Local travel

The conference hotel is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. There are many ways to get to conference site in Vancouver by taxi service and our rapid transit system. Please refer to the Tourism Vancouver site for more information of how to arrive at the DCD-14 conference.

Vancouver International Airport

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 12km and a 25-minute train ride from the heart of downtown Vancouver. The second-busiest airport in Canada, YVR has daily non-stop flights from Asia, Europe, Oceania, the United States, and the rest of Canada.

Transport Links by Road, Rail & Air

  • SkyTrain: The SkyTrain is an elevated, light rapid transit system that travels throughout downtown Vancouver and its surrounding municipalities, providing panoramic views of the metropolitan area. It costs between $7.75 and $9.00 to travel from YVR to the City of Vancouver, depending on the date and time of travel, and the trip takes 25 minutes. The conference hotel is a 850m walk from the nearest SkyTrain station. You can find fare information on the Translink site for trains and buses.
  • Buses: Vancouver has an accessible and convenient network of buses, electric-powered trolleys, and community shuttles. For $2.85, public transit users ride and transfer on and off buses for 90 minutes.
  • SeaBus: A 15-minute walk from the conference hotel is the SeaBus, a passenger-only ferry that connects downtown Vancouver with the North Shore. Visitors seeking to access one of Vancouver’s three local mountains can connect to public transit from the SeaBus’s Lonsdale Quay terminal, which also boasts an artisanal food market and frequent public events.
  • Taxis: Taxis and wheelchair-accessible vehicles are readily available from YVR’s domestic and international terminals, as well as throughout Vancouver. Travelling by taxi from the airport to the conference hotel costs $31 and takes 35-40 minutes.
  • Cycling: While Metro Vancouver is surrounded by mountains, the city itself is fairly flat, and designated bike lanes that are separated from traffic are common in the downtown core. Bicycle parking is easy to find, and Mobi bikes—Vancouver’s bike share system—offers visitors access to 1,500 bicycles strategically distributed at 150 stations in and around downtown. The bikes can be unlocked from one station and returned to any station in the system, making bike share ideal for short, one-way trips.
  • Walking: Vancouver is highly walkable, and delegates can access the 28-km Seawall. The Seawall is an accessible, paved walkway that circumnavigates the city, connects to and encircles Stanley Park, and is the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. It is an easy 750m downhill from the conference hotel.