In April 2017 we will hold for our 43rd Annual Conference at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge.
Our last visit to Banff was in 1995!—so we are glad to return. We are back in the “old days” with a spring meeting formula and our 2017 AGM to be held at the same occasion.
Those who have visited the Rockies know how special it is.
We specifically selected this site for its rustic lodging: perched on top of a mountain, epic Northern vistas surround Buffalo Mountain Lodge.
It is situated on Tunnel Mountain formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by First Nations living in the region.
If you haven’t visited yet, we invite you to seize the occasion and combine this great conference with vacation days to experience the comfort of a mountain lodge living!
Our conference will be held from April 28 to 30, 2017 with possible workshops on April 27 and 28th. Many Ontario and Quebec log builders also attend.
Banff is a popular destination for local and international visitors alike, who flock to the area for the world-renowned hiking, skiing and wildlife.
A peaceful mountain retreat, the lodge is just a 15-minute walk or 3 minutes' drive from the shopping, nightlife and restaurants that are on offer in downtown Banff.
A stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge will be savoured for years to come. Our advice: get these dates onto your calendar, reserve your room early and plan to attend!
Reserve your room by contacting the Buffalo Mountain Lodge directly using their
Toll-free number 1-800-661-1367 or Reservation 24-hour desk at 403-410-7417 for the ILBA 2017 Conference April 28th —
April 30, 2017. You have to mention the “ILBA — International Log Builders’ Association” room block to access the promotional rate we negotiated with the hotel.
Please let the ILBA office know when you have reserved a room at this address.
The Buffalo Mountain Lodge fireplace.
Photo credit: Buffalo Mountain Lodge
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