The Radiant Banff

June 11, 2020

Kirstie Tweed/Orange Girl

The historic Harmons' building on Main Street in Banff has received a stunning renovation that truly honours the history of the building in the most thoughtful ways. The Radiant opened it doors this week and it feels as though you are stepping back in time and that's because in some ways you are. The family owned & operated building has been in existence since 1906. After the building was burned down they created a tea room in the front space. Inspiration for the entry to The Radiant comes from that original tea room. As you step into the space you are welcomed into a lush art deco inspired lounge with huge curved booths and velvet benches. There is a beautifully built wooden stage that will host local musicians & performers. It's the kind of place to celebrate a special occasion and have fun getting dressed up. The food is meant to be shared and comes out as it is prepared so you can enjoy conversation as the plates hit your table. While boutique cocktails are what will draw many to The Radiant I personally really appreciated that they put as much thought into their non-alcoholic offerings serving refreshing flavourful drinks that go beyond the typical restaurant options of pop or coffee.

I was very proud to have my office in the Harmons' building when I lived in Banff. I loved getting to be in a historical building that was steeped in Banff history & photography. There is once again a darkroom in the building which is in keeping with the buildings past. It was thrilling to get to see the space transformed so dramatically. I think it would be the perfect space for a rehearsal dinner or intimate wedding reception.


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing weddings & elopements in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since 2004 and feel very lucky to call this place home. I live in Canmore with my husband Kevin and our 3 rescue dogs Mabel, Olive & Bandit.