MIPI Alliance Member Meeting #61

Vancouver - MIPI Member-Meeting #61



Sleeping Room Reservations

MIPI Alliance has negotiated a special room block rate with the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver; 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada. +1-604-676-0888 (toll free). The deadline date for this rate is 3 October 2022, or until rooms sell out.

Method of booking

This rate is pre-populated at $289 CAD single/double and $329 CAD triple, per night. Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 17.5%) in effect at the time of check-out.

Guarantee & Cancellation Policy

All reservation requests will require a credit card. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax. Quoted sleeping room rates will be offered based on availability, three calendar days before and after the event dates of 17-21 October 2022.




Visa Requirements

The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel does not officially offer sponsor letters and/or letters of support for visa applications; however, requests could be made although your sleeping room reservation should suffice.

You can use the MIPI support visa letter to help support your visa application and populate all relevant data as highlighted in the template document. The template letter is intended only as a support letter for visa applications and for MIPI Alliance members.

Please refer to these visa & passport service organizations for more detailed information:
Visa HQ: details of the exact type of visa required
CIBT: an additional resource for visa information

Nearby Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 14 kilometers south of the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver hotel, approximately a 25-30-minute drive.

Getting to the Hotel

The JW Marriott Parq hotel does not offer a shuttle, although you can reserve a limousine using their preferred partner, Imperial Global Chauffeur.

Public Transport

Canada Line is Vancouver’s rapid transit rail connecting YVR to downtown Vancouver in under 30 minutes and to downtown Richmond in 18 minutes. You can access trains from both the International and Domestic Terminals. A one-way fare from the airport to downtown is approx. $4.45 CAD. Plan your journey with Canada Line.


The estimated taxi fare from the airport to the JW Marriott Parq hotel is $34 CAD.

Uber & Lyft

Uber and Lyft are available in Vancouver, the estimated fare from the airport to the JW Marriott Parq hotel is $30-35 CAD. 

Travel details

As of 22 September 2022, the federal government has decided to drop the vaccination requirement for people entering Canada, end random COVID-19 testing at airports and make the use of the ArriveCAN app optional by the end of September 2022. MIPI Alliance will keep members updated as we hear more details. 

ArriveCAN to enter Canada

The mobile app is free and secure and is the official platform of the government of Canada. It is available in English, French and Spanish (displayed in the language of your device). Download the latest version of ArriveCAN or select "update" in your app store.

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Leaving Vancouver

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