The Gallery & Wine Hop is a chance to leisurely tour a handful of galleries and museums while enjoying different wine tastings from Canadian vineyards and food pairings from local restaurants. Meet local artists, mix and mingle with friends, and learn about what inspires the artists to create. Watch the galleries and museums transform as talented performers show off their skills.
How it works
If you are eager to start your tour early, the galleries and museums on the Gallery & Wine Hop are open by 10 a.m. Some venues, such as the museums, may charge a nominal entrance fee.
By 2 p.m., the main event starts and entrance to the venues is free (excluding some museums), lite-bite food is complimentary, and wine tastings will be offered for a $1 per 2 oz tasting until 5 p.m.
Guests will be given a map upon arrival from whichever location you would like to enjoy first. The tour between venues is self-guided, so stay as long as you would like and visit the venues in the order that suits your day best.
The venues are all within a short walk of each other with the exception of the Mountain Gallery at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. To get directly to the Fairmont, catch the #2 ROAM bus on the west side of Caribou Street for $2 a ride and you will be at the hotel in no time. For the same fee catch the #4 ROAM bus from west side of Caribou Street to Cave Avenue and complete the short 5-minute walk to the museum. The Banff Centre is a 20-minute walk from town or 7-minute drive, where parking is free.
Your map will also double as a passport. Visit five of the ten participating venues, get stamped at each venue, then fill out your completed Gallery Hop Passport with your information and drop it into a ballot box at the last location you visit. You will be entered into a draw to win an amazing prize package in Banff.
This event is family-friendly, we think you're never too young to open your imagination to a world of creativity and deep history.
Meet the Venues
We are excited to have ten participating venues as part of the Gallery & Wine Hop. Read up about the venues below and get a sneak peak of what unique performers and artists will be on site during the event.