Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1

Vancouver Convention Centre

Built on the original Pier B-C on Vancouver‘s Waterfront, the Vancouver Convention Centre first served as the Canada Pavilion for the World‘s Fair Expo in 1986. Since then, it has grown to become recognised as one of the leading convention centres in the world. It is situated in the downtown area of Vancouver, directly at the harbour.
Website Vancouver Convention Centre

Preliminary opening hours    

Sunday, 2 June 2019 07:30 – 19:00
Monday, 3 June 2019
08:00 – 18:30
Tuesday, 4 June 2019
08:00 – 18:30
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 08:00 – 18:30
Thursday, 6 June 2019 08:00 – 16:00

The congress office will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to any individual requesting one. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from the WFSBP to provide any financial support. Invitation letters can be requested in the online registration process until 30 April 2019. The letters will be sent as email attachment. If an express delivery is required, the delegate shall order a courier at his / her own expense.

More information will follow shortly.

How to get from the airport to the Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes / 12 km from downtown Vancouver and served by a wide variety of local, national and international airlines with direct routes to most major destinations.

The airport is connected by the Canada rapid transit link to Vancouver city centre and waterfront station. Trains run approx. every 5 – 10 minutes, the travel time is 30 minutes. Licensed taxis are available at the airport. The taxi fare is approx. CAD 35 – 40 per way plus gratuity.

Car park

Parking space is available next to the Vancouver Convention Centre and participants arriving by car are advised to use these facilities. Parking fees are not included in the registration fee.


Regular ferry services are running from Waterfront station next to the convention centre to north Vancouver. Frequency approx. every 15 – 30 minutes, travel duration 20 minutes.

Public transportation

The Vancouver Convention Centre is located in the city center of Vancouver. It can be reached by public transportation: TransLink provides city transit for tourists and residents seven days a week via buses through its transit system, Skytrain. Major hotels are within walking distance to the congress venue.


Vancouver taxi cabs are allowed to operate within the Vancouver area, including Vancouver International Airport. Taxis can be called, hailed on the street or found at one of more than 50 official taxi ranks located around the city.

The WFSBP Congress 2019 will be accompanied by a major technical exhibition taking place in the Vancouver Convention Centre. Potential exhibitors can request an exhibition / sponsoring brochure from the exhibition office CPO HANSER SERVICE.

More information will follow shortly.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Please check the website for further details.

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