Maps and Directions
Getting to Campus
- Walk up Ken Madsen path to Banff Centre via Wolverine Street along the north side of the historic cemetery.
- Take a stroll along the scenic Bow River via Buffalo Street and Surprise Corner. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
- Follow Wolf or Moose Street via St. Julien Road past the Tunnel Mountain trailhead.
Roam Bus - Service temporarily suspended
- The new bus route 7 to Banff Centre from downtown Banff departs every 30 minutes between 7 and 10 AM and again between 4 and 7:30 PM. The fares for Route 7 are $2.00 for one-way.
Various parking options are available through campus, all of which are free. Please refer to the campus map.
Parkade (North end of campus)
- From downtown, follow Moose or Wolf Street
- Turn right to St. Julien Road and drive up to Banff Centre
- Turn left to St. Julien Way and follow the parking signs to the parkade which is located below the Music & Sound building
Parking lot (South end of campus)
- From downtown, follow Buffalo Street and drive up the hill to Banff Centre
- Turn left and follow signs to the parking lot
Airport and Shuttle Service
A two-hour drive away, the Calgary International Airport is the closest airport to Banff. The Calgary International Airport maintains a website with up-to-date information on transportation and accommodation information. Visit: yyc.com.
The Banff Airporter is the official airport shuttle provider of Banff Centre. The trip to Calgary is approximately two hours and you will be dropped off at the Professional Development Centre (PDC), where the Front Desk is located.
Brewster Travel Canada offers daily motor coach shuttles to Banff from the Calgary International Airport. Reservations are required. Visit: explorerockies.com/airport-shuttles.
The Banff bus station is a five-minute drive from Banff Centre. Call Taxi Taxi at 403.762.0000
Banff Centre welcomes guests with mobility challenges. We are always trying to improve our ability to serve all guests, artists, and leaders. Our team works with incoming guest to try to meet the needs of each individual in our facilities and services. We have wheelchair accessible rooms, studios, dining facilities, and meeting areas. There are paths, roadways, or ramps that provide access to and throughout most buildings. However, the centre, built on the side of a mountain, presents challenges to those with limited mobility. We recommend that you contact us in advance so that we can meet you upon your arrival to facilitate your understanding of the best routes and services available.
As Banff Centre and the town of Banff are located in Banff National Park, various types of wildlife are often observed. Sightings range from different bird species to the most frequently encountered large mammal: the elk, bears, mountain lions, and mountain goats are very elusive and are rarely observed.
Keep in mind that the wildlife you may encounter is just that — wild! Please ensure that you respect the animals’ spaces and habitats while in the park. That perfect picture can sometimes lead to a compromising situation for both the subject and the photographer! For your safety and theirs, please treat them with respect and keep your distance. Please do not feed any of the animals, including the squirrels, as they are protected by law.
Please do not feed any animals, this can result in animals becoming habituated to humans and could lead to them being put down.
Elk can be fast and dangerous, especially during spring calving (May 15-July 1) and the fall rut (Sept. 1 - Oct. 15). If you encounter any elk, keep your distance. You must stay at least three bus lengths away from elk at all times. Do not use headphones on trails. It is always best to travel in groups and to be aware of your surroundings at all time. If you see wildlife on campus, please contact Security Services via the main switchboard by dialling '0' or calling 1.403.760.0098.
It is your responsibility to educate yourself on the topic of wildlife and how to prepare for wildlife encounters.
Mountain Environment: A Word of Caution
Mountains can be dangerous. If you are planning an excursion, contact the Parks Canada Information Centre at 403.762.1550 for up-to-date weather and avalanche information, reports on trail conditions, and wildlife activity. Visit pc.gc.ca/banff for more information.