BCANDS is proud to be the recipient of the:

  • 2018 Doctors of BC - Excellence in Health Promotion Provincial Award; 
  • 2018 Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health's - Champion of Mental Health National Award;
  • 2016 - Canadian Medical Association's - Excellence in Health Promotion National Award;
  • 2015 - March of Dimes Canada's - Judge George Fergusion National Award
  • 2014 - Social Planning and Research Council of BC - Provincial Deryck Thomson Award
  • 2013 Canadian Mental Health Association - BC Region's - Provincial Dr. Nancy Hall Public Policy Leadership 
  • 2013 Doctors of BC's - Excellence in Health Promotion Provincial Award

               2019 Gathering Location,                 Accommodations and Other Information

Above: Photo of Victoria Conference Centre

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The BCANDS 2019 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering will be held on March 27th, 28th and 29th, 2019 on the second floor of the Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, British Columbia,  Canada. 

The Victoria Conference Centre is a fully accessible facility and is located in the heart of downtown Victoria.  

Address:  720 Douglas Street - Victoria, British Columbia

Telephone Number: (250) 361-1000 - Toll Free: 1 866-572-1151

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Accommodations Close to Conference Centre

All Gathering attendees are solely responsible for arranging their accommodations and the costs associated with their stay at the event. The following is a list of hotels in close proximity to the Victoria Conference Centre.

The information below was provided by the hotels to the BCANDS Gathering, all hotels are non-smoking and are listed in no particular order. 

 Hotels / Accommodations

Hotel Name: Hotel Grand Pacific - 463 Belleville Street - Victoria, BC - www.hotelgrandpacific.com 

BCANDS Gathering Room Rate: $139 / night, plus taxes (based on availability)

Contact: 1-800-663-7550  / (250) 386-0450  email: reserve@hotelgrandpacific.com 

In order to qualify for the BCANDS Gathering Rate, you must reference MAR19BCANDS when booking your rooms - To receive the BCANDS rate, you must book by February 27, 2019

Number of Accessible Rooms: 33 - 8 of which have roll in showers

Distance to Victoria Conference Centre: 500 M - 7 minute walk (approx)

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Hotel Name: Chateau Victoria - 740 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC - www.chateauvictoria.com

BCANDS Gathering Rate: Traditional Room - $113 / night, plus taxes (based on availability)

                                              One Bedroom Suite - $159 / night, plus taxes (based on availability)

Contact: 1-800-663-5891 / (250) 382-4221 email: reservations@chateauvictoria.com 

When booking ask for the Federal Government Rate

Number of Accessible Rooms: 2 - Both are suites

Parking at Hotel: $7.50 / day per vehicle

Distance to Victoria Conference Centre: 270 M - 4 minute walk (approximately) 

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Hotel Name: Inn at Laural Point - 680 Montreal Street - Victoria BC - www.laurelpoint.com 

* Note - The Inn at Laurel Point will be undergoing renovations in their lobby during the Gathering dates. As well as work being done at a nearby park which could impact hotel room views.

BCANDS Gathering Rate: Laurel Wing Guestroom - $99 / night, plus taxes

                                               Erickson Wing Studio Suite - $159 / night, plus taxes

Contact: 1-800-663-7667 / (250) 386-8721 email: reservations@laurelpoint.com 

Number of Accessible Rooms: Not available due to renovations

Distance to Victoria Conference Centre: 1.2 KM - 15 minute walk (approximately)

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Hotel Name: Parkside Hotel and Spa - 810 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC - www.parksidevictoria.com 

BCANDS Gathering Rate: $159 / night, plus taxes (based on availability)

                                               Accessible luxury Suite - $189 / night. plus taxes (based on availability) 

Contact: 1-855-616-3557 / (250) 940-1200 email: guestservices@parksidevictoria.com 

Number of Accessible Rooms: 2 Deluxe Suites at the $159 / night rate and 1 Luxury Suite at the $189 / night rate

Distance to Victoria Conference Centre: 500 M - 7 Minute walk (approximately)

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  Additional Information and Resources

- BlueBird Cabs - Local: (250) 382-2222  /  Toll Free: 1-800-665-7055

- BC Transit Schedule (Bus)

- handyDART - (250) 762-3278 (registration with and advanced booking required)

- BC Ferries Schedule

- Airlines - Victoria Airport

Tourism Victoria 

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