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Hyatt Regency Vancouver
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver is within walking distance of the seawall, a lovely promenade along the water. You can also reach the famed Robson Street with its designer shopping within a few blocks. Sometimes there are even celebrity sightings on this famous street!

All convention events take place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

Our conference rate of $217 CAD ($168 US as of June 1, 2018) is also available three days before and after the convention so you can extend your stay and explore Vancouver.

Hotel Update January 2, 2019
Our basic contracted group rate was $217 CAD. We tried to increase our room block, but the Hyatt refused. Mid-morning January 2, the Hyatt unexpectedly raised their room rate to approximately $369 CAD. There are some rooms available at the inflated rate. Please email Co-Chair Linda McNab if you would like to be added to the Hyatt waiting list if anyone cancels their room reservation in our block.

Overflow Hotels
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver is located two blocks (.2 miles) from the Hyatt at 845 Burrard Street. Our conference rate is $215 CAD. Free wifi is included. Limited rooms available.

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is located across the street from the Hyatt at 900 West Georgia. Our conference rate is $239 CAD. Limited rooms available.

Please email Co-Chair Linda McNab if you are registered for the convention and need one of the overflow hotel codes.

Hotel Walk

Getting to the Hyatt from the Vancouver International Airport

The Canada Line connects Vancouver International Airport to downtown Vancouver in under 30 minutes. Cost is $4 for adults and $2.75 for children during peak hours each way, plus a $5.00 surcharge for all trips originating at the airport. The easiest way to get to the hotel from the airport is to take the Canada Line train to Vancouver City Centre, exit onto Georgia Street and take a left; the Hyatt is located two short blocks away at 655 Burrard Street. (An alternate route is to take the Canada Line to Waterfront Station and then transfer to the Expo Line and travel one stop to the Burrard Street Station, which is beside the hotel.)
Canada Line Station Guide
Vancouver SkyTrain System website

Taxis are available at the airport 24 hours a day, including wheelchair accessible vans. Taxi queue areas are located at both the domestic and international arrivals terminals. There is a flat rate from the Airport to the Hyatt of $31.00 CAD, and is approximately $35.00 CAD from the Hyatt to the Airport as a metered fare.

Traveling to Canada
Prepare for your visit in advance by checking the requirements for travel documents if you are visiting Vancouver from outside Canada.

Identification requirements for U.S citizens and permanent residents
For tourist visits to Canada of less than 180 days, US citizens do not need visas. If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, you must carry proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, a US Permanent Resident Card, or a Certificate of Indian Status along with photo identification. A valid passport is required for air travel and recommended for ground travel.

Identification requirements for international visitors
All international travellers must carry acceptable identification and a valid visa (if necessary) when entering Canada. The Government of Canada requires that all travellers carry a valid passport because it is the only reliable and universally-accepted travel and identification document for the purpose of international travel. International transport companies, such as airlines, must make sure that travellers have proper, valid travel documents. If you do not have the proper documents, you may be delayed or unable to board the plane.

Electronic Travel Authorization
New entry requirements are now in effect. Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include US.citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA. Be prepared: Apply for an eTA before you book your flight to Canada. Most applicants get approved within minutes. However, some applications can take several days to process so don’t wait until the last minute.

Dual Canadian citizens need a valid Canadian passport when traveling by air.

In many cases the expiration date on your passport must be greater than six months before your departure date. Check the specifics for your country!

Canada Border Services Agency: Visitors to Canada

Visit Canada: Travel Documents