Travel Information - Getting Around
Complimentary shuttle service will be offered throughout the conference. Coach numbers and capacity will coincide with the WEC conference program in terms of peak transfer times between select host hotels and the Vancouver Convention Centre and select host hotels and offsite events.
Please click here to view the WEC 2010 Shuttle Schedule
Vancouver's brand new light rail rapid transit located between the domestic and international terminal at the Vancouver International Airport. Host Committee Volunteers will greet MPI delegates and direct to the Canada Line. From the airport to downtown Vancouver, 26 minutes, one way fare of $8.75 CAN (cash, Visa, and Mastercard accepted).
For the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Downtown and the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, exit the train at the Yaletown station. Both hotels are a short 5 minute walk.
For the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Four Seasons, Hyatt Regency, Sutton Place, exit the train at the Vancouver City Centre station. All hotels within a 10 minute walk.
For the Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Pan Pacific, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle, exit the train at Waterfront station. All hotels are a short 10 minute walk.
Located outside the arrivals terminal on the lower level. Cost: approximately $30 CAN. USD accepted as well as credit cards.
Sedan: $39 CAN
Limo: $45 CAN (6 people); $70 CAN (8 people)
Air Canada is proud to be the Official Canadian Airline for the 2010 World Education Congress. Book your air travel to Vancouver with Air Canada and receive a 10%* discount. Enter the special promotional code NFMM4B81 when booking your reservations. Go to www.aircanada.com to get started.
*Promotional discount is limited to the first 500 passengers.
*Valid flight discount travel dates: Friday, July 16, 2010 - Wednesday, August 04, 2010.
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Book your air travel to Vancouver with WestJet and receive a 10% discount off the best available regular fare at the time of booking (excluding we and promotional fares). To take advantage of this offer, contact WestJet's Convention line at 1-877-952-4696 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Refer to account number CC6509 when booking. Discounted rates are available for travel up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event.
Book your air travel to Vancouver with American Airlines and receive a 5% discount. Enter the special promotional code 3470BC when booking your reservations. Go to www.aa.com to get started.
Car Rental Discounts
Make a car reservation through Avis Rent A Car and receive unlimited mileage and the best available rates. Car rental discounts are available from seven days before to seven days after the 2010 World Education Congress. Use the Avis Worldwide Discount Code: G027999 when making reservations to take advantage of this great offer. Reservations should be made by calling Avis directly at (888) 754-8878 or by clicking here.
Are airline schedules and costs not working out for you flying straight into Vancouver for WEC 2010? Try alternate airports. Fly into Seattle and take the train or the bus. Or, connect with your colleagues flying into Seattle and car pool together. Did you know that car pooling can save 20% off of your travel carbon footprint?
Wanting to take a scenic route? From Seattle…
try taking the train. See the Pacific Northwest up close on Amtrak Cascades. With daily multiple roundtrips between Seattle and Vancouver, you can sit back, relax and watch the scenery roll by - like one postcard after another. For schedules, pricing and to make reservations, visit www.amtrakcascades.com.
Pricing range: $35.00 - 37.50 each way
Important Border Crossing Information: Amtrak services that cross the US/Canada border are subject to inspection by Canadian and American law enforcement officials. When making a reservation for such services, you must provide your date of birth and country of citizenship. You must also indicate the form of ID that you will carry with you on your trip. Further conditions apply. Find out more about border crossings and passenger security and ID requirements.
Travel economically by bus to Vancouver
Relax and leave the driving to someone else.
Greyhound Lines serves Vancouver from numerous cities in the United States and Canada. For schedules, pricing and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.greyhound.com/home/
Canada - 604-482-8747 or 1-800-661-8747
United States - 1-800-231-2222
For information on travelling by bus with Greyhound Lines, please click here.
For other ways to get to Vancouver, click here.