This year’s IFFS will be held in Banff, Alberta, one of Canada’s most ruggedly scenic destinations. Banff is the highest township in Canada, offering strikingly rugged and beautiful mountain views in all directions. The lively downtown streets are lined with top-class restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as an eclectic range of art galleries and museums that are enjoyed by the friendly locals and visitors alike. And it wouldn’t be unusual to see a herd of deer wandering down the main street during your early morning jog.
The Town of Banff is located inside Banff National Park which was established in 1885. Incorporated as a municipality in 1990, the Town of Banff has a population of around 8,000 permanent residents. Flanked on all sides by towering mountains including Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norquay, and Cascade Mountain, the area features over 2,500 campsites making Banff a truly “Great Canadian Outdoors” destination.
Big mountains build big appetites! So Banff has developed a passionate, chef-driven culinary scene to satisfy the most refined palette as well as the biggest appetite. With its eclectic range of menus, Banff’s small size puts regional flavours and international variety all within a short walk which will make it easy for you to dine-around, taste it all, and come back for seconds.