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Banff Centre

Hotel Contact:
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Box 1020
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5
Main: 877-760-4595
Email: Email Hotel
Contact: Conference Sales Office
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.4
Chain Independent
Renovated 2010
Guest Rooms 414
Kings/Suites/Doubles 0 / 67 / 209
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season


Resort Fee CA$15
Room Tax 4
Sales Tax 5

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 5,920ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 72,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 72,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Calgary International Airport
90 min 87 miles (140 km)


Dedicated Conference Service Manager
Dedicated Sales Managers
Meeting Architect
Complimentary Wifi
Team Building Programs
Professional Development Programs
Conference Registration Packages
Onsite Tech Services Team
Av Equipment
Xerox Global Services Office Onsite
Conference Concierge
Video Conferencing Services
Onsite Photography Services Team


Restaurants On Property
Fitness Center On Property
Full Sized Gymnasium
Running Track
Indoor Climbing Wall
Full Sized Pool
Hot Tub
Massage Therapy
Drop-In Fitness Classes
Private Group Classes
Arts Events
Art Gallery
Permanent Art Collection
Guided Tours - Arts & Behind The Scenes
Library On Property


Golf Within 5 Miles
Downhill Skiing Within 5 Miles
Hiking Trails
Sightseeing Excursions
Hot Springs Pool Within 5 Miles
Gondola Trip Within 5 Miles
Cross-Country Skiing
Horseback Riding
River Rafting
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Husky Great Hall
Le Cafe
Maclab Bistro
Three Ravens Restaurant
Three Ravens Wine Bar
Vistas Dining Room

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet N/A Cont. N/A
Lunch Buffet N/A Plated N/A
Dinner Buffet N/A Plated N/A
Coffee Break N/A
2-Hour Open Bar N/A
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Eric Harvie Theatre 939 17.7 x 8.5 18 10,440 58 x 28 60 N/A 959 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Eric Harvie Theatre East Lobby 151 N/A 3 1,624 N/A 11 N/A 80 N/A 120 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby 204 28.3 x 7.1 3 2,195 93 x 34 11 N/A 150 N/A 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Eric Harvie Theatre Stage N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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New Faces at The Banff Centre
Posted February 27, 2014
The Banff Centre is pleased to announce two new additions to their Conferences' sales team
Megan Thomson is the sales manager for Banff Centre Conferences’ corporate, government, and post-secondary markets in Calgary and the southern Alberta region, and she will also handle US corporate accounts. She is based in Calgary, Alberta. Growing up in Calgary, Megan is no stranger to the Canadian Rockies and Banff, and for part of her working career, she was a trip leader for Backroads cycling and hiking tours in the Canadian Rockies, as well as in France’s Loire Valley. Just prior to joining the Centre, she worked as a sales manager at the legendary Calgary Stampede. Megan has traded in cowboys for artists, and is delighted to represent The Banff Centre throughout Calgary and Southern Alberta. Megan can be reached by email: or by phone: (403)762-6442.

Ryan Young is the sales manager for all Banff Centre Conferences’ markets coming out of Eastern Canada. He is based in Ottawa, Ontario. He is very excited to once again be back in the Canadian Rockies representing one of his favourite destinations. He began his hospitality career in the mountains, working at Moraine Lake Lodge near Lake Louise, Alberta, and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, British Columbia. Since moving back to Ottawa, Ryan has fully integrated himself into the local meetings and events community where he currently sits on the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Ottawa Chapter Board of Directors as the Vice President of Finance. With his passion for mountain culture, and his enthusiasm for the hospitality industry, Ryan is committed to bringing inspired and creative meetings and events to Banff. Ryan can be reached by email: or by phone: 403-762-6234.
Banff Centre partners artists with big thinkers
Posted February 6, 2013
The Banff Centre has always hosted big thinkers, but the ideas it develops just took a quantum leap forward.

That was the news Wednesday when the Banff Centre announced a collaboration with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), a virtual think-tank that includes some of the finest scientific minds around the world.

The two institutions are teaming up to create a physical home for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, with the hope being that their big brains will cross-pollinate with some of 4,000 artists and innumerable business leaders who spend time each year at the Banff Centre to find innovative approaches to the 21st century and all of the challenges it presents.

“What we are wanting to do,” says Banff Centre President and CEO Jeff Melanson, “and this really fits with the founding principles of the Banff Centre — is create an environment here where we have thought leaders from arts and culture, business, social sectors, science collaborate and interact with each other.”

The partnership kicks off Thursday with a roundtable discussion featuring Melanson, Bernstein and researchers and practitioners from both the scientific and arts community.

For Canadian Institute of Advanced Research CEO Alan Bernstein, the Banff Centre will provide a place to gather — and not just any place.

“The Banff Centre is special,” Bernstein says. “I’ve always really quite loved going to Banff for various meetings over the years when I was a scientist.

“One of the groups we particularly want to keep meeting there (at Banff) are our young CIFAR Global Scholars.”

That group, made up of scholars from across Canada and the world, specialize in everything from quantum physics to economics in broad institutions to human health issues such as genetic networks.

What’s interesting is that rather than siloing themselves off into different areas of research, the group will coalesce around a single issue and tackle it from different scientific angles.

“There’s one on child development,” says Bernstein, “which is called experience-based brain and biological development, which we’re changing next week to child and brain development.

“That one deals with, for example, on the impact of a person’s first three years of life on their whole lifelong trajectory.

“What we kind of know anecdotally,” he says, “is that the first three years of your life are important in terms of your physical and mental well-being, for the rest of your life. Why is that? What we do in that program, just as an example, is bring together child psychologists and psychiatrists, molecular biologists, brain scientists, epidemiologists — a whole melange of really top people from across Canada and the whole world to talk about the issue.”

Where the Banff Centre has the potential to take the conversation to a whole other level is by bringing dancers, playwrights, actors, opera composers, jazz musicians, filmmakers and fine artists into the conversation.

“That’s one of the main reasons we’re forming a strategic partnership with them,” says Bernstein. “Science — or research — and the arts are both creative processes. They’re both different ways of looking at the world, and yet people in the arts and sciences tend to live in two different worlds. But they’re both really just different manifestations of human creativity.”

For Melanson, bringing artists and scientists together to brainstorm is an old idea that’s new again.

“It sounds like a really new idea,” Melanson says, “but if you look back, it’s sort of the foundations of our society. In the western world, the idea was that you had creative collaborators across disciplines. It’s only been the last half of the last century that we’ve become so niche concerned in terms of how we train people and how we focus on big challenges that face the planet.

“What we’re finding, in business, economic and artistic practice, (is that) the more cross-disciplinary collaboration (you engage in), the better.

“And in fact,” he adds, “when we’ve seen transformative breakthroughs in any sort of discipline, typically it’s been almost an accidental or unanticipated collision of bright minds coming together and sharing things.”

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