Venue and Accomodations

Main street in Banff, Alberta

The Banff Centre

The conference will be taking place at The Banff Centre, located in the town of Banff, Alberta.  The Banff Center is the Winner of Alberta Accommodation Awards and the host of Heads of G8 Research Councils 2005. Accommodation includes single and double chalet-style rooms, extensive sports facilities with Olympic size pool, sauna and gym, outstanding dining and catering facilities overlooking Canadian Rockies, art exhibition facilities and performance arts center with concerts, shows and lectures scheduled throughout the year:


The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta, Canada
T1L 1H5


Rooms and Rates:


Superior Room, Professional Development Centre
$221 CAD/night (single occupancy)
$115 CAD/night (double occupancy
Rates include al applicable taxes and fees.


Standard room, Lloyd Hall
$213 CAD/night (single occupancy)
$111 CAD/night (double occupancy)
Rates include al applicable taxes and fees.

These rates include wireless internet in the rooms, use of the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation facility, and breakfast during the conference.

NOTE:  These rates are also valid for 3 days before June 25 and after June 28, subject to guestroom availability - the block of rooms will be released on May 8, so book early!

Delegates can book accommodation on-line for the conference dates at the specially negotiated ACNS 2013 conference rate at:

ACNS 2013 Reservation Link
(Instructions: Please use the left tabs under “Group Options” and click on “Make Reservation”)

or through Email:

or by Phone/Fax:

Phone: 403-762-6308
Toll Free: 1-800-884-7574
Fax: 403-762-7502


Visa Information for International Travelers:

Travelers from certain countries are required to obtain an entry visa to Canada.  The current list, as well as procedures to obtain an appropriate visa, can be found at the Government of Canada's Citizenship and Immigration website.


How to get there:

The closest airport to Banff is the Calgary International Airport in Calgary, Alberta.

The two easiest ways to get to the Banff Centre from Calgary International Airport are via rental car or shuttle.  Most major car rental companies operate at the airport.  You can follow this link in order to find directions to Banff and the Banff Centre.


The Banff Airporter shuttle provides shuttle service from Calgary International Airport to several locations in Banff, including the Banff Centre.  It offers 12 departures daily in each direction, with minimal wait times at the airport.

ACNS delegates receive a 15% discount with the Banff Airporter for shuttle transportation between the Calgary Airport and Banff Centre.  Click on and type acns in the Apply Promotional Code section on the final page to receive the discount. This brings the price including tax to $50.74 One Way and $101.47 Return.

If none of the scheduled times work for you, it is also possible to book a private trip.  Contact Banff Sedan at or 1 (888) 449-2901 ext #2 for this option.


Experience the Banff Centre

The Banff Conference Center is the first of its kind International Research Station in North America, intended specifically as a gathering place for scientists to conduct their research in a serene Rocky Mountain settings and having an array of international scientists visiting the center throughout the year. It is an Internationally recognized arts, cultural and educational institution in North America.

As an incubator for creativity that inspires and empowers artists, the mountain community and business leaders, The Banff Centre has a long-standing tradition of fostering innovation and new thoughts.  The Banff Centre provides a world-class conference facility nestled in the grandeur of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

400 modern guest rooms, 60 meeting facilities, lecture theatres, and auditoriums to accommodate groups from 5 to 1,000.  Set in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Banff Centre offers award-winning customer service, gourmet inspired dining, superb recreational facilities, and the opportunity to experience world class performances and events.


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