Memorial University Residence

One hundred and fifty suites have been reserved at MacPherson College, Memorial’s new on-campus residence complex. These are two bedroom suites with a shared washroom and small foyer ($109 per night plus 15% HST and 4% Tourism Marketing Levy, $130 taxes in: Note: this is for the entire suite). See picture and suite layout below.

Rooms will be available to be booked until April 1, 2018. After that, individuals will have to make their own reservations for on-campus accommodations.

To book accommodations:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter promotion code CSZ2018, choose dates, and the number of guests.
  3. Click ‘Next’ to enter personal and payment details.
  4.  If you want a full suite to yourself please book 2 of these “single rooms” (or 2 x half suite). If you are sharing with someone else you can each go in and book 1 single room and there is a place to enter who your ‘roommate’ will be.

NOTE: The promotion code only works when you book under the above reservation link and only for the nights of May 6-13, 2018.

Payment is due at the time of booking by Visa or MasterCard.  On your credit card receipt there will be a transaction from SpeedyBooker (this is the company that powers our reservation system) and they are out of the United Kingdom.

To view the Cancellation terms please visit:

Any questions, email or call toll-free at 1-877-730-7657.

St. John’s Holiday Inn and Convention Centre

We have also reserved 75 rooms at the nearby Holiday Inn hotel, which is approx. a 15 minute walk from Memorial’s St. John’s Campus (or a 5 minute bus ride). The cost of a standard room is $159 plus taxes ($190 taxes in).

For reservations, contact or call 1-709-722-0506 or 1-800-914-1413, and indicate that you are with the ‘Canadian Society of Zoologists’ group booking. Rooms will only be held until April 1, 2018 at this rate.

Other Accommodations

St. John’s has a wide variety of accommodations available, ranging from hostels, to airbnb’s, to B&B’s, to luxury hotels. Most of these are located in the downtown area that is an approx. 30 minute walk, a 20-25 minute bus ride, or  a $10 -12 cab ride to the Memorial University campus. For available bus routes and schedules see

The City of St. John’s has a website where one can search for various types of accommodation (, and there are various travel websites (e.g.;; etc.) that can be easily used to find accommodation.