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The venue for the 2024 Slow Flowers Summit is Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity. The Town of Banff (pop. 8,000) is only 90-minutes from Calgary International Airport and is easily accessible by rental car, the Banff Airporter (see details below), ROAM Transit, or the Brewster Banff Airport Express. Just a few blocks from Banff Centre, downtown Banff is peppered with intriguing museums, galleries, cafes and boutiques and is surrounding by the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.


The closest airport is:


2000 Airport Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W5, Canada













Driving from Calgary Airport (YYC) 
If you choose to travel by private vehicle, you will find the route is well-signed and the trip from the Calgary International Airport to Banff takes approximately 90 minutes. 

1.    Depart airport and take Deerfoot Trail North Highway 2.  
2.    In four km, take the exit for Stoney Trail NW heading West. Signs indicate it heads towards Banff and Highway 1. 
3.    Drive approximately 23 km and take the exit for Trans-Canada Highway 1 West (Banff).
4.    Continue West approximately 90 km on the Trans-Canada Highway 1 to the Banff National Park gates.
5.    Once through the park gates, continue 12 km to the first exit to the town of Banff.
6.    Follow the road through town to Buffalo Street
7.    Turn left on Buffalo, drive up the hill to Banff Centre.


Map with directions

Banff Airporter (Airport Shuttle)

Banff Airporter is the official shuttle provider to Banff Centre. Receive a 15% discount on their daily shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff.


Click Banff Airporter and then Book Now. Proceed through the reservation and enter promo code SLOWFLOWERS24 on the final payment page to receive the discount.


The special Slow Flowers Summit rate is valid for travel dates between June 20-26, 2024 if reservation is made at least 1 week prior to the event date. 

Car Rentals

Companies with Calgary Locations 

Budget 1-800-268-8900
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 1-800-261-7331
Hertz 1-403-221-1341
Avis 1-800-331-1084
Thrifty 1-403-221-1961
Alamo 1-877- 222-9075

Companies with Banff Locations

Budget 1-800-268-8900
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 1-403-762-2688
Hertz 1-403-221-1341
Avis 1-403-762-3222



We have secured two room blocks at the AC Hotel by Marriott and Hampton Inn and Suites in downtown Bellevue, both less than two miles from the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

AC Hotel by Marriott Seattle Bellevue/Downtown

208 106th Place NE

Bellevue, Washington 98004


2 Queen Beds $209/night*

King Bed $209/night*


Available the nights of June 22-June 30, 2023

Includes discounted nightly parking rate and free high-speed internet

Last day to book is May 26, 2023.


Book online or by phone at 1-800-321-2211 and mention "Slow Flowers room block at AC Hotel Seattle Bellevue/Downtown"


For more information about travel to/from AC Hotel Seattle Bellevue/Downtown, visit their website.

Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Bellevue Downtown-Seattle

11405 NE 2nd Place
Bellevue, Washington 98004


2 Queen Beds $269/night*

King Bed $269/night*

Available the nights of June 22-June 30, 2023

Includes hot buffet breakfast daily, complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary parking

Last day to book is May 25, 2023

Book online 

For more information about travel to/from Hampton Inn and Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle, visit their website.


*hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.5%) in effect at time of check out

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