Travel & Lodging

Accommodations are not included in the conference package, the following is a list of low to mid-range hotels within walking distance of the Vancouver Downtown Public Library, provided to the best of our knowledge. Final arrangements are the responsibility of the individual. 

Other than the YWCA downtown Vancouver, the price range quoted is based on double occupancy. 

We recommend you book as soon as possible, as downtown Vancouver accommodation can be heavily booked in spring, and our event takes place on the Victoria Day long weekend.

High on our list, due to its affordability and superb value is the YWCA-



733 Beatty Street Vancouver, BC 

Tel (604) 895-5830 / Toll free 1 (800) 663-1424
(in North America)


Comfort Inn Downtown 

654 Nelson Street Vancouver, BC

Tel (604) 605-4333

Check Availability 


Listel Hotel

1300 Robson Street Vancouver, BC

Tel 1 (800) 663-5491  /  (604) 684-8461


Rosedale on Robson

838 Hamilton Street Vancouver, BC

Tel (604) 689-8033

Check Availability


Kingston Hotel

757 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel 1-604-684-9024


Days Inn Downtown Vancouver

921 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC

Tel (604) 681-4335

Toll Free 1 (877) 681-4335

Check Availability

Some other hotels with rates based on 2 people per room:

Blue Horizon (1225 Robson) – $319 (no twins)
Greenbrier Hotel (1393 Robson) - $120 - $319 (average $254)
Riviera Hotel (1431Robson) - $170
Sandman Hotel (180 W Georgia) - $129 - $278
Park Inn and Suite on West Broadway (898 West Broadway) - $249

This is not an exhaustive list but rather a good starting point. We are also trying to compile a billet list but would not recommend you rely on this. Many are independently looking into Air B&B. 

If you are a single individual seeking to share a hotel room, please go the Contact Page with your details. 

If you have a room or rooms in your home to share, please provide the details. Room sharing may range from $0 to $30/night on average. Individual arrangements are the responsibility of the parties. 

If you would like to donate a hotel room payment for an out-of-towner, please email us here. 




Suggestions for vegetarian friendly restaurants near the conference venue:

Delicious Pho, 255 Robson St

Noodlebox Homer, 839 Homer St

Rice N' Spice, 883 Hamilton St

The Chopped Leaf, 488 Robson St

India Gate Restaurant, 616 Robson St

A Taste of India Restaurant, 1282 Robson St

Vij's, 3106 Cambie St

Siddharta's Indian Restaurant, 2066 Commercial Dr

Davie Dosa Restaurant, 1235 Davie St

Traveling FROM YVR Airport 

The Vancouver Public Library is located  in Downtown Vancouver and is a 20 minute drive from Vancouver Airport via Granville Street or 28 minutes via Canada Line Skytrain : YVR Airport Richmond to City Centre Station.


Traveling from Downtown Vancouver

The Vancouver Public Library is a 3 minute walk from the Downtown core via West Georgia street.


Traveling from United STates & Internationally 

US residents are not required to have a travel visa for this conference, for international guests please check with your travel agent & local travel advisory for visa requirements.