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The Banff Centre sees light at the end of the COVID tunnel

The Banff Centre sees light at the end of the COVID tunnel

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity permanently laid off hundreds of staff this summer to weather the economic storm of the COVID-19 pandemic, but those tasked with leading the organization into the future are optimistic about its recovery.
Banff's annual Christmas Community Concert will look a little different this year

Banff's annual Christmas Community Concert will look a little different this year

The Banff Community Christmas Concert will be happening this year with a live-streamed event on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.
Filmmaker and former Canmore resident documenting the extremes of climbing and addiction

Filmmaker and former Canmore resident documenting the extremes of climbing and addiction

Calixte Leblanc, a former resident of Canmore and Jasper, saw his first documentary film Will Power screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival this year
Stories of Ice explores glaciers from all angles

Stories of Ice explores glaciers from all angles

“I don’t look at glaciers just from a distance and just see ice on a landscape,” said author of Stories of Ice Lynn Martel. “Because of the combination of all those experiences I have so many memories and so much personal experience, and discoveries, and fascinations, because I’ve been on the ice with many different people in many different situations.”
Local musicians trying to adapt in challenging times

Local musicians trying to adapt in challenging times

“We will be back,” said Banff-based musician Geoff Hilhorst, “and when music does come back it will signify things are officially back to normal.”
Bow Valley birders ready for annual Christmas count

Bow Valley birders ready for annual Christmas count

“I think the lockdown and pandemic has turned a lot more people into birders. Across Alberta we have seen a spike in the numbers of people picking up the hobby.”
'Tis the season for holiday spirits and Christmas cheers

'Tis the season for holiday spirits and Christmas cheers

Canmore Brewing Company Chocolate Maple Porter The perennial winter favourite is back! It’s the perfect ‘winter-warmer’ beer with generous additions of cacao nibs, roasted coffee and Canadian Maple Syrup.
New restaurants worth trying in Banff and Canmore's expansive culinary scene

New restaurants worth trying in Banff and Canmore's expansive culinary scene

The new tastes of the Bow Valley are here
Ouellette's Christmas display aims to lift visitors spirits

Ouellette's Christmas display aims to lift visitors spirits

Some of the inflatable decorations include Disney characters, Marvel characters, Santa and his reindeer, Snoopy flying a biplane with a propeller that spins and a 16-foot tall penguin and nutcracker
Local artists and artisans offering new ways to shop for the perfect Christmas gift

Local artists and artisans offering new ways to shop for the perfect Christmas gift

For many, the Christmas season filled with artisan and craft markets is the perfect way to spend an afternoon shopping for gifts to give loved ones over the holidays, while also supporting local creators and businesses.