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Activities & Attractions

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Arts and Culture

The Banff Centre
P.O. Box 1020, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403)762-6100
Box Office (403) 762-6300
Fax (403) 762-6444

Air Tours

Alpine Helicopters
P.O. Box 2069, Canmore, AB T0L 0M0
Tel (403) 678-4802
Fax (403) 678-2176

Canadian Mountain Holidays
P.O. Box 1660, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-7100
1-800-661-0252 (Canada)
Fax (403) 762-5879

Canadian Rockies Icefield Skytours
P.O. Box 2881, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8252
Fax (403) 762-4606

Bike Rentals

Bactrax Bike Rentals/Ski Rentals
P.O. Box 1554, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8177/762-2766
Fax (403) 762-3924

Park ‘N’ Pedal
P.O. Box 1116, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3190
Fax (403) 762-2159

Peak Experience
P.O. Box 247, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-0581
Fax (403) 762-8781

Performance Ski & Sports
P.O. Box 2440, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8222
Fax (403) 762-8411

Snowtips Ski/Bike Rental
P.O. Box 1554, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2766
Fax 9403) 762-3924

The Ski Shop
P.O. Box 856, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-5333
Fax (403) 762-8038

Wilson Mountain Sports
P.O. Box 194, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel (403) 522-3636
Fax (403) 522-2178

Boat Cruises & Fishing Trips

Mountain Fly-Fishers
P.O. Box 2414, Canmore, AB T0L 0M0
Tel (403) 678-2915
Fax (403) 678-2183

Wet ‘N’ Wild Adventures Ltd. (Kayak Tours)
P.O. Box 2586, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (604) 344-6546
Fax (403) 344-7650
1-800-668-9119

Banff Fishing Unlimited
P.O. Box 216, Canmore, AB T0L 0M0
Tel (403) 762-4936
Fax (403) 678-8895

Minnewanka Boat Tours (Boat Cruise & Fishing)
P.O. Box 2189, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3473
Fax (403) 762-2800

Monod’s Sports
P.O. Box 310, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4571
Fax (403) 762-3565

Upper Bow Fly Fishing Company
P.O. Box 2772, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 760-7668
Fax (403) 762-8263
E-mail: ubff@banff.net

Dog Sled Tours

SnowyOwl Dog Sled Tours

Mountain Mushers Dog Sled Tours
P.O. Box 1721, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-DOGS (3647)

Galleries/Museums

Art of Man Gallery
Chateau Lake Louise
P.O. Box 1475, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 522-3684
Fax (403) 762-8340

Canada House
Caribou & Bear Street
P.O. Box 1570, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3757
Fax (403) 762-8052

Gallery at the Springs
Banff Springs Hotel
P.O. Box 189, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8736

Luxton Museum
1 Birch Avenue
P.O. Box 850, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-2388

National History Museum
112 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 2039, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4747

Northern Art Impressions
Samson Mall
P.O. Box 72, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel (403) 522-2038
Fax (403) 522-2753

The Quest Gallery of Canadian Craftsmanship
105 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 1046, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2722

Sedna Gallery
205A Wolf Street
P.O. Box 72, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel (403) 760-8676
Fax (403) 522-2753

Walter Phillips Gallery
The Banff Centre
P.O. Box 1020, Stn. 14, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-6281
Fax (403) 762-6659

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
111 Bear Street
P.O. Box 160, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2291
Fax (403) 762-8919

Gondolas

Lake Louise Summer Sightseeing Lift & Gondola
P.O. Box 5, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel (403) 522-3555
Fax (403) 522-3804

Sulphur Mountain Gondola
P.O. Box 1258, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2523
Fax (403) 762-7493

Guided Walks & Hikes

White Mountain Adventures
5 Larch Close, Canmore, AB T1W 1S3
Tel (403) 678-4099
Fax (403) 678-5187
1-800-408-0005 (Canada/USA)

Canadian Mountain Holidays
CMH Heli-Hiking
P.O. Box 1660, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-7100
Fax (403) 762-5879
1-800-661-0252 (Canada/USA)

Willow Root Environmental Ltd.
P.O. Box 995, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-4335

Rafting Trips

Hydra River Guides
P.O. Box 2708, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4554
Fax (403) 762-3196
1-888-659-3394(Canada/USA – May to September only)

Wet ‘N’ Wild
P.O. Box 2586, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (250) 344-6546
Fax (250) 344-7650
1-800-668-9119 (Alberta & B.C.)

Alpine Rafting Company
P.O. Box 1409, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (403) 762-5627 or (250) 344-5016
Fax (250) 344-7102
1-800-663-7080 (Canada/USA)

Kootenay River Runners
P.O. Box 81, Edgewater, B.C. V0A 1E0
Tel (250) 347-9210 or (403) 762-5385
Fax (250) 347-6595
1-800-599-4399

Manachaban River Tours
1229 17 Street
P.O. Box 3295, Canmore, AB T0L 0M0
Tel (403) 678-6535

Western Canadian White Water
P.O. Box 531, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8256

Western River Runners
A Division of Rocky Mountain Raft Tours
P.O. Box 1771, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3632

Whitewater Voyageurs Ltd.
P.O. Box 1983, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (250) 344-7335
Fax (250) 344-6688
1-800-667-RAFT (Canada)

Wild Water Adventures
P.O. Box 25, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel & Fax (403) 522-2211

Sightseeing Tour

Adrenalin Descents (Adventure Tours)
P.O. Box 1554, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8177
Fax (403) 760-6289

Columbia Icefield Snocoach Tours Ltd.
P.O. Box 1140, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-6735
Fax (403) 762-2794

Eco excursions ltd. (Columbia River Float Tours)
P.O. Box 1990, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (250) 344-5060
1-888-210-2211 (Alberta only)

Skiing – Cross Country

White Mountain Adventures
5 Larch Close, Canmore, AB T1W 1S3
Tel (403) 678-4099
Fax (403) 678-5187
1-800-408-0005 (Canada/USA)

Skiing – Downhill

Banff Mount Norquay
P.O. Box 219, Suite 7000, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4421
Fax (403) 762-8133

Sunshine Village
P.O. Box 1510, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-6500
Fax (403) 762-6513

Skiing Louise
P.O. Box 5, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel (403) 522-3555
Fax (403)522-2095

Skiing – Helicopter

Canadian Mountain Holidays
P.O. Box 1660, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-7100
Fax (403) 762-5879
1-800-661-0252 (Canada)

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
P.O. Box 249, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-5548
Fax (403) 762-5846
1-800-661-9170 (Canada/USA)

RK Heli Ski Panorama Inc.
P.O. Box 695, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0
Tel (250) 342-3889 or (403) 762-3771 (December to April)
Fax (250) 342-3466
1-800-661-6060 (Canada/USA)

Sleigh Rides

Holiday on Horseback
P.O. Box 2280, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4551
Fax (403) 762-8130
1-800-661-8352 (Canada/USA)

Snowmobile Tours

Wet ‘N’ Wild
P.O. Box 2586, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (250) 344-6546
Fax (250) 344-7650
1-800-668-9119 (Alberta & B.C.)

Trail Riding

Holiday on Horseback
P.O. Box 2280, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4551
Fax (403) 762-8130
1-800-661-8352 (Canada/USA)

Accommodations and Convention Services

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The Canadian Rockies offer convention planners a choice of numerous hotel conference centres, ranging from exclusive retreats for senior corporate executives to comfortable facilities for more modest groups. Organizers can expect state-of-the-art technologies, experienced support staff and a wonderful selection of on and off-site activities for delegates, companions and children.
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Financial Exchange Brokers/Financial Institutions

Alberta Treasury Branch
Samson Mall, Lake Louise
P.O. Box 189, Lake Louise, AB
Tel (403) 522-3678
Fax (403) 522-2209

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9am to 3pm, Friday: 9am to 5pm

Alberta Treasury Branch
Cascade Plaza, 317 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 1259, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8505
Fax (403) 762-4984

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:30am to 4pm, Friday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Bank of Montreal
107 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 1290, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2275
Fax (403) 762-5340

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:30am to 5pm, Friday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Bow Valley Credit Union
216 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 893, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3368
Fax (403) 762-5872

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9am to 4pm, Friday: 9am to 6pm

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
98 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 820, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3317
Fax (403) 762-2119

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:30am to 3:30pm, Friday: 9:30am to 5pm

Freya’s Jewellery and Currency Exchange
Exchange Head Office
P.O. Box 950, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4652
Fax (403) 762-8044

Four locations:

  • Banff Springs Hotel
    Tel (403) 762-8069
    Hours: Daily: 7:30am to 11pm
  • Clock Tower Mall, 108 Banff Avenue
    Tel (403) 762-4652
    Hours: Daily: 9am to 11pm – summer, 9am to 9pm – winter
  • Cascade Plaza, 317 Banff Avenue
    Tel (403) 762-9353
    Hours: Daily: 10am to 11pm – summer, 10am to 7pm – winter
  • Chateau Lake Louise
    Tel (403) 522-3511
    Hours: Daily: 8am to 9pm – summer, 8am to 10pm – winter
    (Operating hours subject to change)

Gifts, Baskets & Flowers

The following are local shops typically contacted for convention teasers and pillow gifts. The Tourism Bureau’s sales staff has a full list of Banff and Lake Louise retail stores.

Alpine Flowers & Gifts
Wolf & Bear Street Mall, 229 Bear Street
Tel (403) 762-8600
Fax (403) 762-8569

Altitude Publishing (coffee table books)
1500 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1P6
Tel (403) 678-6888
Fax (403)678-5951
1-800-957-6888 (Canada/USA)

Banff Body of Essence/The Incredible Gift Company
Banff Springs Hotel
P.O. Box 960, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-5753
Fax (403) 678-3586

The Body Shop
135 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 1096, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel 9403) 762-4923
Fax (403) 762-3107

The Canadian Pacific Store
Banff Springs Hotel
P.O. Box 960, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2143
Fax (403) 762-0630

Forget-Me-Not Flowers
Bear Street Mall, 220 Bear Street
P.O. Box 2663, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4111
Fax (403) 762-8370

Heart Scent Keepsakes
Cascade Plaza, 317 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 525, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-5944
Fax (403) 762-2569

Rundle Mountain Graphics
P.O. Box 9, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2983

Shop Canada
201 Wolf Street
P.O. Box 503, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4450
Fax (403) 762-3952

The Sunflower (2 locations)
127 Banff Avenue and Banff Springs Hotel
P.O. Box 2517, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4133 or 762-9400 (Banff Springs Hotel)
Fax (403) 762-2549

Taste of the Rockies
201 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 532, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3083
Fax (403) 762-5958

Very Canada
105 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 1507, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 760-2996
Fax (403) 760-3075

Meeting & Convention Services

Canadian Tourism Consultants
P.O. Box 146, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3359/678-2833
Fax (403) 678-8877

Just Me Enterprise
P.O. Box 857, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-5033

Snowtime/Summertime
P.O. Box 1082, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-0745
Fax (403) 762-0631
Toll Free 1-800-228-4889

Photography Services/ Film Processing

Bonner Photography
P.O. Box 1282, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8030
Fax (403) 762-2373

Pyt’low’a’ny Photography
P.O. Box 2069, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-2006

Banff Film Lab (processing and supplies)
P.O. Box 1779, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2126
Fax (403) 762-4339

Bill Marsh Photography
P.O. Box 2544, Banff, AB, T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-3209

Brenda Falvey Photographer
P.O. Box 2492, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-9470/1-888-762-9777
Fax (403) 762-9477

Carmichael Photography
P.O. Box 1296, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-3516

Douglas Leighton Photography
P.O. Box 25, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-2248

Fusion Studio
P.O. Box 634, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3450

Gavin Young Photography
P.O. Box 129, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2662
Fax (403) 762-5274

Miles High Image Centre Ltd.
P.O. Box 1482, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-5221

Randy McCaul & Mireille Rousseau
P.O. Box 452, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8832
Fax (403) 762-8612

Scott Rowed Photography
P.O. Box 2879, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3134

Shoshin-ya Photographers Ltd.
P.O. Box 219, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-5939
Fax (403) 762-0696

Snowmotion
P.O. Box 2438, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2595

TELAV/I.S.T.S.
Bay 9, 2821 3rd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB
Tel (403) 235-1563
Fax (403) 235-1564

Tokio Photo Lab
P.O. Box 2118, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4397

Wolf Creek Cameras & Mercantile
P.O. Box 2319, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-9300
Fax (403) 762-9301

Activities & Attractions

Arts and Culture
The Banff Centre
P.O. Box 1020, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403)762-6100
Box Office (403) 762-6300
Fax (403) 762-6444

Air Tours

Alpine Helicopters
P.O. Box 2069, Canmore, AB T0L 0M0
Tel (403) 678-4802
Fax (403) 678-2176

Canadian Mountain Holidays
P.O. Box 1660, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-7100
1-800-661-0252 (Canada)
Fax (403) 762-5879

Canadian Rockies Icefield Skytours
P.O. Box 2881, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8252
Fax (403) 762-4606

Bike Rentals

Bactrax Bike Rentals/Ski Rentals
P.O. Box 1554, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8177/762-2766
Fax (403) 762-3924

Park ‘N’ Pedal
P.O. Box 1116, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3190
Fax (403) 762-2159

Peak Experience
P.O. Box 247, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-0581
Fax (403) 762-8781

Performance Ski & Sports
P.O. Box 2440, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8222
Fax (403) 762-8411

Snowtips Ski/Bike Rental
P.O. Box 1554, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2766
Fax 9403) 762-3924

The Ski Shop
P.O. Box 856, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-5333
Fax (403) 762-8038

Wilson Mountain Sports
P.O. Box 194, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel (403) 522-3636
Fax (403) 522-2178

Boat Cruises & Fishing Trips

Mountain Fly-Fishers
P.O. Box 2414, Canmore, AB T0L 0M0
Tel (403) 678-2915
Fax (403) 678-2183

Wet ‘N’ Wild Adventures Ltd. (Kayak Tours)
P.O. Box 2586, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (604) 344-6546
Fax (403) 344-7650
1-800-668-9119

Banff Fishing Unlimited
P.O. Box 216, Canmore, AB T0L 0M0
Tel (403) 762-4936
Fax (403) 678-8895

Minnewanka Boat Tours (Boat Cruise & Fishing)
P.O. Box 2189, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3473
Fax (403) 762-2800

Monod’s Sports
P.O. Box 310, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4571
Fax (403) 762-3565

Upper Bow Fly Fishing Company
P.O. Box 2772, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 760-7668
Fax (403) 762-8263
E-mail: ubff@banff.net

Cycle Tours

Rocky Mountain Worldwide Cycle
P.O. Box 1978, Canmore, AB T0L 0M0
Tel (403) 678-6770
Fax (403) 678-4451
1-800-661-2453 (Canada/USA)

Dog Sled Tours

SnowyOwl Dog Sled Tours
Mountain Mushers Dog Sled Tours
P.O. Box 1721, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-DOGS (3647)

Galleries/Museums

Art of Man Gallery
Chateau Lake Louise
P.O. Box 1475, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 522-3684
Fax (403) 762-8340

Canada House
Caribou & Bear Street
P.O. Box 1570, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3757
Fax (403) 762-8052

Gallery at the Springs
Banff Springs Hotel
P.O. Box 189, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8736

Luxton Museum
1 Birch Avenue
P.O. Box 850, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-2388

National History Museum
112 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 2039, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4747

Northern Art Impressions
Samson Mall
P.O. Box 72, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel (403) 522-2038
Fax (403) 522-2753

The Quest Gallery of Canadian Craftsmanship
105 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 1046, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2722

Sedna Gallery
205A Wolf Street
P.O. Box 72, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel (403) 760-8676
Fax (403) 522-2753

Walter Phillips Gallery
The Banff Centre
P.O. Box 1020, Stn. 14, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-6281
Fax (403) 762-6659

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
111 Bear Street
P.O. Box 160, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2291
Fax (403) 762-8919

Golf

Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course
P.O. Box 960, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-6801
Fax (403) 762-0363

Gondolas

Lake Louise Summer Sightseeing Lift & Gondola
P.O. Box 5, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel (403) 522-3555
Fax (403) 522-3804

Sulphur Mountain Gondola
P.O. Box 1258, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2523
Fax (403) 762-7493

Guided Walks & Hikes

White Mountain Adventures
5 Larch Close, Canmore, AB T1W 1S3
Tel (403) 678-4099
Fax (403) 678-5187
1-800-408-0005 (Canada/USA)

Canadian Mountain Holidays
CMH Heli-Hiking
P.O. Box 1660, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-7100
Fax (403) 762-5879
1-800-661-0252 (Canada/USA)

Willow Root Environmental Ltd.
P.O. Box 995, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel & Fax (403) 762-4335

Rafting Trips

Wet ‘N’ Wild
P.O. Box 2586, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (250) 344-6546
Fax (250) 344-7650
1-800-668-9119 (Alberta & B.C.)

Alpine Rafting Company
P.O. Box 1409, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (403) 762-5627 or (250) 344-5016
Fax (250) 344-7102
1-800-663-7080 (Canada/USA)

Kootenay River Runners
P.O. Box 81, Edgewater, B.C. V0A 1E0
Tel (250) 347-9210 or (403) 762-5385
Fax (250) 347-6595
1-800-599-4399

Manachaban River Tours
1229 17 Street
P.O. Box 3295, Canmore, AB T0L 0M0
Tel (403) 678-6535

Western Canadian White Water
P.O. Box 531, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8256

Western River Runners
A Division of Rocky Mountain Raft Tours
P.O. Box 1771, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-3632

Whitewater Voyageurs Ltd.
P.O. Box 1983, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (250) 344-7335
Fax (250) 344-6688
1-800-667-RAFT (Canada)

Wild Water Adventures
P.O. Box 25, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel & Fax (403) 522-2211

Sightseeing Tours

Adrenalin Descents (Adventure Tours)
P.O. Box 1554, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-8177
Fax (403) 760-6289

Columbia Icefield Snocoach Tours Ltd.
P.O. Box 1140, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-6735
Fax (403) 762-2794

Eco excursions ltd. (Columbia River Float Tours)
P.O. Box 1990, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (250) 344-5060
1-888-210-2211 (Alberta only)

Skiing – Cross Country

White Mountain Adventures
5 Larch Close, Canmore, AB T1W 1S3
Tel (403) 678-4099
Fax (403) 678-5187
1-800-408-0005 (Canada/USA)

Michele’s Cross Country Ski Tours
1725 11 Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1X9
Tel (403) 678-2067
Fax (403) 678-2067

Skiing – Downhill

Banff Mount Norquay
P.O. Box 219, Suite 7000, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4421
Fax (403) 762-8133

Sunshine Village
P.O. Box 1510, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-6500
Fax (403) 762-6513

Skiing Louise
P.O. Box 5, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Tel (403) 522-3555
Fax (403)522-2095

Skiing – Helicopter

Canadian Mountain Holidays
P.O. Box 1660, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-7100
Fax (403) 762-5879
1-800-661-0252 (Canada)

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
P.O. Box 249, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-5548
Fax (403) 762-5846
1-800-661-9170 (Canada/USA)

RK Heli Ski Panorama Inc.
P.O. Box 695, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0
Tel (250) 342-3889 or (403) 762-3771 (December to April)
Fax (250) 342-3466
1-800-661-6060 (Canada/USA)

Sleigh Rides

Boundary Ranch

Holiday on Horseback
P.O. Box 2280, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4551
Fax (403) 762-8130
1-800-661-8352 (Canada/USA)

Snowmobile Tours

Challenge Enterprises
P.O. Box 2008, Canmore, AB T0L 0M0
Tel (403) 678-2628
Fax (403) 678-2183

Wet ‘N’ Wild
P.O. Box 2586, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel (250) 344-6546
Fax (250) 344-7650
1-800-668-9119 (Alberta & B.C.)

Trail Riding

Boundary Ranch

Holiday on Horseback
P.O. Box 2280, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-4551
Fax (403) 762-8130
1-800-661-8352 (Canada/USA)

Destination Management Programming and Transportation

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Work with destination managers and transportation operators who take the frustration out of organizing from afar.

They’ve walked in your shoes; they understand.

Whether you are planning an incentive meeting, convention, conference or pre/post tour, our local firms can provide essential professional destination management services and comprehensive group transportation networks. Some of our operators have been successfully providing transportation and program services for over a century. All have a vital interest in serving your needs. They’re highly skilled at helping you keep your programs running smoothly and efficiently.

From conventional meet and greet services, ground transportation and hospitality services through to custom trip and tour planning, we have excellent local planners to make the most of the surrounding region.

From what to see and do in one of Canada’s most famous destinations through to where to find the most pristine of wilderness experiences; for how to catch the splashes of fall colours or where to experience the astounding silence of a winter wonderland; for a mountain of surprises or just a relaxing pleasant memory, our Destination Managers are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you and your group.

For local expertise, inspired planning and reliable hands-on services, you can confidently call on the following programming and transportation companies.

TRANSPORTATION

Banff Transportation and Tours
Limousines, Executive cars, Vans, Mini Buses and Luxury Coaches

P.O Box 808, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
TEL: (403) 762-8400
FAX: (403) 762-8534

LaidLaw Transportation

Modern luxury motorcoaches and vans. Daily service from Calgary to Banff/Lake Louise.

P.O. Box 1448
Banff, AB T0L 0C0
TEL: (403) 762-9102
FAX: (403) 762-9210

Entertaining & Inspiring Special Events

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Holiday on Horseback is a great way to get close to a horse and experience the West. Local-area rides by the hour are offered as are overnight pack trips for up to 6 days. Guides and accommodations in back country lodges included.

There’s the Evening Steak Fry & Trail Ride and the Mountain Morning Breakfast Ride. Both can also be enjoyed on horseback or from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage.

Warm up the winter with a sleigh ride and Barbecue ‘n Barn Dance for up to 300 people.

Warner Guiding and Outfitting Ltd.
P.O. Box 2280, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Phone (403) 762-4551
Fax (403) 762-8130
Toll free 1-800-661-8352

Boundary Ranch
Located in the midst of the beautiful Kananaskis Valley, Boundary Ranch provides the perfect venue to stage group activities for either a full day, half day or evening programs.

Boundary Ranch offers a range of guided horseback and outfitting trips; barbeques, rodeos, horse drawn sleigh rides and a whole lot more. They’ll even arrange for their desperado’s to hold up your bus – Jesse James style!!

Boundary Ranch
Box 44, Kananaskis Village
Alberta Canada T0L 2H0
Phone: (403) 591-7171
Fax: (403) 591-7326

Mountview Barbecue
Hang onto your hat, here’s another authentic Western experience for groups up to 1500 people! Mountview Barbecue Catering operates in the famous “Donut Tent”, a year-round facility with a huge blazing bonfire and open dome to the mountains and stars.

Hosting unique Western BBQ’s for groups of #50 – #1500 year-round within the famous “Donut tents”. Varity of Western Entertainment options available. Fully licensed. Just minutes from downtown Banff.

Featuring fine Western fare – Live country music, line and square dance instructors, real Trick Roping Shows, White Hatter ceremonies, the amazing Gunfighters Western Stunt show and Native Tribal Dancers.

Open year round, the facility offers licenced bar service, wheelchair accessible facilities and indoor washrooms.

Mountainview Barbecue Catering
P.O. Box 2606, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Phone (403) 762-0115 Fax (403) 760-2866
Toll Free 1-800-691-5085 Canada/USA

Speaking of Ideas
Motivational speaker with a twist.Through his company, Speaking of Ideas, Michael Kerr delivers presentations, workshops, and walks on the natural and cultural history of the Canadian Rockies, business creativity, humour in the workplace and communications skills. Each presentation is tailored to the needs of the specific audience.

His dynamic talks receive consistently high praise from participants who
appreciate Michael’s enthusiastic and energetic style of delivery and the
practical information provided in every presentation.

Speaking of Ideas, Michael Kerr
Box 2808, Banff, Alberta, T0L 0C0
Phone/FAX: (403) 609-2640

Productions AB
excels at producing and staging theme evenings in such a personalized manner that client groups are left knowing it was an event created especially for them.

Basic themes include the following: Van Horne’s Dream (The Flagship Show for the Banff Springs Hotel); Music, Music, Music (A Century of Sound); Wilderness Night; Brigadoon; Medieval Night; Canadian Rendezvous; Yukon Night; Alpine Night; Dr. Zhivago Night; Edelweiss (Black & White); Speadeasy (Roaring Twenties); Murder Mysteries, and other specialized shows, plus entertainment, theming and coordination services.

Theme events are normally staged in your convention hotel and can be a variation of one of the above or custom created around a concept you wish to propose. Productions AB strives to contribute to team building and incentive recognition.

Productions AB
P.O. Box 632, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Phone (403) 762-8205
Fax (403) 762-5741

Peak Performances
offers “a mountain range of entertainment” services. The company works as a member of your team to produce distinctive awards presentations, fantastic outdoor events or theme parties.

Their theme inventory inludes An Indian Village with Native Dancers and Host, A Night in the North Woods with Assorted Wilderness Characters, a Show Celebrating the Multi-Cultural Tapestry of Canada and a Laser Spectacular on the Top of the World.

Peak Performances is skilled at creating and staging unique, customized programs for corporate meeting, incentive travel and association markets.

Peak Performances
P.O. Box 1343
Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Phone (403) 762-8562
Fax (403) 762-4286

Audio Visual/Show Display Services

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ACA Audio Visual

For over ten yeas, ACA Audio Visual (Banff) Ltd. has been serving the local Banff and Lake Louise markets with a full range of audio visual equipment, staging services and technical support.

Promising “Quality you can see and hear”, the company rents out a wide range of brand name equipment – for simple slide shows through to sophisticated multimedia productions. Computer and office equipment is also available.

ACA technicians are locally based and available 24-hours a day.

ACA Audio Visual (Banff) Ltd.
P.O. Box 2742, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-2099
Fax (403) 762-5355

TELAV Audio Visual Services

With offices across Canada, TELAV Audio Visual Services provides professional personnel, quality equipment and attention to detail, all backed by Canada’s largest audio visual inventory.

Services include A/V rentals and sales, video projection, data projection, multimedia services, staging and set design, convention services, Teleconferencing, Videoconferencing, sound reinforcement and simultaneous interpretation.

Affiliated with I.S.T.S., TELAV has a local office in Banff.

TELAV Audio Visual Services
Mountain Avenue
P.O. Box 1110, Banff, AB T0L 0C0
Tel (403) 762-1847
Fax (403) 762-4132

General Information

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Convention Planner - General Information

Maps of Area | Customs | National Park Permits | Visitor GST Refund | Accommodations | Guided Tours & Activities | Convention Planner | Wedding Planner | Commercial Services | Skiing | Weather

Overview

Banff/Lake Louise…unsurpassed beauty, outstanding facilities and world class activities accommodate every desire.

Where else in the world can you find sophisticated convention facilities and civilized accommodations surrounded by 6641 square kilometres (2564 square miles) of wilderness?

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A fresh atmosphere to heighten the experience

And only 90 highway-minutes away from the eighth-best airport in the world!

The town of Banff and the village of Lake Louise are located in Banff National Park, a region of such outstanding natural beauty it’s designated a World Heritage Site. With towering mountains, ancient glaciers, meadows of wild flowers, magnificent waterfalls, emerald lakes and expansive forests, the park is home to moose, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, cougars, wolves, grizzly bears and many other animals.

Canmore's wonderful secret, the Georgetown Inn provides outstanding mountain accommodation just minutes from Banff National Park.

Canmore's wonderful secret, the Georgetown Inn provides outstanding mountain accommodation just minutes from Banff National Park.

Perched 1384 metres (4539 feet) above sea level, the beautiful town of Banff runs along the banks of the Bow River and climbs up the lower reaches of the surrounding mountains. It feels remote, its architecture is delightfully alpine and the character of its residents – locals and visitor alike – is decidedly cosmopolitan.

A little further to the west – about 40 minutes beyond Banff – and sitting at 1520 metres (5000 feet) is the village of Lake Louise. This lovely, secluded community is at the gates to the world’s most famous picture-postcard setting: the turquoise waters of Lake Louise framed by its blue mountains and white glaciers.

Comprehensive meeting facilities for 6 to 1600 delegates

Banff and Lake Louise offer convention planners a choice of eleven hotel conference centres, ranging from exclusive retreats for senior corporate executives to comfortable facilities for more modest groups. Organizers can expect state-of-the-art technologies, experienced support staff and a wonderful selection of on and off-site activities for delegates, companions and children.

Local meeting and incentive travel coordinators, destination management companies and special event firms offer distant planners proven local market expertise, advice and services from consulting through to turnkey programming.

World-class air and ground transportation connections

In a recent survey of 43 airports around the world, the Calgary International Airport was ranked eighth-best in the world. Air lift to Calgary features non-stop and direct connections to major US, overseas and Canadian cities. Scheduled carriers include Air Canada, American, America West, Canadian Airlines International, Delta, KLM Royal Dutch, Northwest and United Airlines.

Ground connections to Banff and Lake Louise include motorcoaches, limousines and rental cars. Highway #1, an all-season, four-lane freeway from Calgary to Banff, provides a scenic 90-minute excursion through the foothills and majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

In season, the Rocky Mountaineer train treats passengers to a two-day spectacular tour of the mountains from Vancouver, B.C. to Banff and Calgary.

78 billion square feet of recreational facilities

golferccThe National Park surrounding Banff and Lake Louise makes it possible for the convention hotels to offer groups an exceptional variety of entertaining things to see and do.

Winter activities range from dog sledding, tobogganing and sleigh rides to cross-country, downhill and helicopter skiing. Ice fishing, snowmobiling and sightseeing tours can also be arranged

Summer activities include golfing, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, fishing, boat cruising, river rafting, sightseeing, Icefield tours and exploring.

Year round attractions include mountain gondola rides, hot springs and spas, helicopter sightseeing, bowling, museums and cultural events.

Helpful information for Banff and Lake Louise visitors

  • Emergency Numbers (Area code 403)
  • Ambulance in Banff 762-2000
  • Ambulance in Lake Louise 522-2000
  • Fire in Banff 762-2000
  • Fire in Lake Louise 522-2000
  • Hospital/Banff 762-2222
  • Police/RCMP in Banff 762-2226
  • Police/RCMP in Lake Louise 522-3811
  • Warden’s office/Emergency 762-2222
  • Crisis Line 1-800-332-1287
  • Poison Centre 1-800-332-1414
  • Customs and Immigration, Customs/Border Services ,Calgary International Airport, P.O. Box 167, 200 Airport Road NE Calgary, AB T2E 6W5 TEL (403) 292-8788 FAX (403) 292-8767

Entry Regulations for Visitors.

Citizens or permanent residents of the United States may enter Canada without passports or visas. For proof of citizenship, a naturalization certificate, birth certificate or passport should be carried along with proof of permanent US residence, such as a voter’s registration card.

Visitors from countries other than the United States, must have a valid passport and may require other documentation, such as visas or alien cards. Check with the nearest Canadian Consulate well before you travel.

Customs and Duty Free

Visitors, 18 years of age or older, may import, duty free, up to 40 ounces (1.1 litres) of liquor or 24 12-oz cans of beer or ale into Canada.

Up to 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes and 400 grams of manufactured tobacco may also be brought in duty free.

Time Zone

Banff and Lake Louise are in the Mountain Time Zone. Daylight Savings Time is in effect from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October.

What to Wear

Casual dress is the norm in Banff and Lake Louise. In summer, bring a raincoat, warm sweater, hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. In spring, summer and fall, a light coat or warm jacket may be required – particularly at higher altitudes. In winter, a heavy coat, winter boots, hat, gloves or mitts and warm clothing are essential.

Remember, Canada is Metric

Everything in Canada is measured in metric units, though you will often find stores using pounds and ounces.

Metric can be a little confusing at first – particularly if you are driving, because speed limits and mileage are in kilometres. Know that 90 km/hr is the same as 55 mph.

In regard to temperatures, 20 degrees Celsius is about 68 degrees Fahrenheit; 30 C is 80 F, 10 C is 50 F and 0 C is 32 F.

Gas is sold by the litre and there are 3.8 litres in a US gallon.

Taxes

Alberta has no provincial sales tax; however, there is a 5 percent tax on accommodation.

Canada also has a 7 percent Goods and Services Tax – referred to as the GST. Visitors can apply for certain GST rebates. For details, pick up a copy of the “GST Rebate for Visitors” booklet in many stores, hotels and travel related facilities.

If your group is comprised of at least 75 percent non-resident delegates, significant GST rebates are available to non-resident convention, meeting, trade show and incentive planners. To receive your “GST Information for Non Resident Meeting Planners and Convention Organizers” booklet and application forms, please write to:

Summerside Tax Centre
Domestic Rebates Program

275 Pope Road
Summerside, Prince Edward Island,
C1N 6C6 Canada
In Canada, telephone: 1-800-565-9353
Outside Canada, telephone: 1-902-432-5604

National Park Regulations

Please help protect the natural beauty of Canada’s parks by respecting the following regulations.

It is against the law to collect natural objects including flowers, plants, rocks, antlers and artifacts. It is illegal to entice or feed wildlife (it can also be dangerous to do so). Fisherman must have a national parks fishing license. Hunting is prohibited.

Park Entry Fees (Click for more details)

A group day pass for up to ten people in a vehicle is $10 a day. Group annual passes are $70. Group commercial rates can be arranged in advance through Parks Canada. Details can be obtained by writing: The Superintendent, Banff National Park, P.O. Box 900, Banff, Alberta, Canada T0L 0C0 or by calling (403) 762-1500.

Currency Exchange

Visitors can exchange their currency at Canadian banks, trust companies, credit unions or foreign exchange brokers. Some hotels, merchants and restaurants accept US currency – but the exchange rate may be lower than that posted by financial institutions.

Internationally connected automated banking machines are available and most businesses accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.