Getting Here

We’re delighted that you’ll be joining us at our conference, and we want to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible. Here is some essential information and valuable travel deals to help you reach our event location.

Camosun College

3100 Foul Bay Rd,
Victoria, BC, V8P 52J , CA

Lansdowne Campus

August 20-23, 2024

By Air to Victoria (YYJ):

If you’re arriving by air, the closest airport to our conference venue is Victoria International Airport. From there, you have several convenient options to reach our location. Taxis, rideshare services, and airport-hotel shuttles are readily available, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free transfer. Alternatively, you can also consider renting a car for greater flexibility during your stay.

Air Canada

We’ve partnered with Air Canada to provide 5-12% discount on airfare to/from Victoria (YYJ) between August 13-30, 2024.

Use code: JKDCA7U1

By Air through Vancouver (YVR):

For those traveling internationally, you may choose to use Vancouver International Airport for your arrival, but please be aware that there will be additional air transit before you arrive in Victoria.


We’ve partnered with Helijet to provide 25% discount on airfare to/from Victoria Harbour Heliport between August 19-25, 2024.

Use code: WATERSMEET24

By Land and Sea:

If you’re planning to drive to our conference, ferry route is Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay) via BC Ferries. We strongly recommend making a reservation. There will be limited parking available at or near our venue, so we encourage you to consider using local public transit routes.

Hotel Partners

S’TEṈISTOLW̱ has partnered with these esteemed Victoria hotels. Please book directly with the property through the preferred method indicated. Special rates are only available while quantities last and are subject to applicable taxes and fees.

Inn at Laurel Point


Laurel Wing Guestrooms:  $329

Call 1-800-663-7667 or email, quote 2024 S’TEṈISTOLW̱ Indigenous Education to access our special rates

Hotel Grand Pacific


Traditional Standard:  $269*

Signature Standard: $289*

*Must call or email to book

Call 1-800-663-7550 or email, quote: Centre for Indigenous Education with code AUG24THEC to access these rates

Accent Inns Victoria


Standard:  $259*

Kitchenette:  $289*

Suite with Kitchenette:  $299*

Call 1-800-663-0298 or email, use code: INGID24

Please note that the prices listed on our website do not include the applicable taxes and fees. The final price payable will be subject to these additional charges. It is advisable for guests to review the total cost breakdown before finalizing their booking to ensure a clear understanding of the complete charge. We appreciate your understanding and are here to assist with any questions or clarifications.

Visa Information


Essential Requirements

When entering Canada, it’s vital for all travelers to carry valid identification and, if necessary, an approved visa. For hassle-free international travel, we highly recommend obtaining a passport, which is universally recognized as the standard travel and identification document.

For your trip to Canada, most visitors will need either a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), but not both. In some cases, a valid passport is all that’s required. Discover the specific documents you’ll need by visiting:

If you require a visa, we kindly suggest applying before booking your flight to Canada. To ensure a smooth process, it’s best to initiate your application as early as possible, considering any potential complications or delays. Start your visa application:

If an eTA is all you need, please apply prior to making flight reservations to Canada. Apply for an eTA at:

The City of Victoria and Capital Region are located on the Traditional Territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Esquimalt and Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples.

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and is also a community of choice for many, due to the temperate climate, natural beauty, and diverse economic opportunities. 

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