WAML 2023 – Accommodations

For those attending the conference in Vancouver, there are accommodation options on and off the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus.

On-Campus Accommodations

WAML has secured fairly affordable accommodations on UBC’s campus so we can be close to the conference rooms and other campus amenities. Please reserve your room as soon as possible to ensure rooms stay affordable. Accommodations can get pricey in Vancouver especially during the summer months.

Gage Apartments, UBC
Gage Apartments, where Gage Studios are located on UBC’s Vancouver Campus
  • Gage Studio Rooms have been held for WAML attendees (not Signature Studio)
  • The current WAML group rate is $159.00 CAD plus tax per night. Once these rooms are booked, the rooms will be available at the market rate during the time you reserve.
  • Rooms are close to public transit. Parking passes can also be purchased when checking in. The cost for parking is $16 per day.
  • There are accessible suites available in the Gage Apartments. If you need an accessible suite, reach email conference@waml.org. 

To book your on-campus accommodations, use the button below. NOTE: The link defaults to a stay for the whole conference Tuesday August 8 – Sunday August 13. You can modify the dates in the drop down menus – just make sure the Group Code (G230808A) is included in your search.

*Reservations can be cancelled up to 2 days before the conference.

Alternatively, you can call UBC’s Conference and Accommodations’ Reservations Office at (604) 822-1000, Ext. 3, or toll free at 1-888-822-1030 and indicate you are with the Western Association of Map Libraries Annual Conference 2023 or mention the Group Code (G230808A) to receive the group rate.

Off-Campus Accommodations

Choosing to stay off-campus will likely be more expensive than staying on campus. There are no hotels near UBC’s Vancouver campus, but short-term rentals on AirBnB and VRBO can be found within the surrounding area.

The most popular area in Vancouver to stay is Downtown, where you will find many of Vancouver’s popular tourist attractions like Stanley Park and Gastown. Hotels there are best booked early as accommodations can fill up during Vancouver’s cruise ship season. Downtown hotel options include: