The 2015 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and all pre-Symposium workshops, will take place at the Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Banff, Alberta Canada T1L 1K5 (800.661.9266). Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff 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.
Getting to Calgary
By Air: Located in Calgary's 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 Alberta, 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 Alberta is due west of Calgary 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.
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.