WCCCE 2003

Site and Accommodation Information


Conference Venue

WCCCE 2003 (as well as BCCEC) will be held at

North Island College 
Comox Valley Campus
2300 Ryan Road, 
Courtenay, BC, V9N 8N6

Room: Komoux Hall, Room 104.


If you come from Lower Mainland: 

Take the Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo. The ferry takes about an hour and 35 minutes. 
After you get off the ferry, take the highway #19 North. It's about an hour and 15 minutes' drive to Courtenay. 

Visit the BC Ferries website for schedule information:



Maps of Comox Valley (Two maps in pdf; May take a while to load!)



Coast Westerly

We have reserved 30 rooms at the Coast Westerly ( 1-800-668-7797 mention WCCCE conference ). Rooms will be reserved until March 30th.  After March 30th, the rates will be honored if rooms are available.  The Coast Westerly is 5 – 10 minutes by car from the college

Rates until March 30th:

Standard  - (single) $70/night  (double) $75/nigh
Superior   -             $75                       $85

After March 30th the following group rate will apply for single or double occupancy, all subject to availability : 

standard - $85
superior - $95
premium -  $105 

Crown Isle

Crown Isle will not reserve a block of rooms since they are frequently booked to capacity, however they have several rooms and suites which are available.  Crown Isle is within walking distance of the college.  Crown Isle is also a world class golf course and during the first part of May tee-off times are available until 6:00 pm. Bookings for tee-off times can be made through their web site. Rooms should be booked by phoning Kelly Fraser at 1-888-338-8439 (mention group rates) or email kelly@crownisle.com  

Rates :

Range from $109 - $199 (group rates).
Some of the higher priced units ( $129 and up ) have a separate bedroom with an additional sofa bed in the living area.
Some of the rooms have gas fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and VCR’s.
For more accommodation you can search at the
Commox Valley Tourism site 


Car Rental

Budget: 1-250-338-7717
Hertz: 1-800-263-0600
National: 1-250-334-0202 or 1-800-227-7368
West Jet : 1-800-538-5696 or http://westjet.com  
Pacific Coastal :1-800-663-2872 or http://www.pacific-coastal.com  


If you are interested in activities other than computing,  you can check
Comox Valley Adventure Tours 1-866-236-2326