Location & Transportation Options



The conference is being held at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This downtown waterfront hotel is located in the beautiful Coal Harbour area and has breathtaking views of the city. It is centrally located in close proximity to the major venues and attractions in Vancouver – just steps away from the famous Stanley Park Seawall, Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada Place Cruise Ship terminal and the world-class shopping and dining of Robson Street.

For directions and location information please visit the hotel website.

Hotel Details

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Downtown Vancouver

1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6E 3T3

Google Map of 1133 West Hastings Street

How to get there:

  • take Canada Line to Waterfront Station
  • transfer to Platform 2 on Expo line (to King George), get off on Burrard Station
  • walk North to Hastings St, turn left
  • Pinnacle Hotel is between Thurlow and Bute st.

Vancouver transit online planner and fees: http://www.translink.ca/

Download PDF instructions

Yellow cab: +1 (604) 681-1111

MacLure's Cab: +1 (604) 831-1111

AVIS is the official rental car provider for the IUFRO Division V Conference and the SWST 60th International Convention.

Conference participants please use Avis Worldwide Discount or AWD number D374526.

When calling Avis at 1 (800) 331-1600 to make reservations, attendees should provide reservations agents with this AWD number to ensure they receive the best available car rental rates. The AWD will be effective from seven days prior to the event until seven days after the event.

Avis Discount for the IUFRO Division V Conference and SWST 60th International Convention

Exhibitors: If you require the movement of large items or multiple packages, such as display stands and goods, Avis can offer a ‘one-stop shop’ solution with great rates on trucks from our sister company Budget Truck Rental. Just let us know your needs and we will be happy to provide you with details.

About Vancouver

Vancouver is often ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. It is two cities rolled into one with interests for one and all. For an outdoor lover, this western Canadian city is a nature paradise, with miles of scenic hiking and bike trails that sweep along the Strait of Georgia, the tree-lined waterway that connects Vancouver with the Pacific Ocean. For urbanites, Vancouver is a sophisticated destination, with thriving immigrant enclaves, an ever-expanding restaurant scene, quirky neighborhoods, distinctive shops and lively bars. Part of the fun is weaving your way through Vancouver’s two sides. Is also one of the most diverse cities in Canada with 52% of the population speaking a first language other than English.

Vancouver Highlights

Stanley Park – Third largest urban core park in North America

Granville Island – Explore the farmers’ market, artist studios, and food court on this unique, and arts-focused island.

The Seawall – 10 km along the length of Stanley Park and English Bay

Vancouver Art Gallery – Home to an impressive collection of British Columbian and international artists

Vancouver Aquarium – See the iconic marine mammals of the Pacific Coast

Historic Gastown – Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood

Chinatown – East of Gastown lies Canada’s largest Chinatown

Visit Tourism BC and Tourism Vancouver to find out more about what the city has to offer!

Cypress Mountain Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Cypress Mountain
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Anthropology Museum @ UBC Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Museum of Anthropology @ UBC
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Vancouver Downtown Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver Downtown
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