Tourists visiting Victoria are able to use their credit and debit cards at ATMs, which can be found almost everywhere, providing a convenient way to exchange currency. Most banks in Victoria are open between Monday and Friday, although their opening hours are slightly shorter than regular shops and stores in Victoria Some banks are open later or on weekends or Thursday evenings.
Victoria is favoured by a moderate climate all year long. The monthly rainfall average during summer is less than 2.5 cm. The humidity rate is low and the city is constantly exposed to the ocean breeze, which keeps summer days enjoyable. Summer evening are cool and wearing a light jacker is recommended.
Average temperature in June and July ranges from 19 à 21 C (66-70 F).
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Fee to enter Canada (for foreign visitors)
Effective March 15, 2016, some travellers may need to fill out an eTA - electronic travel authorization - before boarding a flight to Canada. To complete your application for an eTA, you will need your passport, a credit card and an email address. An eTA costs $7 CAD and is valid for up to five years. Click here for a video tutorial or click here to complete an eTA application.
The official language of the Annual Meeting will be English. We do not foresee simultaneous translation.
The Canadian Urological Association, its Organizing Committees and Professional Congress Organizer shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered participants of the 2020 Annual Meeting.
British Columbia and in Victoria,a 5% GST (Goods and Services Tax) and a 7% PST (Provincial Sales Tax) are applicable to most goods, purchased gifts, food/beverages and services in British Columbia. Visitors from outside Canada may be entitled to claim a rebate of the HST paid. For rebate forms and more details, visit Canada Revenue Agency.
In addition of the GST, the Victoria hotels will apply a PST of 7% as well as a Municipal and Registion District Tax (MRDT) of 3%. Some hotels will also apply a Destination Management Fee (DMG) of 1%.
Some hotels include tips or gratuities with group programs to simplify bookkeeping. This usually includes gratuities for housekeeping, bell service and food service. In a hotel, bell service should be tipped about $1 per bag, and housekeeping $1 to $5 dollars a day (in proportion to your room rate). Visitors should know that the standard tip in restaurants is 15%, with 20% for very outstanding service. Tip taxis about 10%, and a dollar a bag they carry for you (not just unload), or at the very least round fares up to the nearest dollar. Tipping is customary in bars, restaurants, salons/spa and taxis.
- Victoria area code is 250.
- The time zone in Victoria is Pacific Daylight Time (PST)
- The age of majority in Quebec is 19 years old.
- Smoking is forbidden in public areas as well as in work places. Province has also banned smoking next to public entrances, open windows and ventilation traps.
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