Our study weekend lectures will be held at the Mary Winspear Centre in the town of Sidney. At the tip of the Saanich Peninsula, Sidney is close to the Victoria International Airport and both the BC and Washington State Anacortes ferry terminals. It is 30 minutes by car or bus from downtown Victoria. Sidney has a beautiful seaside location and many interesting shops and restaurants to explore. More about things to do in Sidney here.

We have negotiated special rates at a variety of accommodations that range from within walking distance of the conference site to downtown Victoria and a couple in between.

In order of distance from the Mary Winspear Centre  …

Victoria Airport TravelodgeVictoria Airport Travelodge




Shuttle to and from airport and ferries. Ideally located directly across from the MWC. Free continental breakfast and restaurants nearby. Free parking, internet and heated pool.

Cost: $139.00 standard and up
Code: LMWC or Mary Winspear Centre event rate.
Book on line. Enter your dates, go to special rates, enter promo code or call 1-800-578-7878


Best Western Emerald IsleBest Western Emerald Isle




Conveniently located one block from MWC. Restaurant on site. Free wifi, parking, electric car charging station and other amenities.

Cost:  No discount, please check the website for the latest package rates.
Book by calling 1-800-315-3377 or on line at


The SidneyPier Hotel & SpaThe Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa






On the waterfront and a short walking distance up Beacon Avenue to the MWC. New high-end hotel with restaurant, cafe and lounge on site. Free wifi and fitness centre. Underground parking is $5.00/night.

Cost:  $178.00 classic to $225.00 junior suite
Code: Hardy Plant Conference Block Code: 062117 HAR Block ID: 440950
Book by calling guest services directly 1-866-659-9445


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Sidney Waterfront Inn and Spa





Located on the waterfront at the foot of Beacon Avenue and walking distance to the MWC. Historic older hotel with some quiet ocean front rooms. No elevator but free wifi, parking and complimentary breakfast.

Cost: $ 110.00 standard to $154.00 Main Building, $192.00 to $272.00 Cannery Building
Code: Hardy Plant
Book by calling the hotel direct 1-888-656-1131 or email:


QualityInn Waddling Dog

Quality Inn – Waddling Dog




Located midway between Victoria and Sidney and a short 15 minute drive to MWC. Easy access to ferries and airport. Old English atmosphere with pub and restaurant on site. Free wifi and parking. Price includes a hot breakfast.

Cost:  $80.10 standard queen– $89.10 standard two queen
Code: Hardy Plant Group
Book by calling the hotel direct 1-800-567-8466 or email:


Howard JohnsonHoward Johnson Elk Lake






On the outskirts of Victoria with easy access to Highway 17 to Sidney, and local buses to ferry and airport. Twenty minute drive to MWC. Restaurant on site. Free parking, internet, athletic centre and outdoor heated pool.

Cost:  $139.00 standard to $169.00 kitchen suite
Code:  HP22. Rates available until April 22, 2017 based on hotel availability
Book by calling 1-866-300-4656


Hotel Grand Pacific

Hotel Grand Pacific




In Victoria’s Inner Harbour and directly across from the Coho ferry to Seattle. Three blocks from access to Highway 17 and 30 minutes from Sidney. Restaurant, cafe and lounge on site. Underground parking $18 per night. Free internet and access to athletic centre.

Cost: $202.00 standard room
Code: JUN17PLANT. Rate available until May 23,2017
Book by calling hotel direct 1-800-663-7550 or 250-386-0450 or email:


Marriot Inner HarbourMarriott Inner Harbour






Located in the Inner Harbour close to Coho ferry and access to Highway 17 and Sidney, thirty minutes away. Restaurant on site. Parking $16 per night. Free internet.

Cost: $219.00 standard double to $279.00 standard quad
Code:  Hardy Plant Group
Book by calling 1-888-236-2427


If none of the above suit, there are dozens of other options. Visit your favourite search or booking site to find your perfect fit.

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