Venue and Accommodations

CPDW3 will take place at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
PO Box 1020 Banff, Alberta, Canada. You can obtain additional information about the venue here.

Accommodations and General Information.

Rooms are available for attendees of CPDW3 at a discounted rate.

To make your hotel reservations please contact the Banff Centre directly: By phone, 1 800-884-7574 or 403-762-6308, or via email,

Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Late check-outs will be charged a late check-out fee. Check-in time is after 4:00 p.m. on arrival day. You may try to check-in earlier, but the hotel cannot guarantee that your room will be ready.

Complimentary parking is available to all Banff Centre guests. Please register your vehicle at check-in. The Front Desk will assign you with a parking permit for your vehicle, and will direct you to the long term parking areas. 

Wireless internet is available free of charge and the coverage is campus-wide. Look for from your computer, a password is not required.


Getting to Banff Centre

Banff Centre is located in the town of Banff, a 90 minute drive west of Calgary. There are several transfer options available from the Calgary International Airport to Banff including airport shuttle service, bus transportation, and rental cars.

Receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter’s scheduled shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff Centre. Click  Proceed through the reservation and type - POLARDATA - in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount.

If you are driving to Banff/Lake Louise, the Trans Canada Highway 1 leads directly to the Rockies. The Trans Canada is a four-lane divided highway from Calgary to Lake Louise. The highway gains very little elevation from Calgary to Banff/Lake Louise and is a safe and scenic drive.



How far is Banff Centre from Banff?

Banff Centre is located on the east side of Banff, four blocks from Banff Avenue. The town can be accessed by foot three ways from the Centre grounds: St-Julien Road, Buffalo Street, and the Ken Madsen Path to town. It is a brief 10 minute walk downhill to town. The return trip is slightly longer as it is uphill.

Downtown Banff can be reached by taxi for less than $10 each way.

There is no shuttle bus that runs from Banff Centre to downtown Banff.