The 2020 NACADA Region 8 Conference will be at the Victoria Conference Centre located in beautiful downtown Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

Getting to Vicotoria

By air: 
Victoria International Airport is the major international airport that serves Greater Victoria and is about a 45 minute drive to Downtown Victoria. Click here for more information. 
You can also travel by Harbour Air Seaplanes or Helijet. Please visit their websites for more information.

By sea:
BC Ferries operates year-round and is the province’s main provider of ferry service. Ferries from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island are car-accessible and leave from Tsawwassen (Vancouver) or Swartz Bay (Victoria) daily. Click here for information, including schedules and reservations.

For travel from Washington State you can access Vancouver Island via Clipper Vacations , the Black Ball Ferry Line or the Washington State Ferries.

By shuttle:
The YYJ Airport Shuttle offers direct service between the Victoria International Airport and downtown Victoria serving all major hotels, including the Hilton DoubleTree and the Parkide Hotel & Spa, on a regularly scheduled service. Departures from the airport are scheduled to serve incoming flights (approximately every 35 minutes). Group bookings are also available. Please visit for more information.

By taxi:
For taxi service from the Victoria Airport to downtown Victoria, expect to pay around $60- $75 CND for the 45-minute trip (traffic dependant).There are a number of taxi services available at the Victoria Airport. To book or for more information, call 250-381-2222, or visit

Islanders’ tips for travelling to Victoria in March
  - Give yourself time to get here
  - Valid passports are required for international travel
  -  Dress for the many weathers

Avoid the panic and rush by aiming to get here well in advance of your first conference activity. We are located on an island. Our US visitors must catch a ferry or a flight to get to Vancouver Island. Please factor in plenty of time for possible sailing delays, traffic and getting through customs.

If you are travelling by air, land, or sea between the United States and Canada, you must present a valid passport. If you haven’t traveled internationally for a while, please check the date on your passport!

For more information, please visit:
US Customs and Border Protection
Canada Border Services Agency

If you are a U.S. citizen and a Washington State resident, Enhanced Driver's Licences (EDLs) have been formally identified as acceptable documentation requirements for land and sea crossings. Further information for Washington residents is available at the Department of Licensing website

Odd are, there wont be snow, but Victorians in March are always prepared for all kinds of weather, namely rain, sun, and wind. Victoria can’t be world famous for beautiful and lush green gardens without a little rain.



Make It Happen.
Make It Matter.

March 12-14, 2020
Victoria, BC Canada

Call for Proposals - closed

Registration Information

Hotel Information

Travel Information



Preconference Workshops

Volunteer Signup

Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsorships & Donations-US

Sponsorships & Donations-Canada

Service Project
Need2 Suicide Prevention, Education & Support

Past/Future Conference

Conference Co-Chairs

Janine Mayers
University of Victoria

Melana Mar
University of Victoria
(250) 853-3512

See the entire committee!