Hotel & Transportation

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We encourage you to stay with your colleagues and friends at the Sheraton Wall Centre. Nestled in the centre of the exciting downtown district, Sheraton Wall Centre is a memorable destination for business and leisure that helps embrace the spirit of the city. It’s a short distance from attractions including Stanley Park, Rogers Arena and Canada Place, as well as Yaletown and shopping on Robson Street. Fuel your Vancouver adventure with coffee at their on-site Starbucks and return to the hotel for a drink at Bar One after an afternoon in the city centre.

Sheraton Wall Centre

Address: 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver BC
Amenities: Complimentary Wifi, Gym Access

Our room block window is now closed for the Sheraton Wall Centre. Please contact reservations@wallcentre.com for assistance.

Bus transportation between the Sheraton Wall Centre and UBC for conference programming will be guaranteed for those who are staying at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

Getting to Vancouver


Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the most convenient airport to fly into for this conference. You can get downtown via public transit in less than 30 minutes (14km). You could also fly to Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) but note it is a 67km drive to get downtown.


Whether you’re coming through on Highway 1 from the East, or if you’re coming up across the US Border from the south it’s quite easy to get into Vancouver.


There are two ferry terminals within close driving distance of Vancouver: Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, and Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. All ferries can be booked through BC Ferries.


Getting to UBC

Shuttle Bus Schedule

Please note that all departure times listed below are approximate.
Friday, January 24

Sheraton Wall Centre to UBC: 7:00 am

UBC to Sheraton Wall Centre: 7:15 pm (Post Friday Night Social)

Saturday, January 25

Sheraton Wall Centre to UBC: 7:45 am

UBC to Sheraton Wall Centre: 4:15 pm

Sheraton Wall Centre to Closing Social at BC Place Gate A: 5:45pm and 6:15pm

Closing Social to Sheraton Wall Centre: 8:30pm and 9:00pm

UBC Parking

If you are driving to UBC, we recommend parking at the North Parkade, located at 6115 Student Union Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1. Note that there are options to pre-pay for parking which will save some time and money upon your arrival. For all things parking at UBC check out the UBC Parking website below.


Getting to the Hotel

Getting to the Hotel from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Transiting from Vancouver Airport

14 km
Price: $8

Taking a Taxi from Vancouver Airport

14 km
Price: $35

Driving to your hotel from other popular locations

Driving from an Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
14 km

Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)
67 km

Driving from a Ferry Terminal

Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
21 km

Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
36 km

Driving into the City

Coming from the East – Directions from Abbotsford
72 km

Coming from the South – Directions from Peace Arch Border
50 km

Car Sharing options such as: Evo, Car2Go & Modo, have vehicles all over Vancouver as well as the greater BC Province.