The Banff Centre (Room Reservations)

The 6th International Mathematica Symposium, IMS 2004, will be held at the Banff Centre for Conferences located in Banff, Alberta, which is about 100 kilometers west of Calgary.

The Banff Centre for Conferences is a part of the Banff School of Fine Arts. Founded as a theatre school, the Centre has evolved to accommodate major conferences and workshops. The venue is situated atop Tunnel Mountain overlooking the Bow Valley and is a mere 10 minute walk to the "town lights".

IMS 2004 will be held in the Max Bell Building complex, with its foyer, exhibition areas, meeting rooms and auditorium. The main presentations will take place in the Max Bell Auditorium.

Banff Centre
Banff Centre
Max Bell Auditorium

(360 degree view)

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Room Reservations

Room reservations are to be made directly with the Banff Centre for Conferences as soon as possible. A limited number of rooms will be held until May 29, 2004.

The Centre will accept reservations by:

  • Telephone: 1-800-884-7574
  • Fax: 1-403-762-7502

When making your reservation refer to the International Mathematica Symposium 2004.

Room Information
A limited number of rooms are being held for IMS 2004 participants at the Banff Centre for Conferences. Room cost includes the daily buffet breakfast. Rooms are on a first come first serve basis. So, please book your rooms early.

Room choices are:

Superior Rooms
Can$ 219.25 (Single) or Can$ 118.25 (Double/person) + 12% taxes

Standard Rooms

Can$ 190.25 (Single) or Can$ 103.25 (Double/person) + 12% taxes

All prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars

Banff Centre Facilities

Room costs include the use of the Banff Centre's recreational facilities located in the Sally Borden Building on the Banff Centre's campus. For details of what is available please check

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