Canada's creative leader in arts and culture, The Banff Centre is a globally recognized educational institution and conference facility.
Honens sparks appreciation for classical piano through a leading international piano competition, an innovative festival and community outreach. The award-winning annual festival is a four day celebration of piano that showcases some of the world's brightest classical music stars alongside Honens Laureates through innovative performance projects and dynamic community concerts. Every three years, the Festival expands to include an international piano competition. The Honens Prize Laureate is awarded $100,000 CAN and an artist development program valued at a half million dollars—the largest prize of its kind.
Considered the entertainment hub for Fort Macleod, and the surrounding southwestern Alberta communities, the Empress Theatre, built in 1912, hosts live concerts, festivals, nightly films, live theatre and more year-round! The Empress maintains all of the history and nostalgia from its earliest years.