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banff centre

Sounds of Summer

By Kaitlyn Forde

Canmore Folk Fest

Canmore Folk Fest

Don’t miss our summer music festival highlights:

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Northern Melodies

Leela Gilday

Leela Gilday

Known for music that is strong and clear, Leela Gilday’s soulful songs will move you. She is recognized as one of Canada’s most important Northern artists and has won numerous awards including a Juno. Gilday is playing at The Banff Centre (tickets 403-762-6301) this Saturday October 10th.

Banff’s Best After Hours Fun

St James's Gate has live music Fri-Sat

St James's Gate has live music Fri-Sat

Why limit evening activities to dinner and conversation? Kate Hutchison, front desk supervisor at Banff Caribou Lodge, recommends these activities for a fun night out:

  • Gather your friends at Cascade Ponds picnic site for a moonlit fire in the designated fire boxes. Bring marshmallows and roasting sticks!
  • Go for an evening dip at the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Open until 11 pm (last admission at 10:30 pm), the springs are more mystic and serene at night.
  • Live band aficionados appreciate Wild Bill’s and Rose & Crown where local and touring groups play. Sing your heart out Tuesdays from 10 pm during karaoke night at Wild Bill’s.
  • Catch a show at The Banff Centre, a globally respected venue for the performing arts. Enjoy dance, classical and popular music, theatre, opera, film, new media, literary readings and more.
  • Dance the night away at Aurora or Hoodoo. DJs mix everything from top 40 to old school and hip hop. Hoodoo’s hosts ladies night Tuesdays. —RM