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How to get to The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is the closest airport to Banff, Alberta. Travel time from the airport to the summit venue and hotel is between 1.5 and 2 hours.


Air Canada

Air Canada is the Official Canadian Airline for this event.

To book your flight to Calgary, click on www.aircanada.com and enter the promotion code VBJQDAA1 to receive a discount of 5–10 per cent on certain fares for flights between March 20 and April 6, 2015.


To book your flight to Calgary, click on www.westjet.com and use the promotion code YYC01 and the coupon code TKDWFAR to receive a discount of 10 per cent on Econo and Flex fares for flights between March 24 and April 1, 2015. Certain blackout dates apply.


Shuttle service between Calgary International Airport and The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel will be provided on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, as well as on Tuesday, March 31, at certain arrival/departure times.

Note that the times shown below are subject to change according to demand. Check this site regularly for updates.

Please help us accurately assess shuttle needs by updating your registration with your flight information or indicating that you have made other arrangements.


Date Times
Friday, March 27, 2015 11:45 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:45 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:45 p.m.

When you arrive, please go to one of the three welcome booths indicated by the ISTP logo outside each arrival area — Air Canada, WestJet and international. A staff member or volunteer will give you information about the next shuttle. Should you have to wait for your shuttle, you may wait in the food court on the second floor of the airport. Note that The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is 1.5 to 2 hours from the airport.


Date Times
Monday, March 30, 2015 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m
10:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.

Reserve your seat(s) for the departure shuttle on-site at the ISTP 2015 Registration/Information kiosk.

Pick-up location: Motorcoach entrance located to the left of the main hotel entrance. Please arrive 20–30 minutes before departure time. It is crucial that shuttles leave on schedule.

The Banff National Park fee will be covered for the day of arrival as part of the complimentary shuttle service. To buy a park pass for additional days, click here. For more information about park passes, click here.

For all other arrivals and departures, please book shuttles at discounted rates at the following Web links:

Banff Airporter

Proceed through the reservation form and type “istp-sipe” in the Apply Promotional Code section on the final page to receive a 20 per cent discount. You may also reserve by calling 1-888-449-2901 and mentioning the International Summit on the Teaching Profession.

Brewster Banff Shuttle

Proceed through the reservation form and type “istp-sipe” in the Promo Code section on the checkout page to receive a 25 per cent discount. You may also reserve by calling 1-800-760-6934 and mentioning the promotional code. Brewster also provides service shuttles from downtown Calgary and other cities. The promotional code is valid from March 20 to April 8, 2015.