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Event Pick: The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour


Paramount Theatre
February 26, 6 p.m.

Let’s face it: winter in Austin can hardly be counted on to provide consistently cold weather, much less actual white, fluffy matter falling silently from the sky. For those who relish a taste of “real” winter, a trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains could stem some serious lack-of-winter blues. If plans for a northern excursion aren’t on your immediate horizon, however, relax and let the mountains come to you.

On February 26, Whole Earth Provisions will once again bring Canada to Austin via the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Showcasing the best in mountain filmmaking, the tour’s stop in Austin brings the famed outdoors enthusiast festival to the Paramount Theatre. Get your mountain groove going with this screening of short films from around the world featuring adventurers and their mountain activities—think climbing, skiing, biking and kayaking—ranging from the sublimely peaceful to extreme varieties. For the sixth year, proceeds from the event will support Texas State Parks.

So when you follow your vicarious adventures with real-life ones a little closer to home, you’ll have done your part to make Texas’ best spaces accessible to all. Now’s your chance to pull on those fun, fur-trimmed winter boots you’ve worn only twice; after all, you’re headed to the mountains.

Read more from the Community Issue | February 2017