Travelling To & From Vancouver


Vancouver International Airport is an award-winning facility complete with art and architecture that captures British Columbia’s diverse landscapes and cultures.

With non-stop daily flights to Asia, Europe, Oceania, the United States, Mexico, and other airports within Canada, YVR is very accessible to the rest of Vancouver by taxi, Skytrain, car rentals, and public bus options.


Taxis and wheelchair-accessible vehicles are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the Domestic and International Arrivals Area at YVR. These Taxi drivers are fully licensed and are required to complete a course in safe driving, customer service and special needs assistance.

Please note that Zone Fares apply from YVR to specified zones. To view all rates for different areas of Vancouver, click here. For a cab from the Vancouver Airport to either the Pan Pacific Hotel or the Pinnacle Hotel, the rate is $36 CAD. All rates do not include gratuities.


Uber and Lyft are now offering services in the City of Vancouver. Both rideshare services have apps available to book your next ride.

To learn more about Uber, click here.
To learn more about Lyft, click here.


The Skytrain is a rapid transit system, similar to an underground/above ground metro system, that serves Vancouver and surrounding metropolitan areas.


Your checked bags are at Arrivals on Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal. On Level 3, walk toward the Link Building (located between the International and Domestic Terminal). Follow the signs marked Canada Line or ask any of our Customer Care staff in red or green vests for assistance


Once through the customs and immigration arrivals process, walk toward the exit to our International Arrivals Greeting Area. Exit the building following signs marked Canada Line. Before the parkade entrance, an escalator and elevator will take you up to the Canada Line platform.

The closest Skytrain station to the Pan Pacific Hotel is the Terminus Station, Waterfront Station. It will cost between $7.75 to $9.00 CAD (depending on the time of travel) for a two-zone fare. All transit users travelling on the Canada Line leaving YVR are subject to a $5 Canada Line YVR AddFare, in addition to the regular zone fare. AddFare is automatically added when a user purchases a fare card. A Compass Card, day pass, or one way ticket may be purchased from a ticketing vending machine at any Skytrain station.

For information about fares, visit

Visa Information


Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an eTA, for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed. As of March 15, 2016, it is mandatory for all travelers to apply for an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada. Find out more about Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

Visitors to Canada require a valid passport and may require a visitor’s visa. For information on visa requirements and exemptions please check with the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. To check online – go to: and click “Visit” from the menu.

Attendees from the USA may check entry/exit requirements to Canada outlined in the U.S. Department of State Consular Information website. Proof of citizenship must be provided.

An official Letter of Invitation to obtain a Visa and authorization to attend IAPCO 2020’s 51st General Assembly and Annual Meeting will be issued ONLY after registration has been completed and full payment received by the Conference Secretariat.

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