Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival

A nine day tectonic shift where the world's best mountain films, books, and speakers come together. Celebrating 90 years in 2023!

Festival Dates: -
Location: Banff, Alberta

Every fall, the Banff Centre congregates the world's best in mountain films, books, and speakers with thousands of mountain and art enthusiasts. An event that is always anticipated by the local community, it also draws thousands of international visitors to be a part of this world-class event.

It is a time to celebrate and share the inspirations that the great mountains give us.

"Nine days you won’t want to miss."

Banff is internationally recognized as a mountain adventure base, so it only makes sense that this event takes place here as people share the experience of mountain adventure through various art forms. 

Just look at past festival guests such as Sir Edmund Hillary (first man to climb Mt. Everest), Jon Krakauer, Aaron Ralston, and Alex Lowe.

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Event highlights

Oct 28  Opening night
Oct 29  The Snow Show
Oct 30  Radical Reels
Nov 2    Leo Houlding, book awards and films
Nov 3    Jeremy Jones, and films
Nov 5    Best of the Festival - awards, presentations and films


The festival offers both in-person and online options:

Individual screenings  $18 - 38/film
Early bird passes (4 or more)  save $5 per ticket until Sept 15
Online film pass $125 (early bird); $150 (after Oct 16)

There are also VIP pass options. 

See here for more info on tickets and passes.

More info

Check out the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival website for all festival details.

Unless otherwise stated, all information about the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has been provided by festival organizers