Travel & Housing

Hotel Reservations

Recommended Hotels

The Pan Pacific Hotel is the recommended hotel. We have negotiated a room block with the hotel at the group rate of 219.00 CAD/Night (excluding 16.5% tax).

The Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel is perfectly situated to the Vancouver Convention Centre. They are in the same building as the Vancouver Convention Centre East, while the Convention Centre West is accessible via an underground walkway.

Pan Pacific Hotel
999 Canada Pl #300
Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5

NOTE: The Pan Pacific Hotel is currently sold out for the nights of Friday, September 16, Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18. If you need accommodations during those nights, please see the information below for the Hyatt Hotel.

To make reservations, please use the online reservation system, or call Toll-Free 1.800.663.1515 and identify yourself as part of the SPS group rate.

The deadline for reservations at the Pan Pacific Hotel is August 25. Make your hotel reservation.

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver is 650m (.4 miles) from the Vancouver Convention Centre. We have negotiated a room block with the hotel at the group rate of 245.00 CAD/Night (excluding 16.5% tax).

In order to book your guest room at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, please click here for online reservations.

For guests who wish to make their reservations over the phone, the toll free number is 1.888.421.1442 (North America) or 1.402.592. 6464 (International). Guests should quote Hotel: Hyatt Regency Vancouver & Event: Safety Pharmacology Society Annual Conference Room Block for faster service.

The deadline for reservations at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver is August 19.


To/From the Airport

The Pan Pacific Vancouver has the largest taxi hub in downtown Vancouver. Taxis are readily available throughout the day at the hotel and the Vancouver Airport. A taxi from to/from the airport is approximately $ 40.00 – $ 45.00 CAD (depending on traffic). The taxis take Canadian and U.S funds, and credit cards for payment.

You may also take Canada Line (Public Transportation) from the airport to the convention centre. Travel time from the airport to downtown Vancouver is about 25 minutes. Details are below.

Getting around Vancouver

TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s public transportation system, is a robust network of trains, passenger ferries and buses. Connecting service to all of these modes of transport is available from Canada Line, ensuring you’re able to get to virtually every corner of the city without leaving the TransLink system.

It stops at the airport, cruise-ship terminals, the Vancouver Convention Center and other popular destinations.

Additionally, the stations are well lit, transit police and employees are always on hand to help customers get to their destination safely and swiftly, and the line’s large train cars give travelers ample room to tote their luggage from the airport to their hotel.


You can pay your fare at the ticket machines located at the stations. Canada Line tickets are good on all TransLink transportation options. Fares are determined by the number of zones you travel through and the time of day. Fares are less expensive after 6:30pm on weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday and holidays; during this timeframe, travel through all zones is permitted on a one-zone ticket. Zone maps are located at ticket machines, which can be found in all Canada Line stations.

City Information

Things to See and Do in Vancouver

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Looking for a little adventure to spice up your days of sightseeing? Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, with an active, outdoorsy population, Vancouver is full of activities for those who want to enjoy life to its fullest.

Outdoorsman will love the opportunities to fish, hike and camp, athletes will dig the abundance of golf courses, water sports, and bike and running trails, and families will learn to compromise over whale-watching in the morning, and suspension bridges in the afternoon.

Places to Eat (&Drink!)

A good place to start for restaurant recommendations is Tourism Vancouver Dining Guide.
We also recommend Eater Vancouver.
To make easy reservations, check out Opentable.