Vancouver City

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live.

It is one of the most culturally diverse cities in Canada with 52 percent of its population speaking a first language other than English.  As a result, Vancouver has equally diverse neighbourhoods, all of which provide wonderful browsing and shopping opportunities. 

Vancouver’s unique setting is also reflected in its array of flavourful offerings. Between its internationally praised fine-dining restaurants and trendy cafes, the city’s many restaurants offer everything from original seafood fare to unique vegetarian dining.

A city of unparalleled beauty, Vancouver enjoys the best of all worlds: mild climate, snow-capped mountains, ocean-side beaches, a 400-hectare green oasis known as Stanley Park, outstanding hotels and restaurants, and more. 

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Travelling to and within Vancouver


Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located 12km from downtown Vancouver in Richmond, British Colombia. YVR is consistently rated as one of the best airports in North America.


Many major car rental companies have desks at YVR. Driving between downtown and the airport is straightforward and well-signposted.


Taxis can be found on Level 2 of the airport. They are licensed and use a zoned fare rate that will depend on your destination.


Take the TransLink Canada Line and alight at the Waterfront Station. The Vancouver Convention Centre is an 11-minute walk from the Waterfront Station.


You can request a hotel shuttle bus with the direct dial phones located on departures level 3 of both the International and Domestic Terminals.

Lyft, Uber or KABU

Lyft, Uber, and KABU are authorized providers of Ride App services at YVR. There are three pickup areas: International and Domestic Arrivals, Level 2, and South Terminal. Just download the app and meet your driver within the permitted unloading areas on the curb on level 3.

Flight discounts

Air Canada and West Jet are happy to offer a discount to our delegates travelling to the CPMA Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver.

The discount rate will be applied to flights to Vancouver YVR  7 days before and 7 days after the event dates.

Air Canada

To book a flight with Air Canada, access the Air Canada Website and enter N44PGTR1 in the promotion code box.

Within Canada
5% applies on standard fares and 10% on flex fares and higher.

International Travel
10% on standard and higher fares.

West Jet

To book a flight with West Jet, access the West Jet discount link and enter the promotion code: 1K0Y1YR

Within Canada
5% applies on Econo fares and 10% on Econoflex and Premium fares.

10% on Premium base fares.