Transport and Accommodation


  1. Get to UBC from the airportPublic transit - Skytrain light rail
  2. Buses at UBC
  3. Plan your bus trip in VancouverPublic transit - bus
  4. Plan your SkyTrain/Canada Line trip
  5. Taxi in Vancouver

Yellow CAB: (604) 681-1111;   MacLures Cabs: (604) 831-1111

Black Top & Checker Cabs : (604) 731-1111 




Please Note:

  • September/October is the peak conference period in Vancouver.
  • JSAC 2016 delegates are strongly advised to book their accommodation as soon as possible.

(a) UBC Conference Accommodation

1. West Coast Suiteswc-1

Call: (604) 822 1000 | Toll free: 1 (888) 822 1030 | Group sales: (604) 822 1060

2. St. John’s College UBC

211 Lower Mall, UBC, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 | Phone: (604) 822-8788

Make a reservation 

St. John College is the closest accommodation to CK Choi Building and the JSAC 2016 conference.

3. TRIUMF House at UBC

5835 Thunderbird Blvd., UBC, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 2L6 | Phone: (604) 222-7633

4.  Carey Centre, UBC Campus

5920 Iona Drive, UBC | Phone: (604)-224-4308 (Monday to Friday)


(b) Off-Campus

1.  Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Downtown Vancouver

Please ask for “UBC guest rate” when making reservations to obtain the discounted price.


Other available hotels near UBC

Local Area Information

  • Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, and the eighth largest municipality in Canada; the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area (which includes neighbouring cities such as Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey) is the third largest in Canada
  • Pacific time zone: GMT -8
  • Average October temperature: 10ºC / 50ºF
  • It rains about half the days in the month of October

What to Pack for Vancouver in October

  • Warm, waterproof clothing; sweaters, hoodies, light jackets, heavier jacket; closed-toe shoes; boots if heading out of the city.
  • Umbrella

Other Information

Tourism Vancouver