Health & Safety Protocols

Travel to Canada - What to Expect

Travel to Canada

What to expect in Banff & Lake Louise

TRAVELLING TO (AND FROM) ALBERTA, CANADA

(Updated Sept 26, 2022) Starting October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, use of ArriveCAN Ap, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements will end for all travellers entering Canada whether by land, air or sea. Government of Canada Travel  Information.

Familiarize yourself with return travel/testing protocols as per your home country regulations. Proof of a negative covid test is not required for travellers returning to the USA. For all questions regarding return entry to the USA, please see current CDC Travel Guidelines.

What to Expect in Town

As of June 15, 2022, all public health restrictions were removed across the province of Alberta. Masks may be requested in high-risk settings which could include health care facilities and continuing care settings. 

Visitors in Banff & Lake Louise can expect choice and individual need to guide any mask-wearing decisions. Individual preferences are welcomed and respected. 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SKI RESORTS

Banff Sunshine

At Banff Sunshine Village, we are firm believers in the power of outdoor recreation. Our mission is to provide a safe and healthy place for our team members to work, and our guests to recreate. 

As per Alberta Health Services (AHS) Guidelines face masks are required to access resort shuttles.  All other restrictions have been removed as of March 1, 2022.

WHERE TO GET A RAPID TEST

These days, air travel into many countries requires proof of a rapid antigen test (or rapid test) with 24 hours of departure, or a PCR Molecular test within 72 hours. In Banff, there are a number of local pharmacies and clinics offering approved covid tests for travellers flying home from their holiday.

We recommend that visitors book their departure rapid test before they travel (or as soon as they arrive) to make sure they can get tested before they leave. Prices and result times may vary depending on testing sites, so choose a pharmacy or clinic that works best for you