Travel and Accommodation

Getting to Vancouver

Airport: Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The next closest airport is Abbotsford, but it is at least two hours away. Seattle is a four-hour bus ride with a border crossing. More detailed information on airport transportation to UBC campus to be sent to registered participants closer to the conference.


Hotel on Campus:
Rooms have been blocked at Gage Suitesdirectly on campus, for Oct. 3rd-6th. Registered participants will be sent a booking code for these dates, or you may contact
Reservations Office at (604) 822-1000, Ext. 3, or toll free at 1-888-822-1030

Alternatives on Campus:
West Coast Suites:

Carey Centre:

Triumf House: UBC accommodations for researchers using their particle accelerator. Rooms are reserved for those researchers, but they do get openings and cancellations throughout the year, so you could contact them and ask to be added to the wait list: 

Green College: a graduate student college with a few private rooms with ensuite bathrooms set aside during the year for guest accommodations:

Alternatives close to Campus:
Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, and AirBNB in nearby neighbourhoods:
– Point Grey
– Kitsilano
– Dunbar
– Kerrisdale
These would all be about a 10ish minute Uber/Taxi drive 

Nearby hostel (with a few private rooms): HI Vancouver Jericho Beach:

Alternatives farther from Campus:
Downtown Vancouver – there are a variety of hotels, of all types. For those coming earlier or staying later for tourism, downtown is also much more lively and connected than UBC. Two things to be aware of:
– Distance from campus (at least a 25-minute bus ride, possibly longer in rush hour
– Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will be taking place downtown during our conference. It’s not as big as the Cannes or Toronto Film Festivals by any means, but hotels will still book up, so do act early. Hotels may also be more expensive due to the VIFF.