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BCAC Driving Recovery Conference - June 5-7 Prince George

05 Jun 2023 @ 3:30pm PDT
07 Jun 2023 @ 4:30pm PDT

Conference Registration

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BCAC Member (Includes ALL meals and reception)
07 Jun 2023
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Non-Member Individual (Includes 1 year membership and ALL meals and reception)
07 Jun 2023
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Non-Member Corporate (Includes 1 year membership and ALL meals and reception)
07 Jun 2023
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Speakers/Major Sponsors/Approved Volunteers/Media (Includes all meals and reception)
07 Jun 2023
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Craft Brewery Tour Add-On
04 Jun 2023
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YXS Tour Delegates and Guests
05 Jun 2023
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Welcoming Reception For Your Guest(s)
05 Jun 2023
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Signature Dinner For Your Guest(s)
06 Jun 2023
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Event Details


Interested in Sponsorship? Please contact Dave Frank, Executive Director, at




Our June 5-7 Conference 2023 is being held at the new Courtyard by Marriott Prince George at 900 Brunswick St., Prince George, BC. Featured amenities include free WIFI, "The Bistro" restaurant, fitness centre, indoor pool and hot tub, as well as a laundry and dry cleaning service. The hotel also has six meeting/event rooms and 6,558 square feet of total event space!

Promotional Room Rate

Our promotional conference room rate has expired. However, we suggest calling the hotel directly (1 250-596-6274), explain that you're with the BCAC Conference, and ask very nicely if you can still have the promotional rate. 

Hotel Website: Click here.
Parking: $5.00 Overnight Underground
Cancellations: 48hrs notice prior to arrival, or one night & tax will be charged.


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Travel Partners


We're proud to announce that we have three travel partners for our June 5-7 Conference: Air Canada, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and Central Mountain Air have all kindly offered discounted rates with promotional codes.


YXS – Connecting You to the World!

Canada’s two largest carriers, WestJet and Air Canada, serve the region with daily direct service to Vancouver, with WestJet also providing direct service to Calgary five days per week. Pacific Coastal flies non-stop to Victoria, while Central Mountain Air connects Prince George to Terrace, Kelowna, Fort Nelson, and Edmonton. From December to March, Flair Airlines offers an escape from the winter weather with direct service to Tucson, Arizona.

Central Mountain Air and Northern Thunderbird Air connect the North and British Columbia’s interior through scheduled and charter services. Central Mountain Air offers scheduled service to Terrace/Kitimat, Fort Nelson, Kelowna, and Edmonton.

Pacific Coastal Airlines connects Northern British Columbia’s capital with our province’s capital city. Non-stop flights to Victoria take to the skies six days a week. Learn More


Carrier                Promo Code Details

The booking is to be made to the following city: Prince George, YXS (BC)

The travel period begins Monday, May 29 to Wednesday, June 14, 2023.







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Enter promo code when booking on


Enjoy 15% off of your flight with CMA for travel on any of our routes. Visit to book.

Promo code valid until June 7th for travel June 2 - 11, 2023. Fares and seats are limited and subject to availability at the time of reservation. May not be combined with any other program, promotion, or discount. Subject to applicable fare terms and conditions.


Applicable Fare and Markets: 15% off all fares between YYJ/YLW and YXS.

Sale Period: May 8 – Jun 11, 2023
Travel Period: Jun 2 – 11, 2023
Terms and Conditions:

>  Discount is applicable to all fare types (base fare only)
>  New bookings only.
>  Fares and seats are limited and subject to availability at the time of reservation.
>  May not be combined with any other program, promotion, or discounts.
>  Subject to applicable fare terms and conditions.


Click here for details. Also, check out the Park 'N Fly National Rate Card for helpful information.

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Transportation Options


The Prince George International Airport (YXS) is serviced by Air Canada, WestJet, Pacific Coastal Airlines and Central Mountain Air. Please check your preferred carrier for schedule information. Additionally, promotional Park'N Fly rates may be available at your local airport. Check out our "Travel Partners" tab for discounted fares for conference attendees (coming soon!).

There are a number of transportation services to get from YXS to the New Courtyard Marriott Prince George hotel including YXS shuttle bus service, car rentals, limo service, ride share, taxis and accessible options for those with mobility issues. Some services require advance notice so please click here to explore your options.


In Prince George, the centrally located train station is within walking distance to the New Courtyard Marriott Prince George hotel. Via Rail Canada provides passenger rail services to Prince George via Jasper, Alberta, and points in between. This scenic journey runs three days per week, arriving in Prince George on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Departures from Prince George run on on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Mondays. Check out Via Rail's website to learn more about this option!


There are several bus companies that provide transport to Prince George. BCBus North routes to Prince George leave from Fort St. John, Valemount, Prince Rupert and Kamloops (via Ebus). Ebus also runs a bus route from the Lower Mainland to Prince Rupert - check their website for details. Bus drop-off points in Prince George vary so please contact your preferred service provider to get route details.


If you're hitting the road to Prince George, there are a couple of routes that you can take, depending on your starting point of course! Highway 16 (the Yellowhead Highway) or Highway 97 (the Cariboo Highway) are the main highways into Prince George. Plan your route ahead of time, make sure that your car or truck is in top condition, stock your car with emergency supplies (food, water, change of clothes, first aid kit, flares, etc.) and don't forget your phone (or phone charger!). Check out these road trip tips from BCAA.

Please note that the New Courtyard Marriott Prince George hotel offers on-site parking for $5/day. Long term parking is also available.

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YXS has kindly offered complimentary parking on Apron Three (#3) for small plane pilots flying into Prince George for the conference. Please email your name and tail number by Friday, June 2nd to As you arrive, please connect with the tower as you normally would.

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Prince George offers a wide range of fun activities that will keep you out of trouble until the conference starts Monday early evening! Many delegates are planning to arrive on the Friday before or depart the following Sunday so they can fully explore all the region has to offer.

Guided Craft Brewery Tour

Starting at 16:30 on Sunday, June 4th, Gordon Duke, President and CEO of the Prince George International Airport (YXS), will be leading a casual, three-hour tour of Prince George's vibrant craft brewery scene. Tickets must be purchased in advance and space is limited (register above!). Bus transportation will be provided. Please meet at 16:25 in the lobby of the New Courtyard Marriott Prince George hotel.

Northern Lights Estate Winery and Bistro

Prince George’s first and only winery is located along the banks of the Nechako River. Northern Lights Estate is the largest fruit winery in British Columbia and the northernmost winery in the province. Reserve a table at the Bistro Restaurant and enjoy riverfront dining at its best! Free public tours are usually available during the summer months. Please note that the Late Spring Conference's Signature Dinner will be held at the winery on Tuesday, June 6th.

Alder Hills Golf Course

Alder Hills Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 3 course that features a new indoor range called "The Lounge". The Lounge includes 8 booths, lounge seating, full table service, and an exclusive hitting pad to hit balls onto the driving range using the latest digital Toptracer technology. Rentals available at the Pro Shop.


Home to hundreds of local retail stores, Downtown Prince George offers a diverse range of merchants from fashion boutiques, home decor, hobby shops and everything in between. Whether you're on the hunt for a popular name brand or local treasure, Prince George's broad range of shops promises you'll find something to take home.

OVERhang Climbing Gym

If you're looking for an inside pursuit, the OVERhang Climbing Gym is Prince George's hub for adventure and training, offering fun and educational activities! Day Pass Drop-ins and rentals (harness, climbing shoes, etc.) available. Waivers required.

Local Hikes

Prince George has more than 100 km of trails around the city – a multitude of trails just waiting to be explored. The Ancient Forest Trail/Chun T'oh Whudujut Provincial Park (pictured) provides an opportunity to view enormous ancient cedar trees within the world's only inland temperate rainforest. The trail is an easy-moderate hike marked with interpretative signage, and is home to a beautiful waterfall. A 400m portion of the trail is a universal access boardwalk.

For a comprehensive list of trails around Prince George, please visit Tourism Prince George's "Hit the Trail" webpage.

Two Rivers Gallery

A short stroll from the New Courtyard Marriott Prince George hotel, Two Rivers Gallery is a centre for contemporary Canadian art and creativity in Prince George and the central interior. Today, the collection comprises over 450 objects aiming to explore the experience of life in Northern and Western Canada.

The Black Clover Irish Pub

On Wednesday, June 6th, once the conference concludes, there will be an informal gathering held at the Black Clover Irish Pub, a short stroll from the New Courtyard Marriott Prince George. The pub has a new "rooftap" patio and offers a hearty array of traditional Irish cuisine as well as the usual pub favourites. See you there!

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Keilani Rose, DJ

Intersectional Indigenous roots blossom in the form of a modern-day renaissance artist.
Keilani Rose is an award-winning filmmaker, rapidly rising DJ, and classically/ culturally
trained dancer. She is Lheidli T’enneh (The People Where the Two Rivers Flow Together), and Kānaka Mamao (Native Hawai’ian diaspora), with Chinese immigrant and Irish settler ancestry. Keilani is her Grandmother’s Granddaughter, a direct descendent of
Great Grandmother Seymour, The Matriarch of the North, and finds her way through
story-telling and the sacred arts of music and dance as deeply personal and inter-generational healing.


Dean Chandler, Singer/Songwriter

Dean Chandler is a singer/songwriter originally from Prince George. His acoustic sets include an eclectic mix of originals and covers of rock, folk, country and Canadiana.


Kim Hayhurst, Portrait Artist

Kim Hayhurst is the owner of The Makerie Craft and Coffee Bar, located in downtown Prince George, where folks can enjoy specialty drinks and treats while partaking in crafts and creativity.
Before opening the Makerie, Kim spent more than 20 years fine tuning her skills in communications, marketing, program development and graphic design. Most of her experience came from working at an economic development agency, one of Canada’s top universities, and freelancing with businesses, communities, and non-profit organizations throughout Northern BC.
Kim always wanted to be an artist, and after years away from the field, she felt a calling to return to it as a healing activity. Not able to dedicate the time required to paint, crafts became her art of choice. The more she did it, the more other people wanted to participate. She became known for her creative and unique perspective, skill set and approach to her work.
Kim soon recognized that most adults she worked with were terrified of the creative process. Usually, it stemmed from someone saying their art looked funny, and then they decided they weren’t creative. But the thing is, that’s just part of the process. Trying, learning, failing, and trying again is PLAY! Learning to truly play again as an adult is hard, but sometimes all it takes is a hot glue gun and some pom poms. So, we created The Makerie, where we lure people in with incredible treats from our specialty coffee bar and convert them to crafters.
When not working her day jobs, Kim is an active community member, volunteering on numerous boards focusing on the arts, the bio-economy, community development and community events.



Welcoming Reception - New Courtyard by Marriott Prince George Ballroom



Northern Lights Estate Winery - Signature Dinner

A sincere thank you to our amazing sponsors! Your support helps aviation and aerospace students achieve their dreams AND helps the BCAC continue to support the aviation and aerospace industry in British Columbia and beyond.


05 Jun 2023 @ 3:30pm PDT
07 Jun 2023 @ 4:30pm PDT

  • 900 Brunswick St, Prince George, BC V2L 5L1, Canada

This is the BC Aviation Council’s premier annual Spring Conference. Book early to avoid disappointment. Some events are limited.

In particular, book airfares early.. YVR-YXS return, all in, currently at $249 (April 20th)

Hotel rate of $169 good until May 5th.

Looking forward to seeing you!