10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association • May 4-7, 2019  •  Vancouver, BC, Canada


Walking, driving, bus, SkyTrain, even Water Bus, Vancouver is a city where everything is just right around the corner…

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The Westin Bayshore Vancouver is located in downtown Vancouver within walking distance of major points of interests.

  • Coal Harbour: 3 minutes
  • Stanley Park: 9 minutes
  • Vancouver Convention Centre: 15 minutes
  • SkyTrain Waterfront Station: 20 minutes
  • Gastown: 27 minutes


As in any large city in North America, the streets of Vancouver can be crowded during rush hour. To help you find parking, you can now download the EasyPark Parking App.


The public transit system in Vancouver is provided by TransLink and remains, with walking, the best way to explore the city.

Discover Vancouver by buses, SkyTrain, Canada Line, Seabuses and even Aquabuses! For more information, click here.


Many taxis companies, including limo services, can take you everywhere in Vancouver. Click here for taxis companies.


By Air
Toronto: 5 hours
Montreal: 5 hours
Ottawa: 5 hours
Calgary: 1.5 hour
Halifax: 7 hours
Chicago: 4 hours
New York: 6 hours
Washington: 6 hours
London: 9 hours

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located only 16 kilometers away - a 30-minute drive - to and from The Westin Bayshore Vancouver.

Car Rental
Most car rental companies are available directly at the Vancouver International Airport. To get driving directions from the Vancouver International Airport to The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, click here.

Public Transit
Canada Line (by TransitLink) is a rapid transit rail link connecting YRV to downtown Vancouver in 26 minutes. If you are arriving from within Canada, go to Level 3 and walk toward the Link Building. Just follow the signs marked Canada Line.

If you are arriving from the U.S.A or from an International Destination, walk toward the exit to the International Arrivals Greeting Area, exit the building following signs marked Canada Line. Before the parkade entrance, an escalator and elevator will take you up to the Canada Line platform.

Canada Line Facts:

  • Route to The Westin Bayshore Vancouver:
    1. From the Vancouver International Airport to the Waterfront Line
    2. Transfer to Bus Route 253 West - Caulfield
    3. Exit at West Georgia/Cardero St
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Fare (as of September 2015): $16.75 per trip
    Before entering the Fare Paid Zone, pay for your ticket at the ticket vending machines. These machines accept coins and bills (up to $20). Debit and credit cards are accepted at most SkyTrain stations.
  • Schedule from the airport to the Waterfront Station:
    Peak Hours: 6-7 minutes
    Evening: 12 minutes
    Late Night: 20 minutes
    Sat, Sun & Holidays: 6 – 20 minutes
  • First Train: 5:07am
  • Last Train: 12:56am
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A cab ride from the airport to The Westin Bayshore Vancouver will cost you approximately $35-40. The taxi station is located at Level 2 of the Vancouver International Airport

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