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Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

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CARST 2017 - April 22-25, 2017 

Practical Solutions for RADON Industry, Awareness and Policy

 


Travel Information to Banff, AB

Planning your Travel?  Banff is a Unique Destination!


Majestic, picturesque and breathtaking; the Rocky Mountains are really a destination like no other.   Banff is a wonderful, quaint mountain resort town that must be experienced to be appreciated.  If you have never been to Banff this is a great opportunity to discover a national treasure.  If you have been to Banff, then surely you don’t need a reminder of why you want to return.  As an added bonus, all National Parks are providing free entry this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!


A unique destination requires unique planning.


Banff is a unique place to visit with hundreds of things to do and see.  It’s the birthplace of Canada National Parks and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The air is clean and the mountains are majestic.  Its scenic and historic with amazing restaurants and great shopping. Knock it off you bucket list and enjoy Banff Alberta!


Check out these websites for information on things to do and where to eat:

http://www.visitors-info.com/explore-canadian-rockies/banff-lake-louise

http://www.atasteofbanff.com/

http://www.banfftours.com/

https://www.banfflakelouise.com/things-to-do

https://www.banffcentre.ca/destination



Hotel:


The low Canadian dollar means that we expect a large number of American visitors, so make sure you book your hotel room soon!  The conference is being held at the Banff Centre.  Nestled on the side of Tunnel Mountain on 43 serene acres, this is not your standard hotel.  You won't find the centre on any online booking service, as they book only through their reservation service and rooms are only open to those attending conferences at their facility.  All guests enjoy property-wide WIFI, parking, admission to the Banff Centre's Walter Philips Gallery, and PLUS membership at their fitness and recreation facilities.  


Let's face it, Banff has lots of options in hotel room, and we booked a smaller block of rooms this year, so if you want to get into the Conference Hotel, book now!  (Conference rate ends March 21, but we don't expect the rooms to last that long.)


Book your room reservation here at the Banff Centre.

Rooms at the Banff Centre are filling up quickly, you can also book here: 

http://www.bestofbanff.com/


or here


http://www.rimrockresort.com/




Air Travel: 

If you are planning on flying to the conference, you'll land at the Calgary International Airport. All of Canada's national airlines and many international airlines fly into Calgary.  The international section has just been renovated and this is one of the nicest airports in Canada!

From the Calgary Airport you'll need to rent a car or take a shuttle bus 150 km (90 miles) to Banff.  Make sure you factor in the travel time between Banff and Calgary when you book your flights.


Shuttle:

The Airporter

Receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter’s scheduled shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff Centre. Click www.banffairporter.com/book

Proceed through the reservation and type - CARST - in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount. Or call (888) 449-2901 and mention you are attending the CARST conference.

Promo Code: CARST


Brewster

For travel between Apr 20 – 30, 2017 you can receive a 15% discount for all Brewster Banff Airport Express transfers.   Log ontohttp://www.brewster.ca/transportation/brewster-banff-airport-express/ for schedules and booking.

Promo Code: CARST2017


Driving and Car Rental

There are lots of options at the Calgary airport.  Just Google car rental YYC.  Parking is free at The Banff Centre for all registered guests.

Bear in mind that if you are driving or renting a car the Banff Park Entrance fees have been waived in 2017 for Canada’s 150th Birthday. There’s no better time to take advantage of these beautiful parks! 



Things to See:

If you come to Banff, you may want to allow time to discover treasures of the Rocky Mountains.  Here are some things you may want to see.



Banff Gondola:


See the tops of the mountain from… the top.  Ride up a comfortable, enclosed gondola to experience the newly renovated Above Banff Interpretive Centre. The centre offers full 360 observation deck, hands-on interactive displays and restaurants, then step outside to hike across the mountains on a boardwalk trail. https://www.brewster.ca/attractions-sightseeing/banff-gondola/



Getting around in Banff?

If you rent a car and drive around Banff National Park, you will discover amazing lakes and hiking trails, but if you want to leave driving behind, Banff is very accessible walking everywhere.  The town is well developed for walking, and much is accessible by wheelchair.


Public transit

  • The Roam system is the public transportation system that goes through Banff and into Canmore.
  • There are two routes and you can go from Banff’s main street to the world famous Banff Hot Springs as well as the Banff Springs Hotel.
  • A day pass can be purchased for $5

http://banff.ca/DocumentCenter/View/1956


Check out the Banff Roam Bus.  It’s an inexpensive way to travel around town and see sites that are too far to walk.  Plus, its much easier to stare at the mountains, when you aren’t trying to look at the road! http://banff.ca/roam

 

CAVE AND BASIN
The Cave and Basin National Historic Site celebrates Parks Canada’s protected natural and cultural treasures with all new year-round programming and interactive exhibits. The highlight for many will be a visit to the fully accessible underground Cave, a special place where bubbling thermal waters connect people to the essence of Banff National Park.

Did you know that the Banff Cave and Basin used to be Canada’s little version of a “Radon Spa”?  In 1912 water from the springs at the Cave and Basin was marketed and bottled as “Miracle Cures” 




Upper Hot Springs Pool

Upper Hot Springs Pool  
Relax in the comfort of soothing natural hot springs where travellers have come to ‘take the waters’ for more than a century.



Weather:

Its April in the Rockies and that can mean warm sunny skies or ice and snow.  Below are the averages but we have seen swings from -24 (°C) to +24 (°C) in April as well so bring your sunhat and a toque (that is a warm winter hat for those of you visiting from south of the border.)

Weather forecasts can be found here.  http://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/banff/t1l/weather-forecast/51958

The month of April

Avg. Daily High (°C)

9

Avg. Daily Low (°C)

-2.8

Avg Rainfall (mm)

10.5

Avg Snowfall (cm)

26.3

Hrs of Sun each day

14


Webcams

https://www.banffcentre.ca/webcam

http://www.banfftours.com/downtown-banff-webcam

http://www.brewster.ca/explore-rockies/webcams/#Banff%20Gondola



Announcing this year's Sponsors:


Diamond Sponsor:



Gold Sponsors:

  


Silver Sponsors:




Bronze Sponsor:

        





Conference Exhibitors:



Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Radon

Radon Environmental

RadonAway

AccuStar

Alpha Tracker

Radon Detect

Bertin Instruments

Health Canada

RadonWest

EHS Partnerships Ltd.

Fantech

Pylon

Pinchin

Airthings

Radiation Safety Insistute of Canada

Landauer Radon

Biomation


 



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