Please plan your trip to arrive on September 12th so you can attend the Pre- Course on September 13th, and enjoy some extra time in the glorious Rockies!
Flights arrive at Calgary International Airport. Banff townsite is 120 km (75 mi.) west of Calgary city limits and 16 km (10 mi.) west of Banff Park gate. .
There are two ways to get to the Banff Springs
There are a number of Bus companies that can be reserved in advance to take you from Calgary International Airport to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and other hotel venues in Banff. The driving time is roughly 2 hours. The cost is approximately $65.00 to 71.00 each way.
To reach Banff follow the, all-weather, four lane Trans-Canada Highway 1 from Calgary to Banff. Driving time is under 90 minutes. Please see the note below on Park Entry Fees.
Car Rentals are available at the Calgary airport including:
Banff National Park Entry Fees
An independent traveller day pass for up to seven people in a vehicle is $12 a day. Great Western Annual passes for independent travellers are $75; these are multi-park passes that allow entry to all national parks in Alberta and British Columbia. If you are coming on a bus or charter, the park entry will be included in the ticket.
Parking Fees at the Banff Springs Hotel
The hotel’s parking is located beside the Convention Center. It is a three-level roofed parkade with 415 parking spaces:
Fairmont Banff Springs along with Sun Country Highway Ltd, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations has installed Banff’s first electric vehicle charging station, in the hotel’s parkade. Fairmont Banff Springs is pleased to offer complimentary charging for all electric vehicles of our guests.
Parking Fees at the Banff Centre
Self-Parking is provided on a complimentary basis
Valet Parking is available at $20.00 for guests with accommodation, for their entire stay. Taxes and gratuities are extra.
Parking Fees at the Juniper Hotel
Complimentary Self-Parking is available