Plan Your Trip

Accommodation


A block of 50 dormitory style single rooms is available for conference attendees in Schäffer Hall for $69/night plus taxes. Part of the University of Alberta Lister Conference Centre, these bright and comfortable rooms have private washrooms, high speed internet* (requires Ethernet cable), and a work desk. Each room features windows that open and black-out blinds. Check-in is after 4:00 pm and check-out is by 11:00 am.


Schäffer Hall offers common areas featuring lounges with comfortable seating, cable television, and telephone service with free local calls on each floor, as well as kitchens and coin-operated laundry service. A mini-convenience store, The Marina, offers a wide variety of products and services and features some popular dining outlets such as Booster Juice, Pizza 73, and Tim Horton's. The Ship is a gathering place and leisure seating area connected to The Marina, featuring two large screen TVs and a pool table.


*There is free wifi access across campus.


For more information, a map, and photographs, go to https://www.residence.ualberta.ca/prospective-residents/schaffer-hall.


For more information on accommodation, visit the University of Alberta’s Conference Services website at: http://asinfo.ualberta.ca/en/ConferenceServices/Accommodation.aspx.


Other popular options for accommodation include:

Campus Tower Suite Hotel, 11145 – 87 Avenue NW

Matrix Hotel, 10640 – 100 Avenue NW

  • take the LRT or a short drive across the river to this boutique hotel near the Legislative Grounds and downtown

  • www.matrixedmonton.com

Varscona Hotel, 8208 – 106 Street NW

  • a short drive takes you to this lifestyle hotel on historic and trendy Whyte Avenue

  • www.varscona.com




Local Transportation


The University of Alberta is a transportation hub, with two LRT stops and good bus service. Edmonton Transit has a helpful trip planner website: http://etstripplanner.edmonton.ca/PlanYourTrip.aspx


The City of Edmonton has an excellent “Driving, Cycling & Walking” website with additional information.

http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation.aspx


Edmonton also has the Pogo CarShare program, which covers the university and Whyte Avenue areas. There is a $35 sign-up fee before you can use the service.


The conference organizers hope to arrange group travel by bus for attendees from cities such as Lethbridge, Calgary, and Grande Prairie.




Tourism


Edmonton Tourism’s official website is found at Explore Edmonton:: http://exploreedmonton.com


The City of Edmonton’s Festivals and Events Schedule is found at the following link:


http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/schedule-festivals-events.aspx