Traveling to Vancouver


If you’re arriving by air, you’ll most likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR), located just 25 minutes from downtown by way of the SkyTrain Canada Line. Air Canada and Westjet are the two major airlines traveling to and from YVR.


Travel across Canada on VIA Rail‘s transcontinental service running from Vancouver to Toronto, via Jasper, three times per week, year-round. If you’re heading to Vancouver from the U.S., there’s the Amtrak Cascades route between Eugene, Oregon and Vancouver, via Portland and Seattle.


Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, accesses Vancouver from points east. Vancouver is only three hours north of Seattle. Take the Interstate 5, which becomes Highway 99 at the United States-Canada border.


BC Ferries provides regularly scheduled passenger and vehicle service between Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and other parts of coastal British Columbia. Reservations can be made on some routes. Find out more by visiting their website or calling 1-888-223-3779 or 1-250-386-3431 (outside North America).

Getting to SFU Woodward's

Carceral Cultures is being held at SFU’s downtown campus at SFU Woodward’s on unceded Coast Salish Territory–xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. At the center of downtown Vancouver’s transportation hub, Woodward’s is accessible by all forms of public transit in the Lower Mainland. Those arriving from North Vancouver by SeaBus, at Waterfront Station by SkyTrain, or through one of 13 major bus routes will find themselves only a few minutes’ walk from Woodward’s. Plan your trip with the help of TransLink’s Trip Planner.


Food and Drinks Near Woodward's

SFU Woodward’s is located in Gastown, one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbhourhoods, and well known as one of the best areas to eat in the city. A comprehensive but curated list of restaurants and bars in Gastown can be found here. Not far from Gastown, in different directions, can be found Downtown and Mount Pleasant, both with great locations to eat and drink of their own.


Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver
435 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1V2
Telephone: 604-488-1088
Toll Free: 1-888-389-5888

Victorian Hotel
514 Homer Street
Vancouver, V6B 2V6
Telephone: 604-681-6369
Toll Free: 1-877-681-6369

The St. Regis Hotel
602 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1Y6
Telephone: 604-681-1135
Toll Free: 1-800-770-7929

The Days Inn Vancouver
921 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1M2
Telephone: 604-681-4335
Toll Free: 1-877-681-4335

The Coast Plaza
1763 Comox Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1P6
Telephone: 604-688-7711
Toll Free: 1-800-716-6199


Moda Hotel
900 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9
T 604-683-4251
Toll Free 1-877-683-5522

The Sylvia Hotel
1154 Gilford St.
Vancouver, BC V6G 2P6
Telephone: 604-681-9321
Toll Free: 1-877-681-9321