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Travel & Accomodations


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Fairmont Empress 

Magnolia Hotel 

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Victoria is well prepared to welcome conference delegates, with more than 3200 hotel rooms within walking distance of the Victoria Conference Centre. From internationally known to independent hotels, and major resorts to economy lodges, Victoria is well known for superior accommodation and sophisticated service. We easily meet all hotel needs and budgets.

Many of our downtown hotels offer spectacular ocean, harbour and mountain views, and our hotel styles range from historic to modern, and from large to boutique.


By Air

Delegates can fly direct to the newly expanded Victoria International Airport (30 minutes from downtown) from Canadian and US destinations, including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Seattle.

Victoria is accessible with over 40 domestic flights arriving daily, including two Air Canada direct flights from Toronto. Other Canadian cities with direct flights to Victoria include Calgary, Edmonton, Prince George, Kelowna, and Vancouver. For delegates arriving from the United States, easy access is available through two primary hubs: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Vancouver International Airport.

Victoria International Airport is a 15-minute flight by jet from Vancouver, a short 30 minutes from Seattle, and 1 hour, 20 minutes from Calgary. From the airport, a hotel shuttle bus leaves periodically throughout the day for selected sites within the downtown area. Taxi and limousine service is also available.

Air Options

Regular floatplane and helicopter service to downtown Victoria is also available from Vancouver and Seattle. The world’s only scheduled inter-city helijet service connects Vancouver and Seattle to Victoria in just 30 minutes. Charter options are also available.

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BC Ferries operates one of the largest ferry systems in the world, carrying over 21 million passengers annually. Some 38 vessels operate on 25 routes between the B.C. mainland, Vancouver Island, and the many islands dotted along the coast.

Eight passenger/vehicle ferries – including the two giant “Spirit” vessels, and the three brand new “Super -C Class” vessels of the fleet the Coastal Renaissance, Coastal Inspiration and Coastal Celebration, each capable of carrying up to 2,100 passengers and 470 vehicles -sail on a regularly scheduled daily basis from Vancouver (Tsawwassen Terminal) to Victoria (Swartz Bay). The 95-minute crossing of the Strait of Georgia and through the famous Active Pass is well worth taking.

ferryBy Passenger Ferry

High-speed ferry services operate regularly scheduled, 300-passenger-only sailings from downtown Seattle to Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Service available daily, year round with multiple departures in peak seasons. Ferry service also connects the harbours of Victoria and Port Angeles, Washington during summer months.

For more information on getting to Victoria.