Transportation and Tourism
Banff National Park fees
Each visitor is required to have a valid Park Pass for the duration of their stay in Banff National Park. This can easily be purchased online or by visiting the Tourist Information Centre on Banff Avenue upon their arrival. For more information on Park Fees please see the Parks Canada website.
Getting to the conference
Several shuttle companies provide transportation between the Calgary Airport and Banff. Below are links to some options; we recommend you book as soon as possible to ensure your preferred shuttle time.
Brewster Express: To get the 20% discount online, guests need to enter promo code CSBA2023 when they “check out” or if calling in you also need to identify yourself as being with CSBA2023 in order to get the 20% discount.
Banff Airporter: Receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter’s daily shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff. Proceed through the reservation and type – CSBA2023 – in the “Promo Code” section on the final payment page to receive the discount. This special rate is valid for travel dates between June 30 – July 9, 2023
- Vivo Green: Calgary Airport to Banff Shuttle Bus – Vivo Green (vivogreentravel.com)
- Mountain Park Transportation: Calgary to Banff Direct Shuttle Service – Mountain Park Transportation (mtnparktrans.com)
- For members not staying at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, alternative options to get to and from the Banff Centre from your accommodations include walking, biking and we will have yellow bus service available pick up locations TBD.
Chartered Canmore-Banff Shuttle Bus Service
For those who are staying in Canmore you may choose to use the CSBA chartered school buses. You will be required to show your park pass to the driver to enter the school bus. Please note that the chartered buses will NOT STOP at the Banff Park Gate for you to purchase a Park Pass.
To view the CSBA Congress chartered school bus schedule, including detailed information including pick-up/drop-off locations and times click here.
Please note that parking at the Banff Centre is limited. If you prefer to rent a vehicle at the airport, we recommend you confirm as soon as possible as rentals are limited.
While you’re here
While Congress attendees can look forward to a full schedule of learning together, you will also be able to explore the picturesque mountains hiking, canoeing or kayaking, white-water rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, visiting the hot springs, gondola rides or exploring the town of Banff and the museums and local festivals.
We have secured a 20% discount with Pursuit to book the following tours scheduled between July 1-9, 2023.
- Guests can book online at Brewster Summer Sightseeing Tours on this website or by calling our toll-free line at 1-866-360-8839
- To get the 20% discount online, enter the following under the promo code CSBA2023 when you “check out” or if calling in you need to identify yourself as being with CSBA2023 in order to get the 20%
- This promo code is valid until July 9, 2023
- Please note that Brewster does not guarantee tour departures and there is potential that a tour can sell out on any given date.
- Cancellations are available until 24 hours prior to your scheduled tour time without penalty
- Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time
Please note the below tours are eligible for discount
- Guests can book online at Banff Gondola on this website or by calling our toll-free line at 1-877-756-1904
- To get the 20% discount online, guests need to enter the following under the promo code CSBA2023 when they “check out” or if calling in you need to identify yourself as being with CSBA2023 to get the 20% discount.
- Applicable on retail admission only
- Not applicable on food & beverage or combo attraction packages
LAKE MINNEWANKA CRUISE
- Guests can book online at Lake Minnewanka Cruise on this website or by calling our toll-free line at 1-866-474-4766
- To get to book online, guests need to enter the following under the promo code CSBA2023 when they “check out” or If calling in you also need to identify yourself as being with CSBA2023.
- Applicable on classic cruise only
- Not applicable on specialty cruises or combo attraction packages
CAVE AND BASIN
- To fully experience the Cave and Basin, gift shop and the surrounding boardwalks, plan at least 2-3 hours.