Travel & Accommodation

Conference Location

Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC, V6E 4R5

Conference Room Rate: $389.00CAD & up, subject to availability. Taxes not included.

To book at the preferred conference rate, please click here.

Please Note: Room rate is only available until Friday, October 20, 2023 or until the room block fills.We encourage participants to book early to avoid disappointment.


Explore the beautiful city of Vancouver at Destination Vancouver!

Flight Times to Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

  • Chicago: 4h 25m
  • New York: 5h 40m
  • San Francisco: 2h 25m
  • Denver: 3h
  • Dallas: 4h 20m
  • Seattle: 1h
  • Toronto: 4h 25m Montreal: 4h 45m
  • Calgary: 1h 20m
  • Beijing: 10h 40m
  • Frankfurt: 10h 25m
  • Hong Kong: 11h 30m
  • London: 9h 35m

Information for international travelers to Canada can be found here.

Getting to downtown from YVR


UBER, LYFT & Taxis are all available in Vancouver:

  • YVR is 25min (9.3mi or 15KM) from Downtown Vancouver
  • Flat fare of $35 via taxi

International Trevellers

VISA Applications for International Delegates:
a. Do I need a VISA to enter Canada?
b. How to apply for VISA
c. Video showing how to apply for “Temporary Resident Visa
d. Processing Times

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed. Don’t wait until the last minute – apply NOW for an eTA.

a. Find out if you need an eTA

b. What you need to know about eTA video

c. Learn about eTAs in your own language

d. Apply on-line for your eTA

• Reminder: You do not need an eTA if you are a Canadian Citizen or Canadian permanent resident or if you are a US citizen. U.S. citizens are exempt from the eTA requirement and must carry proper identification such as a valid U.S. passport.