Airport

Edmonton International Airport (EIA)
The Edmonton International Airport is located 30 kilometers south of downtown Edmonton along Alberta’s primary north-south access (Alberta Provincial Highway No.2). EIA is a convenient 30-minute drive from downtown Edmonton, 75 minutes north from Red Deer and 2.5 hours north from Calgary. The airport is accessible via Airport Road at Exit 522 on Highway 2. This airport has up to 60 non-stop national, US and international destinations.

By shuttle or bus

Airport transfers
Edmonton International Airport offers excellent ground transportation options for arriving and departing passengers. These include the Edmonton Skyshuttle, which provides convenient connections to major hotels and other destinations across the city, as well as Edmonton Transit System’s Route 747 bus service, which connects passengers to the city’s bus and LRT network.

Skyshuttle

The pick-up point of the Skyshuttle is on the Arrivals level (next to door #7).
Skyshuttle only stops at hotels when booked in advance online or by phone at 780-465-8515. Major credit cards and cash are accepted.

For more details about scheduling, please go to:
http://edmontonskyshuttle.com/

Rates are

  • Adult: $18.00 one-way*
  • Adult: $30.00 round trip*

Rates for children can be viewed at: http://edmontonskyshuttle.com/rates/

*Plus GST

Route 747 Bus Service

Edmonton Transit System’s (ETS) Route 747 is an express bus service that runs every half hour (during peak hours – see full schedule) between EIA and the Century Park bus and LRT station, providing superb transit connections across the city. This bus service runs every day of the week starting at 4:10 am from Century Park and 4:34 am from EIA.

Schedule:
http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/transit/route_schedules_and_maps/current/RT747.pdf

Rates are

  • $5.00 cash paid to driver or 2 adult ETS tickets (one-way)
  • Adult: $30.00 round trip*

Tickets can be purchased at the Ground Transportation Booth at the airport on the Arrivals level (next to door #7). Free WI-FI on Route 747 bus.

Car Rentals

The Edmonton International Airport holds 6 rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.
Click here for phone numbers: http://flyeia.com/coming-and-going/car-rentals#sm.01hpfn1h1cm2fmu10871yxipzr4n7

Taxis and Limos

The flat rate for transportation from the Airport to downtown Edmonton is $55 by taxi and $66 by limo.

Phone numbers:

24-7 Taxi Line: 780 442 4444
Airport Taxi Service: 780 890 7070
Co-op Taxi Line: 780 425 2525
Greater Edmonton Taxi Service:
(Barrel, Checker, Prestige, Yellow):
780 462 3456
Air Limousine: 780 989 7099

Attractions, Events, Nightlife and Restaurants

From culinary experiences to adventures, the Travel Alberta Tourism office will help you plan an unforgettable experience. Please click here to start your adventure!
Local attractions close to the Westin Edmonton Hotel include: Edmonton Arts District, Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, Valley Zoo, and West Edmonton Mall.

Shopping and Entertainment at the West Edmonton Mall

At the “mall”, you can surf the prairies at the World Waterpark, then hit the zip line, rip down the 17+ waterslides or simply splash around in the wave pool. And if you’re in the mood for shopping, grab your sneakers and hit the 800+ retailers and boutiques spanning the equivalent of 48 city blocks. Click here for more fun at the Mall. If this isn’t enough, check out the casino, movie theatre, Galaxyland Amusement Park, or one of the many other attractions.

Sales Taxes

Alberta does not have a provincial sales tax so that makes it fun for shopping! However there is a 5% GST (goods and services) tax. All hotels in Edmonton have a housing tax of 4%.

Tipping

Tipping in Edmonton is generally expected and many restaurants hope to receive around 10 to 15 per cent of the bill as a tip, although a number of eateries now automatically include service charges on the bill. Taxi drivers, barbers, hairdressers and hotel staff in Edmonton also expect tips, however small.

Banks

Tourists visiting Edmonton are able to use their credit and debit cards at ATMs, which can be found almost everywhere, providing a convenient way to exchange currency. Most banks in Edmonton are open between Monday and Friday, although their opening hours are slightly shorter than regular shops and stores in Edmonton.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be issued by e-mail after the conference.

Climate & Clothing

In the month of May, the daily high temperatures range from 12° to 19° degrees Celsius (53° – 66° degrees Fahrenheit). Nightly temperatures are around 8° degrees Celsius (46° degrees Fahrenheit). A light sweater is recommended to be comfortable in the session rooms.

Getting around Edmonton

Edmonton has over 200 kilometres of bike and walking trails to explore. You can get around by bus transit or taxi. Please click here for more information on transportation.

Languages

The official language of the Conference will be English. We do not foresee to offer simultaneous translation.

Liability

The CCOCR, its Organizing Committees and Professional Congress Organizer shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered participants of the 2018 CCOCR Conference.

Edmonton Welcome Centre

This tourist information centre is located downtown, steps away from the river valley. You can visit them at:
West Shaw Building
9797 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri – 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Phone: 780-401-7696
Email: info@exploreedmonton.com

Visit Edmonton

You are looking to extend your stay and take advantage of what Edmonton has to offer? Click here.