Official Host Hotel
The Official Host Hotels of the Banff Marathon are the Fox Hotel & Suites and the Rocky Mountain Resort. Click here for more information about these two accommodation options.
- The Fox Hotel & Suites was the winner of the Travellers' Choice of 2011. This accommodation option is conveniently located minutes from Banff Avenue and a short walk to downtown Banff.
- The Rocky Mountain Resort allows you to discover the meaning of a true mountain getaway. Ideally set amid eight acres of private parkland and surrounded by the glorious scenery of Canada’s oldest national park, while just minutes from downtown Banff. The front door of the Rocky Mountain Resort opens up to the beautiful Legacy Trail, a great warm-up path for runners training for this marathon!
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the Banff Lodging Company owns and operates nine hotels, seven restaurants, the Red Earth spa, the Caribou Ski School, and rental shops and, as our Official Accommodation Sponsor, is offering reduced rates across 6 of their most popular hotels (including the two host hotel above).
The advantages to staying with the Official Host Hotels are:
- Being at the centre of all the action!
- Shuttle service to race start
- Special athlete rates
- Race information centre
- More details to come!
Bow Valley Parkway Partners
The Bow Valley Parkway Partners have three accommodation destinations along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway. Click on the logos below to learn more.
GETTING TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK BY AIR
Banff is easily accessible from the Calgary International Airport, the Canadian Rockies hub for worldwide connections. Calgary Airport has many of the top airlines that operate regular flights to Calgary. These airlines include Canada, Westjet, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Northwest Airlines. All of the major car rental agencies are represented at the Calgary International Airport.
GETTING TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK BY CAR
Transportation to and from Banff is easy on Canada’s national Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway. It is one of the most splendid and enjoyable drives in all of Western Canada. Banff town site is located 120 Kilometers from Calgary and the journey takes approximately 1.5 hours. Because Banff is situated inside a national park, you will need to purchase a national park pass at the gate (see below for more details).
GETTING TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK BY BUS
There is direct bus service connecting downtown Calgary and the Calgary International Airport with the town of Banff and the Village of Lake Louise. There is also bus services connecting Banff and Lake Louise with the Town of Jasper. Taxi service is available in Banff and Lake Louise. Several tour guide companies also offer shuttle services to hiking trailheads.
All event participants must have a valid national park pass. Banff National Park entry fees go towards maintaining the park’s roadways, viewpoints, day use areas and trails – and the information, education, natural resource protection and public safety services offered by Parks Canada staff. For prices or to order your park pass online, please visit the Parks Canada website.