About Vancouver

We’re pleased to host our 2018 Global Congress in Vancouver, recognized as the top destination for Canada. Vancouver offers visitors both outstanding opportunities for invigorating adventure, and the cosmopolitan conveniences of a world-class city. Take advantage of the city's oceanside location, with a wealth of greenery and many leisure opportunities in the mountains 20 minutes north of downtown. Whether you’re interested in exploring the rich vegetation of Stanley Park or the city's beaches, a spot of shopping or wandering a unique neighbourhoodyou can experience an authentic taste of Vancouver during your visit in a couple of hours or less. 

Useful information: 

Currency 
Canadian Dollars - CAD 
for updated currency exchange rates 

When travelling within Canada, visitors can exchange currency at Canadian chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions, or at offices of foreign exchange brokers, but it is advised to have local currency on hand prior to arriving. Some hotels, merchants, restaurants and suppliers accept US or other foreign currency at a pre-determined rate, which may differ from the daily rate posted by financial institutions. 

Business Hours 
Vancouver, like all major cities, runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Retailers are usually open seven days a week, and most stores are open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm each day, except on Thursday and Friday, when many stores are open until 9:00 pm.
Yaletown Mainland

Weather
September will likely show off some of Vancouver's best weather—mild and clear; however wet weather is another possibility.‚Äč

  • Average September temperature: 14.4ºC/58ºF
  • September average high: 18.3ºC/65ºF
  • September average low: 10ºC/50ºF
  • September is not so rainy in a city famous for its rain. Expect rain about 7 to 9 days out of 30 in September.

Emergencies 
For the traveller, the most useful to know about are the walk-in clinics, urgent care clinics and emergency services.

There are quite a few hospitals around the Greater Vancouver Area in Downtown as well as in Richmond. 

 For Children and Women : Bc Childrens Hospital

Vancouver Coastal Health

Providence Health 

Fraser Health 

These are the health authorities that deal with most of the major hospitals both in the Downtown Core, and stretching up to Whistler, as well as to the Fraser Valley.

View latest emergency wait times

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