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Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography


Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography

 

Travel Visas to Enter Canada

Click here for information about whether you are required to obtain a travel visa to enter Canada. Be sure to check with the Canadian Embassy or Consulate for your jurisdiction about visa processing times, and allow sufficient lead time for your application to be processed.

If you will require a letter of invitation from the IAPWS Canadian National Committee to accompany your visa application, please submit your request to the IAPWS Logistics Coordinator well in advance of your planned travel.

Requirement for Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. An eTA is electronically linked to a traveller’s passport. It is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. If you get a new passport, you need to get a new eTA. With a valid eTA, you can travel to Canada as often as you want for short stays (normally for up to six months at a time). You do not need an eTA for travel within Canada.

Details are on the Government of Canada website

Calgary International Airport (YCC)
Calgary International Airport is the hub for Air Canada and WestJet, and is also serviced by several other major airlines providing non-stop flights between an array of destinations in North America, Central America, Europe, and Asia.

White Hat Team
Calgary International Airport's White Hat Volunteers have greeted travellers from around the world for 25 years and are a true testament to Calgary’s warm western hospitality. These volunteers can be found almost anywhere in the airport, dressed in their iconic white cowboy hats and red vests, ready to lend a helping hand and answer your questions.
 

Ground Tranportation
There are two options for ground transportation from Calgary International Airport to Banff. Check out their websites for schedules and rates for one-way and round-trip fares.
The Banff Airporter https://banffairporter.com/
Brewster Express https://www.banffjaspercollection.com/brewster-express/

Banff Tourism
For information about everything that Banff offers to enhance your IAPWS experience go to www.banfflakelouise.com