International Travelers

We can’t wait to see you!

Accommodations

Otafest’s official accommodation is the Calgary Marriott Downtown Calgary. Attached to the Telus Convention Centre, our hotel is the best way to enjoy Otafest.

Book at https://otafest.com/hotel/

Driving to Calgary

Calgary is served by the Trans Canada Highway from West to East and Alberta Highway 2 (Queen Elizabeth Highway) from North to South.

Flying to Calgary

Air Canada, WestJet, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, United, KLM, and British Airways all serve the Calgary area.

Travelling to downtown from the Calgary International Airport:

Taxi service is approximately $35 – $45 (before tip)

Calgary Transit provides bus service to downtown on route 300 for $9.50. The bus leaves the airport at :05 and :35 each hour running from 5:30 AM to 12:00 AM MST.

Returning to the airport on Calgary Transit is $3.00.

Canadian Visas

American citizens do not need a visa to enter Canada. A passport is required for entry.

Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa.

Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.

Apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization below:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp