As a locally owned and operated business we care about our community and about the people that call Banff home.
Taking the shuttle is environmental by nature. Banff Airporter® further reduces your environmental impact by using bio-fuels, synthetic fluids and 100% post consumer paper in our office and marketing materials. Our biggest environmental savings comes from our fleet planning. We use large 24 passenger buses when passenger loads are heavy and small 10 passenger buses when passenger loads are light. Other companies use large 56 passenger coaches regardless of passenger loads…so wasteful.
Outdoor adventure and sport has been driving people to the Rocky Mountains for years. Your driver likely came to Banff/Canmore for fresh track and mountain hikes. As such, Banff Airporter® is a proud supporter of two of Canada’s top athletes:
Dasha Gaiazova – Cross Country Skiing
Dasha is a member of the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team and a 2010 Vancouver Olympian. She calls Banff her home and is a Banff Airporter® sponsored athlete. Dasha began skiing in her native country of Russia at the age of 12. Her family moved to Montreal in 1999 and she joined Ski Elite Club, and was coached by Luc Germain, and assistant coach Pierre Brabant. Unlike so many of her teammates, she did not come from a sport-oriented family, however, she was attracted to cross-country skiing by the social aspect of the sport. It was these meaningful friendships that have kept her committed to the training and pursuit of excellence in cross-country skiing. Dasha is now preparing to return home to Russia for the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014. Follow her dreams at skidash.ca.
Tristan Tafel – Ski cross
The new kid on the block, Tafel’s first season as a member of the Canadian ski cross team was filled with promise. The Canmore, Alta., native won his first World Cup in Bischofswiesen/Goetschen, Germany, in February 2012 and went on to win the Canadian championship title in Nakiska, Alta., at the end of the season. A former alpine skier, Tafel suffered a career-threatening leg injury at the age of 17 but battled back to return to competition.
Banff Centre Artist Support
Every year, over 6000 artists, creators and thinkers from across Canada and around the world participate in Banff Centre programs — we’re the largest arts incubator on the planet. The Banff Airporter® helps us to get our artists to and from our mountaintop campus for their programs and residencies. We sincerely value our relationship with the Airporter — thanks for supporting the arts!
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
Every year, Banff Airporter® provides invaluable transportation services for the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival – from escorting our VIPs and special guests to and from YYC, to providing a green, complimentary around-town shuttle service for our audience from their downtown hotels to the campus of The Banff Centre. We trust Banff Airporter® to ensure that our guests will arrive safe and happy to be in Banff! Thanks for your continued support – we couldn’t do it without you!
The Banff Community Foundation
Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park and the world’s third, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a place of natural wonder, beauty and culture that attracts visitors from around the globe to the recreational and reflective opportunities this incredible place offers.
Banff National Park is also made up of many communities, places that welcome the world, and where 10,000 + people work, play and raise their families.
The Banff Community Foundation, a public foundation established by and for the people of Banff National Park, ensures our communities are inclusive, forward-looking, fair, creative, safe, green and fun for years to come. In one word, we are working to help our communities be vital.
The Foundation is part of the Canadian movement for community vitality, and one of 178 Community Foundations across the country. The Banff Community Foundation is a vehicle for Canadians and visitors alike, who want to make a difference and invest in these mountain park communities.
The Banff Airporter®, together with other business and individual partners, are working to make a difference for today, and for future generations. The proceeds from your contribution supports local charities through The Banff Community Foundation. All areas of the community are supported; recreation, health care, education, arts, social services and the environment.
To find out more about Banff’s community philanthropy and how your contribution is making a
difference, go to www.banffcf.org.
Rockies Ride for Kids Foundation
The Rockies Ride for Kids Foundation, created under the umbrella of the Bow Valley Community Foundation, was established in May 2007. The goal of the Foundation is to assist less fortunate children in the Bow Valley, mainly the Alberta communities of Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore and Exshaw, gain access to organized sporting programs. Although the Bow Valley is perceived by many to be affluent, there are many families struggling to make ends meet financially and organized sporting activities are out of reach for their children. The creators of the Foundation, three Canmore residents, recognized an opportunity to create an endowment fund where assistance can be provided indefinitely to children in need.
The main source of fundraising for the Foundation is through an annual bicycle ride affectionately called the Parade of Pain. This one day ride was inaugurated in 2007 with 22 participants cycling 235 km from Jasper to Lake Louise, Alberta along the breathtaking Columbia Icefields Parkway. Subsequent rides presented a variety of mountain cycling routes, all providing very challenging 200+ km rides in the Rockies. The 2012 ride will be a two-day 400km ride from Bow Summit, Alberta to Blue River, British Columbia. It will be the most challenging ride yet! To date, funds from the Foundation have been dispersed to support the Sunshine Adaptive Ski Program, the Bow Valley chapter of KidSport, Canmore Minor Soccer, the Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club, Canmore Minor Hockey, the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club, the Canmore Cohos Swim Club and the Banff Alpine Racers. We continue to look for other beneficiaries where a direct and significant impact can be attained. More information can be found on the Bow Valley Community Foundation website (www.bowvalleycf.org) under News and Events.
Various Other Local Charities
Banff Airporter® also donates to various other local charities.