TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMODATION

Most Conference events will be held on Western Washington University's campus in Bellingham, Washington. We are two hours north of Seattle and one hour south of Vancouver, BC.

By air:

Sea-Tac International Airport is located approximately 100 miles south of our Conference Hotel, in Seatac, WA. Shuttle services to the Conference Hotel are available at http://www.airporter.com  or by calling 1-866-235-5247. All major car rental services are available as well.

The Bellingham International Airport is located approximately 7 miles, or 15 minutes, north of WWU.  It offers convenient bus, taxi and shuttle services.  It also has several car rental operators in the terminal.  For more information on the Bellingham International Airport, call (360) 671-5674.


The Airport Shuttle will drop you off at Val U Inn, located at 805 Lakeway Drive. You will need to cross the street and head West about 1 block to the Conference Hotel, located at 714 Lakeway Drive.

By Bus:

Only 2 miles from WWU, the Fairhaven Transportation Center houses both Greyhound bus lines and Amtrak train service. To check Greyhound routes, schedules, and rates, visit www.greyhound.com.

By Train:

The Amtrak Cascades line runs from Eugene, OR to Vancouver, BC. The Coast Starlight line runs from Los Angeles to Seattle. For more information, call Amtrak at 360-734-8851 or 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit their website: www.amtrak.com. Taxi service is available from the Fairhaven Transportation Center.

For more information on taxis, car rentals, shuttles, ferries, and more, click here

Those interested in using public transportation during their stay in Bellingham may visit www.ridewta.com for routes and timetables. Bus fair is currently 75 cents.

If you plan on crossing the Canadian/U.S. border, please consult the border crossing information here. Or to check the border crossing cameras, click here.

Lodging

Lodging, and a special dessert reception on Friday evening, will be at the Best Western Lakeway Inn, which will provide free shuttle transportation to the conference. You may reserve a hotel room for the conference by contacting the Best Western Lakeway Inn at 1-888-671-1011 to obtain the conference rate. Please identify that you are with the WRRCEA when reserving. Reservations must be made by September 7, 2007 to obtain the conference rate.

For alternate lodging options, visit www.expedia.com. This web site allows for searches by distance from Western’s campus, which is located at 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Directions to Best Western Lakeway Inn from I-5 southbound (from airport):
Take exit #253, Lakeway Dr.
Turn left onto Lakeway Dr.
The hotel entrance will be on the right immediately after passing under the freeway.
Directions to Best Western Lakeway Inn from I-5 northbound (from train or bus station):
Take exit #253, Lakeway Dr.
Turn right onto King St.
Turn right onto Lakeway Dr.
The hotel entrance will be on the left immediately before the freeway.

Directions to Western Washington University:

From Interstate 5, take exit 252
Turn left off the ramp onto S. Samish Way
Turn left at the stop light onto N. Samish Way
Turn left onto Bill McDonald Parkway/Byron Ave.
The university will be on your right about a mile down.
Please see parking information at the conference website.
A map of the WWU campus can be found at here.

The Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism website provides maps of Bellingham and a wealth of other information for those who wish to explore the area. Click here to visit the site.

Get directions through Google Maps!

Please continue to check the WRRCEA website, for updates on events, locations, and directions. We’ll see you in Bellingham in October!