Getting Here is Easy

Travelling to Canada to attend our conference is easy

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a major airport with direct flights to many destinations worldwide. Once you land at YVR use the Skytrain to get you downtown to the conference venue in under 30 minutes.

Airfare discounts

Air Canada has been designated the Official Airline of SNOMED CT Expo 2018 and is pleased to offer our delegates discounts on airfare. Upon your event registration you will receive a discount code for airfare to Vancouver booked at  Almost all routes (including codeshares) are eligible and your earning of frequent flyer miles is not affected. Discounts vary depending on route and class of service, but generally range between 5-12%. If you have any questions about how to use the code please contact the SNOMED International events team


International Connections to Vancouver (YVR)

55 airlines

Fly to YVR directly

Top rated airport in North America for 8 consecutive years

YVR is the only airport to have ever received this honor in the prestigious SkyTrax awards.

Direct service to 5 continents

Take advantage of direct flights to many international destinations.

How to get to the Pan Pacific Hotel from YVR?


Click here to see the full map and flight times.

Visa Process and Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTA) for Canada

Many visitors to Canada require a visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).  You can find out more information on Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website

We are no longer issuing invitation letters unless you have an exceptional circumstance. If you require a visa you should follow these steps:
  1. Contact to determine if there is still time to get your visa 
  2. Complete your Expo registration 
  3. Check the processing times and documentation requirements for your country. Depending on your location you may need to allow up to a month for the visa to be processed. We will process requests for invitation letters within a week so please add this to your timelines
  4. Email to request your invitation letter. In order to create an invitation letter for you we require the following information: complete name (as appears on passport), passport number, date of birth, address and telephone number, purpose of the trip, arrival/departure dates and who will be paying for your trip

Please note we may require additional documentation from you in order to issue the invitation letter if you haven't attended our conference before.