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. The 2014 festival will take place in the Recreation Centre.
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. Check back in 2014 to learn about how you can support the festival.
Application deadline for VanCAF 2014 has technically passed, but you can still get on our waitlist! Click here to apply for a table at VanCAF 2014.
VanCAF 2014 will be May 24th-25th, at the Roundhouse Community Centre.
As VanCAF is a curated show, invitations are issued upon review of all applications.
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.