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Vancouver’s downtown is fairly small and much of it can be accessed on foot.

The conference venue (SFU Harbour Centre) can be accessed by taking the Canada Line or Expo Line of Skytrain to the nearby Waterfront Station. The Canada Line also runs directly from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to downtown.

Several buses run to SFU Harbour Centre and to Waterfront Station.

Both buses and Skytrain can be paid for through cash (exact fare only on buses), Compass Cards, or contactless credit cards. Compass Cards can be purchased at Skytrain stations and at some London Drugs stores. Visit the Translink website for more information on fare payment options and the transit system.

Uber is not available in Vancouver, although there are several taxi companies. Taxi drivers in Vancouver are required by law to accept payment in cash or by credit card, according to your preference. 

Short term bicycle rentals are available, for example, through VanCity Bike Rentals.