Where to stay
UNBC is located on the forested Cranbrook Hill, at least 3 kms distant from any shops and downtown. The University residences are handy for access to the conference and cheapest for solo travelers, at $55 per night for a room in a 4 person suite. Groups can rent an entire suite for $125 (no kitchen utensils) or $155. All prices add 15% taxes. The residences are also suitable if you prefer to be away from downtown and in the forests. In May there is nowhere to eat on campus after 4pm, but you can take a #16 bus to shops in 10 minutes.
Downtown and along the main roads, there are many hotels, motels: https://tourismpg.com/ and Bed and Breakfasts https://tourismpg.com/accommodations/bed-and-breakfasts
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Ramada Plaza downtown (3 star) which guarantees rooms for $119; Code = CGPG_1567 and mention Canadian Cartographic Association
Rooms must be booked by April 30 – they will be released at 6pm (PST)
The closest hotels to UNBC are near 15th Avenue / Cariboo Highway are: Grama’s Inn, Super 8 by Wyndham, Camelot Court Motel, Canada Best Value Inn and Sandman Hotel
If you don’t have a car and want to avoid taxis, PG transit bus route connects UNBC and downtown along 15th Ave. every 30 minutes, until 10pm:
Note: Canada North Resources Expo runs May 24-25 and attracts thousands of visitors. You should book hotel rooms well in advance to beat the rush (UNBC residences are not affected).