Click here for the 2013 floor map and programme guide! Be sure to RSVP to VanCAF on Facebook!
** The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is free to attend. ** However, there may be a thing or two (or more!) that you'd like to pick up from the exhibitors;
it's a good idea to bring cash. Click here for a map of ATM's in the area.
Our main venue is the beautiful Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown.
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie @ Pacific)
For more information on the Roundhouse or the city of Vancouver, see Location.
VanCAF admission is completely free! But as a non-profit show, we rely on fundraising to make 2013 (and future years) a success.
For $15.00 CAD, you can become a VanCAF 2013 VIP.
VIP Package includes ...
- A limited edition VanCAF 2013 mini artbook, featuring exclusive art donated by 2013 guests & exhibitors;
- An exclusive VanCAF 2013 poster art print, featuring art by Steve LeCouilliard;
- Three raffle tickets for the VanCAF 2013 gift baskets, with contributions from Oni Press, Metropolis Comics & Toys, Urban Fare, and more;
- Two refreshment vouchers;
- A VanCAF tote for optimal loot storage;
- Reserved VIP seating at all events in the Performance Centre.
Head on over to our fundraising page to pick up your VIP package today!
VanCAF 2013 will be May 25th-26th, at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Deadline for application was December 3rd, 2012.
Downtown Vancouver is very concentrated, and virtually all hotels in the downtown core are within walking distance of the show.
The following hotels are the closest:
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:
How to Get Here
The Roundhouse Community Centre is accessible from the Yaletown-Roundhouse skytrain station on the Canada Line, and is within walking distance of the Stadium-Chinatown skytrain station on the Millenium/Expo Lines. Numerous bus routes also travel through and around the neighbourhood; check the BC Translink website for more detailed trip planning and route maps.
From the east, take the Trans-Canada HWY-1 westbound and take the exit for 1st Avenue; this will turn into Terminal Ave. Turn right on Quebec St, and left on Expo Blvd/Pacific Avenue. Turn left on Drake St, and again on Roundhouse Mews.
From the south, take HWY-99 northbound across the Granville St bridge; turn right on Drake St, and left on Roundhouse Mews.
Street parking is available throughout Yaletown, and lots can be found under the Pacific Centre Mall, at the corner of Howe and W Georgia St.
Just as last year, the acclaimed JapaDog foodcart will be returning to grace the courtyard outside the main exhibition hall.
Inside the Roundhouse main hall is the Fuse Cafe, featuring quick and convenient asian fusion.
Right across the street is Urban Fare, a gourmet grocery store offering a selection of healthy food options.
And if none of those catch your fancy, Yaletown is a hotbed of great dining facilities, from gastropubs and bistros to chique cafes and breweries.
Click here for a map of Yaletown restaurants.