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Pre-Conference Event - A Day in Banff

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Thursday May 26, 2011

Spend a day in Banff! Let us do the driving so you can do the looking. If you don’t want to go alone, join us at any pick-up points below. The following itinerary is optional. The bus will drop us off in downtown Banff at 9:30 am, and drive us back to Calgary at 4:30 pm. What you do in between is entirely up to you!


Early bird: $35 (ends April 25)  Regular: $50

This fee includes:

  • transportation to and from Banff
  • your entrance fee into Banff National Park
  • an optional tour of Banff (see below for itinerary)

Register for this event with your regular conference registration.  We anticipate that these seats will be filled quickly so register early. 

Tour Itinerary

8:00 amBus pick up: Hyatt Regency. Bus leaves at 8:00 sharp!
9:30 amBus drop off:  Banff Centre for CE Session participants:
9:45 amBus drop off: Downtown Banff.
Option 1:
Tour of Banff and Banff Centre with Jim Olver/Elizabeth Aitken
Option 2
: Easy hike with V Stieda (weather permitting. If bad weather, morning in the Whyte Museum or join Jim’s tour)
11:30 amLunch / shop in downtown Banff (on your own. We have restaurant suggestions for you here)
1:30 pmBus pick up (location tbd):  Downtown to Banff Hot Springs*
2:30 pmBus pick up (Banff Hot Springs): Hot Springs to Banff Springs Hotel for high tea/drinks/walk around
4:00 pmBus pick up (Banff Springs Hotel): Banff Springs Hotel to down town.
4:15 pmBus pick up (Downtown) – pick up rest of tour /   
4:30 pmBus pick up (Banff Centre) – pick up CE participants
6:00 pmBack in Calgary

*  Entry cost for Banff Hot Springs - $6.35; Towel rental - $1.90; Bathing suit rental - $1.90.




Our Big Caveat: you are responsible for your own transportation to anything not listed on the optional tour above. Happily, Sulphur Mountain/Gondola is 290 meters from the Hot Springs. The gorgeous Rimrock Resort is right next door.

Horse back riding
Gondola Ride
Strenuous Hike up Sulphur Mountain (free ride down the gondola! Weather permitting)
Or google Banff Kayaking; Canoeing; boat tours. Take advantage of Alberta’s greatest treasure!