Venue

ICAPS 2024 is being held at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in beautiful Banff, Alberta, Canada. Banff is the major town in Banff National Park, nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations. The Banff Centre will host to the Summer School, Doctoral Consortium, Workshops, Tutorials, and Technical program.

The town of Banff, in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
The town of Banff, in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Town of Banff, as seen from the top of Sulphur Mountain [Wikipedia].
Town of Banff, as seen from the top of Sulphur Mountain [Wikipedia].

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Town of Banff. The Banff Centre is #2 on the map [Banff.ca].
Town of Banff. The Banff Centre is #2 on the map [Banff.ca].

The Banff Centre has a great deal of information online as well as a FAQ. What follows augments and highlights information on the Banff Centre web page.

The Banff Centre is located on the east side of Banff, four blocks from Banff Avenue, the main street of town. It is a 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.

Walking to the Banff Centre

  • Walk up Ken Madsen path to Banff Centre via Wolverine Street along the north side of the historic cemetery.
  • Take a stroll along the scenic Bow River via Buffalo Street and Surprise Corner. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
  • Follow Wolf or Moose Street via St. Julien Road past the Tunnel Mountain trailhead.

Biking/Driving to the Banff Centre

Via Buffalo Street

  • From Downtown, follow Buffalo Street and drive up the hill to Banff Centre
  • Turn left and follow the signs to free parking Via St. Julien Road
  • From downtown, follow Moose or Wolf Street
  • Turn right to St. Julien road and drive up to Banff Centre
Banff Centre. Conference events are in the Max Bell Building (10) and the Kinnear Centre (6).
Banff Centre. Conference events are in the Max Bell Building (10) and the Kinnear Centre (6).

Weather

The weather in Banff at the end of May/beginning of June can range from beautiful sunny and warm to snowy. It’s shoulder season. Skiing is over and hiking has started, but in a regular season higher elevations will still be snowy and possibly inaccessible. We’ll post weather forecasts closer to the date, but further information is available on the web.