Northwest Section of the American Physical Society  
11th Annual Meeting

On-campus Accommodation at UBC --- Reserve Online

If you reserve by phone, mention American Physical Society NW meeting to get our university conference discount rate. For these rates, you may check in as early as May 13, and may stay up to a full week at these rates, as long as rooms are still available.

May 4: Although our room block is filled, please use the "Reserve Online" link above to check for other affordable availabilities in on-campus student/dorm type housing. Any cancellations from other groups/individuals outside our room block will be made available to us at our discount rates via the link above.

Room Type Rate per Night ($CDN)
Standard Single Room, On campus in Gage Tower. 6 single bedrooms sharing a lounge and washroom. Includes high-speed internet. $38.00
Premium Single Room, On campus in Gage Tower. 4 single bedrooms sharing a lounge and washroom. Includes high-speed internet, TV in lounge, Phone in bedroom. $50.00
Premium West Coast Suite. On campus in West Coast Suites. A one-bedroom hotel/condominium type suite, with kitchenette, all dishes and appliances. King bed in bedroom, Sofa bed in living room. Includes high-speed internet, LCD television, phone $179.00 - fully booked - check again later for cancellations

UBC Housing suggests that if you'd like a West Coast Suite, or a single room in Gage Towers and they show as full in the "Reserve Online" link above, phone them up and ask to be on a wait list. - a few Suites and rooms will likely come available to waitlisted people, as cancellations often occur. (there are over 1400 rooms in this summer conference/summer student system - openings do come up) Mention our conference to get the UBC-internal conference discount rate.

Cancellation Policy: UBC Accommodation Services

Information for those staying on campus:

Off-campus Accommodation at UBC --- Recommended Hotels

Aside from the West Coast Suites (above, on campus) there are no hotels within walking distance of UBC.

For those bringing families who may want to stay near Stanley Park, we recommend the following "affordable" hotels:

  • The Hotel Sylvia, right on the waterfront at English Bay beach. Rooms are clean and simple, location is spectacular: right on the beach at English Bay, and a 3 minute walk to Stanley Park via the Sea Wall walkway. As of April 25, they have several rooms still, but their cheapest rooms are sold out.
  • Best Western Sands by the Sea is one block from the waterfront at English Bay. They have good advance-internet rates. 2 minute walk from the beach, 8 minute walk to Stanley Park along the Sea Wall.
  • Holiday Inn on West Broadway is a 10 minute bus ride from UBC and a 10 minute bus ride from downtown as well.
  • The Buchan Hotel, is one block from Stanley Park in the heart of the West End, on a charming old tree-lined street. It currently has a web-special on for the month of May only: Doubles with private bath for Cdn$85/night, with own sink and shared bath Cdn$65/night. An old historic, extremely basic, very clean European-style 50-room hotel, no frills, no internet (short walk to several internet cafes), parking on street, fantastic location next to Stanley Park.
  • if you want to use Priceline and bid yourself, you can take a look at some recent Vancouver winning bids at ... with the recession, you may be able to get a nice 3* or 4* hotel downtown for under $100/night. Pricelines prices are always in US$ (even in Canada) If you use Priceline, you only want to try for "Downtown Vancouver" or "City Hall -Downtown Vancouver South". Both these locations are an easy bus ride to campus. Others are too far.