Trip planning

To contact the Organizing Committee, please email TEK.forests@ubc.ca

 


 

Driving Directions from YVR Airport to UBC Campus

 

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is ~15km south of the UBC campus where the conference is being held. Note that you will clear both Canadian customs (coming into Vancouver) and US Customs (leaving Vancouver) at YVR, so plan accordingly.

Maps

 

  1. Head north on Grant McConachie Way E

  2. After 4 km, keep left to stay on Grant McConachie Way E

  3. Continue on to Arthur Laing Bridge/Marine Drive SW

  4. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Granville St E/City Centre/Centre-ville/BC-99N and merge onto SW Marine Dr

  5. Turn left to stay on SW Marine Dr

  6. After 10.5 km, turn left to stay on SW Marine Dr

  7. After 120 m, turn right on to Agronomy Rd

  8. After 309 m, turn left at the first cross street on to Lower Mall

  9. The UBC West Parkade, your destination, will be on your right

Airport Accessibility


Universal access is a fundamental component of customer care at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The airport, along with community and business partners, have developed detailed travel guides to help and support customers preparing for air travel. Further information on accessibility services at the YVR is available at www.yvr.ca/en/passengers/navigate-yvr/accessibility-at-yvr/accessibility-travel-planning.


 


 

Transit Instructions from YVR Airport to UBC Campus

 

Take the Canada Line to Broadway-City Hall station. Once there, exit onto West Broadway, which will appear as W Broadway on street signs. Cross to the north side of the street and take the 99 B-line — it’ll say “99 UBC” on the front — to campus. This is the simplest and most common route to UBC through public transit. It’ll cost between $7.75 to $9.00 and takes around an hour depending on traffic.

Transit Accessibility


TransLink is a leader in providing an array of accessible travel options to passengers. Buses, community shuttle minibuses, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express vehicles are all fully accessible. Please take a moment to visit the TransLink Accessibility page to become familiar with the services available, including options for customers who are not able to tap a Compass transit Card.



HandyDART is a door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance. The driver will come to your home, help you board on the vehicle, and get you to the door of your destination safely.



HandyDART’s service provider (First Transit) provides a central customer service team that is available 18 hours a day and operates over 300 buses. Eligible customers can apply to receive a HandyCard, which provides free travel for your attendant.


 


 

Taxi from YVR Airport to UBC Campus

 

The approximate fare between the YVR Aiport and UBC is $30-40 CDN, and can be paid by credit card or cash. Taxis and wheelchair-accessible vehicles are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the Domestic and International Arrivals Area at YVR. Please note that taxi fares in Vancouver do not include gratuities.



Accessible taxi service is integrated into the fleet of taxis serving YVR. You must request an accessible taxi from the host, or nearby courtesy phone, located on the curb outside Arrivals at the Domestic, International and South Terminals.



Please call the company for a price estimate between your destinations:



Yellow Cab: 604-681-1111



Vancouver Taxi: 604-871-1111



Black Top & Checker Cabs: 604-731-1111



Maclure’s: 604-831-1111



North Shore Taxi (for North Vancouver travel): 604-922-2222



Richmond Taxi (for Richmond travel): 604-272-1111


 


 

Childcare

 

To arrange for childcare during the conference, please contact UBC Childcare Services at 604-822-5343 or via email at childcare@housing.ubc.ca at least 3 weeks prior to the event.

 


 

On-campus Navigation

 

For navigation around the UBC Campus, please visit this website. Most venues around UBC are walkable in 20 minutes or less.

 

UBC has a complimentary, on-campus Accessibility Shuttle to assist individuals with conditions that impact their mobility to navigate campus, such as: (1) individuals who use wheelchairs; (2) Individuals with motor, visual, hearing, and/or cognitive disabilities; and/or (3) Individuals with temporary accessibility needs (e.g. recent injury, health issues impacting mobility, recovery from surgery)


To book a ride with the Mobility Assistance Shuttle, speak with a dispatcher or leave a voice message at 604-822-9929. When you book your ride, please be prepared with your pick up and drop off locations, dates and times. Please see the shuttle map for stop locations. Rides will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each client is limited to 3 rides per day. You must book your ride ahead of time.

Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.  Wait time can be between 5 – 40 minutes, depending on volume. Book ahead to ensure more timely and reliable service. If you leave a voice message to book your trip, you will receive a call back to confirm your ride by 8pm the evening prior to your pick-up date. For more information, please see this website

 

 

Conference Accommodations

Please note that on-campus accommodations are available until April 2019.


 

On-Campus Accommodations

 

We are working to secure 50 suites for attendees and presenters at this conference. Please stay tuned for more details! Please note that reserved accommodation will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

We strongly recommend booking your accommodation prior to May 2019. As accommodation both on-campus and off-campus is very busy during the summer, this will ensure that you have a place to stay for the duration of the conference.

UBC is pleased to offer a variety of accommodation options.  Please note the following:

  • Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card and are subject to a 72 hour cancellation policy.

  • Please indicate the name of the primary guest in each room at the time of booking.

  • For group bookings of 13 or more rooms, please contact our Sales Office at 604-822-1060.

  • If you require parking, please download the HONK Mobile app which is required for most UBC parking facilities.

  • Breakfast packages can be added to your room rate once the room type has been selected. Please note breakfast is charged on a per person/per night basis for the full stay.

  • Orchard Commons rooms can accommodate up to two guests. Please indicate the name of the second guest in the comments section. Orchard Commons rooms are sold as a single unit and separate receipts cannot be issued.

  •   Accessible rooms are available in Gage apartments only.

 

Place Vanier Dorm

Daily rates: TBA

Address: 1935 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1X1

Distance to campus: On campus

Amenities: Complimentary Wifi available in the Commonsblock; wired Internet in each bedroom (guest to provide Ethernet cable and related amenities); on-site restaurant; guest laundry-$$; banquet/meeting rooms; work desk; kitchenette, mini fridge and microwave in floor lounges

Reservation method: Book Online ; Phone: 604-822-1000

Vanier

 

Gage Towers

Daily Rate: TBA

Address: 5961 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 2C9

Distance to campus: On campus

Trip Advisor Rating: 3.5 stars

Amenities: Complimentary Wifi; guest laundry-$$; banquet/meeting rooms; television; work desk; in-room coffee maker; kitchenette; mini-fridge; microwave

Reservation method: Book Online; Phone: 604-822-1000;

Click floor plan image below to enlarge

Gage TowersGage Towers

 

Ponderosa Commons

Daily Rate: TBA

Address: 2075 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Distance to campus: On campus

Trip Advisor Rating: 4.5 stars

Amenities: Complimentary Wifi; guest laundry-$$; banquet/meeting rooms; television; work desk; complimentary local calls; in-room coffee maker; kitchenette; mini-fridge; microwave; iron/ironing board; hair dryers in studio rooms only

Reservation method: Book Online; Phone: 604-822-1000;

Ponderosa Ponderosa Ponderosa

 

Orchard Commons

Daily Rates: TBA

Address: 6363 Agronomy Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Distance to campus: On campus

Trip Advisor Rating:

Amenities: Complimentary Wifi; on-site restaurant; guest laundry-$$; banquet/meeting rooms; work desk; kitchenette, mini fridge and microwave in floor lounges

Reservation method: Book Online ; Phone: 604-822-1000;

Orchard

 

Gage Apartments

Daily rates: TBA- Gage Apartments-One bedroom TBA – Gage Apartments-Studio Suite

Address: 5961 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 2C9

Distance to campus: On campus

Trip Advisor Rating: 3.5 stars

Amenities: Complimentary Wifi; guest laundry-$$; banquet/meeting rooms; television; work desk; complimentary local calls; in-room coffee maker; kitchenette; mini-fridge; microwave; iron/ironing board

Reservation method: Book Online ; Phone: 604-822-1000;

For accessible room inquiries, please contact reservations at 604-822-1000

Click floor plan image below to enlarge

Gage Studio Gage


 

Off-campus Accommodations

Vancouver offers an array of options for hotels and AirBnb’s, hotels and motels. While these options may allow you to enjoy the city during the conference, please note that it will be anywhere from 10 min. to an hour of busing to UBC from other locations in Vancouver. The map below shows some off-campus accommodations in blue, with the UBC Faculty of Forestry in black to aid in estimating distance and travel time.