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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by visiting one of our National Parks

Admission to all national parks (including Banff National Park), national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada is free in 2017. 

If you are driving to Banff, a Park Pass is required and can be obtained at the Park Gates. Should you require more information, contact Parks Canada at 1-403-762-1550 or visit their website – The following link will assist you in finding The Banff Centre:


How to get there

Important: Please be advised that you may have to obtain a visitor visa to enter Canada. To obtain more details, go to Please note that we cannot provide advice on visa requirement.

To help you with your visit to Canada, we can issue you a formal letter of invitation upon request and a document issued by the Special Events Unit of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognizing the IPS Meeting in Banff. Please let us know by contacting us at

Banff area map

Calgary International Airport to Banff (YYC)

Banff Airporter is the official airport shuttle provider of The Banff Centre and the best way to get to and from the Calgary International Airport. Banff Airporter offers nine departures daily between the Calgary International Airport and The Banff Centre. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery as you travel to Banff.

You can also book by calling toll free: +1.888.449.2901 or +1.403.762.3330, or for questions and more information, email:

For early morning Calgary Airport departure or late night arrival, another option is to travel to and from The Banff Centre in comfort and style with Banff Airporter's sedan service, Banff Sedan. On your arrival, your driver will meet you at your flight gate, ready to transfer you directly to Banff, regardless of flight time. To book, call Banff Sedan at +1.403.762.3330 or email

Directions from the Calgary International Airport to Banff

If you choose to travel by private vehicle, you will find the route is well-signed and the trip from the Calgary International Airport to Banff takes approximately 90 minutes.

  • Depart airport and take Deerfoot Trail North Highway 2.  
  • In four km, take the exit for Stoney Trail NW heading West. Signs indicate it heads towards Banff and Highway 1. 
  • Drive approximately 23 km and take the exit for Trans-Canada Highway 1 West (Banff).
  • Continue West approximately 90 km on the Trans-Canada Highway 1 to the Banff National Park gates.
  • Once through the park gates, continue 12 km to the first exit to the town of Banff.

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Banff Centre Map

The meeting will be held in the Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation (blue building).

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Kinnear Centre

Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, Banff


Kinnear Centre Floor Plans

  • The registration desk will be at the main entrance of the Kinnear building (ground floor)
  • sessions will be in the Husky Great Hall (ground floor)
  • Posters will be displayed in Classrooms 301 and 303 (third floor)
  • Gala will be in the Husky Great Hall (ground floor)
  • IPS Council meetings will be in room 206 of the Kinnear building (second floor)
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be at the Vistas Dining room in the Sally Borden Building

Ground floor

Second floor

Third floor


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