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How to get to the Pacific Spirit Hostel

Arriving at any location on UBC’s Vancouver campus can be challenging. Here’s some information to help you get here – and to make your arrival a little easier.

Front Desk Address

Pacific Spirit Hostel (at Place Vanier)
The University of British Columbia
1935 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1X1

Please note: The Pacific Spirit Hostel front desk is located in the main lobby of the Place Vanier residence Commonsblock.

Drop-off/Parking

  • Arrive at UBC on NW Marine Drive
  • Turn onto University Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Lower Mall
  • Turn Left into the Pacific Spirit Hostel/Place Vanier parking lot/drop off area

You will be given overnight parking information when you check in.

From Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

By car (~20 minutes)

  • Travel east on Grant McConachie Way
  • Continue over the Arthur Laing bridge
  • Take the exit to travel west on Southwest Marine Drive
  • Continue on Southwest Marine Drive all the way to UBC as it becomes Northwest Marine Drive
  • Turn right onto University Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Lower Mall
  • Turn Left into the Pacific Spirit Hostel/Place Vanier parking lot/drop off area

By transit

Please note: There is no direct bus service from the Vancouver International Airport.

  • From YVR, take the Canada Line SkyTrain (all routes head north)
  • Transfer at one of the following stations
    • Oakridge Station (41 Ave. & Cambie St.): Take bus #41 or #43
    • Broadway City Hall Station (Broadway & Cambie St.): Take bus #99 (B-Line)
    • Olympic Village Station (4 Ave. & Cambie St.): Take bus #84
  • Arrive at UBC. (UBC is final stop; all buses stop within a 15 minute walk of the Pacific Spirit Hostel.

From Downtown

By transit

Here are a number of different bus routes that you can take from downtown to UBC. To plan your route or find bus stop locations, use Translink’s Trip Planner or an app like Transit (for iPhone and Android).

  • Express bus: #44
  • Regular bus: #4 or #14

UBC is the final stop for each of these routes, which all arrive within a 15 minute walk of the Pacific Spirit Hostel.