K-CAP 07 will be held at the held at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, which is located in the beautiful mountain resort of Whistler, BC, one of the locations of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
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The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is located at 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada, which should be shown on the map below. Click here to re-center the map
K-CAP has negotiated a discounted rate for rooms at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler (the conference hotel) for the duration of the conference. The hotel is offering rooms for $149 CDN per night for single and double rooms to K-CAP 2007 attendees. Please contact the hotel to confirm prices for more than two people sharing a room, and for current levels of local and hotel taxes.
To benefit from this reduced rate attendees must book direct with the hotel, identifying themselves as being with the conference.
Reservations can be made by phoning the Global Reservations Center on 1-800-441-1414 and identifying yourself as being part of the 'Association for Computing Machinery - KCAP 2007' conference. You can also book online from the main Fairmont Chateau Whistler webpage. In all cases you will be required to provide a promotional code unique to K-CAP 2007, which is GRACM1.
To benefit from this reduced rate, reservations must have been made before September 20th 2007; however if you try the code on the website, or contact the hotel directly, they may still be
able to provide you with the discounted rate.
There are a variety of options for getting to Whistler from Vancouver International Airport. The Tourism Whistler website provides a detailed guide of the options. These include a list of transportation providers, along with a guide for driving there. For those driving to the conference, please note that the Fairmont Chateau Whister will provide parking for registered hotel guests at the rate of $23.00 CDN inclusive of taxes, per night, with a valet service also available at a rate of $28.00 CDN inclusive of taxes, per night (these prices were correct as of December 2006; and are subject to change - please confirm current rates with hotel). There may be other areas in Whistler Village for car parking: please contact Tourism Whistler for more details.
Please be aware that the Sea to Sky highway to Whistler is currently undergoing improvements for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. As a result, the the journey time is likely to be longer than the two hour estimated journey time provided by many of these sites. We will endeavour to provide up-to-date information regarding the roadworks, delays, and road closures nearer the time of the conference. The Sea to Sky Improvements website, the official website of the improvements also provides relevant information, as does the Tourism Whistler Road Report pages, which will hopefully be updated with details for October nearer the time.
The easiest option is the Whistler Express Bus Service, provided by Perimeter Bus, which runs directly between Vancouver International Airport and Whistler, and includes the Fairmont Chateau Whistler on its drop off and pick-up route. There are seven daily departures each way during the summer timetable, which is in operation during K-CAP 2007. The journey costs $67 CDN plus 6% GST each way (see the rates page), and reservations are required. Reservations can be made online or over the phone on 1-877-317-7788. (This information is correct as of July 11th 2007; prices are subject to change.)
Alternatively, Greyhound offer 8 daily departures from their Vancouver location to Whistler Village and back. The approximate travel time is 2 hours 45 minutes. Taxi service is readily available at the Vancouver airport and the cost ranges from $25 to $30 depending on the time of day. Alternatively an Airporter shuttle bus will take you from the Vancouver Airport to the Greyhound station and leaves every 20 minutes. Please see www.greyhound.ca for schedules and pricing. (This information was taken from http://www.tourismwhistler.com/www/plan_your_trip/transportation_providers.asp on July 11th 2007, and prices are subject to change)
Snowbus also offer transportation from Vancouver to Whistler. They have a variety of departure times and points from the Vancouver area. Also available are packages that include ski rentals, lift tickets, and food packages so if you are travelling early you can arrange to include breakfast! For more details see www.snowbus.ca. (This information was taken from http://www.tourismwhistler.com/www/plan_your_trip/transportation_providers.asp on July 11th 2007, and prices are subject to change)