Local Restaurant Recommendations in Banff
Savor all the culinary delights in and around Banff Springs. From fine dining, to breweries and pubs, Banff caters to all food enthusiasts and discriminating tastes. Local favourites and recommended restaurants are listed below. Please keep in mind, shuttles are available from Banff Springs into the town of Banff, which will decrease the walking distance to each restaurant.
Banff Summer Activity Guide
If you are spending extra time in Banff, plan ahead! There are many exciting, unique, and family friendly activities at and around the Banff Springs Hotel. Click here to view the 2023 Summer Activity Guide.
Please note that the schedules are subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are recommended for all transportation, activity bookings and dining listed. Please carefully review cost, cancellation policies and arrival times. Should you have any questions or require reservations, please contact the Concierge at Fairmont Banff Springs at 403-762-6895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORI Young Members Meeting
To all young members of the MSTS, please consider attending the MORI (www.morionline.org) Young Members Meeting in Banff this year. It will be just ahead of the start of the MSTS meeting on October 4, 2023 in the VanHorn Ballroom A from 1-4pm at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Please register at the link below and we encourage you to bring any interesting or complex cases to present to the group to spark a great discussion!
Meeting Chair – Lisa Ercolano, MORI Vice President
1:00 PM Introduction to MORI - Brooke Crawford, MD - MORI President
1:10 PM MORI Research Project Updates
- Lisa Ercolano, MD: Mets and Immunonutrition
- Brooke Crawford, MD: ERAS for sarcoma patients
- Zeke Walton, MD: Burnout
- Nick Tedesco, DO: Metal ions in Megas
1:45 PM MSTS Presidential Line
2:15 PM Social Media/Podcast/Branding Panel - Alysia Kemp, MD
- Elyse Brinkmann, MD
- Izuchukwu Ibe, MD
3:00 PM MORI Case Conference with Focus on Patient Counseling
4:00 PM Adjourn
Activities! Banff National Park and Banff Springs
Banff Springs is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Canada’s oldest national park established in 1885 as Rocky Mountains Park. The park spans 6641 square kilometres (2564 square miles) of mountainous terrain in the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. Venture outside the town of Banff and visit the surrounding beauty of the National Park. Day excursions offered through the Banff Springs concierge 1-403-762-2211, their activity centre or outside touring companies, such as https://www.viator.com/Banff/ can bring you closer to nature and the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies.
Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Canmore, the Banff Gondola Ride and multiple hiking and rafting tours are a few options to consider when touring the surrounding area. Excursions range from the family friendly walks in Lake Louise, to wildlife photo tours, to more adventurous Mountain biking and white-water rafting.
If you decide you would prefer to stay closer to Banff Springs, the hotel offers a variety of relaxing activities. Spend the morning golfing and the afternoon at the world-famous spa. Hiking, yoga and fitness classes are available daily, and family friendly smores campfires, scavenger hunts and historic walks through the hotel can be arranged. A link to the activities centre booking tool will be available in early September to help plan your stay.
WHAT TO PACK:
Visiting Banff in the autumn is magical, allowing for spectacular views. Fall colours are at their ultimate glory during the last two weeks of September and the first week of October. Banff usually enjoys sunshine and mild temperatures during the day, with cool crisp mornings and evenings. Snow has been known to make an appearance, so be prepared. Dressing in layers will allow you to enjoy all that Banff has to offer. Suggested items to pack when visiting Banff in October include;
· Down Jacket / Wind / Rain jacket
· Casual wear
· Jeans / leggings
· Long Sleeve shirts
· Mittens / gloves
· Warm hat / toque
· Waterproof boots
For the gala dinner the recommended dress is Mountain Casual. Banff is known for its casual atmosphere. Suits, formal wear, and stilettos are not recommended at the gala dinner.
Available rooms at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel are going quickly! The hotel is now sold out for the nights of Tuesday, October 3rd and Friday, October 6th. Limited rooms are still available for Wednesday and Thursday night (October 4th and 5th). To make a room reservation, please call the Fairmont Reservations at 1-800-257-7544 and be sure to indicate you are booking for the "MSTS Annual Meeting 2023". Available accommodations and room rates may vary for days when the MSTS room block has already sold out.
Alternate Housing Options in Banff
Available rooms are very limited at the Fairmont Hotel with Tuesday, October 3rd and Friday, October 6th already sold out. Banff Lodging Company is offering discounted room rates for MSTS Annual Meeting attendees at each of their properties. All bookings must be made by phone, subject to availability, and the discount will be applied at the time of booking. Please click here to view the flyer with additional information and a listing of properties. Please be sure to ask for the MSTS Group #3938833 rate when you make your reservations.
Banff’s local transportation Roam Transit travels between the Banff Lodging Company properties and the Fairmont Hotel. Complimentary Roam bus passes are included at all properties (excluding Banff Rocky Mountain Resort and Canmore). Guests can receive the passes from the front desk.
Bus Route#2 travels to Banff Springs. To avoid changing buses, please note that these properties are located directly on this route: Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Moose Hotel & Suites, Hidden Ridge Resort, and Tunnel Mountain Resort. All other properties would need to transfer between Route #1 and Route 2 or walk to the nearest stop to catch Route #2
Travel to Banff
Banff Springs is located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is one of the five national parks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The closest international Airport is Calgary, 130 km (87 miles) away. Getting to Banff from Calgary requires pre-planning. Several shuttle, Shared and Private options and car rentals are available from Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Shuttle Transportation Services
ABest Transport and Tour Services:
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Is your company interested in supporting the MSTS Annual Meeting? Click here to view the 2023 Corporate Partner Opportunties Brochure for sponsorship information. Our exhibit tables are sold out this year - thanks to overwhelming support from industry. Contact us at email@example.com with any questions.