Located on Tunnel Mountain overlooking the Banff and the valley heading west is The Banff Centre. It has undergone major renovations in the past few years. Gone is the old Donald Cameron Hall to be replaced with the modern Kinnear Centre.
During our stay for a concert at Eric Harvey concert hall right in the centre, we stayed at the Professional Development Centre with a beautiful view of the valley. The room was comfortable and quiet.
The Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar is located atop the Sally Borden building which is a short walk from the building we stayed in. My wife had the beef tenderloin steak and I the rabbit. Both were exquisitely done. There is also a buffet dining that looked as though it was a typical buffet (we did not participate). On the main floor of Kinnear is a more relaxed eating area open until 2 a.m. with quite good food, although more pub like in its menu - still good though.
Good skiing is nearby at three excellent hills. The town of Banff is only a 10 minute walk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society. Located in the vibrant mountain destination of Banff, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies, Banff Centre offers professional conference facilities and services for groups of up to 1,000 delegates. Banff Centre is a renowned site for Canadian and international business, government, research, scientific, and educational meetings. Banff Centre's inspirational setting and creative, educational environment provide the essential framework for productive learning and engagement. ... more less