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Travel & Accommodation

Registration for HCIR 2013  is now open: click here for the online registration form.

* Early Registration rates end Monday September 23 *

The symposium will be held in the Segal School of Business, Simon Fraser University, in downtown Vancouver. 

The symposium is being held at the Segal Building at 500 Granville St. in room 1200. The entrance is on Granville St. close to the intersection with West Pender, and the meeting room is just on the left as you come in the door.  

If you need parking, there are several parking lots close by that charge between $12-$15 for the day: try IMPARK on Seymour between W. Pender and Dunsmuir or IMPARK at 450 West Cordova.

Some Hotel Ideas*

Link to Google map of hotel options

$100- $200 per night


Name: Victorian Hotel
Price per night: approx $90 per night (shared bathroom); approx $150 per night (private bathroom)
Street address: 514 Homer Street
Distance from HCIR workshop: 4 minutes (walking)
Yelp rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Website: http://www.victorianhotel.ca/index.php

Name: Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver

Price per night: approx $105 per night
Street address: 435 West Pender Street
Distance from HCIR workshop: 3 minutes (walking)
Yelp rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Website: http://www.ramadadowntownvancouver.com/

Name: Days Inn Vancouver Downtown
Price per night: approx $125 per night
Street address: 921 West Pender Street
Distance from HCIR workshop: 3 minutes (walking)
Yelp rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Website: http://www.daysinnvancouver.com/

Name: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Price per night: $169 (advanced pre-paid rate)
Street address: 1133 West Hastings Street
Distance from HCIR workshop: 9 minutes (walking)
Yelp rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yvrrd-renaissance-vancouver-harbourside-hotel/

$201- $300 per night

Name: Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Price per night: approx $215 per night
Street address: 655 Burrard Street
Distance from HCIR workshop: 7 minutes (walking)
Yelp rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Website: http://vancouver.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Name: St. Regis Hotel
Price per night: approx. $230 per night
Street address: 602 Dunsmuir Street
Distance from HCIR workshop: 2 minutes (walking)
Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: http://www.stregishotel.com/default-en.html

Name: Delta Vancouver Suites
Price per night: approx. $260 per night
Street address: 550 West Hastings Street
Distance from HCIR workshop: 4 minutes (walking)
Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-Vancouver-Suites

*Please note that as this is a small symposium, there are no preferred hotels or discount rooms available. However, there is a wide range of hotels in downtown Vancouver within easy walking distance of the HCIR venue.

Travel Information

Getting from the airport to the event
Driving directions 
Duration: Approx. 25 minutes
Link to Google Map driving instructions   

Map of Vancouver:  A = YVR Airport   B = Segal School of Business - Symposium Venue

By Taxi
Duration: Approx. 25 minutes
Cost: Approx. $35 to downtown (est. from website linked below)
Link to YVR website page on taking a cab downtown: http://www.yvr.ca/en/getting-to-from-yvr/taxis.aspx

By Canada Line SkyTrain
Duration: approx 30 minutes
Cost: Two Zone Single Adult Fare $4; $2.75 after 6:30 pm.
Link to YVR website page on taking transit downtown: http://www.yvr.ca/en/getting-to-from-yvr/public-transportation.aspx
Directions:
    Get on at the YVR-Airport Station Eastbound Train, platform sign CANADA LINE TO WATERFRONT
    Get off at Skytrain at Waterfront Station Northbound (last stop)
    The HCIR venue is 2 blocks from the Waterfront Station

Nearby Restaurants

Link to Google Map with restaurant locations


$ (10 and under)
Food trucks (price range from $-$$)
Street Food app listing current locations: http://streetfoodapp.com/vancouver

Yelp list and reviews

Name: La Taqueria
Cuisine/Category: Mexican
Website: http://www.lataqueria.ca/
Distance from HCIR workshop: 10 minutes (walking)
 
Name: Hubbub Sandwiches
Cuisine/Category: Lunch
Website: http://www.hubbubsandwiches.com
Distance from HCIR workshop: 6 minutes (walking)

Name: Sushi Zero One
Cuisine/Category: Japanese
Website: http://www.sushizeroone.com/
Distance from HCIR workshop: 2 minutes (walking)

$$ (11- 30)
Name: Café Medina
Cuisine/Category: Breakfast and Brunch
Website: http://www.medinacafe.com/home/
Distance from HCIR workshop: 9 minutes (walking)

Name: Nuba
Cuisine/Category: Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Website: http://www.nuba.ca
Distance from HCIR workshop: 7 minutes (walking)

Name: Shizen Ya

Cuisine/Category: Japanese
Website: http://www.shizenya.ca/
Distance from HCIR workshop: 13 minutes (walking)

Name: Pacifico Pizzeria & Restaurant

Cuisine/Category: Italian
Website: http://www.pacificopizza.com/
Distance from HCIR workshop: 11 minutes (walking)

Name: Calabash Bistro
Cuisine/Category: Caribbean
Website: http://calabashbistro.com/
Distance from HCIR workshop: 13 minutes (walking)

Vancouver Attractions

Vancouver Tourism site: http://www.tourismvancouver.com/

Nearby Attractions

* Historic Gastown
http://www.gastown.org/
o Attractions include restaurants, pubs, shopping, and the famous steam clock
o Vancouver Lookout: http://www.vancouverlookout.com/  (a great way to start your visit!)
o Less than 10 minutes walking distance from HCIR workshop site

                                Vancouver - Steam Clock

* Vancouver Art Gallery
o http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/
o 8 minutes walking distance from HCIR workshop site

* Seawall
o The Vancouver Seawall is a scenic 22km path along Vancouver’s waterfront and can be walked or biked. A great way to see as much or as little of Vancouver’s spectacular waterfront.
o Map of the Seawall: http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/Seawall-Printable-Map3.pdf
o Less than 10 minutes walking distance from the HCIR workshop site

* Stanley Park
o Activities to do in Stanley Park include walking and biking trails through the forest or along the seawall, dining, and attractions such as the Vancouver Aquarium and totem poles at Brockton Point.
o Stanley Park info from City of Vancouver Website: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx
o Approx. 30 minute bus ride from the conference site (8 minutes via car)

                                                             Vancouver - View of Stanley Park

* Chinatown
o Activities to do in Chinatown include shopping, dining, walking through Sun Yet-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, and visiting nearby Science World.
o http://www.vancouver-chinatown.com
o http://www.scienceworld.ca/
o 8 minute bus ride or 15 minute SkyTrain ride from HCIR workshop site

                                                      Vancouver - China Town

Other Attractions


* Capilano Suspension Bridge
o http://www.capbridge.com/
o 35 minute bus ride or less than 15 minutes driving

               Vancouver - Capilano Suspension Bridge

* Grouse Mountain
o http://www.grousemountain.com/
o Approx. 1 hour bus ride or 20 minutes driving from HCIR workshop site

                                                   Vancouver - View from Grouse Mountain

 
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