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Kanata Montessori Goes to Banff

As we emerge from the pandemic, this school year is dedicated to community building. As such we have partnered with SkiCan, Canada's most trusted leader in destination ski packages and travel planning, to create a special Kanata Montessori Community Ski/Snowboard Vacation in Banff, Alberta.

Banff is the international jewel of our National Park System and is also a destination that is perfect for both skiers/snowboarders and non skiers. From a skier's perspective, we will have access to three world class ski resorts in Mount Norquay, Sunshine Mountain and Lake Louise with all these resorts providing the most dependable late March ski conditions in North America.   

We have chosen the second week of our two-week March Break, from March 19 - 24, 2023, as the time frame for our trip.

Who can participate

Students aged 14 and older can sign up and participate independent of parents: Currently, we can accommodate eight students signing up individually. These students will be supervised on a full time basis by educator, Dave Stibbe, who is the ski trip manager. If we have more than eight students wanting to sign up ,we will discuss bringing a second educator to help with supervision.

Ages 13 and younger can participate with Kanata Montessori parent(s): Any student aged 13 and younger can sign up with a parent or designated adult supervisor, who will also sign up as a participant on the trip. Parents can coordinate between families if a parent wishes to supervise and be responsible for more children.

Parents and extended family (including siblings who are not from the school): Parents/families are more than welcome to join as an entire family group.

Kanata Montessori staff, their partners and family: all staff and their families are also eligible to sign up as participants on the trip.

Destination Information: Banff

Trip dates: March 19 - 24, 2023 (Sunday - Friday) 5 nights, 6 days

Accommodations at: The Fox Hotel & Suites: located on the main street of Banff, walking distance to everything.

Package prices range from $2,100 to $2,400 per person, taxes included depending on accommodation arrangements.

Price Includes:

❖ Round-trip Air Transportation
❖ Round-trip Transfers from Airport to Hotel
❖ 5-Nights’ Accommodation
❖ Hot Breakfast Buffet at Caribou Lodge or Deluxe Continental
Breakfast at the Fox Hotel & Suites
❖ 4-Day Ski Big3 Lift Pass (valid at Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt.
Norquay resorts)
❖ Daily Ski Shuttles
❖ All Taxes

Air Transportation: Air Canada Flights from Ottawa to Calgary

Fly Out:     March 19 AC353 Ottawa 6:00am – Calgary 8:41am
Fly Home: March 24 AC354 Calgary 9:30am – Ottawa 3:27pm

The 1st piece of checked luggage is included in each direction as part of
the group reservation. Flights that may be booked independently do not
have the first piece included.

Trip Dates: March 19 - 24, 2023 (Sunday - Friday) 5 nights

Price (CAD): Approximate $2,340.00 plus taxes per person price variations possible see below


The Fox Hotel & Suites: located on the main street of Banff walking distance to everything.

Waterfalls and mountain springs are brought to life in the Fox's design. Capturing the historic and natural elements of Banff National Park, the hotel's centerpiece is the hot pool inspired by the original Cave and Basin Site. The Fox offers a unique accommodation style in Banff, with one bedroom suites and hotel rooms. One Bedroom suites have either one King or two Double beds + sofa sleeper, while 2 Bedroom Suites have a King bed that can be split in each bedroom to make 2 Double beds for a total of up to 4 beds + a sofa sleeper. All suites have a Kitchen Nook with a small fridge, sink, microwave, and

1 Bedroom Suite. Based on Double Occupancy (10 held)
Triple Occupancy Deduct $200.00
Quad Occupancy Deduct $310.00

$2,235.00 2 Bedroom Suite. Based on Quad Occupancy (3 held)
Triple Occupancy Add $205.00
5 Sharing Deduct $135.00
6 Sharing Deduct $230.00
*Deluxe Continental Breakfast for 5 mornings included

Additional Items: 4-Day Child 6-12yrs Lift Pass Lift Deduct: $280.00
4-Day Youth 13-17yrs Lift Pass Deduct: $105.00
No Ski Big3 Lifts (IKON Pass) Deduct: $470.00
Kicking Horse Day Trip Add: $30.00 to base package cost (includes
shuttles and day lift pass + 3 Day Ski Big 3 Pass)
Kicking Horse Day Trip (shuttle only) Add: $75.00
*Operated by Discover Banff Tours
Land Only (no air) Deduct: $635.00

Other Important Information:

Travel Insurance is highly recommended and we will provide further details with those who sign up via the Google Form

If you have any questions do not hesitate to send me an email, or we can arrange a phone call or zoom chat. or 613 866 7417

There are a limited number of spots available on this trip. For confirmation you will need to complete the Google Form linked below and we will require a $500 dollar deposit payment by December 15, 2022. Deposits must be made by etransfer to

Please email a screenshot of completed email transfer to when completed.
Google Form: Confirm your participation in ski trip here

Upon receiving deposits on Dec 15th we will have a Trip meeting with parents to discuss final payment plans and steps. After the meeting deposits will be forwarded to Ski Can and they will no longer be refundable.

If we do not meet the minimum 15 participants we will refund deposits in full, however if we confirm the trip, these deposits will not be refunded and cannot be rescinded for a change of mind.

We are very excited for this opportunity and we hope this is the beginning of a wonderful community tradition. We extend this invitation to all in our school community.


Dave and the Ski Club Team.

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