Travel Information
  Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Vancouver and a 35-40 minute drive from UBC
Taxi Service
  Taxi service from the Vancouver Airport is about a 30-40 minute drive and costs approximately $35-$40(cdn).
MacLure's Cabs      604 731-9211
Vancouver Taxi 604 255-5111
Yellow Cabs 604 681-1111
To view a Google map and to get driving directions to UBC from the Vancouver International Airport, click here, then click on the thumbtack symbol (if not already expanded) and click on "To here" and enter V7B1K3 for the Start Address.
For directions and maps to the Walter Gage Residence, please click here.
Car Rentals at YVR - The airport is serviced by most of the major car rental companies.


Registered guests of the Gage residences have a limited number of parking spaces available at $5/day + gst.

Delegates commuting to UBC by car will have the following options:

  • Health Sciences parkade: $12/day or $3.50 after 17:00pm and on week ends. No in/out privileges.
  • B1 surface lot: $4/ day until 2:a.m. B4 surface lot: $4/day until 2am.
  • On Wesbrook Mall Thunderbird arena to 16th Ave: $4 /day

For more detailed information visit the UBC visitor parking web page.

Driving directions from Vancouver International Airport
  From the airport, follow the signs to Vancouver. Take the Granville Street - City Centre exit. Turn left at West 70th Ave. Veer right onto SW Marine Drive. Follow SW Marine Drive for approximately 15 km (10 miles). From SW Marine Dr. turn right (East) onto West 16th Avenue. Follow West 16th Ave., turn left at the second traffic light at Wesbrook. Continue along Wesbrook past Gate 1. Turn left at Student Union Boulevard.
Driving from Seattle
  Take Interstate 5 North to the Canadian Border. Continue north for 40 minutes on Highway 99. Highway 99 turns into Oak Street at The Oak Street Bridge. The Oak Street Bridge is 6 km north of the Massey Tunnel; the airport is on your left. At the north end of the bridge, take the second exit: Marine Drive West. You curve under the bridge and start heading west, where you see an overpass. Bear to the right here and go up to merge with Granville Street. Stay on Granville as it turns to the north. Turn left onto 70th Ave, the second light and first main intersection. In two blocks, 70th becomes S.W. Marine Drive Follow SW Marine Drive for approximately 15 km (10 miles, it curves North). From SW Marine Dr. turn right (East) onto West 16th Avenue. Follow West 16th Ave. for about two blocks and turn left onto Wesbrook Mall. Continue along Wesbrook past Gate 1. Turn left at Student Union Boulevard.
Local Transit Options
  The University of British Columbia places a strong emphasis on "Sustainability". As part of that ethos it has created an environment that promotes travel on public transit, and that is somewhat unfriendly to the private automobile. Generally, parking is scarce and expensive; and whether your accomodation is on-campus or off-campus you should consider the advisability of renting a car.

The UBC bus loop serves many destinations across Vancouver, but for local destinations including "Upper 10th Ave" and downtown, the #99 and #17 routes offer frequent service. The #17 is a slow bus that goes directly downtown. The #99 is an express bus with a stop at 10th & Sasamat, and it requires a transfer at Broadway & Granville to visit downtown.

For more information on travel to UBC, please visit UBC's web site at http://www.ubc.ca/about/directions.html

  BC Transit - Public transportation for other areas around Vancouver
  BC Ferries - transportation to Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast
  Government links
Government of British Columbia
  Canadian Immigration - If coming from outside Canada you may need a visa to enter Canada
  Tax Refunds - Visitors to Canada may also qualify for a refund on the taxes paid on goods and services in Canada.
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