Vancouver is easily accessible from the Cascadia Corridor, North and South America, Asia and Europe, with the Pacific Coast being equal distance between these two. More importantly, we are open for business!
The #BCTECH Summit takes over the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, a natural setting for creative innovation. Situated on downtown Vancouver’s stunning waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, this state-of-the-art facility and surrounding area attracts millions of tourists every year. One of the most walkable cities in the world, Vancouver’s downtown features a diverse selection of excellent restaurants, entertainment and shopping, all within walking distance of the Vancouver Convention Centre. There is no better setting for a world-class tech event.
Accommodation & Travel
Several host hotels are offering #BCTECH Summit delegates preferred rates from May 14 - 16, 2018. Please note, hotel reservations are limited and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Travel Discounts for #BCTECH Summit Delegate:
- Get 10% off when you book your flight with Air Canada with promo code: YP9CMTX1
- Receive a 20% discount on regular fares for confirmed travel to/from Vancouver with Harbour Air from May 12 - 19. In order to receive this special discounted rate, attendees must contact Harbour Air’s Reservation Department directly by phone at 1.800.665.0212, by e-mail at [email protected] or online at www.harbourair.com and quote the promotional code ‘BCTech18’. Also be advised that you will need to provide proof of registration upon check-in.
While we don’t have autonomous cars on the road yet, arriving at the Vancouver Convention Centre has never been easier or faster with Vancouver’s excellent transit system and many available taxis. The Canada Line rapid transit system is very efficient and accessible, departing directly from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and arriving at Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver within 30 minutes or less. Multiple station hubs along the way offer great flexibility to hop on and hop off at various locations throughout Metro Vancouver.
Waterfront Station is a 10-minute walk to the Vancouver Convention Centre - west building.
If you are planning to arrive via transit, Translink’s Trip Planner is a helpful resource for scheduling your trip.
Vancouver | Your Host City
Ringed by snow-capped mountains and the sparkling Pacific, Vancouver has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading convention destinations. With diverse culinary offerings, luxury hotels, unique venues including the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, and easy access via YVR Airport, visitors receive a seamless conference experience in a modern, cosmopolitan city on the edge of nature.
While Vancouver’s natural beauty is known around the world, the city also has the brains to back it up. According to Startup Genome, Vancouver is Canada’s #1 Startup Ecosystem and #15 in the world. From cutting-edge AI, to virtual and augmented reality product, to well-known homegrown startups like Hootsuite, SLACK, Plenty of Fish, and BroadbandTV, Vancouver is blazing the technology trail.
#BCTECHSummit is proud to partner with Tourism Vancouver to provide attendees with special offers and discounts at dozens of local attractions and restaurants. View the details, and simply Show Your Badge to redeem. Learn more about what’s happening in Vancouver.
British Columbia | Pre and Post Summit Adventure
Vancouver is the gateway to many other spectacular destinations in British Columbia and beyond. Make the most of your conference experience with a pre or post-Summit adventure.
Whistler is North America’s #1 ski resort, and is just a 90-minute drive away from Vancouver. In the winter, experience unparalleled winter sport offerings like skiing, snowmobiling, and dogsledding, and in summer months, enjoy golf, mountain biking and alpine sightseeing. British Columbia’s capital city Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, is another easy day trip destination. Take a scenic 35-minute float plane journey from Vancouver and explore this charming seaside city, known for its gardens and picturesque Inner Harbour. Further afield, the Okanagan Valley is the province’s largest wine growing region, and is a four-hour drive east from Vancouver.
Rail buffs will enjoy Rocky Mountaineer’s two-day itineraries that take visitors through British Columbia’s interior and on to either Banff or Jasper in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. And with some of the world's top cruise lines operating out of Vancouver’s port, it’s the perfect place to embark on a cruise up the Inside Passage route to Alaska.