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Conference Hotel

Special Guest Room Rates

The majestic Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel will act as the host hotel for 2017 conference’s speakers and delegates. With sweeping views of Vancouver’s waterfront, the city skyline and Coastal Mountain Range, the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel is uniquely located in the heart of the city’s downtown core.

Delegates are eligible for exclusive rates during the conference:

Room Type:             Deluxe Room
Price:                       $179
Book By:                  Friday, January 20, 2017
Passcode:                BCLC2017

Reservation Options
Call:                         604-662-3223
Toll-Free Canada:     1-800-663-1515
Toll-Free US:            1-800-937-1515
Email:                      Reservations@PanPacificVancouver.com
Passkey Link:         https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NewHorizonsConference

*Rooms and rates are subject to availability

For additional hotel information, visit: www.panpacific.com

Hotel Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of individual reservations may be made up to 24 hours prior to arrival or 72 hours prior to arrival for suites, otherwise a charge of one night’s stay at the confirmed rate will be applied. Any guest who does not provide 24 hour notice of change in their departure date will be charged one night of their confirmed room rate.

Travel Information

Vancouver is an international transportation hub. Navigating to, from and around the city is as simple as selecting a route and mode of transportation.

Travelling by Air

The majority of domestic and international flights to Vancouver arrive via Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located approximately 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver, YVR is ranked one of the top airports in the world and is served by a wide variety of carriers with direct routes to and from most major destinations.

Delegates are encouraged to offset emissions from air travel where possible. Calculate and offset travel footprint with organizations such as Offsetters or Livclean.

Once in Vancouver, there are several transportation options between YVR and the Vancouver Convention Centre and Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel:

From YVR by car

From YVR by transit

From YVR by taxi

The fare to downtown Vancouver via taxi is approximately $35 (excluding gratuities). Service is provided by a number of companies:

  • Yellow Cab:        604-681-1111
  • Black Top Cabs: 604-731-1111
  • Vancouver Taxi:  604-781-1111

From YVR by sedan and limousine

Aerocar Service is the airport’s licensed sedan and limousine provider. The approximate rate for sedan service from YVR to downtown Vancouver is $52 (excluding taxes and gratuities). For reservations, contact 604-298-1000

Travelling by Car

Travelling to and around Vancouver by car is easily accessible. Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, accesses Vancouver from points east. If travelling from the United States, Vancouver can be accessed via Interstate 5, which becomes Highway 99 at the United States-Canada border.  

Travelling on B.C. Ferries

Offering year-round passenger and vehicle service on 25 routes, B.C. Ferries connects coastal communities to the mainland. For more information on route, schedules and reservations, please visit the B.C. Ferries site

Travelling by Bus

Greyhound Lines serves Vancouver from numerous cities across Canada and the United States.

For reservations call:
Vancouver office:                         604-683-8133
Canada customer service:             1-877-463-6446
United States customer service:    1-800-231-2222

Travelling by Train

Located at the intersection of Main Street and Terminal Street in downtown Vancouver, Pacific Central Station is the terminus for transcontinental passenger rail and bus service. VIA Rail offers transcontinental services from Toronto via Jasper arriving at Vancouver's Pacific Central Station three times a week.  

For reservations, call: 1-800-268-9503

Additional train services:

  • Rocky Mountaineer Tours provides two-four day train trips through the stunning Rocky Mountains between B.C. and Alberta.
  • Amtrak Cascades offers one round-trip per day between Seattle and Vancouver that depart Vancouver each evening. Call 1-800-872-7245 for more information.

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