Travel Classics Writers
Conference August 15-18, 2013 in Canada
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Travel Classics West 2013

August 15-18, 2013 in Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada


    Conference Fees:

    Early Bird (until May 31): $650
    After May 31: $750
    Spouse/Guest: $550 (no exceptions)


    Fairmont Banff Springs
    $189 CAD / night (single or double)
    including breakfast, gratuities, and tax.

Travel Classics Writers Conferences:

There's no better way to stay in the loop of major magazine markets, as you enhance your career with great writing assignments. Travel Classics is unlike any other conference on Earth.

    Conference fees include:

    Accommodations fees include:

    • 3 nights accommodations
    • Breakfast, tax and gratuities

Your Destination:

Banff, Alberta, Canada

For over 125 years, Banff National Park has provided visitors with a healthy combination of unspoiled wilderness, modern amenities and opportunities for active exploration.

Banff National Park is located in Alberta, Canada, just a 90-minute drive West of Calgary International Airport. The park is home to the Town of Banff, a municipality of about 8300 people, and the hamlet of Lake Louise, which services the hotels and campgrounds near its famous namesake lake. At 4,537 feet, the Town of Banff is the highest town in Canada. The Lake Louise village is the highest community at 5,033 feet. All in all, Banff National Park encompasses 6640 square kilometres of forested valleys, towering peaks, glacier-fed lakes, surging rivers, brilliant wildflowers and wildlife of all kinds, including the iconic grizzly bear.

The Town of Banff was intended to be a tourist town from its very inception. The park's first superintendent, George Stewart, even oriented the town's first street in such as way that it would offer the best possible views of Cascade Mountain.

Lake Louise has become symbolic of the quintessentially Canadian mountain scene. This alpine lake, known for its sparkling blue waters, is situated at the base of impressive glacier-clad peaks that have long been at the heart of Canadian mountaineering. Originally called Emerald Lake, it was later renamed Lake Louise after the daughter of Queen Victoria. At about 2.5 kilometres long and 90 metres deep, the lake offers a surreal paddling experience in the warm summer months and one of the most scenic skating rinks in the world in winter.

Fairmont Banff Springs

The Fairmont Banff Springs: iconic beauty amidst snow-capped peaks, enchanting lakes and pristine wilderness. The majestic "Castle in the Rockies," a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in the heart of Banff National Park, and this year celebrates 125 years of providing legendary hospitality. The hotel offers all the amenities of a world-class resort, with 768 superbly appointed guest accommodations and attentive, personalized service.

In summer months, experience championship golf on our Stanley Thompson designed Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course and choose from a diverse offering of other summer activities, including hiking, fishing, river rafting, horseback riding, and more.
photo: Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka
Lake Louise
photo: Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka
photo: Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka
Fairmont Banff Springs
Fairmont Banff Springs
photo: Banff Lake Louise Tourism
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