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Moved by Mountains in Film and Fiction

Banff, Alberta - The 39th annual Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival comes to Banff National Park for nine epic days of mountain appreciation through the arts, hosted by The Banff Centre.  


Sherpas Cinema to Release its Latest Film Production - Starring Ski Legends of Banff National Park

Banff, Alberta (September 15, 2014) – Acclaimed cinema production house Sherpas Cinema, recognized for award-winning ski reels ‘Into the Mind’ and ‘All.I.Can’, has created four dramatic short films capturing the deep spirit of skiing straight from the heart of the Canadian Rockies.  The series, entitled ‘Sculpted in Time’ reveals a new dimension to the significance of ski culture in Banff and Lake Louise - depicted in spectacular high-definition footage.  Launching today, the trailer for the series can be viewed online at SkiBanffNationalPark.com, with each of the four films set to relese in sequence weekly from September 29.


Third Annual GranFondo Cycling event takes place in Banff, Alberta - Saturday August 23, 2014

Banff, Alberta (August 14, 2014) - GranFondo Canada has announced today that the RBC GranFondo Banff has reached its capacity of 1,500 registered participants. The cycling event has sold out every year since the inaugural event was held in 2012.


Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Joins The Mountain Collective™ for 2014-15 Ski Season

Banff, Alberta (August 12, 2014) – The Mountain Collective™ has added the ski resorts of Banff National Park to its roster of iconic mountains for the 2014-15 winter season.  Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine joins AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler Blackcomb in this unprecedented collaboration of destinations.  


Banff Hosts Two-Day Outdoor Music Festival, ‘Performance in the Park’

Banff, Alberta (June 24, 2014) – Banff’s picturesque Cascade Gardens played host to the fifth ‘Performance in the Park’ this past weekend; the outdoor venue welcomed over 5000 spectators to take in live music including headliners Corb Lund, Sara Harmer and Elliott BROOD over two days, June 20 – 21. 


Mount Norquay Brings a "Via Ferrata" Climbing Experience to Banff National Park

Banff, Alberta (June 19, 2014) - This June, Mount Norquay ski area is opening up summer experiences to visitors for the first time in 23 years, offering legendary views from the North American Chair and new Sightseeing Pathway, as well as introducing a brand new visitor experience to Banff National Park - the highly-anticipated "Via Ferrata".


Banff National Park Gets Back on the Saddle for an Exhilarating Summer of Cycling

Banff, Alberta (June 12, 2014) – In the Summertime, Banff National Park becomes the ultimate playground for hitting the pedals – cyclists of all levels can take their two-wheels to the road and experience some of the most stunning stretches of scenic highway in North America or, find the ride of their life on numerous backcountry trails.


Ski’s Out for Summer but Mountain-Top Adventures Continue in Banff & Lake Louise

Banff, Alberta (May 30, 2014) – Banff National Park, a renowned powder paradise for skiers and riders, may have just wrapped up its seven-month snow season – one of the longest in North America - but its three first-class ski resorts aren’t stopping the adrenalin there, inviting adventure-seekers, sightseeing-enthusiasts and even foodie-fanatics for a good dose of high-altitude experiences this Summer.


The Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival Returns

Banff, AB (May 28, 2014) – The seventh annual Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival returns to the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs on May 30 and 31, 2014. Once again, thousands will gather during the Festival weekend in Banff National Park to celebrate sensational cuisine and beverages.


Newly-released by National Geographic, ‘The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel’ Features Banff and Lake Louise

Four-legged family members have always been man’s best friend, but now they can be his best travel companion too with the ultimate travel guide for dog-lovers, recently-released by National Geographic.  Outdoor-loving canine keepers will be happy to see that Banff National Park, Canada’s first National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been recognized by ‘The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel’ as one of 75 top destinations for wagging-tail-worthy travels.


The 2014 Banff Summer Arts Festival Takes Centre Stage, June 14 – August 23

This summer, from June 14 – August 23, The Banff Summer Arts Festival (BSAF) showcases some of the finest talent in Canadian and International arts. 


Inner Artist meets Great Outdoors this April

Banff National Park, Alberta (March 20, 2014) –  As the days grow longer and wildlife awaken from their winter slumber, Banff National Park is bursting into the season of renewal with the third-annual springstART festival April 4 – 20, 2014.


Banff National Park’s Performance in the Park Multiplies the Music with Two-Day Gig

This year’s Performance in the Park is scheduled for June 20 and 21 and will  feature Canadian artists Corb Lund, Elliott BROOD, Sarah Harmer, Whitehorse and Jeremy Fisher.


Banff Lake Louise Tourism is Stealing Skiers and Snowboarders

Banff National Park (January 21, 2014) – “Be prepared to change your plans”. That’s the warning from the folks in Banff and Lake Louise for skiers and snowboarders on slopes across North America.


Banff National Park’s SnowDays Returns with a Flurry of Festivities January 10 – February 9

Banff National Park (January 6, 2014) – Banff National Park’s annual celebration of winter, SnowDays, returns to the legendary mountain playground January 10 – February 9 with its most robust schedule of activities, events and performances ever.


Town of Banff to Host Canadian Olympic Team Block Party

Banff National Park, Alberta (November 20, 2013) – The President of Canada’s Olympic Committee, Marcel Aubut, announced in Calgary today that the town of Banff has been chosen to host the send-off party for the nation’s Olympic athletes as part of the 2014 Celebration of Excellence.


Winter will be Wonderful in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff National Park, Alberta (October 17, 2013) – As the first dustings of snow crown the Rocky Mountain peaks, the communities of Banff and Lake Louise are promising a winter season of new and innovative programming knee-deep in powder, parties and performances.


Serena Ryder ‘Performance in the Park’ Rescheduled for Sept 21 in Banff

Banff National Park, Alberta (July 5, 2013) – Serena Ryder, Canadian songstress and four-time Juno Award-winning artist known for her powerful vocal range and this year’s runaway hit Stompa, has announced that she will  perform at Banff National Park’s rescheduled ‘Performance in the Park’ September 21. 


Banff Forecast: Hot July, Hot Summer Arts Festival

Banff National Park, Alberta (July 2, 2013) – Banff National Park welcomed visitors from across Canada and around the world this past Canada Day weekend with clear blue skies and temperatures soaring into the 30s. The weather lifted spirits, setting the stage for a sizzling month ahead for the arts scene as the Banff Summer Arts Festival kicks into high gear.


Banff National Park Salutes Spirit of Resilience This Canada Day

Banff National Park, Alberta (June 27, 2013) – There will be a full slate of festivities in the town of Banff and hamlet of Lake Louise to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend, providing a much needed respite from the recent flooding throughout southern Alberta.

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