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Transportation and Travelling to Alberta

Click here for information regarding travel Visas. Most Europeans will need an eTA to travel to Canada. Follow this link for details.

The Banff Centre is 1h 20 min away from the wet lab location (MAP, roughly 2 hours from the airport).

Budget Rental Cars have extended the University of Calgary preferred rate to all delegates for one week around the conference.  This discount is available from the YYC Airport location only. Click here to book and use the Corporate Discount Code: A050000. Rates include unlimited kilometers. Taxes and insurance are additional. 

If you are driving to Banff, you will need to purchase a National Park Pass. These can be purchases at the ticket booth just before the park gates. For more information visit the Parks Canada Website.

YYC, Calgary International Airport is the destination; public transportation is poor from the airport to any areas in town.

For transportation from the Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Banff if you are not attending the wet lab, visit www.banffairporter.com/book and enter promo code AAVA2019 for a 15% discount on the final payment page.

Uber ride sharing is an economical option available in Calgary. An app is available for your smartphone.

Taxi Services in Calgary:

                Checker Yellow Cabs +1-403-299-9999

                Mayfair Taxi +1-403-255-6555


Public transportation around Banff/Lake Louise/Canmore is very easy. Please follow this link.


If you wish to extend your stay and explore the Rocky Mountains, CanaDream RV Experiences have offered a 10% discount for motorhome, camper or RV rentals. Click here to book and mention that you are part of the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists Conference.

Currency: Canadian Dollars; VISA, MasterCard and Debit with chip technology are the most common forms of payment. Most banks have 24 hour ATM’s where cash can be withdrawn and there are multiple locations in Calgary and Banff. Currency exchange kiosks at the Airport tend to give poor conversion rates.

Tipping/Gratuities: Customary to tip 15% on meals at restaurants.

Time zone: Mountain Standard Time

Electricity: 110V/60Hz, please remember to bring an adapter if you are travelling from overseas.