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Airport to PIMS UBC by Bus From the Vancouver Airport, take the Canada Line Skytrain going to Waterfront Station. Get off at Oakridge-41st Station Northbound. Transfer to either the #43 UBC or #41 UBC buses. The UBC Bus Loop is the last stop.
From the Bus Loop, head west towards the Student Union Building. Due to current construction, please go through the Student's Union Building, and head west until you reach East Mall. Turn left (South) on East Mall and continue on until University Blvd (right before the UBC Bookstore). Turn right (West) onto University Blvd. The next road will be Main Mall. Turn left onto Main Mall (South) and continue on about 300 metres. The Earth Sciences Building will be to your right. The PIMS offices are located on the 4th floor. If using the elevator, our offices will be directly across when you get to the 4th floor. If using the main staircase, the offices will be to your right once you reach the 4th floor. 

 
NOTE: Bus Fare is $3.75 weekdays until 6:30 pm and $2.50 after 6:30 pm and on weekends. There is good service 7 days per week. Also, remember to ask for a transfer.
Please have exact amount for bus fare as bus drivers do not give change. To get $2.50 or $3.75 needed for the bus, use the currency exchange kiosk at the airport (one of many is on the ground floor of arrivals in front of the tourist information desk). The exchange rate is not the best so you may want to exchange a small amount until you reach downtown. Two exchange offices downtown are located at 1146 Robson St. and 555 West Hastings St.

Airport to PIMS UBC by car Follow signs at airport that say "Vancouver" to the Arthur Laing Bridge.
On the Arthur Laing Bridge, follow signs for "City Centre via Granville Street".
Once you enter Granville Street, stay on your left side. At the second set of lights after accessing Granville Street, turn left onto 70th Avenue (there is a left turn lane).
70th Avenue becomes SW Marine Drive. Marine Drive goes around the perimeter of the UBC campus. (You will pass through a vast green area - this is the Pacific Spirit National Park - do not be concerned - you are not lost.)
Continue along SW Marine Drive, which becomes NW Marine Drive, until you reach Gate 4 (opposite the Museum of Anthropology). Turn right onto West Mall.
Continue until you reach a four-way stop at Memorial Road and turn right. Memorial Road turns left and becomes Lower Mall. Continue on Lower Mall until you pass University Blvd. West Parkade will be on your left.
Once you have parked, exit onto Lower Mall and go North until you reach University Blvd again. Turn right onto University Blvd (East) and continue until the first interection, West Mall. Turn right onto West Mall (South). Conitnue on West Mall until you reach Bio. Sci. Road. Turn left (East) on Bio. Sci. Road and continue straight. The Earth Science Building will the at the end of the road. The PIMS offices are located on the 4th floor. If using the elevator, our offices will be directly across when you get to the 4th floor. If using the main staircase, the offices will be to your right once you reach the 4th floor. 

 

 

Downtown Vancouver to PIMS UBC by car Head south on Burrard Street.
Go over the Burrard Street Bridge.
Follow the signs for 4th Avenue.
Keep right on 4th Avenue.
Continue along 4th Avenue (it becomes Chancellor Blvd) until you reach Gate 4 (opposite the Museum of Anthropology). Turn left onto West Mall.
Continue until you reach a four-way stop at Memorial Road and turn right. Memorial Road turns left and becomes Lower Mall. Continue on Lower Mall until you pass University Blvd. West Parkade will be on your left.
Once you have parked, exit onto Lower Mall and go North until you reach University Blvd. Turn right onto University Blvd (East) and continue until the first interection, West Mall. Turn right onto West Mall (South). Conitnue on West Mall until you reach Bio. Sci. Road. Turn left (East) on Bio. Sci. Road and continue straight. The Earth Science Building will the at the end of the road. The PIMS offices are located on the 4th floor. If using the elevator, our offices will be directly across when you get to the 4th floor. If using the main staircase, the offices will be to your right once you reach the 4th floor. 

Tsawassen Ferry Terminal to PIMS UBC by car Follow the "Vancouver Centre" directions from the Ferry Terminal.
On the Highway 99 overpass, stay in the right lane and take the 99 Vancouver Centre exit.
Continue along Highway 99 until you get to the Oak Street Bridge.
Keep on the right and take the second exit off the bridge which is the Marine Drive West exit.
Stay in the right lane. You will get to a set of lights right after the exit. Go straight through (you can either go right or over another bridge). STAY IN THE MIDDLE. The road curves to the right under the overpass.
At the second set of lights, which is 70th Avenue, turn left (there is a left turn lane).
70th Avenue becomes SW Marine Drive. Marine Drive goes around the perimeter of the UBC campus. (You will pass through a vast green area - this is the Pacific Spirit National Park - do not be concerned - you are not lost.)
Continue along SW Marine Drive, which becomes NW Marine Drive, until you reach Gate 4 (opposite the Museum of Anthropology). Turn right onto West Mall.
Continue until you reach a four-way stop at Memorial Road and turn right. Memorial Road turns left and becomes Lower Mall. Continue on Lower Mall until you pass University Blvd. West Parkade will be on your left.
Once you have parked, exit onto Lower Mall and go North until you reach University Blvd. Turn right onto University Blvd (East) and continue until the first interection, West Mall. Turn right onto West Mall (South). Conitnue on West Mall until you reach Bio. Sci. Road. Turn left (East) on Bio. Sci. Road and continue straight. The Earth Science Building will the at the end of the road. The PIMS offices are located on the 4th floor. If using the elevator, our offices will be directly across when you get to the 4th floor. If using the main staircase, the offices will be to your right once you reach the 4th floor. 

US Border to PIMS UBC by car Follow Interstate 5 to the Canada/U.S. Border which then becomes Highway 99.
Continue along Highway 99 until you get to the Oak Street Bridge.
Keep on the right and take the second exit off of the bridge which is the Marine Drive West exit.
Stay in the right lane. You will get to a set of lights right after the exit. Go straight through (you can either go right or over another bridge). STAY IN THE MIDDLE. The road curves to the right under the overpass to Granville Street.
At the second set of lights, which is 70th Avenue, turn left (there is a left turn lane).
70th Avenue becomes SW Marine Drive. Marine Drive goes around the perimeter of the UBC campus. (You will pass through a vast green area - this is the Pacific Spirit National Park - do not be concerned - you are not lost.)
Continue along SW Marine Drive, which becomes NW Marine Drive, until you reach Gate 4 (opposite the Museum of Anthropology). Turn right onto West Mall.
Continue until you reach a four-way stop at Memorial Road and turn right. Memorial Road turns left and becomes Lower Mall. Continue on Lower Mall until you pass University Blvd. West Parkade will be on your left.
Once you have parked, exit onto Lower Mall and go North until you reach University Blvd. Turn right onto University Blvd (East) and continue until the first interection, West Mall. Turn right onto West Mall (South). Conitnue on West Mall until you reach Bio. Sci. Road. Turn left (East) on Bio. Sci. Road and continue straight. The Earth Science Building will the at the end of the road. The PIMS offices are located on the 4th floor. If using the elevator, our offices will be directly across when you get to the 4th floor. If using the main staircase, the offices will be to your right once you reach the 4th floor. 

Travelling between UBC and SFU by bus UBC to SFU
Take bus #99 B-Line from UBC to Broadway/Commercial Skytrain Station.
From the Commercial Station platform (this is the station on the north side of Broadway, below street-level) take the Millennium Skytrain line eastbound to the Production Way/University Skytrain Station.
In front of the station, take bus #145 to SFU.
Travel time is about an hour.
SFU to UBC
Take bus #145 from SFU to the Production Way/University Skytrain Station.
Take the Millennium Skytrain line westbound to Broadway/Commercial Skytrain Station.
On Broadway, take bus #99 B-Line to UBC.

 

Accommodation

Please consult your event webpage or check with your event organizer to find out where you will be staying. Click here for information regarding On-Campus Housing or contact housing@pims.math.ca for further details.

 

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