Travel & Accommodations

Meeting Location:

Vancouver Convention Centre

1055 Canada Place

Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

+1-604-689-8232

Accommodations:

Please only book your room at the above hotel using the link provided or the hotel phone number. Please do not use third party agents.

The Pan Pacific and Marriott are currently sold out on several nights of the conference. A list of alternative nearby hotels is provided below. Note: there is no discounted rate or PCI room block at these hotels.
 
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C2R7
800-916-4339
0.4 miles and a 9 minute walk to the Vancouver Convention Center
http://vancouver.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
 
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 Hastings Street W, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5
800-916-4339
0.31 miles and a 7 minute walk from the Vancouver Convention Center
http://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/bc/vancouver/coast-coal-harbour-hotel/
 
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 3T3
1-844-337-3118
0.23 miles and a 5 minute walk to the Vancouver Convention Center
http://www.pinnacleharbourfronthotel.com/

Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

1128 West Hastings Street

Vancouver British Columbia

V6E 4R5 Canada

+1 604 684 1128

The group rate at The Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown is $179CAD (Single/Double) for a city view room, $199CAD for a deluxe room, and $209CAD for a deluxe harbour room, plus applicable taxes (16.5%). The group rate is available for reservations until Thursday, September 3rd, 2015, based on availability. The hotel’s check-in time is after 4:00pm and check-out by 12:00pm. If you require an earlier check-in or late check-out please contact the hotel directly.

 

>> Book your room at The Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown

 

Note: if you are receiving a sold out message on the online booking form, please try calling the hotel to book within the block as the system may show a sold out message if you are trying to book a start date before our block dates.

 

All reservations must be either guaranteed using a major credit card or through a one night’s room deposit.

 

Once the room block sells out for either hotel, or after the cut-off date of Thursday, September 3rd, 2015, whichever comes first, the hotel will accommodate additional requests for rooms on a space and rate available basis only.

 

When booking over the phone, you must identify yourself as being part of the PCI North America in order to receive the group rate.

Pan Pacific Vancouver

Suite 300-999 Canada Place

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6C 3B5 Canada

1 800-937-1515

The group rate at The Pan Pacific Vancouver is $220CAD (Single/Double) for a deluxe harbour room, and $240CAD for a deluxe city/east room, plus applicable taxes (16.5%). The group rate is available for reservations until Thursday, September 3rd, 2015, based on availability. The hotel’s check-in time is after 4:00pm and check-out by 12:00pm. If you require an earlier check-in or late check-out please contact the hotel directly.

 

>> Book your room at The Pan Pacific Vancouver

 

Note: if you are receiving a sold out message on the online booking form, please try calling the hotel to book within the block as the system may show a sold out message if you are trying to book a start date before our block dates.

 

All reservations must be guaranteed with a one night’s room deposit plus tax made by credit card.

 

Once the room block sells out for either hotel, or after the cut-off date of Monday, August 31st, 2015, whichever comes first, the hotel will accommodate additional requests for rooms on a space and rate available basis only.

 

When booking over the phone, you must identify yourself as being part of the PCI SSC Annual Community Meeting in order to receive the group rate.

 

Hotel Cancellation Policy: You will be charged for one night plus tax if you cancel within 72 hours of your arrival. Cancellations made prior to 72 hours will not be penalized.

 

Ground Transportation: 

 

Limo Service:  Legacy Limousine Services are the exclusive transportation provider to Pan Pacific Vancouver. Legacy Limousine Services offers personalized sedan and limousine services, including transfers to and from Vancouver Airport.

 

For reservations, call (604) 312-0500, toll free at +1 (866) 618-5466 (limo) or make an online reservation at www.legacylimousine.ca.

 

Taxi

Taxi service is available through Vancouver Taxi. Rates are typically $1.84 per kilometer or $32.86 per hour. To make a reservation call (604) 871-1111 or book online.

 

Rental Cars

Avis rental cars are available from the airport terminal on the ground floor of the parkade. Contact +1 (800) 230-4898 to make your reservations.

 

 

>> Directions to the Vancouver Convention Centre

 

Directions from Vancouver International Airport:

  • Start out going southeast on Grant McConachie Way toward Service Rd.
  • Take Grant McConachie Way toward Vancouver/Richmond/BC-99/Seattle/Victoria.
  • Turn slight right onto ramp and merge onto Grant McConachie Way (becomes SW Marine Dr.).
  • Stay straight to go onto Granville St. Stay straight to go onto BC-99/Seymour St.
  • Turn left onto Georgia St W/BC-1A/BC-99.
  • Turn right onto Burrard St. Turn left onto Canada Pl.
  • 1055 Canada Pl is on the right.

Visa Information

VISA Applications for International Delegates:

>> Find out if you need a VISA to enter Canada

Should your VISA application require an invitation letter, you may request one after registering. Upon registration, you will be provided with a letter. To facilitate border procedures it is recommended that all attendees present this letter to a CBSA Border Services Officer upon their arrival to Canada.

>> Learn how to apply for a VISA

 

Submission of Applications:

Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that you visit the website of the visa office responsible for processing your visa application for information on how to submit an application for a TRV and the documentation required to support the application.

>> See a list of visa offices and the countries they serve

 

Visa Application Centres (VACs):

In some countries Citizenship and Immigration Canada has engaged the services of a private service provider to assist individuals applying for CIC services.

 

Visa Application Centres (VACs) agents are available to help applicants fill out their forms and answer questions about the application process. They ensure applications are complete, which reduces the rate of returned applications and ultimately leads to faster processing. This low-cost service lessens the potential for people to fall victim of fraud.

 

The VAC sends applications to Visa offices and transmits decisions to applicants in a confidential manner.

 

VACs play no role in the decision-making process.  The use of VAC services is completely optional. Applicants can continue to apply directly to the visa office if they prefer.

 

We encourage you to submit your visa applications through a VAC if this service is available in your country of residence. Please check your visa office website for information on the services available at the VAC serving their area and the costs.

 

Visa Applications Processing Times:

Processing time for TRVs vary depending on the office and the time of the year. Please be sure to apply early for your visa, if one is required, as well as submit all supporting documents. Summer is normally the busiest time.

 

>> View general processing times at the various visa offices

For more accurate processing times, please consult the website for the visa office responsible for processing your application.