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Banff World Tour


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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Your favourite adventure films are back for three nights - March 21-23, 2023 - live and on our big screen!

Different films each night. Tickets are $20 plus applicable fees. Doors open at 6PM and the films begin at 7PM.

About the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour:

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour was born from Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival which began in Banff, Alberta. In 1976 a tight-knit group of climbers and outdoor enthusiasts conceived The Banff Festival of Mountaineering Films. This was one-day gathering that became the renowned international Festival it is today. Over 30 years ago, Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival began an outreach program to bring the Festival to other communities. This has become known as Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

Maple - March 22

Tuesday, March 21, 2023:

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a dogs tale film
Nuisance Bear

Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captures here, but what do these bears see of us?

can't beat this place film
The Nine Wheels

The film tells the story of the Schneeberger family a.k.a The Nine Wheels. This film explores what it is like to live with a disability, brotherly love, the devotion of parents and ultimately, what it is like to live life one day at a time.

Wild Waters

Discover the incredible life of Nouria Newman, the most gifted kayaker of her generation.


An aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret, in the heart of a closed resort during the winter of 2021, rediscovering a playground in its wild state.

The Fastest Girl in the Village

As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity is provided.

reel rock film
Clean Mountains

During the pandemic there were no foreign climbers in the Himalaya. A Sherpa family decides to climb Mount Everest and clean up the garbage left behind – restoring the holiness of the mountain and calming the gods.

breaking trail film
Tempo II

A conceptual exploration of the shared feelings between music and mountains — Tempo II. Movements in Jungle is set in the world's largest urban jungle, exploring styles of Brazilian drumming and trail running.

breaking trail film
North Shore Betty

Betty Birrell picked up mountain biking at age 45, in the misty forests above North Vancouver, after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Three decades later, she is proof that you’re never too old to send.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023:

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a dogs tale film

Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before and each re-entry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds toward a flow state of endless progression.

finally film
Wood Hood

DeVaughn (15) from New York City craves a “quiet place” to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. On a weekend-long group camping trip, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that “quiet place”.

Reel Rock 16: Cenote

A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

To the Hills and Back

Veteran mountain guide and rescuer Bradford White has experienced many devastating events in the Canadian Rockies. At a remote backcountry cabin, he and his daughter, Ginny, consider some tough questions. Have people lost respect for the mountains? Have they become more reckless because they are overconfident about being rescued in an emergency?


Biologist Tim Shields has watched desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert plummet since the 1990s. The latest threat? Ballooning populations of ravens. Tim quits traditional observational biology in exchange for direct intervention.

em film
Lil' Buddha

Lo Phong has hiked over 77,000 kilometres since age 19. He attributes his motivation and drive to his Hmong lineage, a family of survivors who’ve historically persevered and celebrated their freedom since their removal from SouthEast Asia by the US military in 1976. Lo Phong’s story chronicles the journey of a refugee on a quest for freedom and a sense of home.


Sheri Tingey started a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. This is a film about the hurdles she overcame to launch the company and about the ways she hid from view so that people would judge the boats, not her role in creating them.

Walking on Clouds

In the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Rafael Bridi attempts the highest highline record in the world by setting his line above the clouds.

Thursday, March 23, 2023:

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a dogs tale film
Colors of Mexico

Discover Mexico from the tops of its most active volcanoes to the steep and colorful streets of historic villages with rider Kilian Bron and his team.

finally film

In the extreme South-West of Uganda is Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – a wild ecosystem drawn by the orography of three sleeping giants, the Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabinyo volcanoes, which mark the border between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Joy is a female ranger and a mother who dedicates her days to protect the National Park and more specifically to watch over the Nyakagezi family, the only family of mountain gorillas that lives in its forests.


Embracing identity and tradition to empower future generations of Indigenous youth, Hawaiian surfer Mainei Kinimaka preserves ancestral tradition through stewardship of language and tradition.

Balkan Express

Freeskiers Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle of Ice and Palms reunite for another adventure – a 2,500 kilometre journey by bike and ski, exploring the mountains of the Balkans.


A team of high-performance riders travels to Alta, Utah for a spring freeskiing session that delivers all styles and conditions of skiing.

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Free to Run

UN human rights attorney and mountain runner, Stephanie Case, struggles to find a way forward for the Afghan women of her NGO, Free to Run, while taking on her most challenging ultra-race yet.

A Baffin Vacation

Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry set off on a 45-day expedition through Baffin Island in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to kayak.

Do A Wheelie

Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.