The 2014 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and all pre-Symposium workshops, will take place at the Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Banff, AB Canada T1L 1K5 (800.661.9266). Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff AB is easily accessible from the Calgary International Airport (YYC). Below you will find information about getting to Calgary, getting to Banff, and staying at the Banff Park Lodge.
Staying at the Banff Park Lodge
Located in downtown Banff, only a few steps from the Bow River, the Banff Park Lodge will again be the location for the Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as well as the pre-symposium workshops.
Online Website Hotel Reservations:
Attendees may make room reservations by going to www.banffparklodge.com and selecting Reservations and Make a Conference Reservation up to and including October 7, 2014.
Group ID #21034
Password is #37005612
Getting to Calgary
By Air: Located in Calgarys northeast quadrant, the Calgary International Airport (YYC) is served by more than twenty airlines with direct flights to and from many major national and international cities.
By Car: Calgary is located in southern Alberta along the Trans Canada Highway (Alberta 1) between Banff and Medicine Hat AB, south of Edmonton on Alberta 2. From the US, take Interstate 15 (becomes Alberta 4, 3, and 2) north from Sunburst MT. For road conditions in Calgary go to the Alberta Motor Association.
Getting to Banff
By Car: Banff AB is due west of Calgary AB approximately 130 km (90 minutes) on the Trans Canada Highway (Alberta 1),
or due east of Kamloops BC approximately 500 km (6.5 hours) on the Trans Canada Highway (BC 1). Because the city of Banff is located within Banff National Park,
those driving to the Symposium will be required to pay a park fee upon entry.
For road conditions in the mountain parks go to the Alberta Motor Association.
By Shuttle: For those flying to Calgary, not renting a car, and travelling directly to Banff from the Calgary International Airport we have secured a special rate with the Banff Airporter. With multiple departures daily wait times will be minimal. The Banff Airporter also tracks your flight and will adjust your reservation if you are experiencing any delays. Best of all, you'll be dropped off and picked up at the Banff Park Lodge.
Delegates receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter for shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff. This brings the price including GST to $50.74 One Way and $101.47 Return. To make a reservation, click on www.banffairporter.com/book and type symposium in the Apply Promotional Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount.
About the Weather
Banff is all about mountains, wilderness, and changeable weather; it is fairly sheltered and on average in-town winter temperatures range from highs of 1ºC (32ºF) to lows of -8ºC (18ºF). Pleasant, warm Chinook winds often make for mild winters in the region, and both summer and winter weather can be found during a single week. In November, ski resorts will be open but probably making snow. For current conditions go to Environment Canada.
For additional information please contact the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University: firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.440.5503.