About Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC)

About Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC)

The ninth International Aquarium Congress in 2016 will be held at the East Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) located within Canada Place on Vancouver’s downtown waterfront.

Recognized globally within the industry, the Centre is the only two-time winner of the International Association of Congress Centers’ (AIPC) APEX award for "World's Best Convention Centre”. Set against beautiful mountains of the North Shore, Burrard Inlet and Stanley Park, together creating a magnificent backdrop, and finished with the five white sails atop Canada Place, it is a Canadian icon and a recognizable landmark around the world that identifies the Vancouver waterfront.


In addition to its picturesque location at the Vancouver Convention Centre, you’re at the centre of it all offering convenient access to hotel accommodations, variety of restaurants, retail, entertainment and a vibrant nightlife. 

Vancouver Convention Centre is located at
999 Canada Pl #200
Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1 

How to get from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Downtown Vancouver
  • Canada Line

    From Vancouver International Airport you have the possibility of taking the Canada Line. This is Vancouver’s rapid transit rail link connecting YVR to Downtown Vancouver in 25 minutes.
    The Canada Line runs every 7 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during off-peak hours. They operate from approximately 05:00 to 01:00. The closest station to the Vancouver Convention Centre is Waterfront.

    You can pay your fare at the ticket machines located at the stations. Fares are determined by the number of zones you travel through and the time of day.

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  • Taxi

    Travel time is between 20 and 45 minutes depending on traffic. Metered taxis, including wheelchair accessible vehicles, are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the Domestic and International arrivals area.

    A trip to the city center/downtown area will amount to approximately $35, including tax but excluding gratuity.  Taxis also accept credit cards.
  • Public transport

    The Vancouver transit system, TransLink, is made up of a network of buses and unique services such as the SeaBus and SkyTrain. TransLink provides transit services covering over 1800 square kilometres of the Greater Mainland of Vancouver - getting around the city is convenient, easily accessible and often provides beautiful views of the city!

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Photo credits: Vancouver Convention Centre