Friends and Family Visiting?

Many of you will have friends and family coming to visit during the season. To help with trip planning take a look through some of the connections below for discounts on travel, hotels and tickets. While they are out you will be their local tour guide to show them Banff through the eyes of a local.  


Canadian Affairs have some great rates especially January and April/May
Airport Transfer:

Brewsters Airport Express 

Banff Aspen Lodge, a centrally located 3 star hotel.
Good prices, outdoor hot tub, free parking, wireless and breakfast make this great value.  
**Online booking info and rates below.

Best of Banff, The Fox Hotel is downtown and centrally located.
Hidden Ridge also has self catering and larger townhouse options.
Ski Rentals/Gear:

Ultimate ( Banff Ave ) for ski rentals, tuning,  and good deals on skis and ex-rental skis.

Soul Ski & Bike for great boot fitting, skiis/boards and clothing.

Lift tickets:
Ski Louise card $99 for three days of skiing is great value.
Staff friends and family rates at Sunshine about $50
Staff friends and family rates at Louise $50
Staff friends and family at Norquay get 50% off hourly or daily rates
*note friends and family lift passes do not include transportation

Eating out:

Elk and Oarsman's Tuesday $8 steak night
Melissa's is known for their great Canadian breakfasts
Banff Springs Hotel has an incredible Sunday brunch from 11:00-2:00
The Bear St. Tavern has great deals such as $10 pizza nights on Sunday and Monday and Tuesday B.Y.O Wine night with no corkage.
Or just stay in and order pizza: Get a Domino's 2 for 1 pizza card.

**Book online at; just enter the word “Gap” as the Access Code.  If this word is not entered, the rates will not be available (need to be staying for five+ nights as well). You can also call the front desk to make the bookings or send an email to the reservations team.  The phone number is 403 762 4401 and email address is  Someone is available 24 hours a day via telephone.   If booking by phone or email, just say/write that you are looking for the “Banff Gap Year” rates and reservations should be able to provide them with a quote.  
Oct 16 – Dec 22, 2011
Dec 23 – Jan 02, 2012
Jan 03 – Feb 09
Feb 10 – Apr 07
Apr 08 – Apr 30
May 01 – May 15

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