The Victoria Conference Center is attached to the iconic Empress Hotel, situated on the picturesque Inner Harbour, in downtown Victoria. As this is the heart of the tourist area.

Victoria Conference Center lobby, picture from Wikipedia

Victoria Conference Center lobby, picture from Wikipedia

Accommodations : Mari Tech 2018 has secured special conference rates at the recently built DoubleTree by Hilton, and the Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour. Both of these upscale hotels are located about 3-5 minutes walk from the Victoria Conference Center where the conference will take place, and the BC Museum, a 5-10 minutes walk, where the  Thursday evening social event will take place.

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suite

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria boasts an ideal downtown location steps away from the Inner Harbour, Victoria Conference Centre, boutique shops, whale watching, museums and many arts and cultural activities. Feel at home in an inviting guest room at this hotel in Victoria, BC, equipped with a Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree bed, a refrigerator, microwave, ergonomic workspace and complimentary WiFi. Guest rooms offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Olympic Mountain Range, downtown Victoria and the Legislative Building and include the Wake up DoubleTree Breakfast™ buffet.

Special conference rates for Mari-Tech 2018 delegates are $175 per night.
To book your hotel room at these special rates click on this link.

*** Rates are available until February 18th, 2018.

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Ideally located in downtown Victoria, the multi-award winning Victoria Marriott Hotel is walking distance to all there is to see and do in Victoria BC. Stroll to the famous Inner Harbour for Victoria attractions, musicians and artisans, and whale watching tours.

Special conference rates for Mari-Tech 2018 delegates are $185 per night.
To book your hotel room at these special rates click on this link or call reservations toll-free at 1-888-236-2427 and ask for the “Mari Tech 18 group rate”.

*** Special rates at the Marriot Victoria Inner Harbour are based on hotel availability.

Accommodation “fine print”

Rates are quoted in Canadian dollars and are subject to applicable taxes and fees at the time of check-in.
Current taxes and fees are 18.32% and are subject to change without notice.
Cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival. One night’s room and tax will be charged for late cancellation and “no shows”.
Individual credit card numbers must be provided at the time of booking to guarantee each reservation.

 

Rental Vehicle : Avis and Budget have assigned us specific discount numbers for any delegate who rents a car while attending Mari Tech 2018. They are conveniently located at the Victoria International Airport, and also located in the immediate area of the hotels and conference center.

  • The Avis Worldwide Discount or AWD number is M615513.
  • The Budget Customer Discount or BCD number is X536036.

Click this link to book now, or call Avis at 1 (800) 331-1600 to make reservations, they should provide the reservations agent with the AWD number to ensure they receive the best available car rental rates.

Click this link to book now, or call Budget at 1 (800) 842-5628 to make reservations, they should provide the reservations agent with the BCD number to ensure they receive the best available car rental rates.

 

Rental vehicle “fine print”

The discounts will be effective from seven days prior to Mari-Tech 2019 until seven days after.
All rentals are subject to a driver’s license check, and all drivers should be 25 or older, with a major credit card.  Any drivers between the age of 21-24 will incur an underage fee of $27 a day.

 

Event Day Parking : VCC has a two-level underground parking garage for up to 310 vehicles, with access off Douglas Street. The parkade is open from 5:00 a.m. until midnight 365 days of the year. During these hours there is an attendant on duty. After hours, the parkade is secured. Rates are $1.75/30 minutes up to a daily maximum of $17. There is a height restriction of 6’2″ (1.88 m). There is very limited street parking nearby and overly aggressive parking enforcement.

 

Wi-Fi : Onsite, complimentary

 

Transportation : Victoria Conference Center is well served by a major thoroughfare and numerous means of transportation: Taxi, Public Transit, Water Taxi, Airport Shuttles, Walking and Biking Trails etc. Nearby, there is  float plane service to Vancouver and Seattle, as well as helicopter service. Victoria is served by the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) located about 4o minutes away from the hotel; BC Ferries in Sidney, about 50 minutes away, or the Clipper Navigation fast ferry to Seattle, is a few minutes away from the hotel.

 

Additional Local Activities : Victoria is a seasoned and popular tourist destination, many activities are walking distance from the facility; please visit the Tourism Victoria for further information.