The venues and hotel information for the Outlandish Vancouver weekend are:
Eaglequest Golf Course Coyote Creek: This is our venue for the Friday Night Mix & Mingle. We were treated to excellent customer service and we are looking forward to sharing the space with fans and our featured guests. The address is 7778 152 St, Surrey.
Johnston Heights Secondary School: JHSS is the location for our panels, photographs, UK guest autographs, Meet & Greet, and vendor area. This school is not only close to the hub of hotel accommodations, but by renting space from the school and hiring drama students to help in the theater, we are giving back to the community. We have built an excellent relationship with the administrative staff at JHSS, who also happen to be Outlander fans! The address to the school is 15350 99 Ave, Surrey. There is off street and street parking available.
Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours: We are returning to “The Native” for another Cocktails with the Cast Cruise on the Fraser River with the cast. This time we are very excited that Diana will be joining us. The dock is located at the quay in New Westminster, which is approximately 25 minutes from the Sandman Inn & Suites and the Sheraton. There is parking lot near the quay (Inn at the Quay) or street parking – allow 10 minutes to walk from the inn to the dock. The address is 810 Quayside Dr #150, New Westminster. It is right by the Paddlewheeler Pub.
Sandman Inn & Suites: This is one of the two hotels that our attendees book and the one that has a discount code for our group. It is an all-suite hotel with a living room/sofa sleeper, full kitchen, laundry in your room, king room, a tub/shower combination bathroom, and a balcony. The hotel has free underground parking with elevator access from the garage. The address is 10608 151a St., Surrey. To make reservations, call the hotel and ask for the Outlander Fans code. The hotels will probably book full in July.
Moxie’s Grill & Bar: This is located in the lobby of the Sandman Inn & Suites. They have a full bar and restaurant with great happy hour specials.
Sheraton Surrey/Guildford: While Outlandish Vancouver does not contract with the Sheraton, many fans and attendees stay here during the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. The free author signing event takes place here. Parking is under the hotel and the cost is about $8 CAD per night and for when you attend the signing event on Saturday, October 26th.
WalMart Guildford Town Centre: This is a supercenter that has a full grocery store within. The restaurant at the Sandman does not open until 11am, so WalMart is the closest location from which to purchase groceries and stock your kitchen. Free parking.
Airport transportation: There are taxis and private car companies that travel to Surrey from Vancouver International Airport (YVR). As of May, there is still no Uber/Lyft in British Columbia. There are many car rental companies that service YVR. Surrey is approximately 45-50 minutes southeast of the airport. There is a train but unless you want to travel that distance with a transfer, a car may be a better option.
The Sandman, JHSS, Sheraton, and Walmart are all in about a one mile radius. The Eaglequest is about 10 minutes from the Sheraton.
There is a plethora of information in our Facebook group, Outlandish Vancouver. There is additional information on our public Outlandish Vancouver Facebook page, as well as frequent updates on twitter (@OutlandishVanBC) and social posts on Instagram (@OutlandishVancouver).