On-campus accommodations

The most convenient and cost-effective accommodation for the 2014 GAC-MAC meeting is on campus. Consider staying on campus where you can be close to all of the sessions and events and enjoy our park-like surroundings and beautiful views of the city. 

Room TypePrice (+13% HST)
Traditional Residence - Single Room $41.00 (includes full hot breakfast each morning)
Traditional Residence - Double Room $65.50 (includes two full hot breakfasts each morning)
Suite-style Residence - Two Bedroom $93.00 (includes two full hot breakfasts each morning)
Suite-style Residence - Three Bedroom $130.00 (includes three full hot breakfasts each morning)
Note: 13% HST will be added to these prices

Traditional residence includes shared washrooms. A single room has one twin bed and a double room has two twin beds.

A suite includes a living room and private washroom and either two or three bedrooms. Each bedroom has one double bed.

Contact information to book your room:
Phone: 1.506.447.3227 or toll-free 1.888.865.6122 Reference GAC-MAC
Email: stay@unb.ca Reference GAC-MAC
Book online: http://stay.unb.ca Copy and paste the following into the Promotional Code Field: GAC-MAC

Off-campus accommodation

The UNB Fredericton campus is located mid-way between several motel-style accommodations along Prospect St. to the south of campus, and the downtown Lord Beaverbrook (Crowne Plaza) Hotel.  A number of bed and breakfasts are also conveniently located at the north end of campus in the more historic parts of downtown Fredericton

UNB Fredericton Campus

A number of centrally-located lecture halls will be used during the conference (see annotated map below).  On-campus residences, summer hotel services, dining services, and the conference poster hall and exhibit hall are all short walk apart.  See the campus map (3.7M .pdf).  Registration, posters and exhibitor booths will be housed in the Richard J. Currie Center

UNB campus

On-campus food options

The UNB Fredericton campus is one of the most picturesque university campuses unb mcconnell hall in Canada and is a great place to hang out on a spring day.  It is, however, somewhat isolated from dining options.  A 5-minute cab ride from the Student Union Building (the 'SUB') to the historic downtown restaurant district will cost about $5-$7.  Alternatively, good restaurant options can be reached on foot in 15 to 20 minutes.  For those wishing to stay on campus who are not participating in the GAC, MAC, or MDD lunches, lunch at McConnell Hall will be offered as part of the online registration at a cost of $10.40 + HST.  McConnell Hall is located mid-way between the Currie Center (posters and exhibits) and Tilley Hall (technical sessions) and offers a relaxed atmosphere and great view of the St. John River and downtown Fredericton. *Please note that McConnell Hall dining will not be available to conference delegates who have not pre-bought lunch tickets.  This is a special service being offered by UNB campus catering (Sodexho) who require estimates of lunch attendees for each day of the conference* 


Traveling to Fredericton 

Conference delegates are advised to book their air travel as soon as possible.  

Arriving by air Arriving by car

Fredericton Airport (YFC) is currently serviced by Air Canada with direct daily flights to and from Toronto Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax.

Saint John (1 hour drive) and Moncton (1.5 hour drive) are also serviced by WestJet. 

Fredericton is centrally located within a day drive from Boston (7 hr), Montreal (9 hr), and Halifax (4 hr).

Conference parking permits will be available upon request.  See the campus map for designated parking areas.


Students wishing to attend the conference can apply for travel grants from MAC by following directions at the following: http://www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/index.php?p=101