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General Information

The 2023 Symposium will be held at the COAST Langley City Hotel located at 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC, V3A 7N2, Canada

Click on the link below to book your accomodations.


This is a general outline. More detailed information will be posted as it becomes available.

August 23:   Symposium Registration in the afternoon

August 24:   Tour Day (To Be Announced)

August 25:   Speaker sessions

August 26:    Travel to Butchart Gardens across the Strait of Georgia on a                            BC  Ferry.

August 27:     Departure

Travel Information

Attendees will make their own arrangements for airport travel to and from the hotel. There are 2 airports.

The closest airport to Langley is the Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)

  • Abbotsford International Airport
    30440 Liberator Avenue
    Abbotsford, BC Canada V2T 6H5
  • This website is useful for getting transport information:

The second airport is Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

  • 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Vancouver BC V7B 1Y7
  • This website is useful for getting travel information from Vancouver to Langley.

If you are choosing the Abbotsford Airport, it would be easier to route yourself through either Toronto, Ontario or Calgary, Alberta for customs clearance.

Symposium program related travel will be through scheduled busing.

Airport map

The IWGS Annual Symposium is filled with educational seminars, networking opportunities, great food, and plenty of fun. Speakers from all over the world provide the latest information on waterlilies and all things water gardening. Past Symposia have been held in Canada, China, France, Germany, Thailand, the UK, and the US. This page will continue to be updated with more previous Symposium history.

If you have photos of any previous Symposium and are willing to share them on the IWGS website, please contact [email protected].

View Past Symposia: