April 10, 2015 - April 26, 2015

springstART Festival

Leap into spring with an annual festival that delivers a unique perspective on Banff National Park! Each April, as springtime breathes new life into the landscape, exciting programming during springstART will highlight Banff’s cultural, historic and artistic scene.

Since Banff National Park’s inception in 1885, its spectacular beauty has inspired artists of every kind. Many of the first explorers and mountaineers were painters, writers, photographers and musicians, each one interpreting the mountain landscape in a way that would make the destination even more famous than before.

Continuing with that tradition, springstART offers a rich collection of events that are as diverse as they are educational and inspiring. Heritage home tours and historic walking tours introduce you to characters from the past, while live theatre, Spoken Word and music performances from iconic Canadian artists demonstrate why Banff is a hub for world-class creativity. Mountain films, photography workshops and art exhibits bring the unique mountain culture to life, along with a variety of on-street animation.

During springstART you’ll discover a vibrant cultural scene matched only by the spectacular mountain landscape.

*Please note event schedule subject to change without notice

Workshops - SOLD OUT!

Food & Beverage Features:

  • Banff Ave Brewing Co - Enjoy a pint of the brand new limited release "springstART Witbier", a Belgian style wheat ale with fresh hints of orange peel and coriander. Available as of April 4 only at the Banff Ave Brewing Co.
  • The Bison Restaurant - Enjoy a series of Regional Farmhouse Dinners during springstART. Each week will showcase a different local farm for just $35 per person. Available Sunday-Thursday. 
  • Juniper Bistro - Champagne School Guided Wine & Food Tasting on April 18. $65 per person plus GST. Register in advance by calling 403-763-6209. 

*Need to cancel your workshop registration? Contact john@banffheritagetourism.com