TRAVEL INFORMATION
 
The WACE international Research Symposium will take place at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island which is only accessible by air or via passenger/vehicle ferry.
 
 
A recent change in Canadian travel authorizations now requires all travellers coming from visa-exempt countries (excluding the US) to have a mandatory electronic travel authorization (eTA). This document must be applied for in advance of travelling and airlines will not allow passengers to board a flight without it. An eTA costs $7 (CAD) and is valid for five years. Apply for an eTA online at Citizenship and Immigration Canada. To check whether an eTA or other visas are required for your visit to Canada, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
 
 
Transportation to Victoria by Air
 
If you are travelling by air there are several airlines which service the airports within proximity of the Greater Victoria region. Victoria International Airport is the main airport in the region for both national and international flights.
 
Flying to Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
 
Air Canada
www.aircanada.com
Phone: 1-888-247-2262
 
West Jet
www.westjet.com
Phone: 1-888-493-7853
 
Airport to hotel information
 
An airport shuttle is available from YYJ Airport Shuttle. The shuttle leaves the airport approximately every hour and stops at the Inn at Laurel Point (as well as other popular destinations in the downtown area). Visit the website to see fare rates and pick up and drop off times. Taxis are typically waiting at the airport and can take you directly to the Inn at Laurel Point. To call a taxi directly, please see taxi information below. Public transit connects the airport and Victoria’s downtown. To travel by transit, visit the Victoria Regional Transit System website to confirm schedules. Buses leave the airport at least every hour and a half, more frequently during peak periods.
 
Flying to Victoria by Seaplane
 
Harbour Air Seaplane (Vancouver to Victoria)
www.harbour-air.com
Phone: 1-800-665-0212
 
Kenmore Air (Seattle to Victoria)
www.kenmoreair.com/
Phone: 1-866-435-9524
 
Helijet (Helicopter) (Vancouver to Victoria)
www.helijet.com
Phone: 1-800-665-4354
 
Transportation to Victoria by Sea
 
From Vancouver
 
BC Ferries
www.bcferries.com
Phone: 1-888-BC-FERY (1-888-223-3779)
 
Ferries depart from the Lower Mainland (Tsawwassen) and Vancouver Island (Swartz Bay). The crossing takes approximately 90 minutes. Reservations (at an additional fee) are recommended during peak periods. Please check the BC Ferries website for up to date sailing schedules.

Fares (at December 2015)
• Adult (12 years or older): $16.80
• Vehicle Fare — Excludes driver and passengers (Length up to 20 feet): $55.40

There are also ferry crossings between Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) and Departure Bay (Nanaimo, Vancouver Island). Crossing time is one hour and 40 minutes and it is approximately a 90-minute drive from Nanaimo to Victoria. Check the BC Ferries website for sailing schedule and fare information.

Note: For walk on passengers, there are options of purchasing bus transportation to downtown Victoria or Vancouver from Pacific Coach on board a BC Ferry.
 
From Seattle
 
Victoria Clipper (Passenger only)
www.clippervacations.com
Phone: 1-800-888-2535
 
From Port Angeles
 
Coho Ferry (Vehicle and Passengers)
www.cohoferry.com
Phone: 1-800-264-6475
 
Transportation to Victoria by Car or Bus
 
Bus
 
Greyhound Canada
www.greyhound.ca
Phone: 1-800-661-8747

Pacific Coach (Vancouver-Victoria)
www.pacificcoach.com
Phone: 1-800-661-1725
 
Car Rental
 
Avis Rental
www.avis.com
1-800-879-2847

Budget Victoria
www.budgetvictoria.com
1-800-668-9833

Enterprise
www.enterprise.ca
1-800-261-7331

Hertz
www.hertz.com
1-800-654-3131

National
www.nationalcar.ca
1-888-826-6890

Thrifty
www.thrifty.com
1-800-847-4389
 
Local Transportation
 
Taxi
 
Taxis Bluebird Cabs
www.taxicab.com
250-382-2222

Yellow Cab
www.yellowcabvictoria.com
250-381-2222
 
Regional Transit
 
Victoria Regional Transit
www.bctransit.com/victoria/
 
Victoria Regional Transit connects you with the Greater Victoria Region. Use local transit to explore the city while you are visiting, to travel to the Victoria International Airport, or to Swartz Bay (BC Ferries). Visit the BC transit website to see routes, schedules, maps, and fare information.