About Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Banff Springs
Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue
PO Box 960
Banff, AB T1L 1J4
Phone: 1-833-762-6866 or 403-762-6866
Fax: 403-760-6052
Elevation: 4537 ' (1383m)

Meetings at This Location

The Fairmont Banff Springs was designed and built in 1888 with a style reminiscent of a stately 19th century Scottish baronial castle. Set in the heart of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Springs has easy access to Johnston Canyon, Banff Upper Hot Springs and many other natural wonders. Services and amenities available at the hotel include health club/European-style Spa (charges apply), two pools, whirlpool, bowling center, shops and boutiques, grocery store, multilingual staff, Special Needs accommodations (limited), and childcare (with advanced booking - charges apply). Complimentary shuttles to the ski areas are provided with full-day lift ticket purchase. There is easy access to winter hiking, as well as to great international restaurants and shopping.
  • Tip #1:

    For helpful tips on what to expect during your season of travel, check out Town of Banff.

  • Tip #2:

    There is a per person vehicle fee charge for entrance into Banff National Park.

Click here for a map of Banff

Click here for Floorplan of the Conference Area

Fairmont Banff Springs

Click here for an Event Calendar

Click here for Web Cam

Shuttle Information:

For travel between Fairmont Banff Springs and downtown, several options are available. Taxis are readily available at the hotel. Also, there is the city ROAM bus. For bus schedule information please click here. You may walk from the hotel to the downtown area, on either the sidewalk or the nature trail, in approximately 15-20 minutes. For more information, inquire with the Concierge.

The food included will be:
  • a buffet breakfast each day of the meeting except departure day
  • coffee breaks
  • Social Hour with light snacks during poster sessions
The food offered varies by site. Menus of the daily food offered, as well as menus for area restaurants, when available, will be posted on-site. Social Hour is provided in order to give attendees an opportunity to socialize, enjoy a light snack and participate in the poster session. Limited seating is available.

If you have dietary restrictions, please click on the "Attendees With Special Needs" tab above for more information.

Banff Weather

Clothing Note:

The meetings are "resort casual" in dress (khakis, jeans, casual shirts, sweaters). Even if you are not participating in outdoor activities, we suggest you bring clothes appropriate for local weather temperatures. Clothes that can be layered, for use both indoors and outdoors, will work best.

February and March temperatures in Banff typically range between 35-45 degrees Fahrenheit.

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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Please be aware that this conference will take place at an elevation well above sea level!

High elevation, low humidity and stronger ultraviolet rays from the sun combine to create a situation that requires special attention to your health! For recommendations on how to prevent and alleviate high altitude sickness, please see High Country Health Care High Altitude Health Tips.