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 Center Lobby at 1:00 pm; drop off at Banff Center by 6:30 pm, April 26, 2019
Cost: $90