• BEST HOTEL RATES | Special hotel rates available for congress attendees ONLY
  • GET SOCIAL | Great opportunities to meet fellow attendees by staying inside the IOCongress2018 block
  • APPROVED HOTELS | All hotels are IOCongress2018 approved for excellent value and location



The hotels listed below provide a variety of housing options at different price points, all negotiated at the lowest rates possible. Booking at an official congress hotel means you’ll be staying near other attendees, allowing more networking opportunities and times to connect. MCI Group Canada has been designated as the Official Housing Bureau for the Congress.

  • Special room rates have been negotiated and will be available to delegates, sponsors, and exhibitors only.
  • Reservations must be made online through the secure registration website. Do not contact the hotel directly, except for Skwachays Lodge. To book accommodation at Skwachays Lodge, go to
  • Reservations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability may be limited at hotels. All information provided on the online booking system must be entered in English to ensure the reservations details are accurately processed by the hotel. A one night non-refundable deposit will be required at time of booking.
  • Please note that hotel rates do not include taxes, surcharges, or breakfast.  

Deadline for bookings is July 18th, 2018. Book early to avoid disappointment.



Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver

  • City View - $259
  • Deluxe View - $289
  • One Bedroom Suite - $259
  • Max. 4 ppl
  • Additional $30 per person per night to a max. of 4 ppl.
  • Based on availability in room with two beds only
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Pool
  • Business Centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Pet Friendly
  • 10 minute walk
Sandman Vancouver City Centre

  • Standard - 2 Doubles - $179
  • Standard - 2 Queens - $189
  • Standard - 1 Queen - $179
  • Corporate - 1 King + 1 Pullout - $179


  • Max. 4 ppl
  • Additional $15 per person per night to a max. of 4 ppl.
  • Based on availability in room with two beds only
  • Indoor Pool
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Fee Wifi
  • 19 minute walk
Sheraton Wall Centre

  • Standard - $229
  • Max. 4 ppl
  •  Additional $30 per person per night to a max. of 4 ppl.
  • Based on availability in room with two beds only
  • Pool
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Scenic Views
  • 19 minute walk
Coast Coal Harbour

  • Comfort - 2 Doubles - $205
  • Comfort - 1 King - $205
  • Max. 4 ppl
  • Additional $30 per person per night to a max. of 4 ppl.
  • Based on availability in rooms with two beds only
  • Fitness Centre
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet Friendly
  • 11 minute walk
YWCA Hotel Vancouver

  • Single with hall bath - $79
  • Double with shared bath - $101
  • Double with private shower - $134
  • 2 Doubles with private bath - $146
  • Triple with private bath - $157
  • Quint with private bath - $183
  • Max. 5 ppl
  • Additional $12 per person per night to a max. of 5 ppl. based on room type
  • Based on room type and availability at the time of booking
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • 21 minute walk
  • 14 minute transit
UBC Shared Accommodation
  • Ponderosa Commons - $70
  • Walter Gage Towers - $TBC
  • Max. 1 person per bedroom
  • These shared apartments offer private singe-bed rooms with shared common areas.


  • 33 minute by car
  • 48 minute by transit
Skwachays Lodge


Contact hotel directly for bookings:
  • 2 Doubles - $259
  • 1 Queen - $269
  • 1 King - $279
  • 1 Bedroom Suite - $309 
  • Max. 2-4 ppl; based on room type and availability
  • Located at the crossroads
    of Vancouver’s historic Gastown, Chinatown, 
    and Railtown districts
  • Aboriginal Experience
  • Aboriginal Art Gallery and Lounge
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Rooftop Smudge Room
  • 17 minute walk
  • 15 minute transit

 ** Room rates do not include applicable taxes of 17.5%. Room rates do not include any surcharges or breakfast.

ROOM SHARING - click to expand

IOCongress2018 have set up an online service to assist registered delegates to find a roommate to share the costs of a hotel room. To enroll, contact

NOTE: Please do NOT book your accommodation before you have been connected with a suitable roommate through the room sharing service.


By subscribing to this service you are agreeing that IOCongress2018 bears no responsibility for possible roommate mismatches and has no responsibility for any financial or personal losses, including refunds on room deposits. You and your roommate will be responsible for making your own hotel reservation, making a deposit and payments. When contacting the hotel, please be sure to request a room with two double beds and give both roommate names for the reservation. Be aware that your personal information will be shared with others seeking roommates for IOCongress2018. The information that will be forwarded to you is confidential, and is only to assist you in finding a suitable person to share your hotel room at IOCongress2018. You are not permitted share this information with anyone else for any other purpose. Abuse of this service may result in penalty, including cancellation of your IOCongress2018 registration without refund.


For group booking of 10 or more delegates please contact MCI Canada at

An administration fee of $150.00 plus applicable taxes will apply.



  • One night Room and Tax is non-refundable.


  • An alternate attendee name may be substituted if you are unable to attend the Congress. Changes can be made online by logging into your account. Substitutions are subject to a CDN $50.00 administrative fee if you require assistance from the registration provider. Neither IOCongress2018 nor MCI Canada will transfer any fee or payment balances.
  • Any changes requiring assistance from the registration provider is subject to a CDN $50.00 administrative fee.


MCI Canada and the Hotel are not responsible for either the partial or total non-execution of the contract in the event of accident, an act caused by a third party, such as Acts of God including, without limitation, credible threats of natural disaster in the geographic vicinity of the Hotel, war, curtailment or interruption of transportation facilities, threats or acts of terrorism or similar acts, governmental travel advisory, a governmental elevation of the terrorism alert level, civil disturbance, the issue of a Travel Warning by the World Health Organization or any other cause comparable events or disaster beyond the parties' control which prevents the Hotel from accommodating the clients of MCI Canada for the event or if for the same reasons the event is cancelled by MCI Canada.


Should above mentioned offered hotel(s) close between the date the contract was signed and the start of the event, MCI Canada will do its utmost to offer alternative options to the client. If the client confirms such an alternative option, MCI Canada will not be responsible for any difference in rates. Should the client decline the option and book in another hotel outside of MCI Canada’s block, pre-payments made by the client for the closing hotel(s) would be reimbursed beyond the parties' control which prevents the Hotel from accommodating the clients of MCI Canada for the event or if for the same reasons the event is cancelled by MCI Canada.

Please do not contact hotels directly until after Thursday July 19th, 2018. 


It is important to be aware that MCI Canada will not contact you by phone, fax, or email to solicit you with aggressive or deceptive tactics for room reservations. Room poachers and pirates may present themselves as the official Congress housing bureau and may illegally use the Congress name or logo.

GET MORE when you book in the official housing block: MCI Group Canada provides reservation protection, flexibility, and assistance.

  • Safeguard yourself from potential scams of unauthorized booking companies, which can result in costly consequences.
  • The lowest room rates available have been negotiated at official hotels.

Other booking channels are continuously monitored to track down rival rates.


If you have any questions, please contact MCI Group Canada at:

IOCongress2018 Housing
c/o MCI Group Canada
Suite 200 - 1444 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6G 2Z4
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 17:00 (Pacific Standard Time Zone)