Venue & Travel Info / The 411

Important Update to the 2020 Location:

Please note the 2020 version of this event is virtual and will take place via Zoom webinar. We hope to resume with the in person conference at the Fairmont Waterfront in 2021.

Venue - 2021

The Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Place
Vancouver BC V6C 3L5
Tel: +1 604 691 1991
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Website


Group Accomodations - The Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Place, Vancouver BC

If you will be arriving through YVR Airport, another option is to stay at the River Rock Casino Resort which offers easy airport and venue access via Translink’s Canada Line. This train will take you directly from the River Rock Resort to the Fairmont Vancouver Waterfront via the Waterfront Station. Room rates start at $259 per night based on their current promotional offerings and can be booked online through www.riverrock.com.

Neighbouring Accommodations

Pan Pacific
Suite 300-999, Canada Place, Vancouver

Pan Pacific Hotel Website

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6E 4R5
Vancouver Marriott Website

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver
1128 West Georgia Street Vancouver

Shangri-La Hotel Website

Fairmont Pacific Rim
1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
Pacific Rim Hotel Website


To / From Vancouver International Airport:

Canada Line: The Canada Line Skytrain offers transportation from Vancouver International Airport to Waterfront Station. To walk to the hotel, exit Waterfront Station, turn right at Cordova Street and right again on Howe Street onto Canada Place Way. The Fairmont Waterfront is on your left hand side. Estimated walking time is 5 minutes.

Service Start/Stop Times:
Travel time from Waterfront Station to YVR is 25 minutes.

Waterfront Station - YVR
First train departs 4:50am, arrives 5:15am
Last train departs 1:05am, arrives 1:30am

YVR - Waterfront Station
First train departs 5:10am, arrives 5:30am
Last train departs 12:57am, arrives 1:22am

Early Morning and Evenings: Trains run every 12 minutes
Mid-day and weekend peak hours: Trains run every 8 minutes
Late Evenings: Trains run every 20 minutes

Fare Information
Fare from YVR to Waterfront Station is $8.75.
Fare machines accept Canadian cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard and gives change.Please visit www.canadaline.ca for more information.

Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport 24 hours a day, including wheelchair accessible vans. Taxi queue areas are located at both the domestic and international arrivals terminals. Approximate cost to the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver: $35.00 CAD

Around the city: Skytrain – This fast and effective transportation system will get you to your destination quickly and easily. The Waterfront Station is located just a 5 minute walk from the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver. Single trip and Day Passes are available.

Driving Directions:

  • From Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (approx 8.5 miles/14 kilometres): 
    (Approximately 25-30 minutes)
    • Travel from the airport, take the first exit that shows Vancouver Downtown. You will cross over the Arthur Laing Bridge. At the end of the bridge you will be on Granville Street.
    • Follow along Granville Street for approximately 60 blocks. Continue over the Granville Street Bridge into downtown Vancouver.
    • Proceed into the left lane and turn left on Davie Street until you reach Burrard Street.
    • Turn right on Burrard Street. Continue along Burrard towards the water. At the foot of Burrard Street, turn right at Cordova Street. Proceed one block down Cordova Street then turn left onto Howe Street. Howe street becomes Canada Place, which brings you to the front of the hotel, turn left into our driveway.
  • From Seattle (approx 140 miles/225 kilometres):
    • Travel North on Hwy I-5 from Seattle across the border.
    • The I-5 will turn into Hwy 99.
    • Follow Hwy 99 North until it becomes Oak Street.
    • Continue on Oak Street, approximately 70 blocks to Broadway.
    • Turn left at W Broadway and follow Broadway, approximately 10 blocks to Burrard Street.
    • Turn right on Burrard Street and follow Burrard Street to the very end (approximately 16 blocks, including crossing Burrard Street Bridge).
    • Turn right onto Canada Place. The hotel will be on your right-hand side.

Contact Guest Services at 604-691-1991 for additional information.

Parking: Overnight parking at the hotel is in effect from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the next day.

Valet parking $49.00/night, including in-and-out privileges and taxes

Self-parking $49.00/night, including in-and-out privileges and taxes (must register licence plate at the Front Desk)

Long term parking (for guests leaving on a cruise) Please call (604) 691-1991 for prices and details

The Fairmont Waterfront