Vancouver West Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
Vancouver's location on the West Coast of Canada offers easy access from most of the Asia-Pacific region. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has consistently been ranked one of the world's best, served by 67 airlines and connected to 119 destinations. Downtown and conference hotels are easily accessed by either the Canada Line train direct from the airport to the Vancouver Convention Centre or by a 20 minute taxi ride.
International Travelers should view the Procedures for International Visitors to be prepared.
If you are arriving by air, you will be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located just 25 minutes from downtown, YVR was named the Best Airport in North America in 2013 and ranks 8th worldwide, making it the only North American airport to be ranked in the top 10. The airport is a major hub for international travel, with good connections by a host of airlines to all major North American and international cities. View the Procedures for International Travelers to view Visa and Customs information.
The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located approximately 15km (11 miles) or 20 minutes from the center of the city. The Canada Line Skytrain, which terminates across the street from the Vancouver West Convention Center, takes 26 minutes to travel directly between the airport and downtown. The Airporter Shuttle Bus and limousine services are also available at reasonable rates. Taxi fare from the airport to the city center is approximately $40CAD. All of these services accept major credit cards.
Please note there are no Uber or Lyft services available in Vancouver.
Estimated Drive Times from Airport to Convention Centre
- Leaving airport at 6 am: Estimate 22-25 minutes
- Leaving airport at 12 pm: Estimate 30-60 minutes
- Leaving airport at 6pm: Estimate 30-65 minutes
Taxis are available at the airport. Zone fares apply to taxi trips from Vancouver International Airport terminals. Rates include tax, but do not include tip. Please confirm Zone Fare Rates with your driver prior to departing the airport. Surcharges will be changed for additional stops.
- Vancouver Convention Center is in Taxi Zone #9 and is prorated at $35.
By Private Car
Sedans and limousines are available through Aerocar. They are the licensed sedan and limo provider of Vancouver International Airport. 24 hour reservations are available.
Vancouver Tourism offers a variety of information regarding the best ways to arrive in Vancouver. Find more information on train, bus and other transportation schedules on their website.
Attendees can park at the following locations:
Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Located at the Vancouver Convention Centre West on the northside of Canada Place between Burrard Street and Thurlow Street
WestPark at Canada Place
999 Canada Place, Parking Level 1
+1.604.684.2251; +1.866.856.8080 (Toll Free)
Located at the North end of Howe Street at Canada Place Way, in the P-1 level beside the exit lanes