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Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival Announces Virtual Line-Up


Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, which is going online for this year’s festival, making it more accessible to global viewers than ever before.

Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison exploring the Sierra Nevada backcountry
(c) Christian Pondella

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is proud to announce details about this year’s virtual festival, including an exciting line-up of 75 incredible films, authors and guest speakers from around the world. Highlights include polar explorer Børge Ousland, who traversed the Arctic ice cap from Alaska to Norway in 2019; Bruce Kirkby, a Canadian adventurer, whose new book Blue Sky Kingdom is about a low carbon journey from British Columbia to the Himalaya; and Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison, who did the first ski descent of Lhotse, the world’s fourth-highest peak.

The 45th Annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival will take place exclusively online from October 31st to November 8th, 2020, hosted by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff National Park. The Festival showcases nine days filled with tales of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and remarkable achievements, told by adventurers, photographers, authors, and filmmakers from around the world. The online format will include a virtual marketplace and beer tent, as well as exclusive content for festival passholders.

“I am so grateful to our Festival community who have supported us through this period and transition to a virtual festival in 2020. In the 45 years that we have been working to showcase mountain culture through the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, this year will remain the most uniquely challenging and profoundly uplifting. We may be physically distant, but our community is still very much connected.”

– Joanna Croston, Festival Director

The Festival schedule and details about the virtual festival format is now available online via The early bird price of $125 (reg. $150) includes a full festival pass, which is an incredible price for a household to access all of this endless adventure from around the world – all from the comfort of home.

→ Get your tickets! An early-bird household pass is $125 (reg. $150). Single screenings are also available.
→ Learn more about the Banff Mountain Film Competition.
→ Learn more about the Banff Mountain Book Competition.

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