Venue and Travel

About Vancouver
Travel Information


The symposium will take place at

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 2R7 Canada

Tel: +1 604 683 1234
Fax: +1 604 689 3707

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver reopend in March 2002 after an $18 million renovation. It is centrally located among downtown Vancouver hotels in the business and entertainment core. The location overlooks a mountain-rimmed harbour, is only two blocks from Robson Street and Pacific Centre, and also close to theatres, 1,000-acre Stanley Park, Granville Island, and Grouse Mountain for skiing and recreation.

For more details visit the Hyatt Regency Vancouver website.

About Vancouver

An ideal, picture-postcard setting; you will just want to relax and breathe deeply! Jagged mountain peaks, sandy beaches, and beautiful clear blue water surround the best part of British Columbia - Vancouver. Mountains, forests, and oceans are the very elements that make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

A rich ethnic mix of cultures has provided Vancouver with incredible diverse restaurants and shopping areas. Languages spoken are English, Chinese (the second-most-common language), French, Punjabi, German, Italian, Tagalog (Filipino), Vietnamese, and Spanish.

There is an abundance of parks in Greater Vancouver - two forest reserves within city boundaries, Stanley Park and Pacific Spirit Regional Park. There isn't a form of entertainment that cannot be found: arts, theater, music, and professional sports. You are going to love visiting Vancouver, and you are going to want to stay!

(Text by courtesy of Prof. Rabab Ward.)

For further on-site information, you may use the following links:

City of Vancouver
Tourism Vancouver (Arts, Attractions, Places to explore, Climate, Electricty etc.)
More images of Vancouver
Vancouver Maps
Public Transportation
Boat Cruises
Currency Converter


(see also Tourism Vancouver)

Visa Requirements

"Citizenship and immigration Canada" provides information about entering Canada and visa requirements. Please check the following web site:

Customs Information

The website for general customs information is: and

Vancouver Airport

The most convenient means of transportation is to take a direct flight to the Vancouver International Airport. Vancouver Airporter buses run every 15 minutes from 6:30 am until 12:10 am. One-way bus service departs most major downtown hotels every 30 minutes; fare $12, round trip $18; phone (604) 946-8866 or (800) 668-3141. Buses depart from the airport's two Arrivals levels. Taxi service ranges from $20 - $30 one-way. It takes about 25 minutes to get from the airport to the city center (about an 8-mile trip).

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