International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) VIII


Theme: Northern Sustainabilities

University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia CANADA
May 22 - 26, 2014




Keynote Speakers

Sustainability Panels

 Sessions Program & Schedule


Social Programs and Activities

Registration and Rates

Visa Invitation Letters

Sponsors and Partners



Conference Venue

Things to do in Northern British Columbia

Going Green

Organizing Committee & Contacts

Conference Announcements

Call for Papers/Posters

ICARP-III Townhall


[Air Travel] | [Transit from Airport] | [Driving to Prince George] | [Shuttle Bus to and from UNBC]

Air Travel

Air Canada and WestJet offer a number of daily flights from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Prince George Airport (YXS).  Just recently WestJet announced direct flights from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Prince George Airport.  Central Mountain Air also offers flights from Calgary to Prince George.

Please be sure to arrange flights well in advance as these flights do fill up quickly.

Air Canada
Toll Free: 1-888-247-2262

Toll Free: 1-800-538-5696

Central Mountain Air
Toll Free: 1-888-865-8585

Transit from Airport

Delegates will be responsible for their own transportation from the airport to the hotels and the University of Northern British Columbia.  The university is located approximately 15 kilometres from the Prince George Municipal Airport.

Airport Shuttle: The Airporter Shuttle bus charges $12.00 cash (Canadian dollars) per person to bring you to downtown hotels or to the campus.

Cab: Cab fare from the airport to a downtown hotel or the campus is approximately $30.00 one-way plus tip.

Further information regarding the Prince George Airport please visit:

Driving to Prince George

Highway 97 runs south to Vancouver and north to Dawson Creek, where it joins up with the Alaska Highway.  Highway 16, or the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway, extends from Prince Rupert through Prince George to the Rockies and on to its conclusion in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

For those of you coming to ICASS VIII and contemplating driving from a major city centre, please keep in mind the following driving distances and approximate driving times:
From KM Miles Hours to drive
Assuming travel at 100 km/hr, which is the maximum highway speed
limit in most of Alberta and British Columbia.
Vancouver, BC 778 483 8 to 10 hours
(depends on construction and traffic)
Edmonton, AB 737 458 8 to 10 hours
(depends if you stop in Jasper, AB and Mount Robson, BC - highest peak of the Canadian Rockies)
Calgary, AB 789 489 8 to 10 hours
(depends if you stop in through the Rockies)

Check the Provincial Highways Road Report

Shuttle Bus to and from UNBC

Transportation from downtown hotels (Coast Inn of the North and the Ramada Hotel) to campus will be provided at the beginning of each conference day, as will return transportation to downtown at the end of the day.  Please click here for the shuttle bus schedule.

For information on the Prince George city bus schedule please click here.



[Updated: May 12, 2014]

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