The airport to arrive at is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Victoria, BC. There are flights on specific days and times that fly direct to Victoria, however most options include a connecting flight from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Airline Conference Discounts

The official GPC airline partner for the 20th Annual Conference is WestJet. WestJet is providing 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Victoria, British Columbia and anywhere WestJet flies in North America.

Travel from: August 12 – 29, 2018

 Coupon Code: QJC8HWM
 Promo Code: YYJ02



The official host hotel is:

The Fairmont Empress
721 Government Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 1W5

Reservations: Call 250-384-8111 and quote the group code: Governance Professionals of Canada or go to the following link to manage your booking online:

We have negotiated a preferential room rate for the conference and encourage you to make your accommodation arrangements at the host hotel. It's extremely convenient to be onsite, but it also ensures that GPC maintains its contract obligations with the hotel for overall conference and organization benefit.

Rates and room block are valid until July 18, 2018 after which accommodation is based on general hotel inventory.


 Fairmont or Deluxe  $229
 Harbourview Deluxe $279
 Signature  $319
 Junior Suite  $319
 One Bedroom Cityview Suite  $379
 One Bedroom Harbourview Suite  $429
 Two Bedroom Harbourview Suite  $529
 Vice Regal  $729

Fairmont Gold:

 City View  $319
 Harbourview  $339
 Junior Suite  $379
 One Bedroom Suite  $479
 Two Bedroom Suite  $579

Room rates do not include 5% GST, 7% PST and 1% Destination Marketing Fee (subject to change).

CANCEL POLICY: 7 days prior to arrival; An early departure fee of $114.50 will apply if you shorten your stay after check-in.



The Victoria International Airport is approximately a 30 minute drive to The Fairmont Empress and the Victoria Conference Centre. You will require a transportation service such as a taxi, rental car or shuttle to take you from the airport to the hotel or conference centre. Please be sure to consider this additional travel time in your travel bookings.

Estimated one-way taxi fare is CAD $55-60 and the hotel's preferred taxi partner is Yellow Cab. The YYJ Airport shuttle drops off and picks up at the hotel. Estimated one-way fare is CAD $25. If you choose to use the shuttle, please mention the GPC conference to receive a 10% discount.

Driving Directions from Victoria International Airport:

The hotel's main intersection is Government, between Belleville and Humboldt Streets.

  • Proceed south on Hwy 17 from airport
  • Hwy 17 becomes Blanshard Street at the city limits of Victoria
  • Continue south on Blanshard Street
  • Turn right on Belleville Street
  • Continue on Belleville Street for two blocks
  • Turn right on Government Street
  • The Fairmont Empress is located at 721 Government Street

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