Useful Information for Delegates


Air Travel

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is the nearest airport, about 150 km from the Banff Centre.

Not all locations offer direct flights to YYC, so you may need to connect via the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

For ground transportation options, please see below under “Ground transportation to and from the Banff Centre.” 

Ground Transportation to the Banff Centre

For travel between the Calgary International Airport and the Banff Centre, we recommend either taking a shuttle or a private car service, described below. Rental cars are also available.

The first shuttle option is Banff Airporter. They offer door-to-door shuttle service, which means there may be a few stops before arriving at the Banff Centre. Also please note that these buses do not have washrooms, and the ride is roughly one hour and forty-five minutes.

The second shuttle option is Brewster Express. These shuttles have washrooms, and claim to have wifi (although this is not the case on all buses). There is a transfer required in downtown Banff to a van which then stops at several local hotels, including the Banff Centre.

Banff Sedan offers a private car service to and from the Calgary Airport. It is more expensive than either shuttle option, but more convenient as there are no transfers or other stops. This is a good option for small groups (3-7 people) arriving in Calgary around the same time. In addition, if you call to reserve a private car and mention that you are with the CAR conference, you will receive a 10% discount.

Please note that your name, flight details (airline, flight number, destination and arrival/departure time) may be required, as well as a contact phone number and email address.


Conference Hotel

Please use the link provided in your confirmation of registration e-mail to receive the CAR conference group rate when booking at the Banff Centre.

For more information regarding the hotel, please see the Banff Centre's website.

Banff Tourism

If you are interested in tourist activities during your time in Banff, a few suggestions:

For more information on tourist activities, please see the Banff & Lake Louise Tourism website.

Travel to Canada

If you are travelling from outside Canada, please note that new entry requirements are now in effect. Unless you are a U.S. citizen, you are expected to have either an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visitor visa to enter Canada.

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Local restaurants

The welcome reception on Thursday evening will include dinner.

Otherwise, please see the tripadvisor list of recommended local restaurants. You may wish to make reservations.

Local weather

Please dress accordingly for the local weather conditions.

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