Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on  Korean Peninsula

Media Aide-Memoire: Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on Korean Peninsula

The Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula will take place on January 16, 2018, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C.

Accreditation

Media accreditation badge

Media participants must be accredited for the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula to access the venue.

Media accreditation closed at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 10, 2018. Registrations are no longer being accepted.

Distribution of accreditation badges

Media can pick up their accreditation badges at the Vancouver Conference Centre on January 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, and January 16, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. PT.

Identity badges bearing participant photos will be required by all media to access the conference site and events. This badge must be worn at all times and must be clearly visible for purposes of security and access control to the conference site and events.

Media centre

The media centre will be located in the Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver. Accredited media will be escorted to the media centre upon arrival.

The media centre will provide accredited media a workspace with table, chair, free Wi-Fi Internet and access to electrical power outlets.

Requests for audio-visual lines or dedicated data should be directed to:

Greg Davey
Director, Telecom and Technology
Vancouver Convention Centre
gdavey@vancouverconventioncentre.com
Tel.: 604-647-7372
Cell: 778-835-7507

All media queries concerning the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula should be directed to Global Affairs Canada’s Media Relations Office at media@international.gc.ca.

Live media feeds

Media can access a video feed of open events from the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting at the following sites:

When: January 16, 2018:

Entry formalities and visas

U.S. citizens do not require a visa to travel to Canada.

If you are a citizen from another country you may need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada. Some travellers may only need their valid passport. To find out what you may need to enter Canada, please refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Transportation and accommodations

Media representatives are responsible for arranging their own accommodations.

Taxi

One-way taxi fare from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to the hotel is approximately $35. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes.

Public transit

Rapid transit, the Canada Line, connects Vancouver International Airport with downtown Vancouver. Trains leave the airport station approximately every seven minutes during most times of the day, with a one-way fare of approximately $8. The trip takes 26 minutes.

Weather

The average daily maximum temperature in Vancouver in January is 6°C (43°F).

The average daily minimum temperature is 1°C (34°F).

Visit Weather Information - Vancouver, BC for current weather forecasts.

Time difference

Vancouver, British Columbia, is on Pacific Time (PT), UTC-8.

Currency

The currency is the Canadian dollar (CAD). Major credit cards (e.g. VISA, MasterCard) are widely accepted in Vancouver. Most bank cards can also be used at ATMs to withdraw cash in Canadian dollars.

Tipping

Tipping is customary in sit-down restaurants and is rarely included in the bill. The typical range is 15% to 20% of the pre-tax total of the bill. For taxi fares, it is customary to add 10% to 15% to the total as a tip to the driver.

Electricity

The standard voltage in North America is 120 volts, while the frequency is 60 Hertz. Adaptors may not be readily available.

Visiting Vancouver

For information regarding tourist attractions, hotels, and restaurants in Vancouver, please visit Tourism Vancouver.

Contacts

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
media@international.gc.ca
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