Annual Meeting 2017

Meeting Location

The 77th Annual Meeting of Society of Vertebrate Paleontology will take place at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which is the official headquarters for the meeting. The centre’s convenient location and ideal transportation connections make it easy to reach by both car and public transportation.  

Transportation in Calgary
Transportation in Calgary consists of a wide network of roads, an extensive bus system, and a commuter light rail line.  More information about transportation in Calgary can be seen here. Downtown, the CTrain is free for ten stops along 7 Avenue SW. Click here to view the CTrain Map (the Free Fare Zone is clearly marked). 
 
Local Area Attractions
Calgary Zoo and Prehistoric Park, Calgary, AB
$23 CAD/adult, $21 CAD/senior, $15 CAD/children 3-15, Free/2 and under; 9am-5:00pm, open daily
https://www.calgaryzoo.com/
 
Aerospace Museum, Calgary, AB
$10.00 CAD/adult, $7.00 CAD/students/seniors, $5.00 CAD/children; 10am-4pm, open daily
http://www.asmac.ab.ca/
 
Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB
By donation (some exhibitions have an admission fee); open 12pm-6pm, Thursday-Sunday
http://www.contemporarycalgary.com/
 
Bow Habitat Station, Calgary, AB
$10.00 CAD/adult, $8.00 CAD/student/senior, $5.00 CAD/child (5+); open all year round, but attractions have their own timings
http://aep.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use/bow-habitat-station/default.aspx
 
Calaway Park, Calgary, AB
$37.95 CAD+GST/7-49, $31.00 CAD+GST/3-6, $29.00 CAD+GST/50+, Free/2-6; Summer, open daily
http://www.calawaypark.com/
 
Walking Tour of Downtown Calgary; +15 Art Circuit Indoor Walking Tour; Downtown Art Guide
Tours are free; some attractions may cost.
http://www.todocanada.ca/downtown-calgary-tour/; http://www.calgary.ca/_layouts/cocis/DirectDownload.aspx?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.calgary.ca%2fCSPS%2fRecreation%2fDocuments%2fPublic-art%2fArt-circuit-tour.pdf&noredirect=1&sf=1;
http://www.calgarydowntown.com/imagedir/File/artwalk_web.pdf
 
RiverWalk
Free, daylight hours
http://www.calgarymlc.ca/riverwalk/
 
TELUS Spark, Calgary, AB
$19.95 CAD/18-64, $17.95 CAD/65+, $15.95 CAD/13-17, $12.95 CAD/3-12; Sun-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat, 10am-5pm
http://www.sparkscience.ca/
 
Public Parks
Free; special events may have a fee
http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/PARKS/Pages/home.aspx
 
Hikes (local)
Free
http://hikingwithbarry.com/2012/07/16/10-easy-hikes-near-calgary-hiking-alberta

Calgary walking and cycling maps/app
Free
http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Pages/Cycling/Cycling-and-walking-maps.aspx
 
More activities can be found here:
http://www.todocanada.ca/things-to-do-calgary-this-weekend/