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2025 IASNR Conference Lodging & Travel

Lodging – The University of British Columbia

By choosing to stay in UBC’s dormitories, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience campus life firsthand. The university’s beautiful gardens, scenic walking paths, and recreational facilities are just steps away from the dorms, offering plenty of opportunities to explore and unwind. Whether it’s taking a morning jog through the Pacific Spirit Regional Park or enjoying a quiet moment in the Nitobe Memorial Garden, guests will find numerous ways to enrich their stay.

Dining and Amenities

UBC offers a variety of dining options to suit all tastes and preferences. From casual cafes to dining halls serving a range of international cuisines, attendees will have plenty of choices for meals and snacks throughout the day. Additional amenities on campus include fitness centers, libraries, and retail shops, ensuring that all needs are met during the conference.

Pictured: The University of British Columbia Campus

Easy Access

The UBC campus is conveniently located and easily accessible from nearby international airports, making travel straightforward for our global participants. Detailed travel information and directions will be provided to ensure a smooth arrival and departure experience.

Staying in UBC’s dormitories provides a seamless and enjoyable lodging option for conference attendees, allowing them to focus on the conference activities and make the most of their time at this prestigious university.

Airline Travel

Convenient Access to Vancouver

Vancouver is well-connected to major cities around the world, making it an easily accessible destination for conference attendees traveling by air. The primary airport serving the region is Vancouver International Airport (YVR), which is consistently ranked among the top airports globally for its exceptional services and facilities. Located just a short drive from the University of British Columbia (UBC), YVR offers numerous direct flights to and from key international and domestic destinations.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a modern, efficient, and traveler-friendly airport, providing a seamless arrival and departure experience. With its wide range of amenities, including dining options, shopping, and relaxation areas, YVR ensures a comfortable and convenient journey for all passengers. The airport features excellent ground transportation options, such as taxis, ride-sharing services, and public transit, making it easy to reach the UBC campus.

Ground Transportation

Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, attendees have several transportation options to reach UBC:

  • Taxi and Ride-Sharing Services: Taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are readily available at YVR, providing a quick and direct route to the university. The journey typically takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
  • Public Transit: The Canada Line, part of Vancouver’s efficient SkyTrain system, connects YVR to the city center. From there, attendees can transfer to bus services that run directly to the UBC campus. This option is both economical and environmentally friendly, allowing travelers to experience the city’s public transportation network.
  • Shuttle Services: For added convenience, some shuttle services offer direct transportation from the airport to UBC. Information on these services will be provided closer to the conference date.

Travel Tips

To ensure a smooth travel experience, attendees are encouraged to:

  • Book Flights Early: Secure the best rates and availability by booking flights well in advance of the conference dates.
  • Check Visa Requirements: International travelers should verify visa requirements for entry into Canada and apply for any necessary visas well ahead of time.

Vancouver’s status as a major international hub, combined with the convenient transportation options from the airport to UBC, ensures that conference attendees can travel with ease and focus on enjoying the conference and the city.