The 2020 CAMM ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity: Maritime Museums as centers for dialogue
April 27-29 2020
in Vancouver, British Columbia, hosted by the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
Idyllically located on the shores of beautiful English Bay, the Vancouver Maritime Museum (established in 1959) tells the history of maritime endeavors of people from Canada in the Arctic, the Pacific, in Vancouver and along the coast of British Columbia. One of the highlights of its collections is the National Historic Site St. Roch, built in 1928 to serve the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in its activities along the coast and in the Arctic.
The Vancouver Maritime Museum is one of a series of cultural institutions located in Vanier park, the city’s important cultural hub. Hotels, restaurants and Vancouver’s thrilling, throbbing and thriving downtown area are within a 20 minutes-walk. Besides, there is ample availability of public transport by bus and ferry.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION
Conference attendees travel from outside Canada must be in possession of valid documentation to both enter and depart Canada. Be aware that such documents usually must be valid beyond your dates of travel and that obtaining such documents can be time consuming. Please make sure you have the necessary documentation well in advance.
Registration for the conference is now open. The registration form and details of costs are here: camm-registration-form-2020
The conference hotel is the Granville Island Hotel: https://www.granvilleislandhotel.com/. Tel: 1-800-663-1840 / 1-604-683-7373. Make your reservation here. Select your dates and, using the drop-down menu, enter CAMM20 in Access Code/Corporate Rate to get the conference rate. Please note that this rate will not be available for reservations made after March 27, 2020.
We have a conference rate at a nearby mainland hotel, the Opus Hotel: https://vancouver.opushotel.com/en-us. Tel: 1-866-642-6787. Make your reservation using this link: CAMM 2020 Conference or contact the hotel direct.
We also offer a budget accommodation option at the HI Vancouver Downtown: https://hihostels.ca/en/destinations/british-columbia/hi-vancouver-downtown#, Tel: 1-604-685-5335. The conference rate for private rooms is $100. Reservations must be made using this link: hihostels.ca. Use promo code VMM20 to access the conference rate.
An easy way to travel from the Opus Hotel or the Hostel International to Granville Island is by ferry: https://granvilleislandferries.bc.ca/. A pass for False Creek Ferries will be included with your welcome package at registration.
Travel from/to Vancouver Airport (YVR)
YVR to Granville Island Hotel:
A taxi ride to Kitsilano has a flat rate of $32.00. Taxis are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the Domestic and International Arrivals Area at YVR.
Take the Canada Line going to Waterfront (North-bound). Ride for 8 stops, getting off at Broadway-City Hall station (19 minutes). At Broadway-City Hall Station at Bay 2 take the #15 Bus. Exit the bus at Westbound Lameys Mill Rd @ 1300 Block (do not exit at Olympic Village Station). Walk about 6 min (550 m) to the Granville Island Hotel (1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9). Directions below.
- After exiting the bus head North-west on Lameys Mill Rd.
- Turn right onto Fountain Way Ct.
- To continue on Fountain Way Ct. turn right again and take the stairs. At the bottom of the stairs turn right again.
- Turn left onto Birch Walk.
- Turn right onto Island Park Walk
- Turn left towards Cartwright St.
- Turn right towards Cartwright St.
- Turn right onto Cartwright St.
- Turn right onto Johnston St.
- Destination will be on the right.
YVR to Opus Hotel
Taxi: A taxi ride to downtown Vancouver has a flat rate of $32.00. Taxis are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the Domestic and International Arrivals Area at YVR.
Take the Canada Line going to Waterfront (North-bound). Ride for 10 stops, getting off at Yaletown-Roundhouse station (22 minutes).
- Exit the sky train station and turn right (Northwest) on Davie St. The Opus Hotel is half a block away on the opposite side of the street (1 minute).
YVR to Vancouver International Hostel:
Taxi: A taxi ride to the hostel has a flat rate of $32.00. Taxis are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the Domestic and International Arrivals Area at YVR.
Take the Canada Line going to Waterfront (North-bound). Ride for 11 stops, getting off Vancouver City Center station (24 minutes). Head southwest on Granville St toward Robson St for 550 meters (6 minutes). The hostel will be on your right (1025 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4).
- Walk southwest on Granville St towards Robson St. (black arrow).
The updated CAMM 2020 VANCOUVER Program is published. Please remember that it is subject to change.
Post Conference Tours
We are offering one option for a post conference tour: a guided day trip from Vancouver to Whistler. Please note that advance reservations are necessary
2019 CAMM Annual Conference
The 2019 CAMM Annual conference was held April 24-26, 2019 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin hosted by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Images were provided by CAMM Members. Thank you.