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Banff Centre for the Arts

Unleash Your Team’s Imagination - Host Your Next Conference at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity

Listen carefully. You can still hear the call of the wild in Banff National Park; in the bugle of elk during mating season, in the howl of a coyote calling out to its pack, in the rushing sound of water making its way from glacier to river, to turquoise blue lake. Banff National Park, on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies, is Canada’s first national park and one of our country’s most iconic and sought-after conference locations.

When Canada is on the agenda, global conference attendance ticks up. When congresses, symposia and business events are hosted in Banff, those numbers climb even higher, thanks in large part to the allure of this still wild mountain town and all it has to offer attendees before, after, and in-between meetings. Think: viewing wildlife in the natural habitat, paddling turquoise lakes by canoe, rafting the region’s legendary white water, exploring on horseback, by helicopter, or Via Ferrata. The options are almost as boundless as the surrounding mountains.


Banff venues


In the heart of all this majestic scenery and outdoor adventure playground is the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, a state-of-the-art learning centre and one of Canada’s most unconventional venues for conferences and events. Host to some 20,000 delegates from around the world every year, the Banff Centre not only offers exceptional, sustainably operated meeting venues such as the LEED Certified Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, but it also offers an array of conference enhancers designed to spark dialogue, creativity and cultural understanding.

“There’s a proud legacy of creation here, and we try to infuse as much of it as possible into our Conferences, Meetings, and Events,” says Jodi Burke, Managing Director, Sales at Banff Centre. “We draw on the unique artistic facilities and transformative programming at Banff Centre to enable our guests to realize their creative potential and achieve results.”


Banff venues


Banff Centre provides unique meeting spaces in various sizes and configurations, and the diversity of event environments to deepen your attendees' experiences. From an intimate reception at an art gallery to a private concert at an open-air amphitheatre, these non-traditional meeting spaces can help enhance your agenda and improve engagement.


Banff dinner


Located mere minutes from downtown Banff, the Banff Centre features 387 newly renovated guest rooms in their campus, surrounded by pine, spruce and fir forests and boasting mountain and valley views that thoughtfully inspire.  Rounding out their offerings are exceptional banquet venues and three restaurants ranging from casual to contemporary, to fine dining.

“This place is a vibrant ecosystem of leadership, transformative experiences, and exceptional service,” says Burke. “Come see for yourself, and unleash your creative side!”