The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
The conference will take place in the ECHA building on the 111-year-old campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. ECHA is connected by a pedway to the Heath Science/Jubilee LRT Station. The LRT offers easy access to a large number of hotels located in the Edmonton downtown area.
The closest hotel to the conference location is the Campus Tower Suite Hotel.
ICPP 2020 also offers a conference rate at the prestigious historic Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
Atendees need to travel to the Edmonton International Airport. Airport code: YEG
Transportation from Airport to the City
The Edmonton airport is 31 Km (19 miles) from Edmonton downtown. Besides taxis, the airport is served by the SkyShuttle service. For the SkyShuttle buy a ticket downstairs in the airport after leaving the customs area (need to walk down in the airport to reach the ticket booth). Both the Skyshuttle and taxis accept credit cards.
Public Transit from the Airport
Use the express 747 bus service. The end of the express trip in the 747 is at the Century Park LRT station where atendees can catch the LRT. There are two LRT lines (NAIT and Clareview). Trains from both lines go through the university area and to all downtown hotels.
The fare for the 747 bus is CDN$5.00. It is paid in cash to the driver and the driver does not give change.
Another ticket is needed for the remainder of the journey from the Century Park LRT station. This ticket currently costs Ca$3.25. There are machines to sell these tickets at the station. The machines accept both bills and coins (credit cards are not accepted).
Points of Interest and Festivals
To learn and understand the history of Edmonton and the Western of Canada, a visit to the Fort Edmonton Park is well worth it. This is a living-history park with several original buildings that have moved there and some replicas. The Fort Edmonton tell the story from the Fur Trading days in 1846 to the rails and streetcars of 1905 and 1920.
Close to the downtown hotels, the Royal Alberta Museum is a new, expanded and modern building that contains both the natural history and the human history of this region. It is highly educational and entertaining.
During the time of the conference the second largest theatre festival will be happening in Edmonton: The Fringe Festival besides hundreds of shows, there are street performs, food and entertainment in the festival grounds. Often last-minute tickets are also available for shows.
The Canadian Rockies, Drumheller and the Badlands
Long-distance travels to Edmonton might consider visiting, before or after the conference, internationally renknowed sites in Alberta. There trips usually require ahead-of-time planning because of the distances and the need for overnight stays.
A visit to the Canadian Rockies, either Banff or Jasper is a possibility for before or after the conference in Edmonton. It takes about four hours to travel by car from Edmonton to Jasper. It also takes about four hours by car to travel from Edmonton to Banff. Lodging in those places must be booked well in advance because there is limited offering and high demand during the Summer months.
Another interesting place to visit, about a three-hour drive from Edmonton in a different direction is the town of Drumheller. It has the Royal Tyrrell Museum with one of the most impressive collection of dinossaur fossils in the world. In the Drumheller area there is the Canadian Badlands, a provincial park with a very interesting geography.