Livable Cities Forum

Conversations for an inclusive future

October 3-5, 2022                                               Victoria, BC

Venue & Travel

The 2022 Livable Cities Forum will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre.  Steps from the historic Empress Hotel, the Victoria Conference Centre is a beautiful venue with the best of the city at its doorstep.

Recommended Hotel

Rooms are available at the Fairmont Empress for a discounted rate for conference delegates starting at $279/night. Rooms at this rate are very limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Stay tuned for details on how to access this rate. 

The Fairmont Empress: 721 Government St., Victoria, BC 

To plan your stay in Victoria visit Tourism Victoria 

Getting There

By Air

Located 30 minutes from downtown Victoria and five minutes from Sidney, Victoria International Airport (YYJ) has daily flights from Vancouver International Airport (approx. 30 minute flight), as well as direct and non-stop flights from the rest of Canada and the United States. Rental cars, taxis, limousines and airport shuttles are all available to take you to your final destination.

Victoria International Airport is served by BC Transit with up to frequent departures to and from YYJ and Downtown Victoria.  There are also regularly scheduled airport shuttles if you are travelling with a group or require a larger vehicle. Visit for shuttle information.  Bluebird Taxi Cabs are available by calling 250-382-2222.

By Ferry (from Vancouver)

BC Ferries connects Vancouver to Victoria by ferry. The large network of vehicle ferries connects Vancouver Island, British Columbia’s mainland and smaller islands, like the Gulf Islands. Frequent daily service by BC Ferries between Vancouver and Victoria brings cars and passengers to its terminal at Swartz Bay, approximately 32 km north of Victoria. 

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Getting Around

The Victoria region has an excellent public transit system that will take you throughout the area. Buses run frequently and are a great way to venture out of the downtown core and into the surrounding areas and suburbs. BC Transit’s accessible buses carry wheelchairs, scooters and bicycles. Strap your bike on the front of a bus and head out to the country to cycle!

For further assistance planning your trip, visit Tourism Victoria. Public transit information can be accessed from BC Transit.


In October, weather in Victoria tends to be fairly mild, with average temperatures ranging from 9°C to 14°C. Frequent light rain can be expected and weather in Victoria can sometimes be unpredictable, so we recommend that you bring an umbrella, waterproof jacket, and appropriate outdoor shoes.

Registration coming soon

Mark you calendars to join us in Victoria from  October 3-5, 2022!  Check back soon for registration details.

Contact Us

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The Livable Cities Forum is ICLEI Canada's annual event to bring communities together. In 2022, the Forum is being hosted by the City of Victoria in partnership with ICLEI Canada and the Canadian Urban Institute. We provide capacity building, consulting, training, and information services to support local governments in becoming more sustainable.

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