Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017

For 20 years, Algonquin Outfitters has been bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to Huntsville, in the form of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Once again, we are proud to feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.

The World Tour is a program of the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival, the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe, with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.

Mark your calendar for January 24 and 25, 2017, and don’t miss the incredible film lineup we have planned for the two evenings. Tickets are on sale now: adults: $20 + tax, students: $10 + tax. As usual, tickets are available through the box office of our fantastic venue, the Algonquin Theatre.

2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour


Film Information

  • Date: Tuesday January 24th and Wednesday January 25th 2017 at 7:30pm
  • Tickets: Adults: $20 + tx, Students $10 +tx
  • Venue: Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1

How to buy tickets

  • Online: use Visa or Master Card to purchase tickets online.
  • By phone: Please call 705-789-4975 or toll free, 1-877-989-4975, use Visa or Master Card.
  • In Person: At the theatre box office, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, check hours here.

Don’t forget that Algonquin Theatre tickets make a great gift for your outdoor adventure friends too, they are just a mouse click away.

About the films

Unfortunately, we can’t show all the films available on the tour and the selection process is challenging: there are so many good ones to choose from! Each night will feature a completely different set of films, covering a wide range of subject matter, with no particular overall theme. Both evenings will show a little over two hours worth of films, and follow a similar format: in the first half of the evening, you can expect one or two short films, followed by one or two longer features. After intermission (and door prizes) we’ll show a number of shorter films. There is a very slim chance that minor changes will happen in the list between now and January. We do consider this a “family friendly” show but a few films may have “coarse language” warnings. Consider yourselves warned!

Films showing Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Please note that the selections are listed below in alphabetical order, not the order you will see them.


Dog Power (Tour Edit)

Get a fascinating view of the world of dog-powered sports and the special bond between dogs and their humans. Both share a passion for living, working and playing together outside in different forms of the sled-dog and musher relationship. Classification: General

• Watch the trailer here.


Enter a dream world where the trail never ends. Where the promise of joy and freedom exist around each bend. Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other. Classification: General

Fast Forward

For bikepacker and ultra-long-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail – more than 1280 kilometres miles of desert singletrack – is a challenge unlike any other. Classification: General

Max Your Days

Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless! Classification: General

The Perfect Flight

When some neighborhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed hawk chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry. Classification: General

Ruin and Rose (Tour Edit)

Follow talented freeskiers as they tackle very different terrain in search of gorgeous jumps in Whistler and big lines in Alaska. Classification: General

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World (Tour Edit)

The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting. This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure. Classification: PG – Coarse Language and Nudity

• Watch the trailer here.


Near a sacred mountain in the Yukon, an Indigenous community transforms itself into a world-class mountain biking destination through the hard work of their young trail crews. Classification: General


Films showing Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Please note that the selections are listed below in alphabetical order, not the order you will see them.


The Accord

Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind. Classification: General

• Watch the trailer here.

Ace and the Desert Dog

For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out on a 60-day trek in Utah’s canyon country. Classification: General

Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out

Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humour. Classification: General

Devotion: Libby Peter

Libby Peter, one of the UK’s most respected climbers, reflects on how climbing has shaped her life, from childhood through becoming a British Mountain Guide and a mother. Classification: General

FIFTY – The Movie (Tour Edit)

Follow one man’s bold attempt to run 50 mountain marathons over 50 peaks in just 50 days, around the spectacular landscapes New Zealand, in order to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation. Classification: PG – Coarse Language

Four Mums In A Boat (Tour Edit)

When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds. Classification: General

Metronomic (Tour Edit)

High above the Gorges du Verdon, a skillful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a high energy symphony devoted to risk. It’s a hymn that melds visual performance and contemplative poetry into pure entertainment. Classification: General

Packing It Out: Cleaning America’s Wild

Follow the guys from the “Packing It Out” crew as they pick up litter – and inspire everyone they meet – along the Pacific Coast Trail. Classification: General


With hopes of summitting the elusive Poumaka Tower, American bouldering champion, Angie Payne, leaves everything she knows behind as she ventures deep into the French Polynesian jungle with veteran climber and explorer, Mike Libecki. Classification: PG – Coarse Language

• Watch the trailer here.



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