University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Territory


Conference events on May 29 & 30 will be held at the UBC AMS Nest. For location and information about the Pre-Conference Seminar on May 28, click here.

UBC Leading Edge Conference, May 29 – 30, 2020

University of British Columbia
6133 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1




UBC is easily accessible by public transit: the 44, 84 and 99 express buses run directly to the Vancouver campus. The conference location at the UBC AMS Nest is centrally located next to the UBC Bus Loop.

Use the Trip Planning feature on the Translink website to find the most efficient routing from anywhere in the Metro Vancouver region. And remember: you can take your bike on transit. Just tell the bus driver that you’ll be placing your bike onto the rack at the front of the bus.

Visit Translink for more information


To get to UBC from downtown Vancouver by car, cross the Burrard or Granville Street bridges, and then head west on 4th Avenue, 10th Avenue or 16th Avenue. To get to UBC from the airport, cross the Arthur Laing bridge and then head west on SW Marine Drive.

There’s plenty of paid visitor parking at UBC for personal vehicles. You’ll find a helpful UBC parkades map online, as well as up-to-date information about available space at parking lots and hourly parking rates. The closest parkade to the UBC AMS Nest is the University Blvd Lot or the North Parkade. Parking spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.

You’ll also find reserved spots for car-shares such as Evo, MODO, Zipcar and car2go.

Pay careful attention to signs in parking areas — you will be ticketed or towed if you park in a reserved space, or if you neglect to pay. Consider downloading the Honk Mobile app to pay by phone and extend your parking time remotely.

If you’re planning to park a large or over-height vehicle, like a motorhome or a car with a roof rack, contact UBC Parking at parking.support@ubc.ca or 604 822 6786 ahead of your visit to find the best location that can accommodate your vehicle.

And don’t forget: public transit is the most popular way to get to UBC.

Find more information about parking at UBC


Vancouver is a bike-friendly city. It has a vast network of safe and convenient cycle paths, many of which route directly to UBC. Check out the City of Vancouver’s helpful map to plan a route that suits your cycling abilities.

Remember: you can bring your bike on transit by securing it on the racks at the front of the bus.

Download the City of Vancouver’s cycling map


UBC’s Welcome Centre’s knowledgeable staff can answer your trip-related questions, provide maps and directions, offer helpful tips and free guided tours, and let you know what events are happening during your visit to UBC.

Contact the Welcome Centre