2017 AAC National Championship HOST HOTEL:
The Sandman has welcomed us back again!
We have made arrangements with the two Sandman Hotels that are about 7-10 minutes away from the site, both located at 200th Ave in Langley – each extremely close to the freeway entrance that gets you to Thunderbird. Both have access to all conveniences – groceries, restaurants, early-opening Tim’s and Starbucks. It is about four-five minutes down the freeway to the Thunderbird exit (232nd) and then another three or four minutes of country road to Thunderbird Show Park.
However, our event is for the August long weekend, so these two hotels will fill up quickly. Langley is a very busy sports hub and if you do not book accommodation early, it will be difficult and expensive to find something close to Thunderbird. I suggest if you are considering attending Nationals next year, you book your room within the next month, and then take advantage of the free cancellation policy if you decide not to attend. This is no cost to you if you cancel up to 24 hours prior to arrival and there will be no charges to your credit card until you arrive (UNLESS, of course, you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, then it will be one night cancellation fee).
There are two Sandman Hotels to select from – Signature being slightly higher end than the other, the Signature has a pool and hot tub.Regular Sandman is currently undergoing a renovation so all rooms will be updated before next summer.
Both establishments welcome dogs, and have waived any pet fees to the competitors as our sponsor to the event. Please note that these rates do not include tax.
Both hotels are about 11 km from the site, freeway driving, at exit 200. Both are very close to all amenities such as IGA, Starbucks, Tim’s and other popular restaurants. They are our designated “HOST HOTEL”, and we thank them for arranging “no pet fee” stays for our competitors.
The central reservation number is 1-800-726-3626 or by calling the hotel directly (604-455-7263 – Sandman Signature Hotel Langley; 604-888-7263 – Sandman Hotel Langley). Please use the Participant Group reference and number as appropriate to ensure the correct location and pricing.
Booking info (please quote the group number to ensure you are reserving at the right hotel and receiving the group rate):
Central Reservation line: 1-800-726-3626
Agility National Championships
Aug 4-6, 2017
Sandman Signature Hotel – Langley (4 star hotel)
King – $129
2 Queens $129
Corporate King – $144
Executive King – $162
Loft Suite: 1 King – $171
Executive Jacuzzi Suite: 1 King – $171
Standard Queen :1 Queen – $109
Standard King: 1 king – $109
Standard Twin: 2 Double – $109
Studio Suite: 1 Double – $119
Jr Corporate Suite: 1 king – $132
Executive Queen Suite: 1 Queen – $140
THUNDERBIRD EQUESTRIAN SHOW PARK RV’ing (ONSITE)
There are 65 RV spots with water and electricity hook ups and almost unlimited self-contained spots available for booking at the National. All spots have available wifi connections, washroom and shower facilities. There will be no sani dump at the show park (sanidump.com for listings in the direction you are traveling after the event).
Reservations for the RV spots will be done through your premium reservation form – please do not contact Thunderbird directly. You can book extra nights before and after our event – but please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your plans if you are staying more than Thursday night to Monday morning.
Competitors will be placed as entries come in. There is no reservations of specific spots. You can ask to be close to a friend but I cannot guarantee this will happen. Please don’t think I am being tough or rude ignoring your request – but everyone has a special reason to be close to the rings and I am not going to be the judge of who’s request is more important or valid than another. The only fair way is first paid first placed. There will be an announcement as soon as all the full service spots are booked. Competitors can then reserve a self-service spot and go on the waitlist for full-service. You can email email@example.com with your friend or grouping request, but they will be managed only if possible.
There has been a change from tbird – they will no longer allow self-contained RVs in the grass field to the left of 248th. The majority are in a field behind 29-41. Map below:
Water/Electricity – $38 plus GST per night
Water only – $18 plus GST per night
Unfortunately, Thunderbird will not permit onsite tenting but they do recommend Brae Island (Fort Langley) campsite about 10 minutes away.