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Visiting the Hospital

Visiting Hours & Info
If you are visiting one of our outpatient clinics for a non-urgent issue but are feeling sick, please call the clinic directly and rebook your appointment for when you are well. If you have an urgent health concern, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, never delay seeking care.

Maternity visiting hours

Hospital Operator: 604-875-2424 
Visiting Hour Information: 604-875-2929

Before giving birth (Antepartum)

Family is welcome 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

After giving birth (Postpartum)

Family is welcome 12 noon - 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
One dedicated family member/support person may stay with the new mother 24 hours a day to help with personal or baby care.  

Special requests can be made to the charge nurse. Please limit the number of visitors at any one time for the comfort of yourself and your roommate.

Anyone who has an infectious illness (such as a respiratory infection, tuberculosis, German measles, chicken pox, or a skin infection) must not visit the hospital.

Please ask your family and friends to respect these visiting hours as you need quiet time to recover from birth and begin to learn about your baby.

For patients on our specialized care wards such as Evergreen (Antepartum) or FIR (Harm Reduction/Substance Use), contact the hospital operator at 604 875-2424 to connect with the ward for individual visiting hours.

Flower and gift deliveries

We cannot accept outside deliveries such as gifts or flowers at this time. If you would like to send gifts or flowers to new parents, we ask that you please wait until the family is discharged and send gifts to their home.


Our facility is wheelchair accessible. We have delivery and postpartum rooms available to meet the needs of physically challenged mothers and support persons.

Food & Amenities

Patient Food Services

Room Service

Room service is offered and delivered to inpatients at the hospital. Patients may call to order meals between 7 a.m.  to 6:15 p.m., seven days a week at 604-875-2233.  See our menus.

Nourishment Station

Stations are available in inpatient units in the BC Women’s Hospital.

Retail Food Services


Located on the 1st floor of the Shaughnessy building, B-wing


Located on the 1st floor, lobby of the BC Children's Ambulatory Care building, near entrance 42


Located on the 1st floor, lobby of the BC Children's Hospital building, near entrance 11

Snack bar

Located on the 1st floor, lobby of the BC Women’s Hospital building, near entrance 93

Vending machines

Vending machines are available in various locations. You can find them: 
  • In the cafeteria
  • By the café seating area at entrance 11
  • On the 2nd floor of Ambulatory Care building, directly above Starbucks
  • Near inpatient units in the BC Children's Hospital building

Food trucks

Food trucks visit the hospital on a rotation schedule. You can find them in the cul-de-sac at entrance 35 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on various week days.

Food options near the hospital

Safeway Food & Pharmacy is located about three blocks away from the site at 990 West King Edward Avenue and there are some restaurants in the area.

Television / Telephone

The family educational television program is free at BC Women's. There is a charge for regular cable television and telephone unless you sign up for our Bright Start Bundle. Someone will discuss payment with you before you leave the hospital.

Internet Access

BC Women's is pleased to offer our patients and families free wireless internet access. When at the Oak Street site, simply connect to the wireless network called "CWGuest". Open your web browser and before you are connected with the Internet, you will be asked to agree to our terms and conditions.

Cell Phones

The use of cellular phones is not permitted inside the facility, as they can interfere with our sensitive medical equipment. Please ensure that your phone is turned off at all times while in the building.

Bank Machines are located:

  • Ambulatory Care Building: first floor (near Door 42)
  • BC Children's Hospital building: Main Lobby (near the BC Children's main entrance, Door 11)
  • The Cafeteria (Shaughnessy Building, near Door 79)

Fire Safety

Alarms will sound when a fire or fire drill occurs at BC Women's or BC Children's Hospital. Staff will tell you what to do. BC Women's is part of the city-wide Emergency Disaster Plan. If a major disaster occurs, you may be discharged home earlier than expected to make beds available for disaster victims.

Security & Safety

BC Women's has 24-hour security. Guards conduct routine patrols of the facility. If you need help or wish to report anything suspicious, speak to a staff member or call Security at ext 2999 (non-emergency) or 8400 (emergency).

We recommend that you keep $20 or less with you while you are staying with us. BC Women's cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen articles.

BC Women's understands that some women do not want others to know that they are in the hospital. We do not give specific information about you or your baby to callers, but by default if someone calls we will take messages or put calls through to your room. If you do not want people to know you are here, please ask the admitting clerk about a Privacy Block when you are admitted to the hospital.

Where to Stay
For Medical Patients

If you need help finding a place to stay, call the Social Work office at 604-875-2345 ext 2149

Where to Stay

Below is a list of nearby accomodations, but note that the hospital is not responsible for any errors or omissions and assumes no responsibility regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information. This list does not imply any endorsement, approval or recommendation of services. 

Please check the Vancouver Yellow Pages for additional sites, and call ahead to speak with the businesses to learn more about their facilities.

These accommodation options are available for medical patients and their immediate families only (not for tourists or business people). The rates are often lower because of charity support. Space is limited so book as early as possible.

Easter Seals House (1 km from hospital) »map«
3981 Oak Street, Vancouver, Tel: 604-736-3475 or 1-800-818-3666 FREE


Aboriginal Patients' Lodge (6 km from hospital) »map«
1254 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, Tel: 604-707-9191 or 604-682-7375

The government of BC has provided a list of hotel accommodation for patients requiring out-of-town medical services and their accompanying family members. You can find the list online.


There are many hotels (H) and guest houses (GH) within a 10-15 minute drive from the hospital. Be sure to ask for their medical rates!


This list is sorted by price range. Within each price range the location closest to the hospital is listed first.

Price Range: $0-$90 

(GH) Pillow Suites (3 km from hospital) »map«
2859 Manitoba Street, Vancouver, Tel: 604-879-8977

(GH) Asheya's Place (price for room rental only, not whole suite) (3 km from hospital) »map«
555 W. 49th Ave, Vancouver, Tel: 604-614-4418

(H) Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel (4 km from hospiatl) »map«
395 Kingsway, Vancouver, Tel: 604-872-5252 or 1-800-663-5713 FREE

(H) Accent Inns – Vancouver Airport (8 km from hospital) »map«
10551 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, Tel: 604-273-3311 or 1-800-663-0298 FREE

(H) Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre (10 km from hospital) »map«
7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, Tel: 604-278-5555
Use corporate ID# G/1271 for great rates or go here.

Price Range: $91-$120 

(H) Park Inn & Suites on Broadway (2 km from hospital) »map«
898 West Broadway, Vancouver, Tel: 604-872-8661 or 1-800-663-5403 FREE

(GH) Short Stay Suites (2 km from hospital) »map«
225 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, Email:

(GH) Douglas & Windsor Guest Houses (3 km from hospital) »map«
456 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver, Tel: 604-872-3060 or 1-888-872-3060 FREE

(GH) Manor Guest House (3 km from hospital) »map«
345 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver, Tel: 604-876-8494

(H) Coast Hotel Vancouver Airport (5 km from hospital) »map«
1041 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, Tel: 604-263-1555 or 1-800-663-1144

(GH) Garden Suite (5 km from hospital) »map«
1017 East 10th Avenue, Vancouver, Tel: 604-221-2206

(H) Sunset Inn & Suites (6 km from hospital) »map«
1111 Burnaby Street, Vancouver, Tel: 604-688-2474 or 1-800-786-1997 FREE

(H) Super 8 Vancouver Airport Inn Hotel (7 km from hospital) »map«
725 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver, Tel: 604-321-6611 or 1-800-424-6423 FREE

(H) Travelodge Hotel Vancouver Airport (7 km from hospital) »map«
3071 Saint Edwards Drive, Richmond, Tel: 604-278-5155

(H) Best Western Abercorn Inn (8 km from hospital) »map«
9260 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, Tel: 604-270-7576

(H) Days Inn Vancouver Airport (8 km from hospital) »map«
2840 Sexsmith Road, Richmond, Tel: 604-207-8000

(H) Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport (8 km from hospital) »map«
9351 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, Tel: 1-877-273-8080 FREE

(H) Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport (8 km from hospital) »map«
10720 Cambie Road, Richmond, Tel: 1-888-831-3388 FREE


Price Range: $121-$150 

(GH) Granville House Bed and Breakfast (2 km from hospital) »map«
5050 Granville Street, Vancouver, Tel: 604-307-2300 or 604-733-2963

(GH) Suite in the Heart of Vancouver (2 km from hospital) »map«
1403 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver, Tel: 604-266-9511

(H) Best Western Plus – Chateau Granville (5 km from hospital) »map«
1100 Granville Street, Vancouver, Tel: 1-800-663-0575 FREE

(H) Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre (5 km from hospital) »map«
180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, Tel: 604-681-2211

(H) Sandman Suites on Davie (6 km from hospital) »map«
1160 Davie Street, Vancouver, Tel: 604-681-7263

(H) Rosellen Suites at Stanley Park (7 km from hospital) »map«
2030 Barclay Street, Vancouver, Tel: 604-689-4807

(H) Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport (7 km from hospital) »map«
3233 Saint Edwards Drive, Richmond, Tel: 604- 303-8888

(H) Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver Airport (8 km from hospital) »map«
8811 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, Tel: 604-232-5505

(H) Quality Hotel Vancouver Airport (9 km from hospital) »map«
3031 Number 3 Road, Richmond, Tel: 604-278-5161


Price Range: $151 or more 

(GH) Laneway House (1 km from hospital) »map«
772 W. 27th Avenue, Vancouver, Tel: 604 763 6250

(H) Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre (3 km from hospital) »map«
711 West Broadway, Vancouver, Tel: 604-879-0511 or 1-800-465-4329

(H) Century Plaza Hotel (5 km from hospital) »map«
1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver, Tel: 604-687-0575 or 1-800-663-1818 FREE

(H) Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver (5 km from hospital) »map«
654 Nelson Street, Vancouver, Tel: 604-605-4333 or 1-888-605-5333 FREE

(H) Granville Island Hotel (5 km from hospital) »map«
1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver, Tel: 604-683-7373 or 1-800-663-1840 FREE

(H) Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort Vancouver Airport (8 km from hospital) »map«
10251 Saint Edwards Drive, Richmond, Tel: 604-278-9611


Burnaby Cariboo RV Park Inc.

8765 Cariboo Pl, Burnaby, BC
Off Hwy 1 – Exit 37 - Vancouver



Capilano RV Park

295 Tomahawk, West Vancouver, BC
North end of Lion's Gate Bridge, 20 min to BC Women's


Dogwood Campground & RV Park

15151 112th Ave, Surrey BC
By the Port Mann Bridge and 152nd Overpass, 30 min to BC Women's


Hazelmere RV Park and Campground

18843 8th Avenue, Surrey, BC
South of Surrey near US border, 40 minutes to BC Women's



Peace Arch RV Park

14601 40th Avenue, Surrey, BC
South Surrey near US border, 40 minutes to BC Women's 



Tynehead RV Camp

16275 - 102nd Ave, Surrey BC, 30 min to BC Women's



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