2018 AARFP Conference
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmOPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmCraft Beer Tasting ($20/person)
Enjoy a brewery tour at the nearby Banff Ave. Brewing Co. followed by beer tasting hosted by the Head Brewmaster. During this time, you will sample 4 of their most popular brews including:
BANFF AVE BLONDE ALE 4.5%ABV 35 IBU A clean, crisp blonde ale with subtle fruity and herbal aromas.
LOWER BANKHEAD BLACK PILSNER 4.9%ABV 24 IBU Roasted German malts add character, flavour anf colour to this classic German style schwarzbier.
HEAD SMASHED IPA 6.2% ABV 75 IBU Our flagship IPA has a delicate bitterness and enough alcohol warmth to bring out the massive fruit, pine and citrus flavours from Australian and US hops.
POND HOCKEY PALE ALE 4.7% ABV 48 IBU Brewed with Sorachi Ace hops, this pale ale is characterized by a light bitterness but is perfectly balanced on the palate. Enjoy the honey and passion-fruit flavors of this sessionabe beer.
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmBanff Upper Hot Springs Experience ($20/person)
Put the Banff Upper Hot Springs at the top of your list of things to do in Banff. Soak in the steamy hot mineral water where travellers have come to ‘take the waters’ for over a hundred years. Banff National Park’s only hot springs pool welcomes you for an authentic heritage experience that is a favourite among visitors. When in Banff do as the locals do - come in the morning for the most relaxing visit. Water Flow ​100 % natural mineral water is currently flowing at the Banff Upper Hot Springs. The elevation of Banff Upper Hot Springs, at 1,585 meters (5,200 feet), make it the highest in Canada. Water volumes from the spring are affected by this unique location and local precipitation resulting in seasonal fluctuations. To ensure the best experience for our guests, heated municipal water is used when reduced flows in winter occur.
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmCave and Basin National Historic Site Visit ($20/person)
The Cave and Basin National Historic Site commemorates the birthplace of Canada's National Parks, which all began in 1885 after the discovery of the hot springs. Visit the Cave to see where it all began, or take a Discovery Tour and learn more about the history and culture about this special place.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pmSelf Guided Historical Walking Tour of Banff (no cost)
Learn about Banff’s history and heritage buildings at your leisure by taking your own walking tour. Each building has a street address and a corresponding map number. For quick reference see the pull-out map on the last page of the brochure. Many of the buildings on the tour are private residences and may only be viewed from the sidewalk or street, their owners thank you for your respect.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree Time