The spectacular beauty of Banff National Park has inspired artists of every kind since its very beginnings in 1885. Many of the first explorers and mountaineers were painters, sketch artists and photographers, each one interpreting the mountain landscape in a way that would make the destination even more famous than before.
What remains now is a rich collection of opportunities to immerse yourself into the artistic side of Banff National Park. Here you can visit an exceptional gallery featuring internationally recognized artists or indulge in your chance to purchase a one-of-a-kind piece from a unique local gallery.
In August each year, Banff Culture Days bring the local arts and culture scene to life! Galleries feature artist talks and special exhibits and open their doors to your interest in the artwork they feature.
Some local vendors feature paintings, photographs and mixed media exhibits by artists from the Banff area, so don’t be surprised when you step into a café or hair salon and see wonderful art on their walls!