Air Travel

Vancouver is easily reached by air. Its international airport (YVR) provides service to numerous cities across Canada as well as major hubs in the United States and Europe.

Airport Connections

A taxi or public transit are the most convenient ways to travel from the airport to the University of British Columbia or a nearby hotel. Translink's trip planner can help you figure out a route on public transit.


The conference does not have a preferred hotel.

You can explore on-campus options via UBC's West Coast Suites. Note that some of these options are at Gage Suites and the booking website notes that there is a large construction project close to the Gage Suites.

You can also explore the BC Government Employees Business Travel Accommodation Listing, which are available for only to BC government employees, MLAs, members of the Judiciary system, contractors, Alberta, Saskatchewan or State of Washington government employees and BC public sector entities that are on CSA User's List.

Things to Do In Vancouver

Looking for more ideas? You can start out by checking out what UBC has to offer through the Visit UBC site. For some ideas on what to do in the greater Vancouver area be sure to check out the Destination Vancouver and Vancouver Attractions websites.

Food and Drink on UBC Campus

The closest coffee shops are Tim Horton's (2424 Main Mall) and Starbucks (6190 Agronomy Road). There is a Bean Around the World coffee shop a little bit further away at 6308 Thunderbird Boulevard.

There are many places on campus, search for anything particular that you're looking for!