ICCVM 2019 - Veterinary Communication Summit

Make plans to be in Banff early to enjoy these fun activities on the afternoon of Friday, April 26.
You will need to register in advance (an option when you submit your registration).

Gondola Ride up Sulphur Mountain 

This is the ultimate scenic cable ride with a view of six stunning mountain ranges and the Bow Valley below.
Your adventure begins with an eight-minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. Glide up over the treetops to the crest of a steep-sided Rocky Mountain peak and step out into a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at an elevation of 2,281metres (7,486 feet). Stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk where the views get better with every step. Then warm up in our newly transformed, state-of-the-art summit facility. With new restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the new Banff Gondola summit heightens every sense.

Read all about it here: www.banfflakelouise.com/sulphur-mountain

Meeting place
: Lobby of Banff Center, 1:30pm, Friday, April 26, 2019.
Cost: $50

Tunnel Mountain Hike - with conference organizer Cindy Adams

Tunnel Mountain is Banff’s smallest summit and boasts all-encompassing views of the town site, surrounding mountain peaks and the Bow River. With moderately-steep switchbacks through the forested mountainside that lead to a wide view atop a knoll, a round-trip should only take 1-2 hours (3.6 km / 2.2 miles return). This easy rated trail begins from Tunnel Mountain Dr. just north of The Banff Centre. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and bring a bottle of water.

Meeting place
: Lobby of Banff Center, 1:30pm, Friday, April 26, 2019.
Cost: Free

Beer Tour with Dave

The number of craft breweries in Alberta has tripled over the last three years with at least 30 new breweries opened in 2018 in the province. Alberta farmers grow some of the world’s most sought-after barley and agricultural product plus cold Glacier mountain water. It only makes sense to grow the brewing industry right here in the Bow Valley.

Hop on board the Brew Bus and ready yourself for a timeless journey through the Bow Valley. On this tour we visit three breweries tucked between towering peaks and glacial rivers. Canmore Brewing Company, Grizzly Paw Brewery and Banff Ave Brewing Co. offer a variety of mountain inspired concoctions ready for you to taste. The tour starts with a pint of local brew at the Banff Ave Brewing Co. in the clock tower, Main Street in Banff. After successfully launching Canada’s first National Park Brewery in Jasper in 2006 the Banff Ave Brewing Co was founded in 2010 by this same group.We’ll then board a small bus for a scenic 20 minute drive to Canmore, AB just outside the park gates where will visit two more breweries.
Meeting place: Banff Ave. Brewing Co. at 1:30 pm; drop off at Banff Center by 5:30 pm, April 26, 2019
Cost: $90

Gallery Tour

Walter Phillips Gallery - Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
This gallery is exclusively committed to the production, presentation, collection and analysis of contemporary art and curatorial practice. For contemporary artists, particularly those engaged in alternative forms of practice, Walter Phillips Gallery remains an essential and principle site where art is presented to an audience for critical reception. In an effort to ensure a broad and balanced representation of the different areas of research at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Gallery displays and collects: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photography, and new media-based works.

Canada House Art Gallery – 201 Bear Street, Banff
Since 1974 Canada House Gallery has been a destination for Canadian art in Banff. Representing over 50 painters, 20 sculptors, 3 jewelry designers plus Inuit art there's always something new and exciting to see. You'll receive a warm welcome from friendly and informative gallerists. If you don't see what you're looking for, let us know - we have many works tucked away in the back room. Everyone is welcome... come on in after hiking, skiing, cycling, horseback riding.... our art friends enjoy our gallery in their jeans, gortex and spandex!

All in the Wild – 105A Banff Avenue
All in the Wild Photography provides beautiful and artistic photographs of wildlife from Western Canada, Canada's Arctic and Alaska. The photographer and owner is Jason Leo Bantle. Jason has been photographing wildlife for over 10 years and has a deep passion and respect for nature. Most of Jason's works are still captured on 35mm film. No digital enhancements or filter are used.

Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs – 405 Spray Avenue, Banff
Located in The Fairmont Banff Springs, Mountain Galleries is a favorite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. Frequently hosting exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops, the mission of the gallery is to support and promote Canadian artists.

Carter-Ryan Gallery - 229 Bear Street
The Carter-Ryan Gallery is home to the work of Indigenous Visual Artist, Jason Carter one of Alberta's most acclaimed visual artists. His bright paintings and bold soapstone sculpture have been featured at Canmore's Main Street location since 2012, the Banff gallery opened in 2017.

About Canada – 105 Banff Avenue, Banff
To locals and regular visitors we are destination store for quality Canadian product. We strive to make the shopping experience interesting and enjoyable and to make the shopping environment comfortable. Our core philosophy is to provide neat Canadian products at an attractive price, and are consistently described by our customers as a beautiful store with lovely products.

Willock & Sax Gallery – 210 Bear Street, Banff
The Willock and Sax Gallery accepts submissions from Canadian Artists only. Gallery interests are contemporary media including painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and drawing.

Meeting place: Lobby of Banff Center, 1:30 pm, Friday, April 26, 2019.
Cost: Free

Behind the Scenes Art Tour

Take a private tour to explore behind the scenes of Banff Centre’s art, media and production studios, theatres and creative prop and costume studios. While also spotlighting some of Banff Centre’s 1,400 piece permanent art collection. Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is Canada’s leading postgraduate arts institution; built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development across dozens of disciplines. Banff Centre aims to inspire everyone who visits to unleash their creative potential.

Includes tour & break midway: Hot Chocolate or Coffee/Tea & Cookies.
Limited to 12 attendees. More details to come.
Meeting place: TBD, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Friday, April 26, 2019.
Cost: $20.00 per person + tax/gratuity 
Meeting place: PDC Reception @ 2:00pm