Here are your main choices of accomodation, ordered from near-to-far with respect to the main conference venues, which are the CCIS North Lecture Halls (Main meeting) and the Lister Conference Centre (Tutorials and Banquet). These two venues are about a 10-minute walk from each other through the University campus. All prices are in Canadian dollars (1 CAD = .80 USD) and do not include taxes (these rates are not guaranteed; you may be able to get different ones after contacting the hotels). The maps at the bottom of this page should give you a sense of the distances and locations. Send updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lister Centre Hotel Rooms
Schaffer Residence Rooms
Traditional Residence Rooms
Traditional dormitory-style with shared washroom, very near to Lister Centre, $49/night for a single room, $59/night for two with twin beds. More info.
Campus Tower Suite Hotel
10-minute walk to conference venues, offers studio, 1- and 2-bedroom suites. Conference attendees are offered the reduced rates of $165/night single or double, $180/night triple, and $195/night quad. More info. For reservations: 1-800-709-1824 and use group code ACT-GFC1918.
Varscona Hotel on Whyte Avenue
27-minute walk to conference venues. From $150/night single and double. More info
Metterra Hotel on Whyte Avenue
30-minute walk to conference venues. From $160/night single and double. Use the following link to reserve online at Metterra with the reduced conference rate. More info For more information on the hotel and what your rate includes see the following pdf RLDM 2015 -Metterra – Online booking
There is a large number of hotels in downtown Edmonton easily accessible from the University by subway. The map at the bottom of this page shows the spatial layout of a cluster of these hotels, just across the river and along the subway line (the subway stations are shown in blue). This map was obtained by the google query “hotels near University of Alberta”, from which you can obtain further information on these hotels. All of them should be a short subway ride, for $2.75, to the University station, which is maybe a 6-minute walk from conference venues. As an example, one of the closest downtown hotels is the Matrix:
37-minute walk to the main meeting lecture hall (CCIS). From $160/night single or double. More info
Click to enlarge, or note the location of the University of Alberta and do the google search yourself: “hotels near University of Alberta” from which you will be able to access all the hotels’ web sites. Note the locations of the subway stops in blue, including the “University” stop near the A in UofA. This map also shows the two conference venue locations on the UofA campus. A finer grained map useful for navigating on campus between the venues is available here.