2006 International Meeting


An international city, Vancouver is easy to reach from anywhere in the world, and the conference venue is conveniently located for travelers who arrive by air. The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is served by major airlines from across the globe.

Shuttle Information
Upon your arrival at the airport on Sunday, September 17th, a free shuttle van will be available to take you to the conference hotel, the Best Western Richmond Hotel and Convention Center.

The hotel courtesy airport shuttle operates every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour. It picks up at the ground level courtesy shuttle area, and there are signs posted throughout the International and Domestic terminals directing passengers to this area.

The shuttle buses are white, and indicate that they service the Best Western Richmond Hotel - Vancouver Airport Marriott - Hilton Vancouver Airport. DO NOT TAKE THE BUS FOR Best Western Abercorn Inn, as this is a different hotel! Also make sure you get off at the right hotel. There is no need to call for the shuttle as it runs on this standard schedule, but if you experience any delays, you can call the hotel main line at 1-604-273-7878, and the switchboard operator can advise you when to expect the next shuttle.

Alternatively, taxis are plentiful and inexpensive (approximately CDN$15 to the conference hotel).

To drive from the Airport to the Best Western Richmond Hotel:

1.  Start going toward the Airport Exit on Grant McConachie Way - go 1.5 mi
2. Take ramp onto Morey Channel Bridge - go 0.7 mi
3. More Channel Bridge becomes Sea Island Way - go 0.1 mi
4. Bear toward No. 3 RD. - go < 0.1 mi
5. Turn on No. 3 RD - go 1.5 mi
6. Turn on Westminster Hwy - go 0.2 mi
7. Arrive at The Best Western Richmond Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
8. Parking fee will be CDN$7 per day at the hotel.

Public Transportation

The 98 B-Line bus goes from Richmond into Vancouver, ending at the West End District. To take this bus, walk east from the hotel along Westminster Highway one block to Number 3 Road. Cross Number 3 Road to take the northbound bus.

Further information may be obtained from TransLink on service, schedules and fares for the public transportation services in and around Vancouver.