In 2019, the NFA conference will be hosted at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. The Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel is located in downtown Vancouver close to waterfront. A room at the conference hotel can be booked here
The closest airport is http://www.yvr.ca/en/passengers. Transport to the hotel by taxi takes cca 30 minutes http://www.yvr.ca/en/passengers/transportation/taxis. Another option is taking Skytrain Canada Line directly from the airport’s arrivals hall to downtown http://www.yvr.ca/en/passengers/transportation/public-transportation. See the attached map for walking directions from the Canada Line’s Waterfront station to the conference hotel.
CONFERENCE DINNER VENUE
The conference dinner will be held at the Vancouver Aquarium on Saturday, September 14th star-ting at 7:15pm. Dinner guests will be able to explore the entire Aquarium during this buffet dinner evening.
Coaches will be ready to transfer dinner guests from the conference hotel to the Aquarium. The buses will be ready for boarding at the hotel entrance at 6:30pm. Similarly, coaches will be transferring dinner guests from the Aquarium back to the conference hotel later in the evening. The first bus will depart from the Aquarium at 9:00pm and the service will continue every 30 minutes or whenever a bus is full. The last buses will leave the Aquarium at 10:00pm and 10:30pm.
Alternatively, the guests can walk to/back from the Aquarium. It is 30 minutes’ walk through the Stanley Park and along the waterfront with marina in Coal Harbor. These places are among the top tourists’ attractions of Vancouver so, weather permitting, walking will be a treat. The walkway is especially nice in the evening when the waterfront is all lit up.
There will be a walking group led by conference organizers leaving the conference hotel at 6:30pm. The walking group will be organized for the walk back as well. This walking group will leave the Aquarium at 9:30pm. See the attached map for walking directions between the conference hotel and the Aquarium.