Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

October 26, 2019

November 3, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

The Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Banff


Events Description

Join for the 44th annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, bursting with stories of profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground breaking expeditions told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe. Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

Highlights include personal appearances by: Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel, US climber Sasha DiGiulian, Swiss adventurer/explorer Sarah Marquis, climber/writer Mark Twight, and Canadian climber Sharon Wood.

Authors in attendance for this year’s Banff Mountain Book Festival include Craig Childs (Atlas of a Lost World), Frank Wolf (Lines on a Map), Mark Twight (Refuge), Jeff Smoot (Hangdog Days), Kate Rawles (The Life Cycle), Sharon Wood (Rising), Corey Rich (Stories Behind the Images), Mark Synnott (The Impossible Climb), and Caroline Van Hemert (The Sun is a Compass).

The world’s best mountain films, books, and speakers take the spotlight for nine days each fall in Banff. Experience the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild places – all brought to life at The Banff Centre.

The Festival offers a diverse range of experiences for the thousands of people who visit Banff to attend this world-class event. From armchair adventurers to weekend warriors, to the international mountain community – enthusiastic audiences bring the energy to this event!

From feature films to featured speakers, there’s something for everyone. Sit back and devote a guilt-free day to watching inspiring films from around the globe – including over 75 North American and World premieres. Spend a lunch-hour listening to a renowned author reading excerpts from her latest work – or attend a free noon-hour seminar profiling hot topics in adventure and travel. Pick up new releases to be signed in-person by authors at the Book Fair. Find some unique gifts – paintings, pottery, jewellery, and more – at the Mountain Art and Craft Sale. Peruse the latest gear at the Mountain Marketplace. Stroll by the winner’s display of the Banff Mountain Photography Competition exhibition. Stretch your muscles on the climbing wall. The choices are endless.

Festival goers can experience more than 40 events over nine days including screenings of the world’s best mountain films and readings from adventure writers, noon-hour seminars tackling current mountain issues, panel discussions and presentations by prominent mountain personalities, filmmakers, and industry figures, a trade show that puts the latest outdoor equipment, clothing, books, and adventure travel at your fingertips, and more.

Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : Free and ticketed events
How to get tickets?

Buy Online


Date & Time:

October 26 – November 3, 2019 – Schedule

Venue & Address :

The Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Banff, AB T1L 1H5 Canada

ROAM BUS to/from Banff Centre and downtown Banff

Bus route 7 to Banff Centre from downtown Banff departs every 30 minutes between 7 and 10 AM and again between 4 and 7:30 PM. The fares for Route 7 are $2.00 for one-way.

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