Conference Facilities at Simon Fraser University - Vancouver
The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, the Harbour Centre and the Segal Graduate School of Business are located within a few blocks of each other in converted historic buildings in the heart of downtown Vancouver
The SFU School for the Contemporary Arts with performance studies, galleries and a cinema opened in the fall of 2010.
Simon Fraser University - 580 West Hastings St. - Vancouver BC
On the doorstep
, sightseeing and entertainment are all close by and easily reached on foot. All the sites are close to Waterfront Station making connections to YVR and the rest of Vancouver super easy.
There is no accommodation at the SFU downtown campuses but there are numerous hotels close by including:
Delta Vancouver Suites
Trees Organic Coffee and Roasting House near the corner of Granville and Hastings is a favoured spot to chill, surf and eat cheesecake.
Take in a tourist attraction and lunch at the same time at the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant which sits at the pinnacle of the Harbour Building.
You can really impress a contact at Japa Dog, the city’s gourmet hotdog stand. This Vancouver phenomenon has inspired locals to spend their lunch hours in the line-up waiting for wholesome dogs and curious toppings. The nearest stand to the SFU venues is on Burrard and Pender but there are rumours that a stand is coming to Waterfront Station.
and the Granville Entertainment District between Robson and Drake offer plenty of restaurants
, bars, clubs
and other work-free attractions when the conference day ends. Chinatown is also close by but be warned, many of the restaurants close early so go elsewhere if you’re looking for a late night.
For aboriginal art and jade jewellery try Water Street in Gastown. For luxury labels there’s Holt Renfrew on Dunsmuir and Howe. For more “wallet-friendly” fashions, cross the covered walkway to Pacific Centre Mall.
Chinatown and the Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden
are a 15-minute walk east from the downtown venues along Pender Street.
The Vancouver Art Gallery
and Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
on Hornby Street are also a short stroll from the SFU city venues.
It is a bit of a trek to Stanley Park
, so pick up the # 19 bus heading west along Pender Street. If you just want to enjoy some waterfront views, head to the harbour seawall which is less than ten minutes away.