Travel & Accommodations
How to get here, and where to stay!
VanCAF is held in the city of Vancouver, within the province of British Columbia, which is on the west coast of Canada.
VanCAF is held at the:
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The closest international airport to the VanCAF venue is Vancouver International Airport (YVR) which services most airlines. We recommend you look into cheap flights as soon as you can, through services like Hipmunk or Kayak.
Considering travel to Vancouver by train? VIA Rail offers cross-country train travel throughout Canada. Amtrak’s Cascades route travels the west coast from Oregon and Washington state up to Vancouver, and the Coast Starlight route travels from Los Angeles to Seattle.
You will need a valid passport to travel to Canada. You may need Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in order to travel across the Canadian border. If you are not a Canadian citizen or U.S. citizen, be sure to look into the entry requirements posted here. Please also check if your country of origin requires you to have a visa to enter Canada, that information can be found here.
We have worked with the Sandman Hotel to provide a discounted group rate for exhibitors. The rate is CDN$209 per night, and is available until April 30, 2018.
Reservation can be made by calling central reservation 24/7 at 1-800-726-3626. In order for attendees to take advantage of these rates, they must identify themselves by quoting the group reservation number and/or the Group name VanCAF Festival Group # 392264 (Rate valid May 16th to May 21st, based on availability at the time of booking.)
The hotels listed below are also close to the VanCAF venue, or you can click here for a hotel map of the downtown area.
Staying in Richmond, the Cheaper Solution:
Our venue, the Roundhouse, is located directly across the street from the Yaletown-Roundhouse skytrain stop (Vancouver’s light rail transit). This stop is on the Canada
Line, which connects to the cheaper airport hotels in 15 minutes. Transit rates from hotels at Bridgeport Station to the Roundhouse are $3.75 each way on weekends, or $9 for a transit day-pass, which can be used on buses as well as skytrains and is an invaluable tool if you plan on doing any exploring or socializing outside of the festival.
The following hotels are within walking distance of Bridgeport station: