Conference hotel: Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia

Special room rate for CHEA/ACHÉ attendees $184/night.

To book this special rate, use this link the hotel has provided. Or call 1-800-663-7667 or 250-386-8721, or email and quote “Canadian History of Education Association.”

To obtain the special rate you must book by 2 September 2022.

The Laurel Point Inn is also generously offering the special room rate to conference guests who wish to book additional nights pre- and post-conference. Please call or email the hotel to arrange this.


By air:

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is located 25 km north of the downtown and the Inn at Laurel Point.

Air Canada is a preferred airline for the 2022 CHEA/ACHÉ conference and is offering participants a special discount of 5-10 % off fares. To see terms and book, visit and enter the promotion code QVAJFAZ1 in the Promotion Code Box.

WestJet is also offering CHEA/ACHÉ participants a special discount of 2-10 % off fares. To see terms and book, visit and use the coupon code 6T6B6UW. (Promo code: travel agent GDS only WCC85.)

Victoria Harbour Airport Terminal is located downtown, less than 1.5 km from the Inn at Laurel Point. Harbour Air provides floatplane service from Vancouver. Kenmore Air provides floatplane service from Seattle.

Car rentals, taxi and shuttle (arranged by you not by CHEA/ACHÉ), and public transportation from the airport to downtown are available.

By sea:

BC Ferries serves Victoria from British Columbia.

The Vancouver-Victoria BC Ferries route is Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay. Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal is located 30 km north of Victoria’s downtown and the Inn at Laurel Point. Public transportation is available from Swartz Bay terminal to downtown Victoria.

The Victoria Clipper serves downtown Victoria from Seattle. (Ferries from other points in Washington are available also.) The Victoria downtown ferry terminal is less than 1 km from the Inn at Laurel Point.

Things to see and do in Victoria

BEACON HILL PARK: Beacon Hill Park, which is set over 200 acres, has an incredible array of native plants and wildlife. It is also home to sports fields, a mini golf park, a petting zoo, a water park and several playgrounds. Beacon Hill Park is also home to what was once the world’s tallest totem pole in the world, a 38.9 metre (128 foot) pole that was raised in 1956.

BUTCHART GARDENS:This national Historic Site – spanning 55 acres – is located on the Saanich Peninsula and was opened in 1904 by Jennie Butchart. Drop in on your way to the airport or ferry.

DISCOVER THE PAST TOURS:Follow in the footsteps of gold miners, merchants, labourers, and revolutionaries in Canada’s oldest Chinatown with retired historian John Adams. Chinatown Tours run from 10:30 to 12:00 on Saturdays. Book ahead as they only take 10 people and fill up fast.

CRAIGDARROCH CASTLE: This National Historic Site was built by wealthy coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir in the late 1800s. It’s a stunning example of Victorian architecture, including exquisite stained-glass windows, woodwork and period antiques.

EMILY CARR HOUSE: 1 hour tours; no booking needed on Saturdays. This National Historic site is the birthplace of famed writer and artist, Emily Carr.

FORT RODD HILL: This National Historic Site offers one of the oldest lighthouses in Western Canada. Explore 19th-century weaponry and maritime artifacts… and more. Audio tours available.

VICTORIA HARBOUR FERRY TOURS: Tour Victoria’s beautiful harbour, or hop on and off the water taxi at multiple stops – including the famed Fisherman’s Wharf.

LEGISLATIVE BUILDINGS OF BC:Overlooking Victoria’s majestic Inner Harbour, the majestic Legislature is an architectural splendour.

POINT ELLICE HOUSE:Built in 1861-2, Point Ellice House is one of Victoria’s oldest homes. It is both a National and Provincial Historic Site.

ROYAL BC MUSEUM: Showcasing 550 million years of natural history and 9,000 years of human history, the Royal BC Museum is one of Canada’s leading museums and research centres. Much of it has been closed for renovations – so check the website.

St. Anns Schoolhouse (on the grounds of the Royal BC Museum): The Sisters of St. Ann are a congregation of religious women, founded in 1850 in Quebec. They in Victoria in 1858 and established schools and hospitals. Built in 1844, the schoolhouse may be the oldest building still standing in Victoria.

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY: Advance booking required. When the 1-room wooden schoolhouse became too small during the early 1900s, the Sisters of Saint Ann replaced it with this majestic 76,000 square foot building. It includes stunning architectural features, a restored 1858 chapel, and breathtaking gardens.