Lodging & Location

banff centre view

With the exception of the opening night reception and keynote addresses at the Whyte Museum in Banff, this conference will take place entirely at the Banff Centre.  The Centre is a self-contained conference facility in Banff National Park, roughly a 10-minute walk from the heart of Banff.  For more details about the facility click here.

Forecasts are calling for high temperatures in the 70s during the conference, and evening temperatures typically drop into the 40s at this time of year. We recommend bringing a light jacket or other warmer clothing for the cool evenings and possible rain showers.  You might also want to have some mosquito repellent on hand.

Conference presenters, commenters, and moderators should consult private correspondence from the conference organizers on lodging and meals.

There are no longer rooms  available at the Banff Centre at the conference rate of $207.10 CAD/night (all fees and taxes included). For other lodging options, consult the Banff Hotel Guide at http://www.banffhotels.org . For a map of the closest lodging to the Banff Centre click here.

Getting there:

Air travel to Banff typically routes through the Calgary airport (YYC). Please note that on flights originating outside of Canada passports will be required.

Bus service between Calgary (including the airport) and the Banff Centre is provided by Brewster Travel and the Banff Airporter shuttle service.  Reservations should be made in advance with these services. RNAS participants and attendees are eligible for a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter. Type rnas in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount.

Driving to Banff from Calgary takes about 1.5 hours.  Car rentals are available at the Calgary airport.  Visitors should be aware that the conference is within a national park and a daily fee will be charged for entering the park by car.

To find your way through Banff to the Centre, click on the PDF below.

Banff Map

And to find your way around the Centre itself, click on the link below.  Registration is in the Professional Development Centre, lodging will be in the Sally Borden Building and Lloyd Hall, and the conference meetings and banquet will be in the Kinnear Centre.

Banff Centre Map

Leaving from Calgary:
If you have a return flight on Sunday morning that is scheduled too early to use the bus services, let us know and we’ll try to arrange transportation for you (at least one car will be returning to Calgary at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday).   Those traveling through or to the United States will be clearing U.S. customs in Calgary, so be sure to allow the full 2 hours for check in.