Travel Information

General Tips:

Currency: Both the United States and Canada use their currencies (U.S. Dollar in the USA, and Canadian Dollar in Canada).
Event Details: Stay updated on event schedules, venue details, and any specific requirements communicated by the organizers.
Local Customs: Familiarize yourself with local customs and etiquette in both the USA and Canada.

Always check for the latest information and updates closer to the event dates. Safe travels!

Why Vancouver

Vancouver, with its unparalleled ancient vibrancy, rich cultural history, and global prominence, has been carefully chosen as the host city for the inaugural edition of Wibsa International in 2024.

Vancouver, with its dynamic energy, diverse culture, and global significance, serves as an ideal backdrop for this groundbreaking event. The city’s reputation as a hub for innovation, finance, and culture makes it a fitting stage for the convergence of exceptional women in Governance, Leadership, Politics, and Business.

Dynamic Energy: The City of Vancouver pulsates with an energy unlike any other city in the world. The dynamism of its streets, the hustle and bustle of daily life, and the constant innovation define the city’s spirit. This energy mirrors the vigor and drive of the women who will gather at Wibsa International, making it an ideal setting for discussions, collaborations, and the celebration of achievements.

Diverse Culture: Vancouver stands as a beacon of cultural diversity, bringing together people from every corner of the globe. This inclusivity aligns seamlessly with Wibsa International’s commitment to fostering diversity and providing a platform for women from various backgrounds, industries, and experiences.

Global Significance: As a global financial and cultural hub, Vancouver symbolizes the interconnectedness of the world through trade to Canada. Choosing this city as the starting point for Wibsa International emphasizes the global nature of the initiative, reflecting a commitment to creating a worldwide network of empowered women driving positive change.

Innovation Hub: Renowned for being a center of innovation, Vancouver in Canada is at the forefront of advancements in various industries and Manufacturing for the province of British Columbia. Wibsa International, with its focus on business, leadership, and governance, aligns perfectly with the city’s tenet of pushing boundaries and fostering innovation.

Cultural Capital: Vancouver is not just a city; it’s an ancient cultural city in British Columbia that sets trends and influences the world and shares close land boarder with the United States of America through Seattle. Hosting Wibsa International here adds a layer of prestige to the event, underscoring the importance of the gathering and the impact it aims to make on a global scale.

As Wibsa International launches its inaugural edition in Vancouver BC in 2024, it extends an invitation to participants worldwide to be part of this historic moment. Vancouver 2024 is not merely an event; it marks a pivotal moment in the journey toward the empowerment and impact of women, setting the stage for future editions in different cities and contributing to the ongoing global movement for a more inclusive and equitable world.

About Toronto

The largest city in Canada and the capital of the province of Ontario. Here are some key points about Toronto:

Population and Diversity: Toronto is a highly diverse and multicultural city, with a population that reflects a wide range of ethnicities and cultures. It is known for its inclusivity and has various neighborhoods representing different communities.

Economic Hub: Toronto is a major economic hub, hosting a variety of industries including finance, technology, film production, and telecommunications. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world.

Landmarks: The city boasts iconic landmarks such as the CN Tower, which was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world. Other notable landmarks include the Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Education and Research: Toronto is home to several universities, including the University of Toronto, which is renowned for its academic excellence and research contributions. Ryerson University and York University are also significant institutions in the city.

Arts and Culture: The city has a vibrant arts and cultural scene with numerous theaters, galleries, and music venues. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the most prestigious film festivals globally.

Sports: Toronto is passionate about sports, and it is home to several professional sports teams. The Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), and Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) are among the notable teams.

Green Spaces: Despite being a bustling metropolis, Toronto offers ample green spaces. High Park, Toronto Islands, and various ravines provide residents and visitors with opportunities for outdoor activities.

Public Transportation: The city has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, streetcars, and a subway system, making it relatively easy to navigate.

Climate: Toronto experiences four distinct seasons. Winters can be cold with snowfall, while summers are warm and humid.

Culinary Scene: Toronto's culinary scene is diverse, reflecting the multicultural population. You can find a wide range of cuisines and dining experiences throughout the city.

Overall, Toronto is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city that attracts people from around the world for its opportunities, cultural richness, and high quality of life.

Visa Application:

To ensure a seamless experience, it is crucial for international delegates attending Wibsa International & ICES events in Vancouver and Toronto to apply for the required visas. Begin by thoroughly reviewing the specific visa requirements for Canada. Initiate the visa application process well in advance, taking into account any documentation, processing times, and potential unforeseen delays.


Explore available flight options between the international airports of Vancouver and Toronto. Compare airlines, flight durations, and prices to optimize your travel plans. Be mindful of any potential layovers or connecting flights, and ensure your chosen itinerary aligns with the event schedule.

Transportation Planning:

Efficient transportation planning is key for a successful visit to both cities. Consider various options for traveling between Vancouver and Toronto, such as flights or trains, depending on your preferences and schedule. Evaluate factors like travel time, costs, and convenience to choose the mode of transportation that best suits your needs.


Alternatively, consider the option of traveling by train. Both Vancouver and Toronto have well-connected rail systems, providing a comfortable and scenic journey. Check the train schedules, duration of travel, and ticket prices to make an informed decision.

Advance Planning:

Given the importance of timely visa approvals and securing transportation reservations, it is advisable to plan well in advance. This proactive approach minimizes the risk of last-minute challenges and allows you to focus on participating in the Wibsa & ICES events without unnecessary stress.

Questions and Assistance:

If you have specific questions regarding visa procedures, transportation details, or any other aspect of your travel arrangements, feel free to Contact Us. We are here to assist you and ensure your international delegate experience is smooth, enjoyable, and productive. Safe travels!