The conference hotel is the Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites (550 West Hastings Street), conveniently located directly across the street from SFU Harbour Centre. Our room block is now fully booked. CAUBO members may wish to check the special CAUBO rates that are available for many Vancouver hotels.

Air Travel

WestJet has provided a discount code (5% off Econo and Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for Domestic Travel and 2% off Econo, 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for guests travelling Trans-border between Vancouver and anywhere WestJet flies in North America). Please book online here using coupon code A44DL76.

For those travelling locally, Harbour Air is pleased to offer a special discounted rate to conference registrants for travel on scheduled service flights to and from Vancouver between March 09 – 15, 2019. Subject to availability, attendees will receive a 20% discount on goFlex and goGold fares. Book online using code SLO03-19. Please be advised that attendees will need to present their conference registration upon check-in.

Airport Connections & Transit Info

The Canada Line is a great option for transportation between YVR airport and the Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites. The downtown terminus station is Waterfront, which is approximately 200 metres from the hotel. Translink vehicles (SkyTrain, buses, SeaBus) accept credit cards.

Black Top & Checker Cabs can be reached at (604) 731-1111; Yellow Cabs can be reached at (604) 681-1111. Vancouver doesn't currently have ride sharing services such as Uber or Lyft.

If you have a little extra time, the trip via SeaBus across the Burrard Inlet from Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver is a quick and easy way to see the city from a different perspective. Lonsdale Quay is a lovely spot for coffee, lunch or a craft beer. In a similar vein, Vancouver has two fleets of small harbour ferries (False Creek Ferries & Aquabus) plying the waters of False Creek. You can take one of these small boats across to Granville Island, west to the Museum of Vancouver or east to Science World and Olympic Village.


SFU Harbour Centre parking information is available here.

A number of other parking garages/lots are available near Harbour Centre - information is here.

The best deal for all day parking is at 450 West Cordova Street (across  from Harbour Centre). The maximum cost is $12 or $10 with the early bird rate (enter before 8:30am and leave by 6pm).

Local Information

There will be an opportunity to connect with other delegates via casual dine-around dinners on Tuesday - please sign up at the registration desk. If you have a little extra time while you're in the area, there are a number of opportunities to enjoy Indigenous cuisine. Salmon & Bannock is one of our dine around options, specializing in wild fish, free range game meat and of course bannock, baked fresh daily (open for dinner Mon-Sat). Lelem' Arts & Cultural Cafe is next to the river in nearby Fort Langley and features some of the traditional flavours of a Coast Salish diet (open daily 7-7).


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