Travel

Getting to Calgary

Air travel. Calgary International Airport has flights to and from an array of cities across the globe, and through various airlines. When planning your trip, it is crucial that you find out if you require a visa for entry into Canada, and if so, that you follow the necessary procedure.

Ground. If you are departing from a city close to Calgary, you may consider traveling by coach. Companies such as Red Arrow and Rider Express offer routes to/from Edmonton, Vancouver, and more.

From Calgary to Banff

From the Calgary International Airport, it is a scenic 90-minute (140 kilometers or 87 miles) drive to Banff. There are shuttle bus connections from the airport to Banff, as well as rental cars. From the city of Calgary, you can also choose to rent a car or you can travel by transit. You can find a list of shuttle and transit options here. Please note that if you travel to Banff by car you will need to purchase a national park pass.

Conference Hotel

The conference will be held at the Banff Centre, where we have blocked off rooms for GLAC attendees. The cost is $185 Canadian per night. Please make your reservation by contacting the reservations department at 1-800-884-7574. You will need to quote booking ID GLA2304.

What to do in Banff

Banff is a resort town located within a national park, and as such, provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, paddling and horseback riding. There are also various historic and cultural venues for those with an artistic vein. Make sure to have a look at all that the town and its surroundings have to offer here!

Willkommen Sie in Banff!

Banff is a picturesque little town, situated in the Banff National Park high in the Rocky Mountains, within 1 hour of highway driving from Calgary. In winter time Banff becomes Mecca for skiers from all over Canada and North America. In spring and summer everyone can find something special here: from theatrical performances and conferences to wonderful museums, art galleries, and exciting sightseeing places. To mention Fairmount beautiful castle, Banff gondola and Banff Sulphur Springs is to name only a few!

Banff Restaurants

Banff welcomes its guests with a variety of cuisines from all over the world! Old-style Bavarian Waldhouse Restaurant, Balkan Restaurant, Ticino Swiss Italian Restaurant, Lupo Italian restaurant, Castello Italiano would offer luxurious and expensive dining, while cozy wonderful places like Casual Italian Eatery, Indian Curry House, Magpie and Stump Mexican restaurant, Sushi bistro and many others would be proud of an excellent variety of food and not very high prizes. We are offering here to your attention a dining option with menus, prizes, and an estimated time needed to get to the place from the Center for Arts and Creativity, where the GLAC conference will be housed. Please, note that there are restaurants and cafes within the Center as well.

Dining Options in Banff, Alberta, Canada


Price Range ($10-30$)

Location & Travel Time:
Travel time estimated from Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to respective
restaurants.
By car: 7 minutes
By foot: 17 minutes
Name of Establishment, Address & Contact Number: The Old Spaghetti Factory;
Cascade Shops, F2, 317 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1C1 ; +14037602779.
Hours of Operation: (Friday) 11:30am-9:00pm; (Saturday) 11:30am-10:00pm.
Amenities:
Reservations:
https://www.oftendining.com/app/oldspaghettifactory/?store_id=10458#@view=reservation
Happy Hour (2:00pm-5:00pm) – Prices are lowered for appetizers and drinks during this
period of time.
Menu:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17LwzUiEcqH7Zp2oxJOVyCahitkn8zBj0/view


Price Range ($30-$60)
Location & Travel Time:
Travel time estimated from Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to respective
restaurants.
By car: 6 minutes
By foot: 18 minutes
Name of Establishment, Address & Contact Number: Farm & Fire, 333 Banff Ave, Banff,
AB T1L 1B1, +14037603298.
Hours of Operation: 8:00am-2:00pm;5:00pm-9:00pm.
Amenities:
Reservation: https://www.banffjaspercollection.com/dining/farm-fire/reserve-a-table/
Happy Hour (only on Friday): 4:00pm-5:00pm (Discount on appetizers and drinks).
Menu: https://www.banffjaspercollection.com/dining/farm-fire/our-menu/#tab_dinner


Price Range ($60+)
Location & Travel Time:
Travel time estimated from Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to respective
restaurants.
By car: 5 minutes
By foot: 16 minutes
Name of Establishment, Address & Contact Number: Chuck’s Steakhouse; 101 Banff
Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B3; +14037624825.
Hours of Operation: 5:00pm-9:30pm
Amenities:
Reservations: https://www.chuckssteakhouse.ca/home/#book-a-table
Alberta Beef and Exquisite Wine.
Menu:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aZOIFyr2jHCQZ4JPXS8KVBOiOQ5cqX6I/view?usp=sharing

Price Range ($100+)
Location & Travel Time:
Travel time estimated from Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to respective
restaurants.
Name of Establishment, Address & Contact Number: Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray
Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4, +1403762221.
Multiple restaurants are available at this location. The names will be written down,
but refer to google for any additional information. Feel free to ask employees
working at the hotel to give you directions to the restaurants.
1) The Vermillion Room, Floor 1 Menu: https://www.vermillionroom.com/
2) 1888 Chop House, Floor 2 (Recommended) Menu:
https://www.1888chophouse.com/menuy_source=1_MTU2Mzc2MDktNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLm1lbnVfdXJs
3) Afternoon Tea, Floor 2 (Great for an afternoon tea) Menu:
https://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/pdfs/fairmont-banff-springs-rundle-afternoon-tea/y_source=1_MTU2Mzc2NDktNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLm1lbnVfdXJs
4) Rundle Bar, Floor 1 (Multiple alcoholic drinks including cocktails, ale and spirits)
Menu located at the location only.
Hours of Operation: Respective times depend on the place of your choosing.
By car: 7 minutes
By foot: 35 minutes
Amenities:
Beautiful scenery with old architecture and beautiful decorations within the hotel.
Historical hallway exhibits. Bow Falls Viewpoint (Bow Falls Ave, Banff, AB T0L 0C0)
located near the hotel, recommended to visit for beautiful scenery and to take pictures
for memories.
Menu: Menus located above with the respective restaurant names.