405 Spray Avenue
T1L 1A9 Banff, Canada
Located on the "shopping promenade" in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is the Mountain Gallery, western Canada's largest commercial art gallery. This is part of a chain of galleries, which started in 1992 at Jasper, Alberta, but now includes galleries in Jasper, Banff, and Whistler, BC. The founder of the galleries is Wendy Wacko, a famous artist and film maker, in her own right. She has created these galleries to focus on the artistic work of major and mid-career artists from Canada, and the team they have assembled to serve that purpose is impressive. The level of service is world-class. The Mountain Galleries are known for the frequent exhibits, workshops, and demonstrations, which help make this gallery one of the most heavily visited galleries in Banff. It also has a well-established "artist in residence" program, providing studio space and accommodation for the artists represented at the gallery.