadership organization. We specialize in convening impactful meetings.

Banff Centre’s spectacular setting and innovative programming unlock human potential. Centre inspires leaders, executives, and conference attendees to make their unique contribution to society.

Our home on the side of the Sleeping Buffalo Mountain, in Treaty 7 Territory is a sacred place for Indigenous people. For generations, Indigenous people gathered and held celebrations here, a tradition that continues today. Banff Centre is committed to Truth and Reconciliation by creating a dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. 

Banff Centre is where ideas take flight.
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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Calgary - 60m/100km
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Calgary International Airport / 90
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Onsite
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Availability:
Meeting spaces, guest rooms and F&B options are available year-round.
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
60
Largest Classroom Style:
250
Largest Theatre Style:
959
Technology:
Complimentary WiFi access in guest bedrooms and meeting spaces. Our in-house Technical Services team seamlessly integrates your ideas with our portfolio of production and creative offerings to deliver audiovisual and digital services. Technical Services is committed to providing effective, engaging and efficient solutions to help deliver your message. Some services include: audio, video, lighting, projection and virtual meetings
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Vistas Dining Room - market-style buffet dining (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar - a la carte fine dining (dinner only) Maclab Bistro - casual dining and lounge Le Cafe - sandwiches, salads, snacks and juice bar Banquet rooms available for private functions. Extensive banquet menu offered; menu customization available.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Affordable accommodation and meal rates available; great deals during value seasons. Meal packages available. Conference Registration Packages with such features as trust account setup, reporting, name badges and lanyards, session attendance data, creative programming add-ons and consultation with our Meeting Architect. Conference Connectors - engaging and interactive teambuilding programs (90mins-2hrs); easy to plug-in to program. Great opportunity to network and connect to place. Sessions range from painting, theatre, clay, music, photography, culinary, outdoor orienteering, guided hikes and meditation and more! Can be packaged as concurrent programs or to be included at the beginning, middle and end of your conference. Connect with our Sales Office for more information.
Phone:
877-760-4595
Event Space Available:
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Overnight Accommodations Available:
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
The Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation Banff Centre's newest meeting facility, the Kinnear Centre includes 17 fully-equipped meeting rooms of varying sizes and flexibility. The building also houses the Maclab Bistro and the Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives. The Shaw Amphitheatre is adjacent to the Kinnear Centre, on the Bourgeau valley side.

TransCanada Pipeline Pavilion The pavilion houses ten modern, fully-equipped meeting rooms and a reception area, ideal for groups of 30 - 50 people.

The Professional Development Centre Designed to ensure the preservation of a stand of 350-year-old Douglas firs, the Professional Development Centre's three wings radiate from a natural courtyard, lounge and lobby area. The bold use of massive tree trunks as pillars and elements of structural design combine with floods of natural lighting to sustain the Centre's link with its environment. Four comfortable lounges with fireplaces provide guests with a variety of informal meeting area or reception options.

The Max Bell Building The Max Bell Building features a 330 tiered-seat auditorium engineered for acoustic excellence and equipped with a 15 foot screen, dimmer lighting, a sound system and projection booth. This building houses 14 meeting rooms of varying capacities, as well as a large central foyer which is ideal for conference registration, receptions or displays.

Eric Harvie Theatre Comprehensive event services are featured in the theatre complex, with two theatres ideally suited for presentation ceremonies and lectures. Fully equipped and professionally staffed, both theatres include full production capabilities. Front-of-house staff, ticket printing, and box office staffing are available. The Eric Harvie Theatre seats 1,000.

The Margaret Greenham Theatre The Margaret Greenham Theatre is a more intimate theatre space that accommodates 250 people. The Club, with 120 seats, is a cabaret space with a low stage, flexible seating, limited backstage space, and a warm and intimate atmosphere.

Laszlo Funtek Teaching Wing Adjacent to the Margaret Greenham Theatre, the Laszlo Funtek Teaching Wing includes 10 meeting rooms, a carpentry shop, costume shop, properties shop, and dance studios.

Catering

  • Banquets at Banff Centre
    Conference Banquets
    It is the high point of your event; a sumptuous banquet or an elegant reception with exquisite food and views to match. Whether you have a group of ten or 500, our banquet team provides inspiring service and a diversity of dishes catering to all dietary preferences. 

    Executive Chef Sébastien Tessier and his award-winning team have designed banquet menus inspired by fresh, sustainable, and locally produced ingredients. Unlike other banquet hosts, we are able to present hot restaurant quality meals at your table. Banff Centre is fully licensed and offers a full selection of wines and spirits.


    >>> menu (PDF)

Dining

  • Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar
    Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar
    Seating Capacity: 64
    The Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar is consistently one of Banff’s top rated restaurants on TripAdvisor and OpenTable. Executive Chef Sébastien Tessier and his knowledgeable team are as passionate as you are about fresh, inventive cuisine and great wines. Join us for a truly memorable dining experience. Within a few steps of all performance, meeting spaces, and accommodation at the Centre, the Three Ravens offers a convenient and creative venue for your evening dining experience.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Vistas Dining Room
    Seating Capacity: 350
    Chef Sébastien Tessier’s team has designed a diverse buffet menu inspired by fresh local ingredients. Enjoy the view and choose from a selection of hot entrées, a well-stocked fresh bar, delicious house-made desserts plus vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Menus change daily.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Maclab Bistro at Banff Centre
    Maclab Bistro
    Maclab features healthy, creative comfort food inspired by fresh local ingredients. Signature dishes include house-made burgers, flatbreads, and our famous Cobb Salad, plus vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Complete with espresso bar, craft beers, and an expansive wine list. 
    >>> menu (PDF)

Services

ServiceDescription
Parking Guests may park in our 200-stall parkade located behind Lloyd Hall Hotel. Designated parking spots are available elsewhere onsite, however please observe the No Parking signs where found. Vehicles outside of designated areas will be towed. When registering at the reception desk, you may use the parking lot in front of the Professional Development Centre.

Public Transit Local ROAM  buses provide service bewteen Banff Centre and downtown Banff. There are two stops on campus: Banff Centre Theatres (upper campus, located near Eric Harvey Theatre) and Banff Centre PDC (lower campus, located near The Professional Development Centre & Hotel).

Guest Amenities: Printing, Photocopy and Fax At the Front Desk in the Professional Development Centre (PDC), you may find a computer, fax machine, black-and-white printer and photocopier for light volume jobs (10-pages or less), available 24-hours to serve you best.  Our on-site Ricoh Print Centre can accommodate larger or complex jobs.

Computer Services and Facilities Banff Centre provides free wireless access for individual browsing and email checking in several buildings on the property. To take advantage of this service, you must have wireless capability in your laptop that is preconfigured for DHCP. Dedicated high-speed service for large groups, using physical wiring, is also available. This must be prearranged with your Conferences Services Manager, who can provide you detailed information on computer requirements, locations and costs. Wireless service is also available for groups, depending upon size, and must be prearranged with your Conference Services Manager. Dial-up service is available in rooms. The Information Technologies & Services Helpdesk support hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but weekend and after-hours computer support for large groups can be prearranged with your Conferences Services Manager for a fee.

Ricoh Print Services Our on-site Ricoh Print team offers a wide range of services including printing, laminating, binding, foam core mounting, document scanning and shredding, package shipment and recieving. Our Conference Service Managers will be happy to assist you with further details.

Mail/Telephone Messages Email and fax services are available for registered guests at the front desk. Postage stamps can be purchased at the front desk and mail can be dropped off at on-site post boxes located directly in front of the Professional Development Centre. Full mail and courier services are available on-site through Ricoh Services; please ask the front desk for assistance. All bedrooms are equipped with a telephone answering system. Courtesy house telephones may be used to contact services, facilities and personnel of Banff Centre. Guests can obtain 24-hour emergency aid by dialing 7777.

Dry Cleaning and Laundry Banff Centre offers dry cleaning and laundry service through drop-off and pick-up at the front office. Coin-operated laundry facilities, irons and ironing boards are also available at the Centre.

Disabled Access Banff Centre welcomes guests with disabilities. We recommend that you contact us in advance so that we can meet you upon your arrival to facilitate your understanding of the best routes and services available. Please contact Jim Olver, Director of Guest Services: E-mail jim_olver@banffcentre.ca or telephone 1-403-762-6123 and he will be pleased to assist you. There are paths, roadways or ramps that provide access to and throughout most buildings. However, the Centre, built on the side of a mountain, does present challenges to those with limited mobility. Wheelchair accessible Telus pay phones are located throughout the campus; these phones are equipped with amplification controls for the hearing-impaired. Bedrooms adapted for wheelchair access are available upon request; please request when booking your accommodations.

Sally Borden Fitness Centre Our on-site Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation offers a wide range of recreational opportunities and fitness services for people of all abilities and interests including swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, drop-in classes including yoga, fitness room, and climbing wall.

Clothing and Equipment Life at Banff Centre is informal; casual clothing is the norm. Come prepared to enjoy the many outdoor recreational opportunities available in Banff National Park, or indoors at the Centre's Sally Borden Recreation Facility. A variety of outdoor and recreational equipment is available on a rental basis through the Sally Borden Building or rental firms in downtown Banff.

Security and Emergencies Security is maintained throughout the Centre on a 24-hour basis. Police services in the town of Banff and Banff National Park are provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Health Services There are several doctors and dentists in the town of Banff, and the hospital provides a 24-hour emergency service. If you are not an Alberta resident, ensure that your medical coverage is effective in Alberta. If you are not a resident of Canada, you may wish to investigate the various medical insurance policies available for travellers in Canada.

Technology

TypeDescription
Audio/Visual Services & Equipment The Technical Services team provides a complete range of Audio Visual equipment and services 364 days of the year. Hours of operation are from 7 am until 10 pm weekdays and until 5 pm on weekends and statutory holidays, and are extended as necessary to meet the needs of our guests. Our services include supply and setup of Audio Visual equipment for our largest venue of 950 seats to the smallest classroom, pre-conference consultations and quotations, dedicated full time operations Technicians and on-call troubleshooting, audio and video recording of special events to tape or disc with reproduction and professional colour labelling.

We are also a full service photographic department with two full time professional photographers. Photo services include group photographs and special event photography for coverage of events such as award presentations. We have traditional and digital darkrooms to support all types of conference activities. Our 44" wide format archival inkjet printer is available for printing of posters and banners and our in-house lab can produce traditional prints as required up to 30" wide.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Banff National Park Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village, abundant wildlife and scenic drives come together in Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy all that Banff has to offer including hiking, biking, skiing, and more with the help of our industry partners.

Walter Phillips Gallery Explore contemporary art exhibitions with a commitment to emerging forms of art including video and performance at our on-site Walter Phillips Gallery, opened to the public year-round.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival Don’t miss nine epic days of Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival filled with stories of remote journeys and groundbreaking expeditions including ticketed and free events.

Public performances and shows Every year Banff Centre hosts over 400 public performances, events, and exhibitions. Attend an exciting outdoor show under the stars, a dance performance, a film screening, or mingle with the best artists from Canada and around the world!

Open Lectures & Studios Discover the work of artists ay Banff Centre in the Visual + Digital Arts programs by touring their studios, and attend talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators, and academics.

Testimonials

  • Banff Centre hosted our event of 700+ delegates. They were extremely responsive to our needs and requests before the conference, during as well as after. They managed the flow of delegates so well that it did not seem like too many people in one place. The meals and refreshments were excellent, and the accommodations to special dietary needs was exemplary. Thank you so much.
    Emily Wang

  • We had been holding the Yearly Corporate Strategy Session at Banff Centre for couple years. We find that the Centre had provided excellent and professional support and service to our group. Business Units across the Company also provided very good feedbacks on the Centre's facilities and services.
    Winnie Ho, Husky Energy

  • It is very apparent that customer service is a key priority for all staff at The Banff Centre, and it really is represented in everyone that we dealt with. Fantastic team. We will absolutely recommend the venue to others.
    Sara Batchelor, City of St. Albert

  • It was easy to set up our executive retreat. Our Conference Services Manager was accommodating, efficient and a pleasure to deal with.
    Aubrey Chau President’s Office, University of Alberta

  • Banff Centre was an ideal place for our scientific meeting. I received many positive comments from attendees about the facilities and the mountain environment. The location was a very strong draw to the meeting – almost all of my international speakers accepted immediately, something that would not have happened with a less interesting venue.
    David Villeneuve, National Research Council Canada. Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences

  • Banff Centre is truly an amazing experience. The facilities, food and staff are excellent, and the overall feeling of relaxation and comfort is great. I would definitely recommend this venue for company retreats or conferences.
    Naatasha Mann Merit Contractor's Association

  • Planning and hosting our event at Banff Centre was so pleasant. All of my needs were met in a very timely manner and they seemed to be very well organized themselves so that all staff knew exactly what we needed.
    Sarah Pinchevsky, Philantropic Foundations Canada

  • We held our conference in the new Kinnear Centre for the first time this year. The service from start to finish was excellent. Quality of food, staff and facilities were outstanding. We intend to come back again.
    Glyn J. Smith, Administrator Pain Society of Alberta

  • Whatever logistics it takes to get to Banff Centre are worth it... [You have] ample opportunity to appreciate nature, the arts, good food and an ambiance that fosters collaboration and conversation. What more could you ask for?

    Joan Smart, CMC Research Institutes

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