Venue

Meeting Venue & Hotel

Victoria Conference Centre

720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

Fairmont Empress Hotel

721 Governments St, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5
Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, the Victoria Conference Centre (VCC) is an homage to the cultures and traditions that make Victoria a great place to connect, the VCC is the city’s largest conference facility and connected to the Fairmont Empress Hotel (affiliated meetings only) which is an ideal extension of our meeting location.
To learn more about Victoria and things to do in this vibrant city, have a look at Tourism Victoria!

Official Air Carrier

Air Canada (including Air Canada Jazz) has been appointed the official Canadian airline for this meeting.

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Victoria, YYJ (CA)
  • The travel period begins Saturday, June 22, 2024 and ends Monday, July 08, 2024.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • For North America 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel 10% on standard fares & higher.

To book: go online at www.aircanada.com and enter the promotional code: GKQ66K91

Click here to make a reservation.

Other Canadian airlines deserving Victoria

Getting to Victoria

BY BUSES & CAR RENTALS

Getting to Victoria

BY FERRIES & BOATS

Getting Around Victoria

Car Rental

Taxis and Limousines

 Buses, shuttles and other means of transportations

  • Click here for information about train access and other means of transportation.

 

Victoria, What you need to know before coming!

July 1 Statutory Holiday

  • Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday that is always celebrated on July 1. Public workers are given the day off.

Official Language

  • The official language in British Columbia is English.

Legal drinking age

  • Legal drinking age is 19.

Other information

  • Plug types used are A and B
  • Electricity: 120 V
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar (C$)
  • International dialing codes: +1 250
  • Emergency telephone number: 911

Taxes

  • The Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 7% and Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5% applies to most goods and services purchased in Greater Victoria and British Columbia. Expect to be charged 12% in taxes on top of the displayed retail price.
  • For hotel rooms, a PST of 8%, GST of 5% and Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) of 3% will be assessed. Depending on the hotel, you may be assessed an additional Destination Marketing Fee (DMF) of 1% as well

Tipping

  • It is customary to tip approximately 15-20% on the total bill before tax, less for poor service, more for truly exceptional service. Many restaurants may charge an automatic 15-18% gratuity for larger groups.
 

To find more information on Victoria, click here to visit the Tourism Victoria website.

WHAT TO DO IN VICTORIA

Active and educational or relaxing and rejuvenating, Victoria’s got something for every interest

Visit the world-class Royal BC Museum, tour 125-year-old heritage buildings, or explore diverse marine wildlife along our coast. Whatever you choose, go beyond seeing and doing to embracing everything life in Victoria offers.

Browse here to create a truly memorable experience.

Where to eat & drink