5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

Flights and Local Information

Last updated July 23rd, 2014


Toronto Pearson International Airport
    Toll Free: 1.866.207.1690
 The Region of Waterloo International Airport
    Toll Free: 1.877.688.5518

Hamilton International Airport
    phone: 905.679.1999 x260

 London International Airport
    Phone: 519.452.4015

Getting Here

The conference will be held at the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. The city of Waterloo is reachable by air, rail and ground transportation.

The campus is approximately a 25-minute drive away from Waterloo International Airport, 70 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, and 80 minutes from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

From Waterloo International Airport, the campus is most easily reached (if not renting a car) using one of the local taxi services: United Taxi, City Cabs, or Waterloo Taxi; for which the approximate cost of taxi trip will be $40.00.

From Toronto Pearson International Airport, the campus is most easily reached using Airways Transit

Airways Transit connects Toronto Pearson airport with the Kitchener-Waterloo area providing 24/7 door-to-door shared ride service. For Toronto Pearson airport transfers we have obtained a reduced fare for single travellers and group fares for parties of 2 or more. All fares shown are one way, tax included.

Toronto Pearson airport

1 passenger:   $   69.00    2 passengers:  $ 134.00

3 passengers: $  147.00   4 passengers:  $ 155.00

5 passengers: $ 175.00

Advance reservations are required:

Online: http://conferences.airwaystransit.com

Enter Booking Code: ICWIP 2014 (enter exactly as shown)

By phone:  519-886-2121  24 hours – identify yourself as an ICWIP 2014 delegate.



Waterloo is within a two-hour driving distance from the US border. Cars can be rented from most major car rental companies and driven across the border from the USA. Intercity transit service is provided by GO TransitVIA Rail CanadaGreyhound CanadaCoach Canada, and Aboutown.

Directions to the Waterloo campus

Campus maps


Location & Parking


Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3C5


Visitor pay and display lots as well as metered parking are available.
Visitor Parking Lots


Getting around town

The conference venue (Wilfrid Laurier University) is within walking distance to Uptown Waterloo, the centre of town. There are numerous restaurants and shops in the vicinity of the campus.  

You can also get around town using local taxi services, or you can travel by bus in the Region of Waterloo using Grand River Transit. Wilfrid Laurier University is serviced by routes 7, 8, 12, 29, 200, and 201 on University Ave. W. and King St. N. A system map and route schedules are available on Grand River Transit's Web site. 


The Grand River Transit offers MobilityPLUS, a service for transporting individuals with impaired mobility  If you require this type of transportation, please contact Connie Davison by email at cdavison@wlu.ca or by phone at 519.884.0710 x3230.


Local recommendations on various activities is provided below. More comprehensive recommendations may be found on the Web sites of Region of Waterloo, Explore Waterloo Region, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener, and City of Cambridge. Great Canadian Holidays offers a number of tours that may be organized before or after the conference.

Waterloo is home to several notable tourist attractions and areas of interest. These include:

    Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
    Centre for International Governance Innovation
    Conestoga Mall
    Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games
    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
    RIM Park
    Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
    Waterloo-St. Jacobs Railway

Restaurants and Markets:

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Other nearby attractions include:

    African Lion Safari (in Flamborough)
    Centre in the Square (in Kitchener)
    Doon Heritage Crossroads (in South Kitchener)
    St. Jacobs
    Joseph Schneider Haus (in Kitchener)
    Stratford Festival of Canada (in Stratford)
    Waterloo Regional Children's Museum (in downtown Kitchener)
    Woodside National Historic Site (in Kitchener)