Travel / Accommodations

Getting to Whitehorse

The official airline of Whitehorse 2016 is Air North, Yukon’s Airline. Air_North_Logo.svgAttendees and their guests can fly to Whitehorse from Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife and Ottawa and receive a 10% discount on all regular fares (GoYukon, Saver or Optimum). The discount covers an extended travel period (May 18-June 18) to accommodate extra time before and/or after the conference. Quote reservation code “GACMAC16”. Not flying from any of those cities? Not a problem. Air North Yukon’s Airline can connect your bags from anywhere that Air Canada flies.  To book a flight call 1-800-661-0407 or go to www.flyairnorth.com/?promocode=GACMAC16.

Conference venue & commuting

Yukon College, the site of GAC-MAC 2016, is not in downtown Whitehorse where most hotels are located. The conference will have free busing from two downtown pick-up and drop-off locations to the College. These buses will be running on ~15 minute intervals from 7:45-10 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. each morning and afternoon, as well as during the lunch break (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Taxis and the city bus system also provide easy access to the College from downtown.

Restaurants and grocery stores

If you have not purchased pre-paid lunches and/or tickets to the GAC, MAC and MDD Luncheons with your registration, please note that there are no food establishments on or near campus.

For delegates staying at the Gold Rush Inn, Edgewater Hotel or High Country Inn, bag lunches can be ordered the night before to bring with you to the college. Lunches consist of a sandwich, fruit, beverage and cookie, and the cost will be about $20 each (with taxes and gratuity). Please enquire at the front desk when you check in if you’d like to participate. Questions about the menu can be directed to events@yukonhotels.com. Otherwise, there are chartered buses and regular city buses that will run between the college and downtown over the lunch period for you to get something there. Downtown Whitehorse holds a variety of restaurants, cafés, as well as two major grocery stores. Please see the map for details.

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Hotels

Block bookings for Whitehorse 2016 have been made at a number of Whitehorse hotels. Please quote the group booking number when making a reservation. Hotel rooms will only be held until April 30th, so please book in advance.

Yukon Inn 867-667-2527 Group booking GEO16 View map
Gold Rush Inn 800-661-0539 Group booking 1498 View map
High Country Inn 800-554-4471 Group booking 372 View map
Edgewater Hotel 877-484-3334 Group booking 1 View map
Days Inn 867-668-4747 Group booking Whitehorse 2016 GAC/MAC View map
River View 867-667-7801 Group booking Geological Assoc. Canada View map

In addition, the following link provides information on a number of Whitehorse B&B’s http://www.yukonbandb.org/whitehorse.html

Budget Accommodations

Robert Service Campground 120 Robert Service Way Phone: (867) 668-3721 (Summer), (867) 667-2846 (Winter) info@robertservicecampground.com http://robertservicecampground.com/ The Beez Kneez Bakpakers Hostel 408 Hoge Street (867) 456-2333 hostel@klondiker.com http://www.bzkneez.com/