Suite #101, 111 Banff Ave,
Banff, AB Canada T1L 1J3
Nestled along the Bow River in beautiful Banff National Park, Banff offers views for days and a trail in every direction. This beautiful landscape is protected as a national park of Canada, which limits the number of people who can live and work in these mountains. Our little town welcomes the world while housing fewer than 9,000 permanent residents. This juxtaposition of small town realness with global attention gives it a unique mix of pageantry and personal care.
We at the Radiant make a point of being an open and inclusive space for visitors and locals alike. While the beauty of the mountains is universal, Banff’s history has had its share of dark chapters. This land was not empty when the town was settled and the National park was created in 1885. Local Indigenous people were restricted and excluded from their traditional hunting and medicine gathering grounds, as well as sacred sites in order to build this town as we know it today. We acknowledge that we as settlers have benefited from this exclusion and regard living and working in this beautiful Canadian National park a privilege.
The Radiant acknowledges that we live and operate our business on Treaty 7 territory, on the traditional lands of the Stoney Nakoda Nations of the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley; three Nations of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani, Siksika; the Tsuu T’ina of the Dene people; and the homeland of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
For information about the Land Back movement, please visit this site.
The Harmons’ Building
Byron Harmon was an intrepid photographer who first arrived in Banff in 1903 after travelling across North America by train. Hailing from Tacoma, Washington, he was looking for a place to set up shop and was astonished to learn that Banff had no photographic studio at that time. Harmon moved his studio around a few times in the early years before settling on the current location at 111 Banff Avenue in 1909. He became the first official photographer of the Alpine Club of Canada and made many photographic and explorational journeys throughout the Canadian Rockies. His photographs, stored at the Archives of The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, remain among the most important and most beloved documents of this area and its history. The Harmons building is still family owned and operated by Byron Harmon’s descendants. Throughout its history, it has housed many businesses including a movie theatre, photographic studio, drug store, fountain lunch and tearoom, and the original Monods sporting goods store. The Radiant is proud to continue the tradition of locally-owned businesses with an emphasis on arts and culture.