Getting to UBC

 From Vancouver International Airport to UBC

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is located 20 minutes from downtown  Vancouver and approximately 30 minutes from Vancouver International Airport (YVR).


UBC can be reached from YVR by car, taxi or public transportation.

Public Transportation  

The overall travel time by public transportation from YVR to UBC is approximately 50 minutes. The fare is $8.75 CAD and tickets can be purchased at automated ticketing machines at the Canada Line station. Payment is accepted in coins, bills. Debit and credit cards are accepted by most machines. 
Take the Canada Line (departure just outside the International Terminal) to Oakridge / 41st Station Northbound and take the TransLink bus (# 49, 99, 480, 41 or 43) at West 41st at Ash St. Westbound to UBC.  Alternatively, delegates can get to UBC by getting off the Canada Line at Broadway, cross the street to the North side of Broadway and catching the westbound 99 B-line bus.

Taxi services are available at the domestic and international terminal. Taxi signs guide arriving guests to the taxi departure bays just outside the terminals. Taxis charge a metered rate based on time and distance travelled. The approximate fare from YVR to UBC is $30.00 - $40.00 CAD.



Car rentals at YVR

The airport is serviced by most large international car rental companies.




Parking at UBC
Delegates staying at the West Coast Suites, Gage Towers or Marine Drive Residences can park for $7.00 per day plus taxes.  Delegates driving to the campus can park at any of the parkades for $13.00 maximum on weekdays, and $5.50 on evenings and weekends.  Click here for information.

Getting to and from Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver can be reached from UBC by public bus transportation or taxi.


Getting Around UBC
There is a one way UBC Campus Shuttle which provides
transfers along the perimeter of the campus. This shuttle operates every 30 minutes for a fare of $2.50 CAD.  Therefore, walking is the best and fastest way to get to the Life Sciences Institute, especially from the Marine Drive Residences. 

To get a map of the UBC Campus which includes shuttle routes, click here.  A walking route will be available closer to the conference dates.

Click here for detailed information on campus locations and parking opportunities.