Flights and Local InformationLast updated July 23rd, 2014
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:
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 Transit, VIA Rail Canada, Greyhound Canada, Coach Canada, and Aboutown.
Location & Parking
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.
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:
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