Calling all "Day Trippers"!
With this year's theme of Come Together-Right Now could this travel option be called anything but "The Magical Mystery Tour"?!?
BCMA is finalizing arrangements with Charter Bus Lines of BC for a roundtrip bus charter from Vancouver to Cranbrook for Conference 2011, departing Sunday, October 2nd & returning Thursday, October 7th, arriving the same day in the early evening, both ways.
A central departure point, or a series of pick-up points around the Lower Mainland, including the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal for delegates travelling from Vancouver Island, (Duke Point, Nanaimo & Swartz Bay, Victoria), is currently being negotiated with final details to be announced SOON!
Price range: $225. to $275. per person, return (based on advance bookings).
Compare with listed airfares, the sightseeing of one of BC's most picturesque travel routes, and the comraderie & good fun of travelling with your colleagues & fellow Conference 2011 delegates!
To Reserve Your Seat(s):
BCMA is now accepting reservations (no payment now) on a "first come" basis while final details are being confirmed. Maximum number of seats available is 56 passengers.
Since no booking deadline has been set by Charter Bus Lines, please take the following next steps:
1. Call BCMA (250-356-5700) or Email the BCMA
(Members@museumsassn.bc.ca) with "Magical Mystery Tour" in the
2. Please provide your Name, Email address & Phone number, plus the
number of seats you wish to reserve;
3. Indicate your preference for: A) Central Lower Mainland departure point
(with longterm Parking); OR B) Suggested nearby pick-up point &
address, (consider a mall parking lot, on or near main highways).
As soon as final charter bus details are confirmed, BCMA will contact you directly with payment instructions, deadline & travel itinerary details.
Watch HERE & on BCMA listserv for updates...
Join Us in Cranbrook, BC for 2011!
Air Travel - How to Book Special Rate Flights
Air Canada (including Air Canada Jazz), has been selected as the "Official Canadian Airline" for BCMA's Conference 2011: "Come Together - Right Now" and is offering special 10% discounts to the first 100 delegates, presenters, instructors, exhibitors and guest speakers booking Tango Plus, Latitude or Executive Class Flexible tickets.
Those flying to Cranbrook, BC for Conference 2011 are urged to support
Air Canada as our official sponsor and to take advantage of our Special Convention Discounts! *
How to Book Special Rate Flights:
To make reservations and claim special discounts online: **
1. Go to the website: aircanada.com
2. ENTER the BCMA's Conference 2011 Promotional Code: FQKA99U1 in the
3. ENTER your travel dates, number of passengers, where you will fly from,
and “Cranbrook, YXC (BC)” as your destination. ***
4. CLICK “Search” to view & SELECT your flight options.
5. Review your itinerary, final quote details, and rules & conditions displayed.
CLICK the check box to confirm your acceptance & CLICK "Continue".
6. ENTER your Aeroplan number and password, if applicable, OR
CLICK “Continue as Guest”.
7. ENTER your passenger name, trip preferences and contact info.
8. ENTER payment (credit card) information & billing address. RE-TYPE your
email address as prompted to generate an electronic ticket & itinerary to the
address you specified for presentation at the airport.
For information or assistance, please call Air Canada Reservations toll free:
1-888-247-2262. Please be prepared to provide the BCMA "Conference 2011" Promotional Code: FQKA99U1
* Discounts are applied to the fare at the time the Air Canada tickets are purchased on
aircanada.com. Any tickets for travel to "BCMA Conference 2011" not purchased on
aircanada.com will not qualify for any benefits provided by the Meetings and
** If booking through a travel agent, your agent must book online and enter the same
"BCMA Conference 2011" Promotional Code provided above to claim the special rate,
and must abide by the applicable fare rules contained in Air Canada's tariffs.
*** Travel period begins Monday, September 26, 2011 & ends Friday, October 14,
All flights into Cranbrook airport route through YVR in Vancouver.
Additional Travel Options:
BC Ferries (Sailing Schedule & Reservations): 1-888-223-3779
Travel Assistance Bursaries:
Canadian Museums Association Bursary Program
For Pre-Conference Workshops, BCMA's Conference 2011 qualifies for bursaries from the Canadian Museums Association Bursary Fund
normally reserved for pre-conference workshops.
Download the CMA Bursary Fund Application form (PDF).
For inquiries by phone: 613-567-0099 ext. 228
Or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BCMA's Travel Assistance Bursary Program
For Conference 2011, the BCMA will offer a limited number of $250.00 Travel Assistance Bursaries to delegates-in-need representing current BCMA Institutional Members.
1. Write to the BCMA to formally request a Travel Assistance Bursary;
2. Include in your letter a brief budget statement listing your:
a) Registration fees;
b) Travel & accommodation expenses, &
c) Your projected Total Cost to participate.
d) Indicate any & all other confirmed bursaries or financial assistance
you will receive to participate at Conference 2011;
3. Submit your application by the deadline (postmarked no later than) September 26, 2011 to:
Travel Assistance Bursaries will be paid to successful applicants following Conference 2011 & confirmation of attendance.
BC Museums Association
"Travel Assistance Bursaries"
# 201, 645 Fort Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 1G2
For more information, please contact BCMA's Member Services Coordinator (Shelley Gauthier) at: (250) 356-5700
Or by email: Members@museumsassn.bc.ca
Download the Registration Form
Or REGISTER ONLINE!