Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival: October 30 - November 7, 2021
Every fall, authors, photographers, adventurers, and filmmakers from around the world arrive in Banff ready to explore the best in adventure film and literature. With a rich history stretching back to 1976, the week-long festival hosted at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has become the world’s premier destination for all things mountain culture.
This year the Festival will consist of a limited number of select in-person events, and will also feature events and screenings at Lux Cinema, The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, artsPlace Canmore, and other venues downtown Banff.
Back by popular demand, Virtual Festival films will be available and accessible from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world!
Enjoy a Cozy Cabin Getaway
Take the one you love and head into the mountains for a cozy getaway. Check out some of the great cozy cabins of Banff National Park where you'll be able to spend the day adventuring and then settle into your accommodation to enjoy a warm fire or an authentic mountain meal featuring regional cuisine. For more inspiration, check out our guide to a cozy cabin holiday.
Try Something New
Not only does November mark the start of the ski season, but it's also the perfect time to try some other great mountain adventures. Join a guide and travel deep into the earth with Canmore Cave Tours. Explore ancient geological formations as you climb, slide and squeeze your way more than 100 feet underground. Or soar to new heights with Alpine Helicopters or Rockies Heli on an unforgettable scenic flight over the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains.
Taste for Adventure
For the month of November, indulge your taste buds and spoil your senses with the flavours of Banff National Park. The region's top chefs and restaurants have cooked up exclusive menus, unique dishes, and irresistible specials in honour of the Taste for Adventure celebration. You can find participating restaurants and contest details here.
Ski and Snowboard Season Begins - Early November
Powder season will soon be upon us! Check-in with SkiBig3 for the latest resort conditions or have a peek at their live webcams to see how your favourite mountains are shaping up. *All opening dates are dependent on conditions.
Lake Louise wellness retreats
As the temperature starts to drop and snow settles on the mountains, take the time to slow down and reconnect with yourself. Get inspired by nature on a mindfulness, wellness, or yoga retreat in Lake Louise. Multiple dates and retreats are available throughout the month.