2013 BC TRCR Symposium
Travel Information

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver was recognized as the Top City in Canada in Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards. The city was also named the Top Destination in Canada in TripAdvisor's 2012 Travelers' Choice awards, and was chosen as the world's "Most Liveable City" in 2010 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a title it has been awarded eight times since 2002.
Vancouver offers travelers both outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure and the sophisticated amenities of a world-class city. Take advantage of the city's oceanside location, with plenty of green space and many recreation opportunities in the mountains 20 minutes north of downtown. After a busy day, linger over a glass of BC wine and a locally inspired meal, or unwind at one of Vancouver's unique spas. 
While this sea-level port city is known for its temperate climate, the surrounding snow-covered slopes are perfect for winter sports and breathtaking views of the city twinkling below. Vancouver is one of the few places in the world where it's possible to ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon.
Traveling to and within Vancouver
Vancouver is an easy city to move around in, by foot, car or public transit. Below you will find a range of transportation options to assist you during your visit.
YVR International Airport 
For airport travel assistance, please visit: http://www.yvr.ca/en/getting-to-from-yvr.aspx.
Taxi service is abundant in Vancouver and you will easily spot one at the airport, at your hotel, and in most  places in the downtown corridor. A taxi from the airport to your hotel is approximately $35.00.
For trip planning assistance, please visit:  http://www.translink.ca/.
Map of Vancouver  
For a helpful walking map of downtown Vancouver, please visit:      
Vancouver Weather

Autumn on the coast is very mild with summer-like weather often stretching into October. Average daily temperatures in Vancouver range from 8 - 18 ºC during the month of September. 
Packing Suggestions / Conference Dress Code
Vancouver is a casual easy going city. The suggested daily conference dress is business casual. Resort casual is suggested for evening events.
If you plan on attending the field tour, steel toed boots are mandatory and hardhats, safety glasses and high visibility vests are recommended.

If you are planning on taking in some of the sites during your free time, we recommend packing the following:

  • Warm, waterproof clothing; lighter clothing; closed-toe shoes.
  • Umbrella
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen (be optimistic)
  • Sweaters, jacket -- evenings by water can be cooler than you think.