Location & Travel

SHARP 2017, Technologies of the Book, will take place in Victoria, BC, Canada, primarily on the University of Victoria campus. Victoria is accessible by plane via the international hubs of Vancouver and Seattle.

Electronic Travel Authorization
The electronic travel authorization, or eTA, is an online pre-screening process required for travellers coming to Canada from countries that do not require a visa. Information on the eTA as well as access to the application can be found here.

Getting to Victoria

  • car and passenger ferry from Vancouver, BC (Tsawwassen) to Victoria, BC (Sidney, Swartz Bay)
  • luxury passenger ferry from downtown Vancouver, BC to downtown Victoria, BC
  • bus service between downtown Vancouver, BC, the Vancouver Airport (Richmond), and downtown Victoria, BC. *Please note that this bus travels via the ferry noted above
  • seaplane from downtown Vancouver, BC to downtown Victoria, BC
  • helicopter from downtown Vancouver, BC to downtown Victoria, BC
  • plane from Vancouver, BC (Richmond) to Victoria, BC (Saanich) *Please note that the airport in Vancouver is international
  • passenger-only boat from downtown Seattle, WA to downtown Victoria, BC *Please note that the airport in Seattle is international
  • car and passenger ferry from Port Angeles, WA to downtown Victoria, BC
  • car and passenger ferry from Anacortes, WA to Sidney, BC

Getting Around Victoria
There are many bus routes to travel around Victoria. From campus, bus routes 4, 14, and 15 will take you downtown in ~15-20 minutes. The current adult fare is currently $2.50 (exact change only). A DayPASS, which allows transfers and unlimited travel, can be purchased on board the bus for $5 or two bus tickets. For more information, including transit maps and directions to popular destinations, please visit BC Transit.

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