Located on Vancouver's downtown waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the world's first double LEED® Platinum certified convention centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world. The award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre features two connected buildings, East and West, with a combined total of 466,500 ft2 (43,340 m2) of flexible meeting, exhibition, ballroom and plenary space.
Getting to Vancouver
As a port city, and as one of the largest cities in Canada, Vancouver is accessible by land, air, sea and rail. The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is ranked as one of the top airports in the world, and is located approximately 14km away from the Vancouver Convention Centre.
In addition, VIA Rail’s western transcontinental train follows Highway 1 from Vancouver to Kamloops. Amtrak’s Pacific Northwest route travels daily between Seattle and Vancouver.
There are many ways to get around Vancouver on the water, including the SeaBus which connects downtown to the mountainous North Shore. You can also take the ferry from Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
Directions to the Vancouver Convention Centre West
TransLink provides city transit for tourists and residents seven days a week via buses and trains through its rapid transit system, SkyTrain. With the opening of the Canada Line, the SkyTrain’s newest line, travel between the Waterfront Station (2-minute walk from the Vancouver Convention Centre) and Vancouver International Airport has been significantly reduced to 26 minutes per one-way SkyTrain trip. This allows for a more convenient trip for international travelers to and from downtown Vancouver.
By public transit (from YVR)
1. Follow the SkyTrain signs.
2. Board Train – 980 – Canada Line Sky Train at the platform sign “CANADA LINE TO WATERFRONT.” The trip is approximately 26 minutes and the cost is CAD 8.75.
3. Disembark at Waterfront Station Northbound.
4. Head northwest on West Cordova Street toward Howe Street.
5. Turn right at Howe Street.
6. The Vancouver Convention Centre West is straight ahead at 1055 Canada Place.
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