Travelling to Vancouver

If you're arriving by air, you'll most likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located just 25 minutes from downtown, YVR is consistently rated one of the best airports in North America. There are more than a dozen international flights in and out of YVR every day, with more than 20 bound for the United States. 

Air Canada

Air Canada is happy to partner with M2S 2022 and offer discounted rates for attendees! To book a flight with your promotion code, access and enter the promotion code J6PTYWF1 in the search panel. Conditions apply. The booking is to be made to YVR - Vancouver, BC. The travel period is July 10-29, 2022.


WestJet has provided a discount code for the M2S 2022 Conference. To book a flight with the discount code please visit and enter the code N53VC55 in the Coupon code box. Conditions apply. The booking is to be made to YVR - Vancouver, BC. The travel period is July 10-29, 2022. No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings.

Delta Airlines

Delta Airline is please to offer special discounts for for M2S 2022. Please click here to book your flight with discount code NMV6X. You may also call Delta Meeting Network at 1800 328 1111 and refer to discount code. The booking is to be made to YVR - Vancouver, BC. The travel period is July 12- 27, 2022. 

Offset Your Flight's Carbon Emission
The M2S Conference is proud to participate in the effort of reducing carbon emissions and protecting our beautiful planet! Compare and book flights on FlyGreen and they will offset your flight’s carbon emissions for free. Through Air Canada's Partner Less Emissions, Canada’s first independently audited flight offset program, customers can calculate and purchase offsets to help mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with air travel. Other options are or south pole

Get Around with TransLink Public Transportation

Rent a Car - Save with Hertz
Book online at and quote CDP* ID# 2163312.The CDP savings applies to Base Rental Rate only. Taxes, tax reimbursement, fees, surcharges and optional service charges, such as refueling, are not included. Discounts vary by rental date, location and vehicle type. Discounts in local currency upon redemption. Advance reservation is required. Age, driver, credit and qualifying rate restrictions for the renting location apply. Blackout periods may apply.

Visa Information

Visa Applications
Please refer to IRCC website to learn about a temporary resident visa (visitor visa) and the process to apply for one.

Please note that visa applications are considered on a case-by-case basis based on the information presented by the applicant. The onus is on the applicant to show that they meet the requirements for a temporary resident visa. While a special event code has been assigned to your event, it does not offer any advantage to the applicant, in terms of a positive visa outcome. The applicant must meet all the eligibility criteria in order to receive a visa.

Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year.  Participants are encouraged to check the processing times calculator for guidance, but generally we recommend applying approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time for the start of the event.

Biometrics Expansion
Since the summer of 2018, when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence you need to give your fingerprints and a photo. To facilitate repeat travel to Canada, applicants for a visitor visa, study or work permit will only need to give their biometrics once every 10 years. For additional information on whether or not you require a biometric, please refer to our fast facts about Biometrics.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Since November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals must have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.

Invitation letter
M2S can provide a letter of invitation to those who require one for visas or for other related administrative reasons. This letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to Canada and does not imply any commitment for the M2S Conference to provide financial support. To receive an invitation letter, delegates must first register for the conference and letters will only be issued to attendees who have paid for their registration in full. Please be advised that the Conference Secretariat requires 2-3 business days to process visa invitation letters. In the case of payment not made with a credit card, the Secretariat needs to verify the registration payment has been received before providing a letter. Please note that cancellations after the pre-registration cut-off may result in a partial or full cancellation fee. A visa invitation letter is no guarantee to receive a visa and it is the sole responsibility of the attendee to contact the embassy or consulate to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry into the country. The Conference Secretariat reserves the right to refuse requests for visa invitation letters submitted less than 6 weeks prior to the event.

Good to Know Before You Go

You can exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at authorized currency exchange counters in Vancouver and at the airport. You can also exchange currency at banks and financial institutions across British Columbia. To approximately calculate your exchange rate, try the Bank of Canada Daily Currency Converter.  

Fire, Police, Medical, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) can all be reached by dialing 911.  

Most people in BC speak English at home. After English, the most common languages spoken at home are Cantonese and Mandarin, Punjabi, German, Tagalog, French, Korean, Spanish, and Farsi. 

Vancouver is located on Canada’s West Coast, and is the largest city of the province of British Columbia.  

In Canada, power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

The World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index Report ranked Canada as the 7th safest country and under Canada’s Crime Severity Index, and Vancouver ranks better than the national average.  

Vancouver is on Pacific Time.  

Tipping is standard practice in Vancouver and across Canada with a standard minimum tip of 15% for servers in restaurants, bars and other establishments. Tips can also be given to drivers, tour guides, spa therapists, hairdressers, bartenders, hotel attendants, etc., at your discretion. 

Vancouver has an oceanic climate, meaning mild temperatures year-round. In the fall, one can expect cool weather and rain. Check current Vancouver weather conditions.  

Besides the airport, most coffee shops and libraries, a free Wi-Fi project in the city is expanding, so many places downtown and other popular tourist destinations have free Wi-Fi. 


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