Species at Risk 2004: Pathways to Recovery title
 
Extinct and Expirated Species
 

Getting There

 
March 2-6, 2004, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria BC Canada  


Travelling to Victoria and Vancouver Island from mainland North America can be a phenomenal experience. On your way to Victoria you will experience deep blue seas, rugged coastlines, lush forests, marine life, and an archipelago of mountainous islands.

Airlines
We have appointed Air Canada and WestJet as the co-official airlines of the Species At Risk 2004 Conference in Victoria, British Columbia” on March 2-6, 2004.

Air Canada
To book simply contact Air Canada’s North America toll free number at (800) 361-7585 or local number (514) 393-9494 or your travel agent and take advantage of Special Discounted Airfares (for travel February 27 –March 9, 2004).

Our convention number is
CV030250. By ensuring that the convention number appears on your ticket, you will be supporting the conference. We thank you.

WestJet
WestJet is offering a 10% discount off their best available fare at the time of the booking (excluding seat sales) for Species At Risk 2004 conference delegates travelling February 28-March 9, 2004.

Bookings can be made by phone at (888) 493-7853 or 444-2294 in Calgary. Before phoning please view the WestJet Booking Information document and be ready to quote the conference booking number of

QC #2320
.

For flight schedule information, please visit www.westjet.com.


Airport Shuttle
AKAL Airport Shuttle Bus
(250) 386-2525.
Provides half hour daily service to and from the Victoria International Airport to all hotels and motels in Greater Victoria. $14 per person or $8 per person for groups of five or more.

Ferries
British Columbia Ferries
(250) 386-3431
(888) 223-3779
Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (car and passenger, passenger only and bus) takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes, plus about 40 minutes from Swartz Bay into Victoria.


Washington State Ferries
(206) 464-6400
(888) 800-7977

Update: Anacortes –Sidney ferry service suspended until March 20, 2004 Update: Victoria Express (http://www.victoriaexpress.com/) passenger only ferry will operate from Port Angeles to Victoria as the MV Coho auto/passenger ferry is out of service until March 10, 2004.


Anacortes Washington to Sidney BC (car and passenger and passenger only) takes a leisurely trip through the beautiful San Juan Islands. Total trip time is about 3 hours and another 30 minutes from Sidney into Victoria by car.

Victoria Clipper
(206) 448-5000
(800) 999-2535

The Victoria Clipper travels from Seattle Washington's Pier 69 to Victoria's Inner Harbour and takes about 2.5 hours. This is a passenger only catamaran.

Buses
Pacific Coach Lines
Victoria (250) 385-4411
Vancouver (604) 662-8074
toll free at (800) 661-1725
Downtown Vancouver to Downtown Victoria frequently via the BC Ferries. They also travel between Vancouver International Airport and Victoria.

Rental Cars
The Species at Risk 2004 Conference has negotiated special rental car rates for the conference in Victoria, British Columbia, March 2-6, 2004. For reservations, call Hertz at 1-800-654-3001in the U.S.; 1-800-263-0600 in Canada, 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto or outside these areas at 405-749-4434, and refer to CV#022R0797. Or contact your travel agent, or book online at www.hertz.com.
CAR
CLASS
DAILY
PER DAY

WEEKEND
PER DAY

WEEKLY
5-7 DAYS
Subcompact $41.99 $35.99 $212.99
Compact $36.00 $35.99 $198.00
Midsize $37.00 $37.99 $205.00
Sporty 2 door $38.00 $39.99 $210.00
Full Size 4 door $38.00 $39.99 $210.00
Premium $50.99 $41.99 $257.99
Luxury $61.99 $55.99 $309.99
Minivan $50.00 $55.99 $275.00
4-Wheel Drive $57.99 $55.99 $288.99

Rates shown in Canadian dollars and include unlimited free kilometres.

Rates are based on roundtrip rentals. Meeting rates are guaranteed from February 24, 2004 to March 13, 2004 and are subject to car availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items, such as refuelling or additional driver fees, are extra. Minimum rental age is 25 (exceptions apply). Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Weekend rentals are available for pick-up between noon Thursday and noon Sunday and must be returned no later than Monday at 11:59 PM. Weekend rentals have a minimum two-day keep and Thursday pick-up requires a minimum three-day keep. Weekly rentals are from five to seven days. Extra day rate for Weekly rentals will be charged at 1/4 of the Weekly Rate.

Taxis
Victoria Taxi (250) 383-7111
Blue Bird Cabs Ltd (250) 384-1155
Beacon Taxi of Sidney (250) 656-5588
Empress Taxi Services Ltd (250) 381-2222

Average fares
Victoria International Airport to Downtown Victoria: $43 +tip
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to Downtown Victoria are $50-$55 +tip

Directions
For more information visit
Tourism Victoria's Getting Here

Tourism Victoria's Getting Around
Tourism Victoria's -Victoria Maps and Vancouver Island Maps

 
   
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