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Summer Events at The Banff Centre

Rita Taylor

Summer Events at the Banff Centre


Broaden your horizons by exploring the summer events at The Banff Centre. A world renowned arts and cultural hub, The Banff Centre hosts many exhibitions, performances, films, and public programs throughout the summer. Whether you’re a local or a visitor from around the world, be sure to check The Banff Centre’s events calendar for a comprehensive schedule of events being offered. 

Talks and Public Programs 

Throughout the summer The Banff Centre puts on a series of lectures, workshops, and programs for the public. The Visual Art Lecture Series features talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators, and academics as they discuss topics in their artistic disciplines of study. At the Readings from the Writing Studio programe you can join students and writers in residence at The Banff Centre as they read unpublished written works in non-fiction, poetry, and prose. The Banff Centre also hosts open houses during which guests may tour the visual and digital art studios led by the Centre’s curator.


Many films are shown throughout the summer that will appeal to adventurers, travellers, cultural aficionados, and families alike. Feature films include ‘Sarila', an animated Inuit adventure film aimed at children and ‘Survival Prayer’, a portrayal of life on Haida Gwaii. 

The Banff Centre also hosts a ‘Night at the Banff Mountain Film Festival’ in partnership with the Lux Cinema. Held every Thursday evening starting June 16th, the night features adventure and travel films from the famed Banff Mountain Film Festival.


The Banff Centre puts on a series of musical and theatre performances throughout the summer. The Banff Centre also hosts weekly music concerts in town. The Music for a Summer Evening concert series is held every weekend beginning June 3rd in the Rolston Recital hall, and brings the best emerging classical musicians in the world to The Banff Centre for public concerts. Also hosted every week is the ‘Serenade at St. George’s’. Held on weeknights beginning June 7th, this concert series features performances in the cozy St. George’s-in-the-Pines Anglican church in downtown Banff. 

If jazz music appeals more, consider visiting the Jazz Club hosted by The Banff Centre in August and watch an evening exploring musical innovations by jazz musicians in residence. 


Details of this summer’s exhibitions at The Banff Centre can be found here.