Flying is expensive....but the conference will be
Some Options...Fly to Seattle and take Amtrak to Vancouver....kick
back and enjoy the scenery.
Rent a Car from Avis....preferred
conference rental agent
The Vancouver International
Airport (YVR), located in Richmond,
south of Vancouver’s city centre, is a half-hour
drive to the downtown core. The Vancouver International
Airport is among the most modern and efficient
airports in the world. The International Air Transport
Association (IATA) ranked YVR for the fifth year
in a row as one of the top ten airports in the
world. As one of the major hubs for North American
air travel, YVR is North America’s premier
gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. YVR offers
extensive non-stop air access from almost any city
in the world. There are over 556 non-stop flights
per week to Vancouver from 22 major US cities and
over 138 non-stop flights per week from 12 cities
in Europe and Asia. The Vancouver International
Airport serves over 41 international, national,
and regional carriers.
The Vancouver International Airport is Canada's second
busiest airport, with some 14.3 million passengers
(including same plane transit), approximately 315,300
tonnes of cargo and 282,200 take-offs and landings
in 2004. YVR is the third largest international passenger
gateway on the West Coast of North America. YVR is
in operation 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, including
round-the-clock customs and runway operations.
Getting to Campus
Between the airport and downtown, transfer service
is readily available by the Airporter Bus, Taxi, Limousine,
or Car Rental Companies. The Airporter Bus departs
regularly every 15 minutes to the major downtown hotels,
the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre and
the cruise ship terminal. Taxi’s are located
outside of the domestic and international terminals
and are approximately $25-30 Cdn to the University
of British Columbia.
DRIVING FROM VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: From
the airport, follow the signs to Vancouver. Take the
Granville Street - City Centre exit. Turn left at West
70th Ave. Veer right onto SW Marine Drive. Follow SW
Marine Drive for approximately 15 km (10 miles). Continue
past UBC Gates 4 & 3 and turn right (South) onto
Wesbrook Mall. Follow Wesbrook to Student Union Blvd.
and turn right.
DRIVING FROM SEATTLE: Take Interstate 5 North to
the Canadian Border. Continue north for 40 minutes
on Highway 99. Highway 99 turns into Oak Street at
The Oak Street Bridge. The Oak Street Bridge is 6 km
north of the Massey Tunnel; the airport is on your
left. At the north end of the bridge, take the second
exit: Marine Drive West. You curve under the bridge
and start heading west, where you see an overpass.
Bear to the right here and go up to merge with Granville
Street. Stay on Granville as it turns to the north.
Turn left onto 70th Ave, the second light and first
main intersection. In two blocks, 70th becomes S.W.
Marine Drive Follow SW Marine Drive for approximately
15 km (10 miles, it curves North). Continue past UBC
Gates 4 & 3 and turn right (South) onto Wesbrook
Mall. Follow Wesbrook to Student Union Blvd. and turn
DRIVING FROM DOWNTOWN: Turn right (west) onto 4th
Avenue from either Granville or Burrard Street. Follow
4th Avenue westbound for approximately 5km (3 miles),
until it turns into Chancellor Boulevard. Turn left
onto Wesbrook Mall and right onto Student Union Boulevard.
Take the #4 or #17 bus from Granville Street downtown.
The trolley bus loop on campus is located in front
of War Memorial Gym, approximately a 3 minute walk
from The Gage Towers and West Coast Suites. There is
no direct bus service from the Airport, but the Airporter
Shuttle and public transit will take you downtown -
from there you can transfer.