CompArch 2013

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17–21 June 2013 : Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CompArch 2013 Venue

Map of the Campus

Click here for a navigable, zoomable, and printable map of the campus.
Note: the red arrow is the West Coast Suites; the orange arrow is Allard Hall, where the conference takes place.

Getting to UBC

From Vancouver Airport to UBC, by public transit (SkyTrain + Bus)

Click here for a trip map.

  • 1. In the airport walk to the Canada Line SkyTrain platform.
  • 2. Buy a single-journey transit pass from the machines near the platform; it should cost $9.00 ($5.00 airport charge, $4.00 adult fare for a 2 zone trip). You can pay by credit card. The first train is at 5:10am and last train is at 12:57am.
  • 3. Take the Canada Line train toward Waterfront and exit at the Oakridge/41st Avenue Station.
  • 4. Exit the station and cross 41st Avenue to get to the north side of the street (north is towards the mountains).
  • 5. Catch the 41 UBC or 43 UBC Express bus. If the bus says 41st to Crown, don’t take it because it won’t go all the way to campus.
  • 6. Ride the bus until the last stop, the UBC Bus Loop.
  • 7. Walk north towards the three 17 storey, concrete towers. They are Gage Towers, where you’ll be staying.


  • 3′. Exit the train at Broadway/City Hall.
  • 4′. Cross Broadway and Cambie.
  • 5′. Take the 99 Express bus to UBC Bus Loop.

Arriving by car

Note: you may be tempted to rent a car, but be aware that parking at UBC is very expensive: $14 per day, in the parkades.

Driving directions to UBC (pdf)


Reserve your room at the special CompArch 2013 rate good for 16–22 June. Nightly rates: $129 and $169 (CAD).
Group code: G130617A

If you want to book a room extending before or after the conference dates (16–22 June), first do an online reservation for the conference, write down the reference number, and send an email to reservations @ to request additional nights (for example to Sunday, 23 June) or call them: 604 822 1000 (toll free: 1 888 822 1030).

Click here to book accommodation