Visa & Passport Information
All annual meeting participants who are not from visa-exempt countries will need a temporary resident visa to enter Canada.
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VISA IS REQUIRED
Getting to Vancouver
- By Air: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) — Breeze Through!
- By Car from the U.S.: Vancouver is located just 30 km north of the Canada/U.S. border. From Seattle, take Interstate 5 (I-5), which becomes Hwy 99 (the “Sea-to-Sky Highway”) across the Canada/U.S. border. Approx. driving time: 3 hours (distance: 235 km/145 mi).
- By Rail: Amtrak, Via Rail Canada and the Rocky Mountaineer offer rail service to and from downtown Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station. Approx. travel time from Seattle: 4 hours.
From the Airport (YVR)
Transportation Options in Vancouver
GSA continues to work on greening our meetings,
but did you know there are things that you can do as well?
Here are a few items to consider when traveling.