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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.

**Please note: effective Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 the Heather Street entrance to the hospital campus will be permanently closed to incoming and outgoing motor vehicle traffic. This closure is mandated by the City of Vancouver.

 See the "Maps" and "Getting here" tabs for Oak Street site maps and information on other designated roadway entrances.

Maps

  • 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. 
  • The Campus Directory Map shows all major door entrances to the Oak Street site's hospital buildings, and what each building is for.

  • The Site Services and Travel Options Map shows the locations of end-of-trip amenities on site including: bus stops closest to the hospital, general-use bike racks, taxi pick-up and drop-off area, and information desks for navigation assistance.

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 lobby) 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

Driving

We want to help make getting to and driving on campus safe, easy, and efficient. 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. 

Entering the site

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

  • Oak Street Entrance
  • Willow Street Entrance
  • W 28th Avenue Entrance 

Please note: The W 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

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

  • $3.50 per 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.

 

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