Getting Here

Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta. As such we have an international airport with flights coming in from all over North America. There are plenty of flights coming into Edmonton daily.

The conference is going to take place in the University of Alberta Fine Arts building Here

Transit from the airport is limited. But there is a shuttle that goes to the University very regularly. This is the ONLY affordable way to travel from the airport to the university and your accomodations. Taking a cab is about $50 each way to the university. The Sky Shuttle information is Here


1. Campus Tour Suite (1145 87 Ave) 
– A bit pricey, but one of the closest hotels to campus:
2. Varscona Hotel on Whyte Ave (8208 106 st.)
3. Metterra Hotel on Whyte Ave (10454 82 Ave)
4. Days Inn University (10333 University Ave)
  • Basic room from $124.99/night (must be able to show you are a U of A student at check in). Rate includes continental breakfast, parking and Internet access.
  • Hotel requires credit card at check in
  • Staffed 24 hours
5. Matrix Hotel (Downtown) (10640 100 Ave)
6. Days Inn Edmonton (10041 106 St.)
7. Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown (10425 100th Ave)
  • Basic rooms starting at approximately $99/night
  • Rates vary depending on the time of year
  • Walking distance to LRT station
  • Rate includes continental breakfast, parking and free WiFi access
1. HI Edmonton (10647 81 Ave)
To book visit here:
2. Hostelling International
Phone: 1-866-762-4122 (toll free)
Fax: 780-988-8698

  • Daily dormitory accommodation (8 beds per unit) starting at:
    • April 1 – May 31: $27 for members, $29.70 for non-members
    • June 1 – Sept 30: $30 for members, $33 for non-members
  • 20 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride from campus
  • Rate varies depending on time of year
  • See HI hostels across Alberta (above)
3. YMCA Housing (10030–102A Avenue)

Phone (780) 421–9622

  • Dorm-style rooms: $30/day (no co-ed dorms)
  • Single rooms available per day or per week at varying rates
  • Accommodation is available for men and women on separate floors. $10 deposit for key is required. Rooms are available on a first–come, first–served basis (cannot be reserved in advance but can be put on hold for up to two hours). Residents have access to a common room, swimming pool and a cafeteria.
  • Women’s accommodations are on a secured floor
  • Close to Churchill LRT station, 10 min. to campus
4. Go Backpackers Hostel
10526 Jasper Avenue

Phone: 780-423-4146 or 1-877-6HOSTEL (1-877-646-7835 toll free in North America only)

  • 8 bed dorm  from $25 per night
  • 6 bed dorm from $27 per night
  • 4 bed dorm from $29 per night
  • Reservations recommended from May to September
  • All dorm rooms have individual lockers for each occupant that are designed to hold large backpacks. You just have to bring your own lock.

This website is easy to use and has various options of different types of accommodation (single room or sometimes the whole house/condo etc). There are a number of options close to campus. Here is their website:

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