Access and Accommodations

To our out-of-town guests:

Welcome to the beautiful University of British Columbia, ideally located in scenic Vancouver, Canada. Nestled between snow-capped mountains and the sparkling ocean, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It offers Canada’s best climate: mild winters and warm summers moderated by Pacific Ocean currents.

Best City in the Americas” – Condé Nast Traveler Magazine 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009

“Most Liveable City” in the world – Economist Magazine 2006

At the University of British Columbia, you are far away from the noise and traffic of the city, yet only 20 minutes away by car or transit from downtown Vancouver. And being on campus, you’re conveniently close to all UBC facilities, venues and local area attractions.

For UBC accommodation, we offer you unbeatable convenience, comfort and value, with our wide range of accommodation options–all within walking distance of the Institute of Asian Research. Please see UBC map:

GETTING TO UBC Campus from the  Vancouver International Airport (YVR):

From the airport to UBC’s Point Gray campus, a taxi costs approximately $25-$30. By transit from the airport, take the Canada Line Skytrain to Waterfront. Get off at Oakridge-41st station northbound. Transfer to either the #43 UBC or the #41 UBC buses. From there, you will be taken to the main bus link at UBC.

For more information about wayfinding at UBC:

ACCOMMODATION AT UBC Campus (prices do not include tax):


Locations of Accommodations (orange) and Conference Venues (blue)


Westcoast Suites <MAP>

The “Westcoast Suite” can accommodate up to four adults with a king and double bed at $159. 5961 Student Union Blvd. UBC, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2C9, Tel: (604) 822-1000.

Check-in:  3.00 pm | Check-out: 11.00 am

St. John’s College <MAP>

A room with a double or queen sized bed for $100. 2111 Lower Mall, UBC, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Tel: (604) 822-8790.

Check-in:  2.00 pm | Check-out: 11.00 am

*Green College (good student option) <MAP>

A room with a double bed for $80 or queen sized bed for $90 for Friday and Saturday night stays. 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 822-8660.

Check-in: 2.00 pm | Check-out: 11.00 am

*Carey Hall (good student option) <MAP>

This thrifty option offers rooms with single beds for $71 and queen beds for $77 (no tax charged). 5920 Iona Drive, UBC, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1J6,  Tel: (604) 224-4308.

Check-in: anytime after 3.00 pm

Vancouver School of Theology <MAP>

A room with a double bed for $92. Suites with a double bed are $100, and with a double and single bed are $178. 6000 Iona Drive, UBC, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1L4, Tel: (604) 822-9031.

Check-in: 3.00 pm | Check-out: 10.00 am


The TRIMPH House offers rooms with a queen or a twin bed, both at the cost of $110. There is a common kitchen on the ground floor, and a grocery store within walking distance. 5835 Thunderbird Blvd., UBC, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2L6, Tel: (604) 222-7633.

Check-in: 2.00 pm | Check-out: 11.00 am

ACCOMMODATION NEARBY (prices do not include tax):

Park Inn on Broadway

A room with two double beds for $99. 898 West Broadway, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1J8, Tel: (604) 872-8661.

compiled by Sarah Youngblutt