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Plan Your Trip

Plan Your Trip

COVID-19 Notice: Given the September timing of our annual conference, MainTrain, we have the opportunity to develop creative contingencies and build them in. So at present we are continuing to work on MainTrain 2020 preparations.

Until April 30th the Hilton Saint John is offering 100% refundable reservations.


Visit our Accommodations Page to book your hotel.
NEW TO 2020: First 20 people to book their hotel will receive a complementary upgraded room!


Air Canada is offering a 10% discount to delegates travelling to MainTrain this year. To take advantage of the discounts book at Air Canada and use the promo code that was emailed to you when you registered for the conference. (Applies to all flights operated by Air Canada except Tango). Alternatively, please email

Bookings are to be made to the following city: Saint John, NB
The travel period begins Monday, September 7, 2020 and ends Friday, September 25, 2020.

No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango. 

Airport Pick up and Drop off

YSJ - Saint John Municipal Airport
4180 Loch Lomond Rd, Saint John, NB E2N 1L7

Note: The Hilton Saint John hotel does not provide shuttle service to the airport. 

Car Rentals Nearby: 

Alamo Rent A Car *
4180 Loch Lomond Rd, Saint John, NB E2N 1L7
(506) 696-3340

Avis Car Rental*
4180 Loch Lomond Road Saint John Airport, Saint John, NB E2N 1L7
(506) 696-4406

*MainTrain delegates do not get an additional discount through PEMAC or MainTrain. 

Driving directions from the Airport

From Saint John Municipal Airport parking lot, turn left onto Loch Lomond Road. Stay on this road for approximately 25 minutes, passing the Irving Oil Refinery. Loch Lomond Road joins Thorne Avenue and then City Road. City Road runs onto Station Street. Pass the multi-purpose arena called Harbour Station. Take a left at the end of City Road onto Smythe Street. Drive straight on and the Hilton Saint John hotel is on the right.

Click here for directions from the airport.

Select Your Schedule

This will be offered via email in July 2020 to all who have previously registered. 

Travel Expenses

Download Travel Expense Request Form

We continue to be committed to ensuring the most cost effective use of member’s dues therefore every effort should be made to combine PEMAC travel with PEMAC employer sponsored travel where reasonable and practical. Limited funding has been budgeted to subsidize volunteer travel, as necessary, for the following purposes, listed in priority order:

  1. PEMAC members who work for asset-owning companies
  2. PEMAC members whose abstracts have been selected for MainTrain. The goal here is to increase the number of practitioner presentations at MainTrain
  3. Individuals receiving awards at MainTrain
  4. PEMAC Directors and Chapter Leaders to attend an annual face-to-face meeting
  5. PEMAC volunteers to give presentations at associated events on behalf of PEMAC Preference will be given to individuals who have not submitted PEMAC travel expenses in previous year(s)

About Saint John, NB 

Visit the Saint John Tourism Website to see what this awesome city has to offer.

Weather in September

For the week of the conference, September 15th – 18th, the average daily high is 18°C with a low of 8°C.

Family Fun

You are welcome to bring a companion or your entire family with you to the conference. Be sure to select that you are bringing a companion when you book your hotel.