Hotel and Travel

WRC 2007 Hotel and Travel Information

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the closest airport to Vancouver. More information about Vancouver International Airport can be accessed with this link.

Rental Car:
All major rental agencies are represented at Vancouver International Airport — most are on-site.  A rental car will only be necessary if you plan to travel outside downtown Vancouver.

There are many Airport shuttles available which cost C$14 per person each way. Travel time to the Coast Plaza Hotel is about 40 minutes. 

Taxi service is available at the airport. Typical fare to Coast Plaza Hotel is C$35. Travel time to the Coast Plaza is about 25 minutes. 

Average temperatures in Vancouver in October in Fahrenheit range between highs of 56 degrees and lows of 42 degrees.  Being on the coast, it may rain however on average October is one of the drier months of the fall. 

Attire at the conference is business casual. Meeting room temperatures do vary. We will do our best to make our meeting rooms as comfortable as possible, but please be sure to bring along a sweater just in case.   A dinner cruise on the Burrard Queen is scheduled for the Thursday evening meal.  Temperatures on the water are definitely cooler in the evenings and a jacket is recommended. 

Hotel Accommodations
A great room rate (for Vancouver) C$139 for a Comfort Room and C$179 for a One bedroom suite (if you want to bring your family.  The Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites is located in Vancouver's trendy West End which offers the convenience and flavor of its true neighborhood. Over looking English Bay and Stanley Park the hotel is close to a variety of specialty restaurants, shops and services. To book your room today, please follow these steps:

  • Your booking code is: CPS-GFC1412

  • Click on this link:

  • Go to Reservations

  • Place the province, hotel name, check-in date, number of nights and the booking code as indicated above, press enter.

  • The special rates for the meeting will appear (you may have to scroll down).

  • Follow the prompts as indicated, and upon completion, a confirmation number will be given.

  • If you book a room after the room block is released on September 3, 2007 you will need to call the hotel directly to make your reservation at 1-800-716-6199

Stanley Park
Stanley Park is recognized around the globe as one of the great parks of the world and it is just a short walk from your hotel. Vancouver's first park and one of the city's main tourist attractions, Stanley Park is an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares (1,000 acres) close to the downtown core. Its natural west coast atmosphere offering a back drop of majestic cedar, hemlock and fir trees embraces visitors and transports them to an environment rich in tranquility. The park abounds in wildlife and its features appeal to the naturalist, the plant lover or one who would do nothing more than relax in beautiful surroundings.

Thursday October 4th, Dinner Boat Cruise
The "MV Burrard Queen" is 90' in Length and 40' wide with 9’ ceilings, with a capacity of 220 passengers with both upper and lower deck providing a 360-degree viewing range she is the ultimate for sightseeing. Equipped with two buffets, surround sound system, commercial gallery and fully licensed bar. Her stability will provide a smooth enjoyable cruise, join us on the upper deck and let the wind blow through your hair. Busses will pick up conference registrants at 6:00 precisely from the Coast Plaza Hotel and take you to Granville Island to board the Burrard Queen at 6:30 pm.  After a dinner buffet and three hour cruise, the Burrard Queen will dock back at Granville Island at 9:30 pm.  Busses will take you back to the hotel by 10 pm.