Directions & Parking

Many parts of the campus are under construction, and parking is limited. Please give yourself plenty of time to find a parking spot, purchase a ticket and walk to your appointment.

  • The Campus Directory Map shows doors around the hospital and what each building is for. 

  • There are three entrances from the road: Heather Street, Oak Street, and West 28th Avenue. The new entrance at Willow Street and West 32nd Avenue will open in autumn 2015. 

  • All doors have a number seen from the street.

If a BC Women's clinic is not on the map, please contact your clinic for more information or visit the clinic's page on this website. 

Navigation assistance

  • Navigation Volunteers will help you find your way around the hospital.

  • Available Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

  • Visit them at the Information Desks, nearby Door 77 (in the BC Women's Health Centre) and Door 11 (in the BC Children's lobby). 

  • Use the Site Services and Travel Options map to find the locations of the Navigation Volunteers.

Getting here


We want to help make getting to and driving on campus safe, easy, and enjoyable! Here is what you need to know:

One-way ring road

There is a one-way ring road that circles the entire site; traffic flows counter-clockwise. This ensures the safe passage of everyone on site during construction. 

The Wayfinding Map will help you find the roadway entrance and parking area closest to where you are going. Please plan accordingly and follow the direction of one-way traffic flow. 

Entering the site

Choose from the following three roadway entrances, as seen on the Wayfinding Map:

  • Oak Street Entrance
  • Heather Street Entrance 
  • 28th Avenue Entrance
  • **New Entrance: Willow Street Entrance will be open Fall 2015, following completion of city works

Please note: The 28th Avenue Entrance is inaccessible from the east. Enter from the west (Oak Street).

Transit, cycling, & carshare

Whether you arrive by transit, cycling, or carshare, we have services on site to support your choice

The Children's & Women's Health Centre of BC Community Map shows you locations of:

  • Major transit stops (bus and Canada Line)
  • Walking distances
  • FareDealers
  • Cycling connections
  • Places of interest close to BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Visit the TransLink Trip Planner to plan your transit trip to BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre.

Taking the bus

There are multiple bus routes that stop near the hospital campus, all within a 5 minute walking distance:

  • The #25 (Brentwood Stn/UBC) stops at 50338 (King Edward Ave and Oak St)
  • The #17 (Oak/Downtown) stops at 50454 (NB Oak St at Devonshire Crescent)
  • The #17 (Oak/Downtown) stops at 50339 (SB Oak St at Devonshire Crescent)
  • The #33 (29 Ave Stn/UBC) stops travels NB and SB on Cambie Street and stops just outside of the King Edward Avenue Canada Line Station 

Taking the Canada Line SkyTrain

The Canada Line provides rapid transit service from downtown Vancouver to both YVR airport and to Richmond city centre (Bridgeport Station). 

Closest Canada Line station

King Edward Avenue Station (corner of West King Edward Avenue and Cambie Street)

Walking distance

8-10 minutes from the hospital campus

BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre supports your cycling endeavours!

Use Google Maps to plan your cycling trip. You can:

  • select terrain and elevation
  • see all types of cycling lanes (shared, bicyle-friendly roads, designated lanes, and trails)

Maps for cycling


‎‎Using a carshare, such as car2go, evo, modo, or zipcar can be a quick and hassle-free transportation choice. 

There are three locations on and around the hospital campus for car2go carshare vehicles. See the Site Services and Travel Options Map for locations of these vehicles.



Parking at BC Women's is a “pay-by-stall number” system, and pay parking is in effect 24 hours a day. Use the Wayfinding Map to help you plan where to park. 

  • Park in any 'Patients Only' stall
  • Remember your stall number
  • Go to the nearest parking meter and touch the screen to activate the meter
  • Input stall number
  • Scroll through menu to find the appropriate rate
  • Pay the required rate by exact coin or credit card (Note: the dispenser does not provide change)
  • Keep your receipt with you; you do not need to return to your vehicle to display the receipt

Hourly and daily rates

  • $1.75 per 1/2 hour
  • $14.25 for 24 hours.

Longer-term parking pass options

  • 7 Day Pass: $63.75
  • 30 Day Pass: $115

Financial hardship permits may be available on a case by case basis. Please talk to your unit social worker for more information.


The hospital offers a free valet service, available to any patient coming to the hospital. 

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:30pm


BC Children's Emergency parking lot (Door 11). You can find the location of the valet booth on the Site Services and Travel Options map.

How does the valet service work?

  • Drive your car into the parking lot at the BC Children's Emergency Entrance (Door 11).
  • Pull up along the lane near the Valet booth. 
  • Leave your keys with the valet and they will find a parking spot for you! 

There is no additional charge for this service, though regular parking rates apply.

How do I pay?

  • Pay for parking after you've finished your hospital visit.
  • Pick up your car at the valet station, and the valet will help you with your parking payment. 

 You will only be charged for the amount of time your car was parked at the hospital.


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