The Banff Centre
The workshop will be held at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Banff is located in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains about 100km west of Calgary and within Banff National Park.
Banff National Park
In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Few places on the planet rival the Rocky Mountains for stunning beauty, exhilarating activities, country lodges, friendly folks, charming shops and first-class restaurants.
Now a world class resort and historic site, Banff provides a relaxed atmosphere, conducive to discussion and creativity intermingled with fresh air, great hikes, fantastic ski slopes, varied cuisine, museums and shops. A soak in the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs can soothe away your stresses after a long and exhausting day. Take the opportunity to regroup and focus after long and tedious academic/work terms. Come, experience Banff in all its splendor and wilderness—it's your adventure!
The town of Lake Louise is approximately 50 km from Banff and is home to the famous Chateau Lake Louise, a Canadian Pacific hotel built in the late 1800s, known as the Jewel of the Canadian Rockies. The lake, on whose shores the Chateau sits, is 5,680 feet above sea level. During winter the lake is dotted with cross country skiers and skaters whilst summer revelers enjoy an easy row across its blue green waters.
Kananaskis and Bow Valley
The Kananaskis and Bow Valley region is often considered Calgary's getaway and playground. From horseback riding, mountain trails and many excellent golf course to quiet bed-and-breakfast getaways, there is plenty to discover.
The City of Calgary
Nearby, the city of Calgary is nestled in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It offers a variety of attractions and activities, is young at heart, modern, safe and world-renowned for its warm western hospitality. It is a rich and vibrant home to over 730,000 people. At an elevation of 1,048 meters above sea level, Calgary is only 40 minutes from the splendour of one of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges.
Sunny Alberta is famous for its long, warm summer days and the recreational activities to enjoy them. There is everything from fly-fishing, to rock climbing, to hiking, to all the contemporary pleasures of a modern cosmopolitan city. The Calgary Tower offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the Canadian Rockies. The Canada Olympic Park, the premier site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, is visible from many parts of the city.
Royal Tyrrell Museum
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology invites you to experience 4.5 billion years of the Earth's history. Hands-on displays, computer simulations, multi-media shows and life-sized dinosaur exhibits tell the story of the planet's development.