The 2015 AATSEEL Conference will take place at the Renaissance Harbourside in downtown Vancouver. The AATSEEL conference rate of C$189/night for sleeping rooms will be available at the Renaissance Harbourside and Marriott Pinnacle, and the rate of C$175/night will be available at the Coast Coal Harbour, all located on the same block of West Hastings Street.

Note: Conference panels and events will take place at the Renaissance Harbourside. Sleeping rooms are blocked for AATSEEL at conference rates at the Renaissance Harbourside, as well as at the Marriott Pinnacle and Coast Coal Harbour.

Centrally located on the Coal Harbour waterfront, all three hotels are all on the same block in downtown Vancouver within a very short walking distance to the main hotels associated with the MLA Convention. Taxi fare from the airport to downtown Vancouver is approximately $30-$40 and takes 20-30 minutes.

  • Update: The Renaissance room block is sold out as of 10/24/14. Rooms at conference rates are no longer available in the room block as of 12/18/14 at the Marriott Pinnacle.
  • The Coast Cold Harbour still has rooms available at $175/night and is directly across the street from the Renaissance like the Marriott (less than one minute on foot to the Renaissance). Click here to book a room online at the conference rate ($175/night) at the Coast Coal Harbour, or book by phone, 1-800-663-1144. (The group booking code is: CCC-GFC3398). The conference rate is available until January 4, 2015.

Ground Transportation

Taxis from the Vancouver airport to downtown Vancouver are around $35-$40 Canadian. Most taxis accept credit cards as well as cash.

The Canada Line is Vancouver’s rapid transit rail link connecting the airport to downtown Vancouver in 26 minutes. It’s a fast and easy way to get to the city centres and/or back to the airport from downtown. You can conveniently access trains from both the International and Domestic Terminals. Canada Line’s YVR-Airport station is centrally located between the International and Domestic Terminals.Take the Canada Line to the Waterfront station to get to the conference hotels.

For those traveling to Vancouver by rail, see this map for directions via local transit from Pacific Central Station to the Renaissance Harbourside.

Customs, Passports/Visas, and Reentry to the U.S.

Anyone traveling to Canada from another country must carry a valid passport (this includes U.S. citizens). Please also note US customs policies and procedures for reentry from Canada here. Click here to determine if you need a visa in order to enter Canada for the 2015 AATSEEL Conference in Vancouver.

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