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A cosmopolitan jewel nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver, British Columbia is a spectacular host city to global events from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to TED Global Conference and everything in between. The city has plenty to offer visitors, from outdoor adventure in our sea to sky wilderness to urban wonders including arts, culture, sports, and a culinary scene to die for.
The Canada Sevens tournament is hosted in BC Place Stadium. Undergoing a major renovation in 2011, BC Place now features a picturesque retractable roof, seats for over 54,000 and North America’s second largest centre-hung high definition score boards. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown core – the stadium is within steps of all the city has to offer in terms of entertainment, cuisine and night life.
Thinking about joining us in Vancouver for the Canada Sevens tournament in March 2017? Check out the links below for details on Getting Here, Accommodations and Things to Do!
Make your Canada Sevens weekend memorable by resting your head in one of our many beautiful and historic hotels. Book your downtown hotel accommodation with bevancouver.com and save!
Ranked one of Canada’s top travel destination, Vancouver is a gorgeous, sophisticated city boasting of natural beauty and truly cosmopolitan city experiences.
Choose your hotel dates at bevancouver.com and press ‘GO’ to view available hotels. Use the filter bar to compare options and find the best solution for you! BeVancouver is also full of great tips about Vancouver’s best kept secrets right from the city’s locals. There are 36 Vancouver Hotel Destination Association (VHDA) member hotels on the website offering something for everyone.
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Our friends at CTMS Travel Group are here at your finger tips to assist all of our rugby fans with planning their journey to Vancouver! Whether it be for flights, transportation, hotels or the whole package, CTMS can help. Contact the e-mail below to learn more!
If you choose to travel by air, you’ll likely land at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Just a 25 minutes drive or 20 minute train ride from downtown, YVR has consistently ranked as the #1 Airport in North America since 2011 by the Skytrax World Airport Awards. With their exceptional customer service and amenities they quickly snuff out your travelling woes and replace them with comfort and efficiency. As a hub to the Asia Pacific gateway, YVR welcomes over a dozen international flights every day, with 22 departures for destinations in the United States. For estimates of international flight times to Vancouver, please see Tourism Vancouver’s fantastic resource guide.
For local air travel, Helicopter and Seaplane options are fantastic choices to get to and from Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and more.
Tourism Vancouver Resources
Driving to and through British Columbia is a sight to be seen.
One of the most picturesque routes is via Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, connecting to Vancouver from the east. If planning a cross Canada road trip, allow 12 hours from Alberta and five days from Quebec. A quick hop for neighbouring states just south of the border, Vancouver is just three hours north of Seattle and six hours from Portland along the Interstate 5, which transitions to Highway 99 at the United States-Canada border.
Canada: 604. 482.8747 or 1.800.661.8747
United States: 1.800.231.2222
Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast based rugby fans will have to beef up their swimming skills – or check out BC Ferries for a more convenient route to the big show in March 2016. Visitors may also be keen to cruise to Alaska, hop around Vancouver’s seaside in a water taxi or simply enjoy the views and fresh air, sailing on the spectacular Pacific Ocean is a highlight of visiting Vancouver! Ahoy.
BC Ferries provides regularly scheduled passenger and vehicle service between Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and other parts of coastal British Columbia.
For reservations with BC Ferries, please call 1-888-BC FERRY (223-3779) toll-free from anywhere in Canada & USA. Visit them online at www.bcferries.com.
Pacific Central Station is the terminus for transcontinental passenger rail and bus service, located at Main and Terminal Streets in downtown Vancouver.
VIA Rail has transcontinental services from Toronto via Jasper arriving at Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station three times a week. Contact your travel agent for reservations or call 1.800.561.8630.
Rocky Mountaineer Tours provides two-four day train trips through the stunning Rocky Mountains between BC and Alberta.
Amtrak Cascades (1.800.872.7245) offers one round-trip per day between Seattle and Vancouver that depart Vancouver each evening.
Coming from Oregon or Washington?
Try taking the train. See the Pacific Northwest up close on Amtrak Cascades. With daily multiple roundtrips from Eugene,OR and Vancouver; you can sit back, relax and watch the scenery roll by – like one postcard after another. www.amtrakcascades.com