FQXi's 5th International Conference
If a Tree Falls: The Physics of What Happens and Who Is Listening

About Banff

Mountains in Banff

The The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the Banff National Park. The hotel is built into Sulphur Mountain, one of 13 mountains you'll see when visiting this beautiful part of the Canadian Rockies.

August is one of the most beautiful and busiest month in Banff. There are lots to explore in the city and surrounding area, including lots of hiking, walking trails, swimming, white water rafting, kayaking, golfing, and much more. We will have time each day to wonder around the hotel area or go on a group hike or nearby walking trail. Since the sun doesn't set until around 9pm in Banff, you'll have time to explore on your own after the conference is over each day.


Traveling to Banff
Banff is 1.5 hours away from the nearest airport in Calgary. FQXi is offering a discounted shuttle code on the Banff Airporter to and from the Calgary Airport.

To schedule your transportation to and from Banff from Calgary, go to http://www.banffairporter.com/.

- FQXi Members and guests can use this code for 50% off: FQXIBANFFCONF

- Companions can use this code for 20% off: BANFFCONF

Please do not use the Member/Invitee code for companions.

You can enter multiple codes if you’re buying tickets for more than one person. If you have any trouble, please call Banff Airporter’s reservation line, (888) 449-2901.


Ideas of things to see and do on your own:
- The Rimrock Resort Hotel can help you coordinate any of these activities on your own. You can view some information here. They can also provide you with pricing information for activities like golfing and white water rafting.

- Trip Advisor, Things to do in Banff

- Lonely Planet, Things to do in Banff and Jasper National Park

- NY Times, coverage of Banff, including a 36 hours in Banff article

Please note that the information shared in the links above might have changed since its publication date.