Voted as the ‘Best City in the Americas’ year after year by Condé Nast Traveller magazine, Vancouver is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the soaring peaks of the North Shore Mountains.
Vancouver offers a winning combination of world-class hotels, meeting venues and restaurants in a setting of spectacular beauty.
Vancouver boasts a comfortable year round climate with warm summers (just over 20°C) and mild winters (average temperature of 5°C). And with Vancouver as home base, delegates are well positioned to explore this unique region before and after the event, from Whistler, one of North America’s top year round destinations, Victoria, British Columbia’s capital and the scenic Gulf Islands to the Okanagan Wine Country and the Alaskan coastline.
Please note that the Conference is non-residential and that Authors and Participants are kindly requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation. A list of nearby hotels will be available soon.
Vancouver is easy to get to from all over the world. The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is voted the best airport in North America for the third year in a row.
It provides access to over 98 destinations and acts as the premier gateway to the Asia-Pacific region.
The airport is located 25 minutes south of downtown Vancouver. Delegates can get to downtown Vancouver from YVR vis SkyTrain light rapid transit system ($8.75Cdn). They could also hire a taxi which would cost about $25Cdn.
Getting around Vancouver is very convenient as well. All delegates need to get around in Vancouver are their feet as it is rated as Canada’s most walkable city. For those who prefer not to walk, thankfully, Vancouver makes things easy with its reliable, clean, green and efficient public transportation network; its variety of coach companies providing group travel options; and its world-class network of ferries designed to move people and cars throughout the surrounding region with comfort and ease. TransLink operates over 100 public buses, the SkyTrain, and the SeaBus. The fares are very affordable ranging only from $2.50 to $5.00.
Vancouver has an endless supply of attractions and things to see and do. It doesn't matter what time of day or what time of year - whether you want to be indoors or out, active or a spectator, spend a lot of money or none at all - Vancouver has it all! Vancouver is bursting with iconic experiences that characterize the multifaceted city.
The swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Aquarium, seawall stretching 22km from Coal Harbour and Kitsilano Beach, miniature passenger ferry between any of the nine stops along the shores of False Creek and Granville Island and Grouse Mountain’s Skyride are some of the must-sees that will kick-start the sightseeing and you’re sure to stumble upon plenty of other Vancouver treasures along the way.