The conference will be held in the Victoria Conference Centre located at 720 Douglas St., Victoria BC.
Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia (BC), Canada, is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
Travelers to Victoria can fly directly in to the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) from many places including Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Seattle. International travelers can book a connecting flight from one of these major centers. The following airlines fly to Victoria International Airport:
- Air Canada
- Air Canada Jazz
- Horizon Air
- Skywest Airlines (Delta Connection)
The Victoria International Airport is located 22km (30 minutes) north of downtown Victoria. There are a few different options to get from the airport to downtown – 1) Taxi, which will cost approximately $50; 2) Airport bus, for a cost of approximately $14; or 3) Rent a car at the airport.
One of the most scenic ways to get to Victoria is by ferry from either Vancouver or Seattle.
If you are flying into Vancouver and wish to take the bus to Victoria, the best option is Pacific Coach Lines. This bus will pick you up at the airport and take you to downtown Victoria, via BC Ferries. The trip will take approximately 4 hours, and will arrive at the bus terminal in Victoria adjacent to the Empress Hotel and the Conference Centre.
From Seattle, there is a catamaran ferry called the Victoria Clipper that sails from Seattle's downtown to Victoria's inner harbour. The Victoria Clipper docks in Victoria on Belleville Street, about a 5-minute walk to the Empress Hotel. If flying into Seattle, please note that SeaTac airport is south of Seattle, so you would need to take a bus or taxi to Seattle's pier district to catch this ferry.
For more information on travel to Victoria, visit www.SeeTheIslands.com.