Getting Around Calgary
Whether you are traveling to Calgary by car or plane, there are many options for safely traveling through the city and enjoying your time at AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition.
Calgary International Airport
2000 Airport Road NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6Z8
Phone: +1 403-735-1200
Distance from the BMO Centre at Stampede Park: 19 miles
Downtown Shuttle Service
Allied Downtown Shuttle Service
Phone: (403) 299-9555
This exciting new service provides affordable, regularly scheduled on-demand transportation, in fully automated GPS-dispatched shuttle buses between designated pick-up points within the City of Calgary and Calgary International Airport. Airport departures are every 30 minutes at Bus Bay #19. To purchase tickets, please visit the Allied Shuttle counter on the Arrivals level near Gate C between 8 a.m. and midnight. Alternatively, you can reserve and buy tickets online. Downtown pick-ups are based on a scheduled on-demand system; however, the shuttle will only stop at pre-determined locations if there is a booking.
Round the clock taxi service is available at Calgary International Airport. Taxi stands are located on the Arrivals level. The taxi and limousine industry is regulated through the City of Calgary's Livery Transport Services (LTS). LTS is mandated to ensure public safety, consumer protection and service quality.
Fares are based on meter rates. Under normal driving conditions, the approximate fare to Downtown Calgary is between CAD $40 and $45. Airport taxis can accommodate four or five adult passengers. Vans are available to assist customers with excess luggage.
AAPG has partnered with Calgary Transit to provide rides on the C-Train to all ACE 2016 attendees. To ensure your ride is FREE, simply show your official Convention Badge to Transit authorities. Whether departing from Calgary International Airport to your hotel or heading to the opening session, hop aboard the C-Train for safe, accessible and customer-focused public transportation.
Easily explore downtown Calgary from the ACE hotels afoot or aboard the Calgary Transit C-Train, with train platforms just steps away from all ACE hotels. ACE is being held at the BMO Centre at the Stampede/Victoria Park stop.
Licensed Service Provider
For more information and for service to Calgary International Airport, please contact the following licensed service provider:
Phone: +1 403 299 9555
The Rental Car Center is located on the Departures level across the roadway from the main terminal building. It can also be accessed by the elevator lobby across the arrivals roadway. Our On-Airport Car Rental companies operate out of the Rental Car Center.
Avis / Budget
AAPG Members can take this opportunity to receive discounts for vehicle rentals through either Avis or Budget. You will need to have your membership card available for reservations and to present at pick up of the vehicle. Please visit Avis.com and Budget.com to begin saving on your rental.
Calgary Transit provides accessible public bus transportation to and from Calgary International Airport via Route 57 with service to and from the Whitehorn LRT Station. There are three bus routes available providing service to the Calgary International Airport. All routes are low floor accessible.
Calgary Transit will be offering FREE C-Train rides for ACE attendees Sunday, 19 June-Wednesday, 22 June. Just show your AAPG ACE Registration Badge and ride for free to and from your hotel, Telus and Stampede Park all day.
Canada requires the citizens of many foreign countries to obtain visas to enter Canada. If you are not a Canadian citizen and are intending to attend AAPG 2016 ACE, please ensure that you obtain the correct visa to enter the country. Detailed information on the Canadian Visa Policy can be found at the Government of Canada website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp.
Obtaining a Visa
It is your responsibility to apply for a passport, visa or any other required documents and to demonstrate to consular officials that you are properly classifiable as a visitor under Canadian law. You may request a letter during the online registration process by selecting the appropriate box. If you register by mail, you may email your visa letter request to [email protected]. Letters will be sent to those that are registered and fully paid. AAPG supplies this letter for visa purposes only. If your visa application is denied and AAPG received a copy of the denial by email ([email protected]) or fax (+1 918 560 2684) before 19 June 2016 your registration fee only will be refunded, less a US $75 processing fee.