Travel

Getting to the hotel from the airport

Shuttle

There is a free airport shuttle offered by the hotel. For more information, please see the hotel website.

Public Transit

You'll find a vast network of busses and Skytrain routes to get you to and from the hotel and your other destinations. See the Translink website for routes and fare information.

Biking

We love our bikes! For information on the best way to ride a bicycle to No. 3 Road, consult the appropriate cycling maps.

Driving

The hotel is easily accessible by car. For driving directions, please visit Google Maps or similar.

Parking at the hotel is free for participants of the Mensa AG staying at the hotel. Attendees to staying at the hotel can park for a discounted rate of $7.50/day (until midnight).

Entry requirements into Canada

Generally speaking, citizens from the US can enter Canada with a valid passport.

For more detailed information, and for citizens of other countries, Canada Border Services Agency has produced a guide for Visitors to Canada. The section, What you can bring with you, on the same page will tell you the quantities of various goods you may import into Canada without having to pay duty on them.

Please note, the importation of firearms, ammunition and (of course) illegal substances into Canada is prohibited.

Driving to Vancouver from the US

If you are driving from the US, coming up north on Interstate I-5 is the most convenient way to get to Vancouver. After crossing the border at the Peace Arch, the highway becomes Highway 99, which you should follow until the Bridgeport Road exit, as described above.

This guide to Seattle to Vancouver Border Crossings provides information on which border crossing to use and how to check for waiting times at the border.

One potential problem on Highway 99 is the George Massey Tunnel under the Fraser River, about 28 km (18 miles) north of the border. This tunnel can get terribly congested during rush  hour, and possibly also because of accidents and heavy holiday traffic. It is a good idea to listen to traffic radio (CHMJ at 730 on the AM dial is particularly good at this) to find out if waiting times at the Massey Tunnel are excessive (say, 20 minutes+). If they are, a way to get around the tunnel is to follow Highway 91 (exit 16 on Highway 99) in a northerly direction, towards New Westminster. After crossing the Fraser river on the Alex Fraser Bridge, Highway 91 takes a sharp turn to the west and eventually rejoins Highway 99, with the Bridgeport Road exit next.