Getting to UBC

Directions from Vancouver International Airport:

By Taxi
Taxis are readily available at taxi stands outside both the Domestic and International terminals. It is not necessary to call in advance. It costs $40-$60 to take a taxi from the airport to the UBC campus depending on traffic condition. From the airport to campus, it is a 35-minute ride by taxi in normal traffic. Tips are appreciated for good service.

Blacktop & Checker Cabs 604-731-1111 or   1-800-494-1111
Vancouver Taxi 604-871-1111
Yellow Cabs 604-681-1111
MacClures Cabs 604-683-6666

By Public Transit
Translink (public transit system) 604.953.3333

The airport is served by Skytrain, which will take you to connecting buses. There are several options for transfer points at Skytrain stops along the route from the airport to Waterfront Station (downtown).

At Oakridge station transfer to bus #41 UBC or #43 UBC
At City Hall station transfer to the #99 UBC (across the street)
At Olympic Village transfer to #84 UBC
Each of these bus routes will take you to the bus station on the UBC campus.
Walk to Student Union Boulevard and continue southwest. The Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre is located at 1961 East Mall.

To find the best route for your arrival time or to find other transit routes use Translink’s online trip planner:

Fares range between $2.50 and $5.00 depending on the number of zones (1-3) travelled. Skytrain fare can be purchased by cash or credit card. Buses require exact coin fare or a prepaid bus ticket. If you plan to use public transit for the duration of your stay you can purchase a book of 10 tickets at many stores. For a listing please see the Translink website:

By Car
Head south on Grant McConachie Way East, slight right to stay on Grant McConachie Way East. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Granville Street East/City Centre/Centre-ville/BC-99 North and merge onto SW Marine Drive. Continue onto Granville Street. Turn left onto 70 Avenue West. Continue straight onto South West Marine Dr. Turn right onto W 16 Ave. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Wesbrook Mall. Turn left onto Walter Gage Rd. Slight right toward Walter Gage Rd. Continue straight onto Walter Gage Rd. Turn left onto East Mall S. Destination will be on the right (Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall)

For driving directions to other conference locations:

The closest parkade to the Asian Centre is the Fraser Parkade
The closest parkade to the Sage Bistro is the Rose Garden Parkade
The closest parkade to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is the North Parkade
The closest parkade to St. John’s College is the West Parkade

For more information about parking rates and locations on the UBC campus: