AIRPORT, TAXIS AND LOCAL TRAVEL

 

AIRPORT

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is operated by the Vancouver Airport Authority. There are a multitude of transportation choices for getting to and around Vancouver. YVR is the second busiest airport in Canada, with daily non-stop flights to Asia, Europe, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and other airports within Canada. YVR is a world leader in international air travel and is consistently recognized as one of the best airports in North America. The airport is approximately a 25 minute drive from the conference venue in downtown Vancouver. For information on flight and airport services, please visit the airport’s website at www.yvr.ca.

There are a number of transportation options accessible to delegates arriving and departing Vancouver including taxis, limousines, public transportation and car rentals. More information about these options can be found on the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) website.

 

TAXIS

Taxis, including wheelchair accessible vehicles, are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the Domestic and International Arrivals Area. The approximate cost for a taxi from the Vancouver International Airport to the Sheraton Wall Centre is $35 CAD.

Zone fares only apply from Vancouver International Airport (including the South Terminal) to the specified zones. Metered rates apply on return trips to YVR and to areas outside of the zones. If two or more passengers are going to different addresses in a zone, the zone rate applies until the first passenger(s) disembark. The meter rate applies to the transport of the other passenger(s). The meter may only be engaged when the taxicab starts moving towards the second destination. Rates do not include gratuities. Click here for a link to the Vancouver International Airport taxi page.

 

VANCOUVER TAXI COMPANIES

  • Blacktop & Checker Cabs: 604-731-1111 or 1-800-494-1111
  • Vancouver Taxi: 604-871-1111
  • Yellow Cabs: 604-681-1111
  • MacClures Cabs: 604-683-6666

 

PUBLIC TRANSIT – SKYTRAIN

The airport is served by Vancouver Skytrain, which will take you to connecting buses. There are several routes to reach the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel.

To find alternate routes, as well as the estimated times of arrival and corresponding transit fees, visit Translink’s online trip planner at: http://www.translink.ca/

 

LONG DISTANCE TRAINS

For train travel from Vancouver, please go to the Via Rail website at www.viarail.ca or call +1 888 VIA-RAIL (842-7245).

 

LONG DISTANCE BUSES

Bus travel from Vancouver is also an option with the Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation www.greyhound.ca.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

It is important to read this section before booking your flight to Vancouver.  New entry requirements for Canada are in effect.

There are new entry requirements in effect for Canada. If you did not need a Visa to enter Canada in the past, you are now required to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.

Click here to determine whether you need a Visa OR an ETa and apply online before arranging your flight. Various languages are supported including: العربية, 中文,  English, Francais, Deutsch, ελληνικά, Magyarul, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Polski, Português, Español.

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Where are the meetings located?
All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, located at
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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How do I request a letter from IAF and ILAC for my Visa application?
When submitting your registration to attend the conference, you will be asked to enter more information if you require a Visa invitation.  If you are not sure if you require a Visa to enter Canada, you can find a list of countries who are required to apply for a Visa here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp

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