We recommend that non-local participants arrive via the Victoria International Airport (YYJ). Take some care purchasing tickets to Victoria BC Canada (YYJ), especially from the States. This is not the same place as Victoria, Texas. On US-based flight-booking webpages Victoria, Texas often comes up first in a search for "Victoria".
Be aware that while Vancouver and Seattle are physically close to Victoria, it takes considerable time to travel to Victoria from those locations if not by air. There are ferries and a bus service available, but be aware it will likely take 5 (or more) hours if you choose to travel this way. There is also a ferry between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, if you intend to travel by car. Do reserve your crossing well in advance if you choose to travel via ferry, as the ferries can get busy. The ferry from Seattle is pedestrian-only. The ferry from Vancouver (Tsawassen) accepts vehicles. The Tsawwassen-Victoria (Swartz Bay) ferry is quite beautiful, especially just before sunset. Ferry travel is considerably less reliable than flight -- sailings can be delayed or cancelled due to weather, mechanical problems or labour strife, so try to avoid sensitive travel connections immediately after a ferry trip.
From the Victoria airport (YYJ) you will want to get a taxi to the University of Victoria. Check-in for participants staying in the dorms is at the Craigdarroch Office Building, located by Parking Lot 5.
Most participants will stay in the University of Victoria dorms. We will give participants instructions on how to reserve their own rooms.