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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 Calgary International Airport.


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

Car rental 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

Car rental 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

Banff National Park Pass 
A park pass is required for all vehicles entering Banff National Park. Park passes may be purchased at the Park entrance or at the Visitor Centre on Banff Avenue. | 1-888-773-8888 |



A room block has been secured at the Banff Centre Hotel with Slow Flowers Summit guests receiving a discounted nightly room rate. Surrounded by pine, spruce and fir forest, Banff Centre hotel provides a central location to easily access the conference conference center and nearby activities. 

Nightly Room Rates

       2 Beds

       $295 CAD/$212.50 USD*

       Limited availability

       1 Bed

       $275 CAD/$198.09 USD*


Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-884-7574 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mountain Time. A reservation specialist will help you complete the booking. Mention booking ID SFS2406 at the time of reservation to have the Slow Flowers Summit room rate applied. Dates and room types subject to availability.

The Slow Flowers Summit is a conference for professionals. We kindly request that families consider staying offsite to ensure Slow Flowers guests have access to Banff Centre hotel rooms. Visit Banff and Lake Louise Tourism  or Travel Alberta for information about other accommodation options.

*Hotel room rates are subject to applicable local and venue taxes (currently 11%) in effect at time of check out. CAD to USD conversion based on exchange rate as of October 31, 2023.

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