Banff Mountain Hosting Book And Film Festival

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 29, 2011 6:00 am

BANFF, CANADA – Opening weekend at Banff Mountain Film Center is approaching! Come out so see all aspiring skiers and snowboarders as well as participating in numerous activities. Banff Mountain offers a variety of exciting experiences for all of their guests with festivities taking place October 29- November 6, 2011. 

Feature Film Screenings seem to be a popular event among visitors. Popular author Wade Davis will be featured and his latest book, The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass to Banff – and will speak to the impending drilling and mining that threatens this lush wilderness area. He is the author of fifteen books and is a noted Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, and photographer, whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures. He holds degrees in anthropology and biology, and a Ph.D. in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University.

“In a rugged knot of mountains in the remote reaches of Northern British Columbia lies a stunningly beautiful valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. There, on the southern edge of the Spatsizi Wilderness, the Serengeti of Canada, are born in remarkably close proximity three of Canada’s most important salmon rivers: the Stikine, Skeena and the Nass. Against the wishes of all First Nations, the government of British Columbia has opened the Sacred Headwaters to industrial development.” 

Mountain Arts and Crafts will be offered October 29-30. One of a kind pieces of  art, pottery, jewelry, weavings and handbags can all be found opening weekend in the Eric Harvie Theatre RBC Lobby. 

Don’t miss out on a great weekend with inspiring opportunities that you can’t get anywhere else!