Travel and Accommodation Information

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Travel and Accommodation Information

    Travel and Accommodation Information


A printable campus map is available at -- click on “Campus

    Maps”. All presentations of papers take place in the David Strong Building (DSB), in

    Room C 103 or Room C 112. The initial Registration and the following Reception on Tuesday afternoon take place in “Caddy’s”, Cadboro Commons Building, but on

    subsequent days there will be a Registration/Information table in the foyer of DSB, outside Room C 103. There is a book exhibit in Room B 145 of the Cornett Building.

for Tuesday 29 July:

1:00 Board of Directors Meeting: Henderson Room, Cadboro Commons Building

    3:00 5:00 Conference Registration: “Caddy’s”, Cadboro Commons Building

    3:30 5:30 Reception: “Caddy’s”, Cadboro Commons Building

    7:30 Opening Session: C 103 (DSB)


    Victoria is at the southern end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It can be reached by air or sea.

    IF YOU ARE FLYING TO VICTORIA: you can fly either through Seattle, Washington (USA) or through Vancouver, B.C. (Canada). From Victoria Airport, the “Airporter” shuttle bus serves downtown Victoria and also the University of Victoria (on request). It runs every 30 minutes and costs (Canadian) $13.00. A taxi for the same journey will cost between $40.00 and $45.00.

    IF YOU ARE DRIVING TO VICTORIA: (1) the most frequent car ferries by far are from Tsawwassen (near the Canada/United States border, 35 km south of Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (30 km north of Victoria and the University of Victoria). They leave Tsawwassen hourly from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (June 26 - July 30) and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (July 31 - September 7). The crossing time is 1 hr. 35 min. Reservations ($15 extra per crossing) can be made through the internet (“Reservations” on; otherwise there is often a one-sailing wait during the summer or a two-sailing wait at peak times. From Swartz Bay, the road to Victoria is clearly marked and traffic to the University is directed east on MacKenzie. (2) There is a car ferry called the “Coho”, which sails between Port Angeles, Washington (about a 3? hour drive from Seattle) and downtown Victoria. The crossing time is 1 hr. 35 min. and during the summer there are four crossings daily in each direction (see for the schedule, and also

    olympicpeninsula.gif for a map). [From Port Angeles there is also a passenger-only ferry, the Victoria Express (journey time 1 hour), and provision is made for drivers to leave their cars at the terminal and travel as foot passengers. During the summer it makes three crossings daily from Port Angeles (8.10 a.m., 12.15 p.m. and 4.15 p.m.) and from Victoria (9.45 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6.15 p.m.); for further details, see] (3) There is a car ferry from Anacortes, Washington (about a 2? hour drive from Seattle) to Sidney (close to Swartz Bay, see (1) above). Boats

    leave twice daily. They travel through the San Juan/Gulf Islands and make stops on the way. The total journey time is 3 hours. For further details, see (including details on how

    to make reservations.)


    Clipper” is a high-speed catamaran, which sails from downtown Seattle to downtown Victoria. There is reserved seating and you will need to book well ahead (“Online Booking” on The minimum crossing

    time is 2? hours, and it is a lovely trip. For exact details of the schedule, see A taxi from Seattle airport to the

    Clipper dock will cost about $15 - $20. From downtown Victoria, a # 14 bus will take you to the University ($1.75); or a taxi to the University will cost about $15. (2) Foot passengers on the Tsawwassen Swartz Bay ferry can travel by Pacific Coach Lines

    from Vancouver airport to the ferry terminal. There is also a Pacific Coach Lines service from Swartz Bay to downtown Victoria. Local public buses would cost $2.50 to the University, but they are slower and you would need to change at the Town and Country shopping center from bus # 70 to # 26. A taxi would cost around the same as from the airport, maybe slightly more. (3) The “Coho” car ferry sails between Port Angeles and downtown Victoria; for details, see (2) in the DRIVING TO VICTORIA section and (1) in this section.

    Further details of travel to Victoria and the University of Victoria can be obtained from “Getting to Victoria” on the website and from “Directions

    to UVic” on Other general information can be found on,, and


    University accommodation is located 5 to 10 minutes’ walk from the building where the conference is taking place (the David Strong Building). The shuttle bus from the airport stops outside the housing office, which is in the midst of the residences. Single rooms cost $44.00 per day for bed and breakfast, double rooms $55.00. There are also (self-catering) “cluster units”, which include 4 single bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, 2 washrooms and a shower room. These cost $146.25 per day but need to be booked as a whole unit, i.e. it is not possible for one person to book just a single room in such a unit.

There is a very early deadline May 29 for booking university accommodation, and

    the first night’s payment is required as a deposit. Payment can be made by Mastercard, Visa, or personal cheque if supported by a Mastercard or Visa number. The postal address of the housing office is:

     Housing, Food and Conference Services

     University of Victoria

     PO Box 1700 STN CSC

     Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 2Y2

The website is, the e-mail address is, the phone

    number (250)-721-8395 and the fax (250)-721-8930. When booking, people should mention that they are attending the LACUS conference.

    A block of 25 rooms has been reserved also at the Best Western Carlton Plaza Hotel in downtown Victoria, which can be reached by the shuttle bus from the airport (ask to get off at the City Hall) and is close to good bus transportation to UVic (bus # 14, $1.75). Single rooms cost $79.00 per day and a suite (which includes a kitchenette and an extra bed) costs $99.00. The deadline for booking this accommodation is June

    27. It can be booked by phoning Chrispin Ng’ang’a or Kate Saunders 7 days a week

    during the day (Pacific time) on 1-800-663-7241. People should quote the LACUS onfirmation number (222741) and mention the “Linguistic Association (of Canada c

    and the United States)”.

    For information about other Bed and Breakfast accommodation, or for further details about any of the above, conference participants may contact the local organizer of LACUS Forum 30, Gordon Fulton (

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