Air Canada – to book your flights and take advantage of special discounted fares offered by Air Canada, you must book your travel online at and enter our convention number UZHMX3X1 in the box asking for the Promotion Code. Please note that the discounts offered by Air Canada in North America are 5% on standard fares, and 10% on flex fares & higher. 


With the mildest climate in Canada, gardens bloom year-round in Victoria. The city is tied closely to both land and sea and the rugged natural beauty of the Pacific coast encourages all-season adventures in the great outdoors.

Easily explorable by foot and at your own pace, a visit to Victoria can be as relaxing and rejuvenating as it is educational and exciting. Take advantage of the diverse historical, architectural and multicultural makeup that comes from being the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest.

From Indigenous Peoples history to British colonial and Asian traditions, and the landmarks, culture, cuisine, festivals and vibrant atmosphere that come with them, Victoria, B.C. is one of the world’s favourite destinations.

Plan to arrive early or extend your stay after the conference and take time to visit this beautiful, busy, exhilarating city, with so much to see and do!

Don’t forget, you can benefit from our discounted hotel rates at the Fairmont Empress Hotel for 3 days before and/or 3 days after the conference!

Click here to visit the Tourism Victoria website for information about things to do and see in and around Victoria!


Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is located approximately  30 minutes drive away from Fairmont Empress. There are several rental car companies located at the airport.

 There is a shuttle service run by Lucky to Go shuttle which departs multiple times a day for approximately $30 one-way, per passenger. 

Taxis from Victoria International Airport (YYJ) are approximately $70 one-way.