travel info

travel info

Please visit the Government of Canada and Province of Alberta websites for current travel requirements. For more information on BANFF’s COVID-19 guidelines, visit our health & safety page.


  • Transportation Shuttle
    Sit back and relax! Let Banff Airporter take care of your transportation needs between Calgary International Airport and Banff. The nearest airport is the Calgary International Airport.With many departures daily, wait times are minimal. Banff Airporter will track your flight and adjust your reservation should you experience any delays. Best of all, you’ll be dropped off and picked up right at your hotel of choice once you arrive in Banff. All registered delegates will receive an email with information on how to receive 20% off when booking their shuttle.
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
    The Government of Canada requires visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to, or transit through a Canadian airport, to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent resident cannot apply for an eTA. For more information or to find out if you need an eTA, go to the Government of Canada’s website at

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When planning your trip to the Banff World Media Festival, reserve time to enjoy the mountains with Rocky Mountaineer, where you could experience even more of Western Canada with a luxury train journey. Rocky Mountaineer is a must-do travel experience that offers unparalleled journeys in spacious glass-dome trains thanks to the incredible scenery, delicious cuisine, attentive service, and friendly, social atmosphere. For example, one itinerary option is to take the train from Vancouver June 10 and arrive in Banff June 11 - relaxed and ready for the festival.

Every time I’ve gone to BANFF, a development deal has been launched. It’s unmissable.
- Leanne Allen, Producer and Writer, Fancy Carnies Productions