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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival Virtual World Tour, RIT

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Held every fall from the Rocky Mountains of Banff, Canada, the 2020 Festival went virtual for the first time in its 45-year history. Following in the Festival’s footsteps the 2020-21 World Tour is hitting the virtual road and heading to a living room near you! From the over 400 entries submitted into the Festival each year, award-winning films and audience favorites are carefully selected to travel the globe. This year’s tour will feature a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films, curated into online programs to be enjoyed from the comforts of home. Typically, the World Tour has stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe. Traveling to stunning landscapes and remote vistas, the 2020/2021 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. This year, bring the adventure home! For the first time ever, travel to breathtaking destinations, embark on daring expeditions, and celebrate some of the most remarkable outdoor achievements, all from the comforts of your living room. In lieu of public, in-person screenings of the World Tour at RIT this year, follow our affiliate link below to begin your adventure.

Program Details

Virtual programs are available now through October, 2021. Choose the Amber program, Onyx program, or both! Each program is 2 hours in length and includes 8-9 films. Captioning can be turned on or off as you please. Please be advised that some films contain material that may not be suitable for young audiences. Refer to the film descriptions provided in the affiliate link below for any advisories.


Cost is $15 per program, or $28 for the two-program bundle. Because hosts do not manage the purchases of program-access for the Virtual World Tour, unfortunately, we cannot offer any other discounts.

Using the specific link below will allow your purchase to be associated with Outdoor Education, allowing a portion of the proceeds to contribute to our fundraising efforts. Please share your enthusiasm with others and be sure they use the link below to access content.

RIT’s Affiliate Link

To find more details including the time you have access to your purchased programs, film descriptions, trailers, and to access to your programs, use our affiliate link: 2020/2021 Virtual World Tour, RIT

Frequently asked questions are answered by the Banff Centre on their FAQ and Important Information page, including how to:

  • Purchase programs as a gift for others
  • Watch the films, what platform is used, and if an account is needed
  • Address technical issues

Contact/Additional Info
Tom Connelly