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Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Sunday, July 30, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017
Course Director:
Brett Elicker
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Format and Faculty

Five half-day morning sessions Sunday through Friday, with a full-day off on Wednesday.

Course Faculty:  Brett Elicker, MD (Thoracic); Christine Glastonbury, MBBS (Neuro); Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD (Breast); Maureen Kohi, MD (Interventional); Tara Morgan, MD (Ultrasound); Ronald Zagoria, MD (Abdominal CT/MR).

The Fairmont Banff Springs 

Please note that the UCSF group room block is SOLD OUT, and rooms are only available at the going rate.  Alternate hotel options and resources are listed below.

Tel:  866–540–4406  /  403–762–2211  /  405 Spray Avenue - Banff, Alberta, Canada
Join the Fairmont President’s Club (free) prior to arrival to receive complimentary in-room internet during your stay ($15 per day).  Log onto:

For details on room categories: 
The historic structure allows for a variety of room styles and sizes.  “Rooms” offer standard sleeping arrangements, “Suites” offer separate sitting/living areas.  “Gold” level offers exclusive services and amenities.

A credit card number is required to guarantee your reservation.  Rates are subject to taxes of 11% (2% TIF, 4% ATL, 5% GST). Reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalties; the full-stay will be charged for cancellations less than 72 hours.  Check-in is 4:00 pm, check-out is 12 noon.  Daily mandatory service charge of $12 CAD* per person. There is no additional charge for children under the age of 18 who share with their parents. Third/fourth adult per room charge is $30 CAD* per night.  Daily parking rates for 2016 are $25 CAD* for self parking (in & out), $39 CAD* for valet (subject to change for 2017).  *Exchange rate as of January 2017 approximately $1.00 CAD = $0.76 USD.

Alternate Hotel Options

The Rimrock Resort Hotel / 300 Mountain Avenue, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1J2
Tel:  888-RIMROCK (888-746-7625) / 403-762-3356
Driving Distance to the Fairmont Banff Springs: approx. 3 miles / 6 minutes

Delta Hotels Banff Royal Canadian Lodge / 459 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1B4
Tel:  800-661-1379 / 403-762-3307
Driving Distance to the Fairmont Banff Springs:  2 miles / 5 minutes

Banff Park Lodge / 222 Lynx Street, Banff, Alberta, Canada  T1L 1K5
Tel:  800-661-2296 / 403-762-4433
Driving Distance to the Fairmont Banff Springs:  1 mile / 4 minutes

Banff Hotels /

Banff National Park /

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism /

Airline Travel and Discounts

UCSF Radiology has negotiated discounted fares with Delta and United Airlines for radiology course attendees to the Calgary Alberta Airport (YYC). You may use the following group codes to book online or by phone:

Delta               code: NMNKQ               800−328−1111 (add’l fee)

United             code: ZWZB714473       800−426−1122 
                   Air Canada is a United Star Alliance member.

A Passport Book is required for all U.S. citizens flying into Canada.  Passport cards and enhanced drivers licenses are only accepted for land/car entry. 
To apply for a U.S. passport (adults and children):   
For all foreign passport/visa requirements:

Airport Transfers the Fairmont Banff Springs is 85 miles west of the Calgary Airport on Highway 1.
Calgary Airport             
Transportation to Banff
Hertz Car Rental        / discount code CV# 01SY0263 / Hertz Rental Rate Sheet

Travel Information

Money  Although most places will accept U.S. currency, many vendors will charge a set exchange rate that will likely be a bit higher than the fluctuating daily exchange rate.  It is recommended to use Canadian currency, and U.S. currency can be exchanged at any ATM, Canadian bank or exchange broker.  One-dollar “loonie” and two-dollar “toonie” coins are used rather than paper bills. As of January 2017, the exchange rate was approximately $1.00 USD = $1.30 CAD or $0.76 USD = $1.00 CAD. 

Weather  The average summer temperature varies between the low 70’s during mid-day, and the upper 40’s at night (22 to 8 degrees Celcius).

Banff Springs Tourism

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, and was one of the original stops on the Canadian Pacific Railway.  Originally centered around the Banff Hot Springs, the park later grew to include nearby Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield.  One of the most popular parks in North America, Banff National Park is visited by over three million visitors annually. 

Gondolas are the best way to obtain a sense of the majesty and enormity of the mountains, and are available in Banff, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village.  Elk, caribou, grizzly bears and gray wolves are native to the Park.  Historic sites and museums include the Banff Centre, Banff Park Museum, Whyte Museum, Canadian Ski Museum West, Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and the Cave & Basin National Historic Site.  The town of Banff offers a variety of restaurants, shops and art galleries.