The conference will take place at the University of British Columbia, beginning late afternoon Friday, May 3 until Sunday afternoon, May 5. (View Larger Map)The hosting group for the conference is Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR-UBC).The conference buildings are fully accessible.
The conference centre is Buchanan A, outside Buchanan Room A101. http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index_detail.php?locat1=121-1 has a detailed map, directions and other information for Buchanan A 101. Please come to Buchanan A101 throughout the conference for detailed locations.
For the Saturday evening cultural event: 7:30 pm Dinner Served at Irving Barber Room 261 (1961 East Mall), followed by perfomances at UBC School of Music (6361 Memorial Road).


By Air – If you are flying into Vancouver, the closest airport to fly into is YVR (Vancouver International Airport). Driving and transit directions from YVR to UBC are available at Google Maps  and TransLink Trip PlannerPlease note, if you are travelling from the US, you may save money by flying into Seattle (SEA) or Bellingham airports. These airports are accessible by Quick Shuttle bus directly to Vancouver.

By Bus – Vancouver is accessible through BoltBus, Greyhound, Quick Shuttle and other bus services from throughout British Columbia and the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Portland, etc.)

By Car – Driving directions to Vancouver and UBC  are available at Google Maps. Parking is available on campus parkades.

By Public Transit – TransLink Trip Planner has detailed public transit directions and availability schedules to UBC.

Campus Maps – Detailed campus maps are available at Wayfinding at UBC Vancouver.


If you require solidarity housing, please email us at housing@palestinianconference.org. We will be happy to arrange billeting for you with local activists.

On-Campus Housing 
St. Andrew’s Hall – This is a residence for full-time students on the campus of UBC. This hall offers shared apartments (each containing 4 single rooms), studio apartments for 1 person and 1 bedroom rooms for 2 people. Rates range from $57/night to $102/night. To reserve a room at St. Andrew’s, complete their online reservation form or phone 604.822.9720.

TRIUMF House – This house serves as accommodations for visitors to UBC, particularly around scientific projects. TRIUMF room rates range from $110.00 to $175.00/night. To reserve a room at TRIUMF House, phone: 604-222-7633 or make an online reservation at triumfhouse.ca.

St. John’s College – St. John’s College, a UBC residence for graduate students, offers quiet, comfortable, and well-appointed guest rooms to academic visitors to UBC. Guest rooms are furnished with a double or queen bed, private washroom, telephone, television, coffee maker, bar fridge, and data port. To reserve a room at St. John’s,  make an online reservation at: http://stjohns.ubc.ca/meet/reserve-a-guest-room/. Please note SPHR UBC as your UBC contact.

Green College – The College offers three types of guest accommodation: Standard and Premium Guest House Rooms (with private washroom, telephone, mini-fridge, and alarm clock), Studio Rooms (with private washroom), and Single Rooms (with shared washroom). Reserve a room online: http://www.greencollege.ubc.ca/venue_bookings_and_guest_rooms/guest_accommodations/reservation_request.php

Off-Campus Accommodations 

Hostelling International Jericho Beach
1515 Discovery St  Vancouver, BC BC V6R 4K5
(604) 224-3208

B & Bs

Find more affordable homestays and accommodations at: airbnb.com (choose neighbourhood: Point Grey/University of British Columbia for results nearest the conference site)

Point Grey Guest House
4103 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V6R 2H2
Phone: 604.222.4104
E-mail: info@pointgreyguesthouse.com
Website: www.pointgreyguesthouse.com

A Harbourview Retreat B&B
4675 West 4th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC
V6R 1R6
Hosts: Wayman and Penny Crosby
Phone: 604-221-7273
Toll Free: 1-866-221-7273
Fax: 604-224-0954

Suite Dreams Vancouver Bed and Breakfast
2806 W 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6K 2K3
(604) 738-0800
Website: http://www.suitedreamsbb.com/

Camilla House B&B
2538 West 13th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6K 2T1
Toll-free: 1 888 393 6006
Local: 1  604 568 3103
Website: http://www.vancouver-bb.com/


Park Inn Vancouver Centre
898 Broadway W
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1J8
Guaranteed rates of $119.00 for a two double bed room (can sleep up to 5) and up when you register with our group rate. Contact the hotel by email at sales@parkinn-vancouver.ca or by phone at 604-872-2270, or 1-800-663-5403 to make your reservations. Please mention the “SPHR group block” for the rates.

Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
711 W. Broadway @ Heather Street
Vancouver, BC , Canada
Hotel Reservations : 1 877 660 8550
Hotel Front Desk : 1-604-8790511
Click here to reserve the special SPHR rate!
Guaranteed rate of $135.00 at the Holiday Inn when you mention you are with UBC SPHR.

(Each of these hotels is about a 25 minute bus ride from the conference site at UBC. The 99 Bus can be easily obtained on Broadway in front of these hotels and will take you directly to UBC. For further public transit directions, please see TransLink Trip Planner. If these hotels are widely utilized by attendees, we will arrange group transportation to the conference site.)