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2009 Accommodations

Participants have a choice of staying in the Banff Centre or staying off-campus. There are two types of on-campus accommodations. The availability of accommodation at the Banff Centre is limited.

On-Campus Accommodations

High-Quality Accommodations in the Banff Centre for Participants and Family Members: High-quality hotel rooms with superior amenities are available that are reserved specifically for occupancy by the Bridges Conference participants. See the Banff Centre's accommodations page for more information about the facilities. Then to make reservations, e-mail or phone 1-800-884-7574, identifying yourself as being with Renaissance Banff. The meal package described below is required for participants staying on campus and optional for accompanying families and companions.

The Banff Centre is pleased to guarantee the following 2009 Special Conference Package rates for the program during 07/25/2009 -- 07/29/2009 (Five Nights). The Special Conference Package includes accommodation, wireless internet access in bedrooms and delegate use of the Sally Borden Recreation Facility. The Conference Meal Package includes four Vistas breakfasts, seven coffee breaks, four Vistas lunches, three Vistas dinners, one private dinner and Food & Beverage Service Charge.

Single bedroom: $161.00 per night; double bedroom: $80.50 per person per night.

Meal package: $255.12 per person per stay.

Service charge: $6.00 per delegate per night.

All prices in $ Canadian and do not include taxes.

RESERVATION/CANCELLATION POLICY: The Banff Centre does not require advance payment however, we do require your credit card information OR a cheque made payable to " The Banff Centre" in Canadian Funds, equivalent to one night's stay (room portion only) in order to reserve your reservation. Rooms that are not guaranteed will be released at 6:00pm. No charge will be applied to your account if your Reservation is cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival. If we do not receive credit card information or a cheque with your returned form, we cannot hold your reservation.


The Banff Centre has a beautiful dining room with a magnificent panoramic view of the Rockies and extensive deluxe buffet style meals. The Banff Centre can accommodate special dietary requirements provided requests are made in advance. Conference participants staying at the Banff Centre have all meals included as a per night rate from breakfast on July 26th through dinner on July 29th. The families of these participants and also those participants not staying on campus may use the Dining Room and pay out of pocket (on a walk-in basis) or charge the costs to their room. In the town itself there is an extensive collection of restaurants offering international cuisine of many types, varying from simple to luxurious. In addition, there are a couple of small coffee shops on the campus.

Note that Renaissance Banff is not a regular BIRS workshop. Not all information on the BIRS or Banff Centre websites apply to this conference, although Renaissance Banff will use Corbett Hall and its lounge area.

Off-Campus Accommodations

Participants may choose to find their own off-campus accommodations. Banff has numerous accommodations of all types and most places are within comfortable walking distance of the Banff Centre. There is also the possibility of camping fairly close by at the Tunnel Mountain campsites.