About Banff Centre

Banff Centre
Banff Centre
Box 1020
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5
Phone: 800-884-7574 (In US & Canada) or 403-762-6308
Fax: 403-762-7502
Elevation: 4537 ' (1383m)

Meetings at This Location

The Banff Centre, nestled in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, is a scenic 75-mile (120 km) drive from Calgary International Airport. Banff and neighboring Lake Louise were settled in 1882 and have been attracting visitors for over 100 years. The Banff Centre, designed to resemble a college campus, hosts a variety of activities such as an extensive fitness facility (a full gym, indoor climbing wall, full size indoor pool and massage). A 10-minute snowy walk from The Banff Centre finds you in the internationally diverse township of Banff. The town is home to many fine restaurants and excellent shopping options, as well as coffee houses and bookstores. A complimentary ski shuttle will be arranged daily offering access to Alpine, Telemark Skiing, and Snowboarding. Although not necessary in Banff, a rental vehicle would allow for other ski options in the area and further exploration of the local natural wonders such as the Upper Banff Hot Springs. Too many possibilities lie in wait to name here; please see the visitors web site at www.banfflakelouise.com or www.banffcentre.ca for more information on activities.
  • Tip #1: Banff Centre accommodations are separate from the meeting rooms and food functions. A short walk outside will be necessary.
  • Tip #2: Beware there is a per person fee/charge for entrance into Banff National Park. The charge is included in shuttle prices but private cars will have to pay separately.
  • Tip #3: Suggestion: Use the message board at the meeting to find other conferees interested in additional activities (skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cross country skiing, shopping, sight seeing etc.) by posting your contact information and activity of interest. Check the message board.

Shuttle Information: There will be a complimentary shuttle to the Big 3 ski areas. Each day the shuttle will take conferees to a different ski area. The Big 3 ski areas are Banff/Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise.

The food included will be: buffet breakfast (each day of the meeting except departure day) coffee breaks, and social hour with light snacks during poster sessions. However the food offered varies meeting site by meeting site. Menus for daily food offered will be posted as well as menus for the area.

Important Additional Information:

  • For pre and post conference lodging, we recommend The Delta Calgary Airport. The Delta Calgary Airport is offering a rate of $TBD and up per night (CAD) to Keystone Symposia conferees. You can contact the Delta Calgary Airport at 403-250-6000 or e-mail: reservedca@deltahotels.com. Mention Keystone Symposia for the discounted rate.

Special Needs


Scientists with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to participate in Keystone Symposia meetings.

Please contact Keystone Symposia Attendee Services at +1 970-262-1230 or by email at info@keystonesymposia.org for accessibility information and additional information regarding special services, such as:

  • Free registration to assistants or companions needed for note-taking or personal care.
  • Preferred lodging options for persons with limited mobility.
  • Assistance locating the most optimal handicapped-accessible lodging.

In some cases, accommodations for individuals with disabilities are limited so attendees are encouraged to make arrangements well in advance of the meeting.

Dietary Restrictions

If you have special dietary restrictions (i.e., kosher, gluten-free, etc.) please contact Keystone Symposia Attendee Services at +1 970-262-1230 or by email at info@keystonesymposia.org.

If possible, please try to contact us at least two weeks before the meeting starts so we may make arrangements with the resort or conference center.

NOTE: Vegetarian options are available at Keystone Symposia meal functions, so you do not need to contact us.

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