Visa/Travel Information



To enter Canada, please carefully read the following information and check the links.


Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada - not both. Some people may only need their valid passport. Find out if you need a visa (or eTA) to travel to Canada


Attendees are encouraged to check processing times to find out how long it takes to process most application. Each application is different and takes a different amount of time to process. If you’ve already applied, you can check your application status. Participants are encouraged to apply at least 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time for the start of the event.


If you require a general Letter of Invitation to participate in the meeting or letter of invitation for Visa purposes please contact


Please visit the Government of Canada website for complete information related to vaccination, masking, and testing and find out if you meet those requirements. As you plan your travel, please also check your individual airlines to confirm any additional COVID-19 protocol for travel. Moreover, you must use ArriveCAN app to enter Canada and provide mandatory travel and public health information before and after your entry into Canada.


Getting to Banff


Book your flight to Calgary International Airport (YYC) and from there you can book a shuttle to get to Banff. This is the most convenient way (the alternative is to rent a car).

  1. Click “Book now”
  2. Select “Round Trip”, pick the dates, and select the number of travellers
  3. For Departure, from the drop-down list, select leaving from “Calgary” and pick-up location “Calgary International Airport”
  4. Select going to “Banff” and drop-off location “Fairmont Banff Springs”
  5. Complete Return details, i.e. leaving from Banff, Fairmont Banff Springs and going to Calgary, Calgary International Airport
  6. Click on “Search” and the timetable will appear. Select the desired time.
  7. Click “Add to Cart” and complete the Checkout