WSTDA 2012 Spring Meeting

June 5-7, 2012

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Travel Hints and Tips

Here is information we’ve received from Travel Alberta and Banff Lake Louise Tourism to help with your planning:

Airport options (and distance from Fairmont Lake Louise – estimated time and distance) – All attendees should fly into the Calgary International Airport (there are direct flights to Calgary from Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Newark, Orlando, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake San Diego, San Fran & Seattle). The Fairmont Lake Louise is located about 2 ˝ hours from Calgary.

Transportation from the airport to the resort (rental cars, train – some people are taking train across Rockies, taxi, etc.) - It’s wonderful to have a rental car to explore the area. The drive from Calgary to Lake Louise is an easy drive – four lane paved highway – and as there are so many beautiful sites to see in the mountains it’s nice to have a car to do a bit of exploring pre/post. However, if attendees do not want to rent a car there is an airport transfer service (currently $69.95 plus taxes/park fees) by Brewster. Here is the site -

The Banff Airporter also provides shuttle service to Lake Louise with a connection in Banff with the Banff Airporter® private sedan service

Package Options or info re: taking Canadian Rockies train into the area (some people are hopping on in Vancouver) – Here is the link to the Rocky Mountaineer for attendees who would like to consider taking the train - http://www.rockymountaineer. com/en_US/ 

Tour options with reference to distance from Fairmont Lake Louise
Area attractions – This link by the Fairmont lists the top sightseeing attractions in the area - and this link too

On-site and area restaurants – here is a link to the Chateau Lake Louise’s onsite restaurants -

There are not too many restaurants in the hamlet of Lake Louise, however, here is a link to the options

Lake Louise Station Restaurant (Heritage Railway Building), 10 minute drive, 

Baker Creek Bistro (20 minute drive) 

Useful Links for WSTDA's 2012 Spring Meeting


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


Airport Transportation


Rocky Mountaineer


Area Restaurants



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