Banff introduces ‘springstART’ festival

Banff National Park is leaping into spring with a new festival, “springstART,”that will celebrate the season with an array of cultural and artistic events April 6-29. Offering a rich collection of events that will highlight Banff National Park’s mountain culture, the new springstART festival will allow visitors to enjoy live performances, photography workshops and special gallery exhibits throughout the town of Banff over the course of three weeks. “SpringstART represents the first time that such a wide variety of unique events devoted solely to the celebration of Banff’s arts, history and heritage has been developed,”says John Bowden, program director of Banff Heritage Tourism. “With such a diverse number of performances and exhibits taking place, most of them free of charge, this is a wonderful time of year for art and culture enthusiasts to visit Canada’s first national park.”Amongst many other events, highlights of ‘springstART’ will include screenings of mountain films, First Nations’ storytelling, and mountaineering camps in Banff Avenue Square. Earth Day celebrations on April 22 will also be recognized as part of ‘springstART’ with family friendly events taking place at the Bison Courtyard. (