Skiing Canada This Year? PCR Covid Testing Facilities Available for International Visitors in Banff. Press Release

October 25th, 2021
The Banff Springs Hotel is offering certified PCR Covid tests for international guests

Mountainwatch | Press Release

Popular Rocky Mountains tourist destination Banff National Park is supporting international visitors exiting Canada by opening its first private COVID testing site in town, Go Rapid Test.   

Operating seven-days a week supporting the required PCR tests for international travel,  Go Rapid Test is located on the first floor of the Bear Street Mall (220 Bear Street, Unit 108).

Go Rapid Tests do not require an appointment or booking, however pre-payment is required on their website prior to showing up at the testing site.  No cash payments are accepted on site. Results are emailed within 24-36 hours of being tested. Go Rapid Test charge $195CAD per PCR test.  For further information see or email

Additionally, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are offering certified PCR tests for international travel exclusive to their guests on site in all Canadian Rockies locations, including the Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.   All guests must pre-book their testing kit with hotel reception prior to arrival into Canada, as each property has a limited number based on pre-purchase.  Test kits are then provided at the front desk upon check in.  Fairmont’s PCR Test pricing is $129CAD.  Results are provided within 48 hours.  For further details contact reception of the Canadian Rockies Fairmont property.

All travellers into Canada must use ArriveCAN (app or web portal) to submit their travel information. Fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada. To find out more on travelling to Canada including an interactive tool to assess traveller’s eligibility for entry visit    Air Canada has also produced a Travel Ready Hub covering entry requirements and additional testing locations.