Getting to Canada

Find out where to fly, how to drive, where to stay, and get your discounts.

Brock University

The International Animal Ethics Conference will be held at Brock University. Brock University is located atop the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario’s Niagara peninsula. With 17,000 full-time students and nearly 600 faculty, Brock is buzzing with activity and welcoming visitors to the campus every day. Brock is a special place that’s worth a visit.

Brock University
Brock is in St. Catharines, Ontario. Located within an hour’s drive of Toronto, Hamilton, and Buffalo, N.Y., Brock is easily accessible and close to major attractions, airports, and shopping. Brock’s campus is small and interconnected, with the feel of a small community – you could walk from one end of campus to the other in less than 10 minutes. And you’ll always know where you are at Brock. Just look up! The Schmon Tower stands 13 stories and can be seen from almost every location on campus, and St. Catharines for that matter.

Brock University is situated in the Niagara Peninsula, home of natural beauty and world-famous attractions. When you visit Brock’s campus, leave yourself some time to explore the features the broader region has to offer. Niagara is framed by Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The escarpment cuts dramatically across the region, with the Bruce Trail following its miles of majestic vistas. The peninsula has a population of 427,000 — but more than 12 million visitors come to Niagara every year. Niagara’s towns and cities include St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Welland, Thorold, Port Colborne, Fort Erie, Grimsby and Lincoln. It also has the rural municipalities of Wainfleet and West Lincoln. The University enthusiastically interacts with the community. For instance, Brock officials helped write the area’s economic development strategy, and the University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will be moving from campus into a stunning new development in downtown St. Catharines. Niagara is the heart of Ontario’s vineyard country, and you can enjoy the culinary and wine trail. And, being located in the cradle of Canadian history, the region is dotted with landmarks that recognize a nation’s story and celebrate our heritage figures. This includes the University’s namesake, Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. If you want to get closer to nature, Niagara has an enviable system of recreational trails and parks.

aircanada-1024x680Brock University in St. Catharines can be reached via two international airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto, ON Canada and Buffalo Airport (BUF) in Buffalo, NY United States of America.

Discount on your airfare and local transport 
Air Canada is the official airline for the Animal Ethics Conference and therefore offers all conference participants discount on their airfare(s). Niagara Airbus Transport is offering all participants discount on their local transport from/to the airport and Brock University. Within 24 hours after your registration you will receive an email with all promotion codes.

Driving directions from Toronto Pearson International Airport 
From Highway 401 West, take 403 South to the Queen Elizabeth Highway (QEW) in the direction of Niagara Falls. Follow the Queen Elizabeth Way around the lake, then Southeast to St. Catharines. Take exit 49, which will lead you onto Highway 406. Continue until you reach St. Davids Road. Take the St. Davids Road West Exit and follow until you reach Sir Isaac Brock Way.

Driving directions from Buffalo (Peace Bridge)
Cross the Peace bridge and then take the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) towards Toronto. At Exit 32B, turn onto Thorold Stone Road West and continue through the Thorold Tunnel where the road becomes Highway 58. Take the St. Davids Road West exit and follow until you reach Sir Isaac Brock Way.


During the Animal Ethics Conference you are able to stay on campus or in a hotel within walking distance or a short drive away. If you want to stay on campus, you can book your room during your registration by simply adding your preferred room and number of nights to your registration. If you prefer to stay at a hotel, you will receive our promotion code to book your hotel for a discounted rate after your registration.

On-Campus Housing
Alan Earp Residence accommodates our guests in a five storey building. Every two single rooms is shared by an adjoining washroom. Private rooms with private bathrooms can also be booked. Each room typically comes equipped with: a single bed with linens (sheets, blanket, pillow), towels, face cloth, soap, plastic cup, and free wifi! Rates from $ 70 per person per night including breakfast. On each residence floor there is a lounge open to all guests staying on that floor, the lounges come equipped with chairs, couches, table and chairs and cable television.

Hotel within walking distance from campus
Four Points by Sheraton (3 min by car/15 min walk)
3530 Schmon Parkway
Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
Phone: 905-984-8484
Rates from $ 120 per person per night.

Short drive away from campus 
Comfort Inn (12 min by car/25 min by public transport)
870 Niagara Street
Welland, ON L3C 1M3
Phone: 905-732-4811
Rates from $ 80 per person per night.

Quality Hotel Parkway (12 min by car/25 min by public transport)
327 Ontario St.
St. Catharines, ON L2R 5L3
Phone: 905-688-2324
Rates from $ 120 per person per night.

We want you to make the most of their time in beautiful St. Catharines and Canada! We have arranged a number of tours which conference participants can book for either before or after the Animal Ethics Conference. And the best of all: during that time, our discounts for your airfare and local transportation will still be valid! We are currently busy finishing the last details, so please check back soon. If you’re already registered, you’ll automatically receive an update when our pre- and postconference holiday tours and packages are available.