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New Horizons in Headache
7 - 10 September 2017, Vancouver

GENERAL INFORMATION

Below you will find a number of useful points to help you plan your trip to Vancouver. 

Climate 
Vancouver offers a comfortable climate year-round with mild winters (average 5°C or 41°F) and warm summers (just over 20°C or 68°F).

Electricity
Vancouver and the rest of Canada uses the same electricity voltage as in the United States, which is 110V. If you’re coming from a country with different shaped pins, you’ll need to bring a plug converter with you. Be advised that these are difficult to find in Vancouver.

Time Zone
Vancouver is in the Pacific Time Zone. Daylight savings time (PDT) is in effect from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November when the zone switches to (PST).

Taxation
After April 1st 2013, you pay a 5% federal tax goods and services tax (GST) on many items, and an additional 7% provincial sales tax (PST) on some.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Please be aware starting 15 March 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa.

Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed. To find out if you require an eTA please click here

Language
Vancouver has a variety of different cultures speaking a variety of languages, the two most common would be English and Spanish.

Currency
The currency in Vancouver is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), you may see this the following two signs C$ or $.

CONTACT

phone+44 (0) 1730 715243