Imaging and Applied Optics Congress

11 July 2022 – 15 July 2022
Hybrid Event - Pacific Daylight/Summer Time (UTC - 07:00)

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada


Welcome to Vancouver!

Join us in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, on Canada’s West Coast! Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, Vancouver is sassy, sophisticated and outdoorsy. Vancouver is home to two million inhabitants who enjoy a mild climate, breathtaking scenery and a wealth of recreational activities. Enjoy all the very best of world class destinations: superlative shopping, exceptional dining, great entertainment and galleries – all perched on nature’s edge.

General Information

Canadian currency is the Canadian dollar, which is divided into 100 cents. There are 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills. Smaller coins are 5, 10, and 25 cent pieces as well as 1 and 2 dollars. Banking and credit cards are also welcome almost everywhere.

There are two applicable taxes in British Colombia: a federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5% and a provincial tax (PST) of 7%. A 3% Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) is also in effect in the city of Vancouver.

It is customary to tip restaurant waiters, taxi drivers and hairdressers 15% of the bill, before taxes. Bellhops, porters, doormen, etc. generally receive at least $2 per suitcase or per service rendered.

Emergency Numbers
In case of emergency: 911
Health Information: 811
Vancouver Poison Control Centre: 1-800-567-8911 or 604-682-5050 (24-hours)


Average July high temperature: 72ᵒ F
Average July low temperature: 58ᵒ F

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Things to Do

Vancouver is known for their thriving arts, music, and theater scene. It is also a popular filming location for well-known movies and television shows. Vancouver features world class restaurants, shopping, attractions, arts and entertainment, and a year-round mild climate with plenty of activities to enjoy.


The largest LGBTQ2+ population in Western Canada lives in this ocean-wrapped, glass-towered, city of fresh air and open minds. The entire city strives to be an inclusive place where people can be themselves, but visitors looking for the community should check out two distinctly different neighbourhoods first – the West End (including Davie Village) and Commercial Drive, both of which enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and boutiques that openly welcome everyone.

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