Festival Archives

Festival Archives

Every year Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival kicks off in Banff, Alberta. Banff Centre welcomes some of the best adventurers and storytellers in the outdoor community to celebrate epic adventures and mountain culture.

We have compiled some of our favourite memories from years past.

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Festival Archives
  • Underwater Photoshoot Almost Ended in the Belly of a Whale

    Conservation photographer Ian McAllister was underwater photographing a reef system off the coast of B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest. Then, a pod of humpback whales swam up around him and the whole day changed. Watch this animated video of his amazing story, told during 2014's Banff Centre Mountain ...

  • How Duct Tape Saved My Adventure

    Sometimes when you're adventuring out in the world, things can go very, very wrong. Luckily, filmmaker and cameraman Keith Partridge always carries a handy roll of duct tape in his bag—and you'll never guess what he uses it to fix.

    Keith is a faculty member for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativ...

  • Spotlight: A Grizzly Encounter

    Professional climbers Greg Boswell and Nick Bullock went out to the mountains in Banff to set a route, but their trip took a turn when they met up with a startled grizzly bear. The pair were at the 2017 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival to tell their tale, where we got all the details.

  • Indigenous Dialogues

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    2020's annual Indigenous Dialogues focuses on Indigenous place names and includes a sharing circle on how reinstating Indigenous names for rivers, peaks and landscape is an important element of decolonizing historic and modern narratives. With Reneltta Arluk, Christie H...

  • Climbing Through Barriers Panel Discussion

    Climbing mentors Kai Lightner (professional climber), Mikhail Martin (Brothers of Climbing), Erynne Gilpin (Indigenous Womxn Climb), and Bethany Lebewitz (Brown Girls Climb) are working to bring diversity to climbing and they are bridging gaps so that we can celebrate an outdoor community where e...

  • Best of the Fest: Alex Honnold + Greg Child

    Australian born rock climber, mountaineer, author, and filmmaker Greg Child sits down with world-renowned rock climber Alex Honnold.

    They discuss Alex's recent adventures and adversity.