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Please check back later for 2020 Travel Information!

The below information is from the 2019 AAA/CASCA Meeting in Vancouver, BC.



Use travel website Rome2rio to plug in your origin and ending destination for a list of the multiple travel routes, methods of travel, and prices available in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Local Public Transportation

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Alternate Private Transportation

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For Drivers

The Vancouver Convention Centre offers secure parking through independent operators within both West and East buildings. They operate 24 hours per day, 7 days a week on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please review the Vancouver Convention Centre Parking Page. This page also provides information for parking at the Fairmont Waterfront and Pan Pacific Hotels downtown where Annual Meeting events will be ongoing. 

Accessibility: Disabled parking is available at the Convention Centre, which is designated by the universal symbol of access. Disabled travelers can use their legally-issued accessibility parking permits, though it is recommended to carry documentation with you to verify ownership.

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Air Travel Discount

Air Canada Logo, with the red Canadian Maple Leaf to the left of "Air Canada" in a circle.

The official Canadian Airline for the 2019 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting is Air Canada. Through this partnership, annual meeting attendees may access a discount of up to 12%, depending on flight origination and type, on flights to Vancouver.

To book a flight using the 10% discount, go to and enter the following promotion code in the search panel: FZZBVGA1

Booking Rules

Airport and Air Travel Accessibility

The Vancouver International Airport has been identified as "one of the world's most accessible airports." Accessible features at the airport include ramps and curbside parking, relief areas for guide dogs and service animals on the Arrivals level, fully-accessible restrooms, phone booths and TTY phones, plain language signage, low-mounted flight information monitors, visual paging monitors and public address systems, check-in counters adapted for wheelchair users, and contrasting, and textured flooring to guide blind and low-vision travellers.  

If you require assistance during air travel, please share your needs in advance when booking with your airline and at check-in at the counter. If you have not used assistance during air travel in the past and would like to discuss this possibility prior to planning for it, you are welcome to reach out to the Accessibility Coordinator at

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Accessibility Beyond Air Travel
If you require assistance with travel and plan to travel to Vancouver using train or ferry, please be aware that both Amtrak and BC Ferries require advance notice. 

Amtrak requires reservations to provide appropriate support to disabled travels. Visit Amtrak's website, or call 1.800.USA.RAIL (872.7245) or TTY 1.800.523.6590, 24/7. Discounts may be available but require proof of disability. Companion fares are available and guide dogs and service animals may travel for free.

BC Ferries has a special vehicle loading for wheelchair users requiring access to an elevator. Service animals also permitted, and grass areas are available for relief at terminals. A friend or relative may travel with and assist disabled people by requesting a visitor pass. Reservations are required, so please call 1.888.BCFERRY (223.3779) at least 24 hours in advance if arranging assistance.

For further information about travel accessibility to and from Vancouver, please go to's Accessibility Getting to and From Vancouver Page.

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Click here or on the following link and enter the discount code AS2019 upon checkout. logo, with an icon of the front of a bus and text reading, "Servicing over 2,000 airports worldwide!"

Once you have chosen the service you would like to book, click on the "Book Trip" button. On the reservation page, locate the coupon code entry field on the right-hand side of the screen in the booking overview section and click on the "ADD" button. Then enter your coupon code to receive your group discount.


Once you finish booking your reservation, an email confirmation will be sent to you, which will include all of the details of your reservation including your confirmation number. It will also include instructions on where to meet your shuttle when you arrive at the airport. 

VALID THROUGH: 12:00 am 12/15/2019
LOCATION: Vancouver
DISCOUNT: Minimum 10% Off Each Reservation

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Looking for hotel information?

For more information regarding this year's hotels available in Vancouver and their accessibility, go visit the Annual Meeting Housing Page.

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