Booking your Flight
Welcome to Canada!
If flying into Saskatoon, you will land at the Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, on the north edge of the city, a short 5-minute free shuttle to the Saskatoon Inn Conference Venue. If needed, you can arrange for a car rental from one of several car rental agencies within the terminal. Pick up of all methods are located just outside the terminal doors, Including Free Shuttle Pick up to the conference hotel, Local bus, taxi, limo, wheelchair accessible transportation (arrange in advance) is also available. Please see the contact details below.
To ensure your air travel to Saskatoon is as convenient as possible, we have partnered with Air Canada who have offered our registered delegates a special discount code to book your flights at a preferred rate. To take advantage of this promotion, you must first register for the conference and once payment has been received, you will be sent a confirmation email including the code and a link to book your flights.
Local Transportation Options
Local Bus: Local transit service to most of the city. There is a central transit hub located in downtown. Live maps, route planning tools, information on fares are available on the Saskatoon Transit website. There are several local taxi companies, only a phone call away.
Taxi: There are several local taxi companies, only a phone call away.
Train: Via Rail Canada is a trans-Canadian passenger train service. It stops in Saskatoon three times a week from May to October on its run between Toronto and Vancouver. It offers a one-of-a-kind trip through the Prairies and over Rockies on your way to the Pacific Coast of Canada. Connect to other routes along the way to get to Northern Manitoba or all the way to the Atlantic Coast.
Car: Saskatoon is a modern city with an excellent road system. Speed limit within the city is 50 km/hr. Circle Drive, as its name suggests, circles the city, creating a streamlined commuter route as well as connecting to major highways; speed limit here is 90 km/hr. Be aware that there are speed cameras along the route.
ICB Travel & Visa Information
Canadians (including dual and Canadian permanent residents) and USA citizens need to only carry a valid passport to travel to and within Canada. However, depending on your country or territory, you may need to obtain a visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in addition to holding a valid passport. Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada
Letter of Invitation
A letter of invitation can be provided to those who require one for visas or other related administrative reasons. This letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to Canada and does not imply any commitment for the Organizing Committee to provide financial support.
To receive a Letter of Invitation, delegates must first register for the Conference and letters will only be issued to attendees who have paid for their registration in full. Please be advised that the Secretariat requires 2-3 business days to process visa invitation letters for payments made by bank transfer or e-transfer.
It is recommended you start your visa application at least 5 months (Early May) before the event you wish to attend. In the case of payment not made with a credit card, the Secretariat needs to verify the registration payment has been received before providing a letter.
A visa invitation letter is no guarantee to receive a visa and it is the sole responsibility of the attendee to contact the embassy or consulate to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry into the country.
The Secretariat reserves the right to refuse requests for visa invitation letters submitted less than 6 weeks prior to the event.