Image: Alexander Gabov, 2014

Conference Location Information


Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1V4 Canada
Phone: 250.360.1211
Sunday May 27 through to Saturday June 6, 2023
Special rate per night: * $249/night (single/double occupancy) Upgrade to view Rooms for an additional $60
Group Code CVH-GFC11524
* Special rate guaranteed until April 30, 2023*
To make a reservation visit their website.

Alternatively, if you require assistance, reservations can be made by contacting the 24-hour toll-free reservations line: 1-800.663.1144. Please quote the “48th Annual Canadian Association for Conservation” or Group Code CVH-GFC11524 to receive the special rate.


– The James Bay Inn Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
– Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
– The Strathcona
– Best Western Plus Inner Harbour
– Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria on the Harbour
– Marketa’s Bed and Breakfast
– Embassy Inn Hotel
– Heathergate House Vacation Rentals (4 night minimum)
– Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
– Double Tree by Hilton Hotel & Suites (Adjacent construction)
– Haterleigh Heritage Inn
– Hotel Grand Pacific


Single Dorm- shared washrooms down the hallway
Available May 28-31, 2023

We have reserved a block of 10 dorm rooms at the University of Victoria for the GC Laser Workshop accommodation. The group rate for these accommodations is $61/night. To reserve please email and quote “Canadian Association of Conservation: GC Laser Workshop” for accommodation. Also be ready to provide the following information:

– Check In
– Check out
– Room type preference
– Name
– Address
– Phone Number
– Email

How to get there

From Victoria International Airport: 

Take the Bus 88 Sidney from Victoria International Airport to McTavish Exchange (departs every 30 minutes).  Then take Bus 72 Downtown to Legislature Terminal.

From Vancouver International Airport: 

Take Victoria Bus from Vancouver YVR Airport to Victoria-Bus Depot (Capital City). For Fare and schedule visit:

From Seattle, Washington, USA: 

Take Seattle to Victoria Clipper Ferry

Victoria Clipper ferry ride to Victoria takes 2 hours and 45 minutes, travelling direct between Pier 69 in downtown Seattle and the Belleville Terminal in downtown Victoria, BC’s Inner Harbor.

For schedule and fare visit:


Take Out/ Patio seating
– Red Barn: Grocery store with sandwich counter
– Finest At Sea: Fish and Chips/ seafood food truck
– Parliamentary Grab-and-Go: Food hut with soup, wraps, sandwiches, scones made by legislative dining room
– Fisherman’s Wharf
– Puerto Vallarta Amigos: Mexican cuisine (has indoor seating)
– The Fish Store: Fish tacos/ seafood
– Barb’s Fish and Chips
– Jackson’s Ice Cream

Sit down options
– Bubby’s Restaurant
– Santiago’s Café
– Floyd’s Diner
– Sushi Matsuri
– Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner
– Nourish
– Breakwater Bistro
– Steamship Grill & Bar