About the Venue
The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre is a beautiful building located in the heart of Yaletown, a chic shopping and residential district by the water. The 2015 exhibit will spread across two spaces in the Roundhouse, to inlude both the Exhibition Hall and the Recreation Centre.
For further information, please visit The Roundhouse website.
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.
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.