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The conference will be hosted at Royal Roads University. Royal Roads is located on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum and Lekwungen First Nations’ ancestors and families. It is with gratitude that we now learn and work here, where the past, present and future if Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff come together.

About RRU

Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University is on Victoria’s West Shore, approximately 14 kilometers from downtown Victoria. The university lies at the heart of the historical Hatley Park on the Esquimalt Lagoon. During your visit and the conference, enjoy the world renowned gardens and numerous hiking trails through old growth forest on the 565 acres of grounds.

Hatley Castle picture

Travel and Accommodations

For directions on getting to campus click here

For your accommodations, there are many options in the area:

  • Choose a hotel on the West Shore. These include: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victoria-Colwood, Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway, The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria, and Solo Suites. There are also a number of Bed & breakfasts located in the area.
  • Choose from a wide variety of downtown Victoria hotels. West Shore traffic can be heavy at rush hour, but conference participants should encounter few difficulties with this as they will be heading towards the West Shore against traffic and vice versa at the end of the day.
  • RRU on-campus accommodations are currently closed and not taking reservations. Please check back closer to the event date for more information here. 

Explore Vancouver Island

Victoria is a dynamic city with a wide array of cultural and tourist attractions. Victoria is well known for its parks and gardens, ranging from manicured gardens to ocean-side parks with rugged west coast terrain. There are a wealth of outdoor activities to choose including whale watching, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, swimming and sailing. Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens, or enjoy a hike in East Sooke Park. If you have a little more time at the end of the conference, Cathedral Grove and peaceful, coastal Parksville are within easy reach on a day trip.  If your time allows, Tofino and the Pacific Rim National Park also make a glorious weekend getaway to add to your trip to Victoria. For more information on Victoria please visit Tourism Victoria.