Travelling to Banff


Your arrival airport is Calgary International Airport (YYC).

Getting from the airport to Banff

Banff is a 1 hour 30 mins drive from Calgary International Airport. Shuttle transit to and from Banff is included in your ticket. Explore the trip on Google Maps | Google Earth

You can enjoy the scenic trip in one of two recommended ways:

  • Pre-arranged Shuttle Service included with your VendastaCon ticket.
    Shuttles leave the airport at scheduled intervals and will take you directly to the Banff Fairmont Hotel. Your driver will meet you at Arrivals to bring you to your shuttle.  Shuttles will leave from the Banff Fairmont Hotel to return to Calgary airport on Thursday, 5th April and Friday, 6th April. You can view the scheduled VendastaCon departures times and book your shuttle here.
  • Alternatively, you may opt to rent a car at the airport and drive yourself – allowing yourself the increased mobility to take in all that Banff has to offer.

Your Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs

Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel – a 19th century castle nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies”, has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years.

Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, unparalleled skiing in the winter, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.

This winter Fairmont Banff Springs is your luxury base camp in the True North Rockies, where #welovewinter.

For VendastaCon attendees, we’ve negotiated an unbelievable rate.

$499/night CAD

$233/night CAD (~$187/night USD)

  • Complimentary access to hotel pools, indoor hot tub, and 24 hour fitness centre.
  • Attendees will get 10% off Spa Services (based on availability) at Willow Stream Spa.
  • Unlimited business internet access for all guests in guestrooms and resort public areas, wireless and wired.

Things to see and do while in Banff

Come early… stay longer…  extend your stay to see more of the unparalleled splendor that Banff has to offer

Hit the slopes

Banff is a paradise for skiers and snowboarders. World-class resorts, the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains, light and fluffy snow, and the most stunningly scenic backdrop you’ll ever experience all add up to a must-visit location for snow lovers.

We’re even having a special “Ski with Us” day on the slopes the day before – and the day after – the conference. For more info, check out our Ski With Us page.

Take a hike!

Enjoy one of a variety of hikes close by and take in breathtaking scenery.
Here are a few we recommend! Boom Lake and Johnston Canyon are two of our favorites.

Head to the top!

Take this scenic gondola ride up the mountain and grab a snack and lunch at The Sky Bistro where you can enjoy a beautiful view of The Rockies paired with an all Canadian menu.

Go for a stroll

Walk down Banff Avenue and go to one of the many local shops
this one and The Banff Sweet Shoppe with local sweets and treasures!

Soak it all in

Check out the Banff Upper Natural Hot Springs located here for unique experience in the mountains!

Take a walk through history

Take a walking tour of the conference venue itself, The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. It boasts a world-class spa, shops, restaurants – even a bowling alley! It’s all there wrapped in over a century of history!

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April 3-5, 2018 | Banff, Canada