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Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: Monday, July 10, 2006


Tax Refund: Click here for information about potential tax refunds for visitors.

Visitors: For full official details on what is required to visit Canada, please see the Canadian Government's information on visa and other requirements. The requirements vary depending on your country of origin and personal situation. If you think you may need additional documentation, please see the Customs Letter, below.

Customs Letter: The 15th USENIX Security Symposium is registered with the Canada Border Services Agency. If you are an exhibitor or are planning to bring materials for sale or distribution, please read and print a copy of the recognition letter and bring it with you to the symposium. This letter will assist you in getting through customs more quickly. Click here for the letter.

USENIX has negotiated special room rates for conference attendees at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly. You must mention USENIX Association 2006 Security Conference to get the special group rate.

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2W6
Telephone: (604) 684-3131
Hotel Floor Plan (PDF)

Fairmont Room: $220 Canadian (approximately $192 US*) single/double

Fairmont Gold: $320 Canadian (approximately $280 US*) single/double

*Conversion is based upon rates as of April 17, 2006. Click here for current conversion rates.

Online Reservations:
Click here to book your room at the special USENIX rate. The promotional code is GRUSE1.

Note: Make your reservations early! After July 10, hotel rates will dramatically increase and there is a possibility that the hotel will sell out.

Why should you stay in the headquarter hotel?
We encourage you to stay in the conference hotel and when making your reservation to identify yourself as a USENIX conference attendee.

It is by contracting rooms for our attendees that we can significantly reduce hotel charges for meeting room rental. And, when the sleeping rooms are not utilized, we face significant financial penalties. As a result, these penalties force us to ultimately raise registration fees.

We recognize, however, that not everyone can afford to stay in the conference hotel so we always try to book venues that have some low-cost alternatives available nearby the conference.

With costs going higher and higher, we are working very hard to negotiate the very best hotel rates and keep other conference expenses down in order to keep registration fees as low as possible. We appreciate you helping us in this endeavor.

Vancouver International Airport is located 8 miles from the hotel.

Airport Shuttle from Vancouver Airport
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver does not provide complimentary shuttle service. Vancouver Airporter offers scheduled bus service between Vancouver Airport and downtown Vancouver. Fares are $13 CAD/$11 USD one-way or $20 CAD/$17 USD round trip. Please go here to view the current schedules and fares.

Taxi Service from Vancouver Airport
Taxis to and from Vancouver Airport cost approximately $20 to $29 CAD/$17 to $25 USD and are readily available outside both the Domestic and International terminals.

The hotel's parking facility is adjacent to the hotel and is underground. Valet parking is available for $29 CAD ($25 USD) per night, including in-and-out privileges. If you would prefer to park your car yourself, the charge is $27 CAD ($23 USD) per night, including in-and-out privileges

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