The conference place - Marriott Downtown Calgary

The short course session, conference sessions and meetings will be held at the Marriott Downtown hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 110 9th avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G5A6. Phone number 1-403-266-7331.

The hotel is within walking distance of many local and chain restaurants, shopping and visitor attractions. The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room and jacuzzi and spa. The light rail train station is a 5 minute walk away.


How to get to Marriott Downtown Hotel

From Calgary International airport:


The cost of a taxi will vary between $40 and $45 and will take approximately 20 to 25 minutes.


Cost: $15
Time: 30 minutes to downtown Calgary
The Calgary Airport Shuttle runs every 30 minutes, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. until midnight. Tickets are $15 one-way and can be purchased online or by calling 403-299-9555. Catch the shuttle at Bus Bay 8 on arrivals level one. It connects Calgary International airport with most major hotels in the downtown core.


Cost: $8
Time: 30 minutes to downtown Calgary
There are two public transit routes linking the Calgary International airport with the city. Route 300 Airport-City Centre is an express bus service that connects the airport with the downtown core. The service is available every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. until midnight every day. Customers boarding at the airport need to purchase an $8 Calgary Transit Boarding Pass from the Mac's store in the airport. Route 100 Airport-McKnight Station links Calgary International airport with the McKnight Westwinds CTrain Station in the northeast. The CTrain connects with the downtown core, south and northwest Calgary. The route operates every 20 to 30 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. Both routes can be found on the arrivals level one, near gate C.

note: All fees in CAD.


From Calgary Train Station:

The hotel is a one minute walk from the Calgary Train Station.


NOTE: All travellers from outside North America require an Electronic Travel Authorization before entering Canada. For more information and application please visit this website:


Calgary- useful information


The climate:

In the summer, high temperatures are typically in the low to mid 20's (degrees C), occasionally surpassing 30 degrees C. Evenings are cool. Summer days are long - in late June, the sun does not set until nearly 10:00 pm.


There are numerous restaurants and bars located within walking distance of the hotel. Please go to the following website to get information on downtown Calgary restaurants:


Possible Places to visit:

More information can be obtained from the Calgary Tourism website:


Friday Excursion to Banff and Lake Louise (optional)

Information about the trip:

  • Date and time: 27th of July
  • Transport will be by bus, beginning at 9:00 am and return to the hotel by 5:30 pm.
  • Travel from Marriott Downtown Hotel to Lake Louise, approximately 200 km (2 hours).
  • Two hour stop in Lake Louise.
  • Travel from Lake Louise to Banff, approximately 50 km (30 minutes)
  • Two and half hour stop in Banff with optional gondola ride (cost $42)
  • Travel from Banff to downtown Marriott, approximately 150 km (1.5 hours)
  • Cost of the trip: $50
  • Included: transport to Banff and Lake Louise

Important contacts:

  • Emergency number: 911