Interactive Futures - 2007

Interactive Futures 2007 ( November 15 - 17 ) Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Travel Info

Air Travel to Victoria
Air Travel to Victoria is generally via a connecting flight through Vancouver, BC or Seattle-Tacoma, Washington.

Passengers traveling via Vancouver can book a connecting flight to Victoria with Air Canada:
http://www.aircanada.com/en/home.html

Travelers arriving by air in Victoria should note that the Victoria airport is located quite a distance out of town (circa 30 km, or 20 miles). A cab ride from Victoria Airport to downtown Victoria will run around $45 or so. There is also a shuttle service that is much cheaper (circa $15).

Air to Vancouver, Bus and Ferry to Victoria
Many travelers choose to fly to Vancouver and the take the Pacific Coach Lines bus to downtown Victoria via BC Ferries. This is a relatively inexpensive option and the ferry trip is quite spectacular. The schedule for this service is listed at:
http://www.pacificcoach.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=schedule.airport

Air Via Seattle-Tacoma
Passengers traveling via Seattle will be able to get a connecting flight to Victoria on Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air:
http://www.alaskaair.com

Air to Seattle-Tacoma, High-speed boat to Victoria
The Victoria Clipper high-speed boat is a service that runs from downtown Seattle to downtown Victoria. Travelers will have to catch a shuttle from Seattle-Tacoma airport to the Victoria Clipper dock in downtown Seattle. The service can be booked at:
http://www.victoriaclipper.com

Passports and Visas
All travelers from outside of Canada should make sure they have a valid up-to-date passport. Visitors from certain countries will also require a Visitor’s Visa. Information about this can be obtained at:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit 

Information regarding Conference Hotel

Empress

The Fairmont Empress is a chateau-style Island resort, a turn-of-the-century beauty, situated on Victoria’s inner harbour. Rates outlined below are guaranteed in Canadian Dollars and are net (non-commissionable). Rates are based on single or double occupancy. Each extra person sharing a room will be charged an additional $30.00 per night for regular room types. There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy per room is 4 people. Rates are based on the European Plan (accommodation only, no meals).

  • Moderate Room $109.00
  • Fairmont Room $109.00
  • Deluxe Room $139.00
  • Harbourview Deluxe Room $149.00
  • Junior Suite $159.00
  • Signature Room $199.00
  • One-Bedroom Suite $259.00
  • One-Bedroom Harbourview Suite $319.00
  • Two-Bedroom Harbourview Suite $549.00
  • Vice Regal Suite $549.00

NOTE: Delegates should request their rooms via email and ask for the Interactive Futures rate of $109 + tax.

 email: emp.reservations@fairmont.com

Climate
Weather in the Pacific Northwest is relatively mild compared to the rest of Canada and the Northern United States. Even then, weather can fluctuate rather dramatically here. You need to be prepared for rain, snow and/or sun. Strong winds can also a factor here in the winter. Generally the temperature in November will be around 9 C (49 F) in the day and around 5 C (41 F) in the evening. Temperatures could range between about -10 C (14 F) and 15 C (60 F) in extreme circumstances. Gloves, a rain jacket, boots and an umbrella are recommended.