Travel Information


Node+JS Interactive 2018 will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada


Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building

1055 Canada Pl

Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Canada

T: 1-866-785-8232

Alternative Lodging Options

*The Linux Foundation has not contracted a block of rooms at the hotels listed below and cannot guarantee rates or availability.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites
550 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6, CA

Auberge Vancouver Hotel
837 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6, CA

Negotiated Hotel Blocks - Sold Out

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5, CA
Phone: 604-697-0202
Hotel website

Discounted rooms are no longer available at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel.

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5, CA
Phone: 604-684-1128
Hotel website

Discounted rooms are no longer available at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown.

Flight Discounts

We have set up flight discounts with the following airlines:

Air Canada

Destination Airport: Vancouver, YVR (BC)

Travel Dates: Wednesday, October 3 – Friday, October 19

Promotion Code: 44YFDE91

Discount: 10%



Destination Airport: Vancouver, YVR (BC)

Travel Dates: Friday, October 5 – Wednesday, October 17

Meeting Event Code: NMSAR

Discount: 2 – 25%, dependent on departure location


Enter off of Canada Place, ½ block west of the Burrard Street intersection on the right-hand side.

Weekday Rates:

  • Hourly:$3.50 per 30 mins (M-F)
  • Hourly:$3.00 per 30 mins (Sat-Sun)
  • Daily:$24.00 max.(6am-6pm M-F)
  • Daily:$32 (6am-6am Sat-Sun)
  • $10.00 evening (6pm-6am)
  • $13.00 weekend max (6am-6pm)

The West parking lot has 440 stalls and is operated by Impark. Impark can be reached at +1-866-277-5501.

Getting to the Event

For General Directions and Driving Directions to the event, click here.

Driving from Vancouver International Airport

(Approximately 30-40 minutes)

  • Take the first exit that shows Vancouver Downtown.
  • You will cross over the Arthur Laing Bridge.
  • At the end of the bridge you will be on Granville Street.
  • Follow along Granville Street for approximately 60 blocks.
  • Continue over the Granville Street Bridge into downtown Vancouver.
  • Proceed into the left lane and turn left on Davie Street until you reach Burrard Street.
  • Turn right on Burrard Street.
  • Continue along Burrard towards the water.
  • Turn left on Canada Pl. Vancouver Convention Center West will be on the right side of the street.

Driving from Seattle, Washington (US/Canada border)

(Approximately 2-2 1/2 hours not including boarding crossing)

  • Travel North on Hwy I-5 from Seattle across the border.
  • The I-5 will turn into Hwy 99.
  • Follow Hwy 99 North until it becomes Oak Street.
  • Continue on Oak Street, approximately 70 blocks to Broadway.
  • Turn left at Broadway and follow Broadway, approximately 10 blocks to Burrard Street.
  • Turn right on Burrard Street and follow Burrard Street to the very end.
  • Turn left on Cordova Street.
  • Turn left on Canada Pl. Vancouver Convention Center West will be on the right side of the street.

Driving from Whistler, BC

(Approximately 1.5 hours)

  • Proceed south on the Sea to Sky highway #99, into Vancouver.
  • Take Taylor Way South exit.
  • Turn slight right onto Taylor Way.
  • Turn left onto Marine Drive.
  • Proceed over Lions Gate Bridge.
  • Keep left at the fork onto West Pender.
  • Turn left onto Burrard Street.
  • Turn left on Canada Pl. Vancouver Convention Center West will be on the right side of the street.


Vancouver International Airport is approximately 40 minutes from the Convention Centre by car. The airport code for Vancouver International Airport is YVR.

Getting To & From the Airport

Travel between the airport and the Vancouver Convention Centre is simple with these convenient transportation options.


If you’re taking a taxi from the airport to your hotel after arriving at YVR, use one of the taxi stands located on Level 2. Taxis operating from the airport are licensed, and will use a zoned fare rate that will depend on your destination.

Public Transit

The SkyTrain’s Canada Line provides rapid rail service linking YVR to downtown Vancouver. Trains leave the airport station approximately every seven minutes during most times of the day. There are 16 stops along the line, with downtown Vancouver stops including Yaletown, Vancouver City Centre and Waterfront—the terminus for the line.

The Waterfront station is the closest station to the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – it is about a 10 minute walk. The trip from YVR to downtown Vancouver takes only 26 minutes on a two zone fare of $3.75 CAD, plus the $5.00 CAD Canada Line YVR AddFare. The YVR AddFare is waived if you have a pre-purchased fare, e.g. a day pass, monthly pass or a Fare Saver ticket. Check the TransLink website for maps, schedules and fare information.

Getting Around Vancouver

Getting around Vancouver is simple with these convenient transportation options.


In downtown Vancouver, many buses will transit through Granville Street, Burrard Street and Georgia Street.


The Waterfront station is serviced by the Canada Line and the Expo Line. Trains run every two to five minutes. Take one of these trains to visit Science World, get to Pacific Central Station, visit the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, or head out to Metrotown shopping mall in Burnaby or the River Market at New Westminster Quay.


SeaBus is a unique, passenger-only, wheelchair accessible ferry service that connects downtown Vancouver’s Waterfront Station to Lonsdale Quay on the North Shore. The scenic crossing of Burrard Inlet takes 12 minutes and offers a breathtaking perspective of the city, sea and mountains. It departs every 15 minutes during the day, and every 30 minutes at night, with the final sailing leaving Lonsdale Quay at 1:00 a.m. (11:00 p.m. on Sundays).

Required Documentation for Travel to Canada

US Citizens

Currently, all US citizens must travel with a valid US passport to enter Canada. As of March 15, 2016, US citizens must ALSO have a registration confirmation from the conference they are attending to enter the country. Once you have registered for the conference, you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to print and bring with you to enter the country. If you registered and did not receive your confirmation email, please email us at

Non-US Citizens

As of March 15, 2016, Canada requires all non-US citizens to have either a visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) AND an Invitation Letter from the conference to enter the country. To see what travel documentation is required for your country of origin, please click here. To apply for an Invitation Letter, you must be registered for the conference. It can take up to 24 hours for an event registration to be processed. Please click HERE to request a Visa Letter. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to allow for the time it takes to process applications. The length of time is determined by several factors, including the date on which the application was received, the number of applications received, and the applicant’s nationality. Please see the following website for processing times for visa applications

We urge you to start this process as quickly as possible to ensure receipt of appropriate travel documentation in time for your conference travel to Canada.



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