Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural city set in a spectacular natural environment.
No matter what time of the year you visit, there are indoor and outdoor activities
to please everyone.
Vancouver was voted the "Best City in the Americas" for 2004
by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, based on the categories of ambience, friendliness,
culture and sites, restaurants, lodging, and shopping. In addition, we are
the proud host of the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.
Getting around Vancouver
The Vancouver transit system, TransLink, is made up of a network of buses
and unique services such as the SeaBus and SkyTrain. TransLink provides transit
services covering over 1800 square kilometres of the Greater Mainland of Vancouver
- getting around the city is convenient, easily accessible and often provides
beautiful views of the city!
To contact TransLink, call 604.953.3333 or visit their website at www.translink.bc.ca.
The conference banquet will be held at the “Top of Vancouver” revolving restaurant, located 167 metres above the SFU Harbour Centre. A glass elevator will take you to from ground level to the restaurant in less than 50 seconds! There you will enjoy a sumptuous meal, while viewing the unobstructed panoramic view of Vancouver , the coastal mountains and the ocean. Located one floor below is the Vancouver Lookout – an observation deck that features many facts about Vancouver .
Harbour Centre Parking
Public parking is available at many locations near the Harbour Centre campus.
The closest parking lot is at 400 West Cordova Street . Please see the Harbour
Centre location guide for
While in Vancouver , add a few days to your trip and stay to see some of
The site of the 2010 Winter Olympics is an hour scenic drive from downtown
Vancouver . Although primarily known as a winter destination, there is much
to do during the fall months including biking, hiking, swimming, horseback
riding, and gondola rides up the mountain. On your way along the Sea to Sky
Highway , stop to see the majestic Shannon
Take the ferry and enjoy an excursion to Vancouver
Island. There you can visit historic Victoria – the
capital of British Columbia , the 55 acre Butchart
Gardens, and the world class Royal BC
Museum. Further “up island”, you can visit Chemainus – known
for its 33 murals that depicts the history of the valley, Cathedral
Grove, where you can walk among Douglas firs – some of which are
800 years old, Pacific
Rim National Park, where the Pacific Ocean meets the shores of Vancouver