We have reserved a number of single and shared occupancy studios and apartments for our delegates on campus with varied pricing and with Conference discounted rates. Please check this page for more details and photos of the rooms; the online reservation link will become available in January 2021, when we open registration.
Other accommodation in downtown Vancouver:
Other hotels near UBC Campus, in Richmond:
How to get here
Public transit from YVR airport (by skytrain)
- Take skytrain from YVR airport to 41 Ave
- Take bus 480, 41 or 43 to campus
- Get off at the last stop, Bus Exchange.
- Walk along University Boulevard to Ponderosa Commons (~900 meters)
About Vancouver and the British Columbia Effect
Science has proven that time in nature can make us happier, more creative, and less stressed. We call that the British Columbia Effect. Our cities, set on the doorstep of the wild, make it easy to step further into nature and explore the endless possibilities of the outdoors.
In 2021 Vancouver will celebrate its 135th anniversary. A young city, for some, yet old and rich of histories for others. An Indigenous settlement called Xwméthkwyiem, (“Musqueam,” from masqui, “an edible grass that grows in the sea”), near the mouth of the Fraser River, was present here at least 3,000 years ago. At the time of first European contact in the late 18th century, the Musqueam and Squamish peoples had villages around present-day Vancouver, along with the Tsleil-Waututh, ancestors of today’s Burrard Band in North Vancouver. They were all Coast Salish First Nations, sharing cultural and language traits with people in the Fraser Valley and Northern Washington.
With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is now known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live. Vancouver is also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada with 52 percent of the population speaking a first language other than English.
Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics.
- Stanley Park– Third largest urban core park in North America, 400 ha of natural West Coast rainforest
- Queen Elizabeth Park – take that spectacular view of the city and North Shore mountains
- University grounds:
- Museum of Anthropology – a place of world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia, Canada.
- Beaty Biodiversity Museum – Vancouver’s natural history museum, also hosting the biggest mammal on Earth, the blue whale
- University Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden, nominated one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan.
- Brock Commons, second tallest residential wood building in the world at 53 m height and 18 floors
- Granville Island– unique, and arts-focused island, featuring farmers’ market, artist studios, and international cuisine.
- The seawall– a 10 km paved walkway along the length of Stanley Park and English Bay
- Vancouver Aquarium– iconic marine wildlife of the Pacific Coast
- Historic Gastown– Modern Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood
- Grouse Mountain – the Peak of Vancouver
- Spanish banks – One of Vancouver’s most popular beaches