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MARCH 11-15, 2012
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Public Transit Metro Vancouver is served by TransLinkís system of buses, commuter railway, and automated rapid transit rail lines. Waterfront Station, located in Downtown Vancouver, is the major hub for TransLink services. From here, within 5-minutes, you will be able to walk to the Vancouver Convention Centre and a cluster of multiple WorldMUN Village Hotels including the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel and the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver.

  • SkyTrain: Automated Rapid Transit
    SkyTrain is the world's longest computer-driven rapid transit rail system and includes the Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines which run trains every 2-3 minutes. The Canada Line connects Downtown Vancouver with Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and the nearby municipality of Richmond in just 25-minutes.

  • SeaBus
    The SeaBus provides passenger ferry service from Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. Crossing Burrard Inlet between the two terminals takes 12 minutes. Both terminals provide connections to other transit services.

  • West Coast Express
    This passenger railway links downtown Vancouver (at Waterfront Station) with suburbs to the east.

  • Public Buses
    An extensive and frequent network of bus services operate throughout the region. Buses in the City of Vancouver run every 7-15 minutes during peak and mid-day hours.

    For travel to the University of British Columbia campus in West Point Grey, take any bus that states "UBC" as its final destination. In Vancouver, bus routes #4, #9, #17, #25, #41, #43, #44, #49, #84, #99 B-Line, #258 and #480 will all take you to UBC. For the quickest routes to campus from Downtown Vancouver, take the #44 (only during mid-day and peak hours) or the #99 "UBC" B-Line rapid express (board across the street from Broadway-City Hall Station after getting off the Canada Line).




For more information on TransLink services:
  • TransLink Website: http://translink.ca
    SkyTrain is the world's longest computer-driven rapid transit rail system and includes the Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines which run trains every 2-3 minutes. The Canada Line connects Downtown Vancouver with Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and the nearby municipality of Richmond in just 25-minutes.

  • TransLink Mobile Website: http://m.translink.ca
    Translink's mobile information service gives you quick and easy acces to transit schedules, trip planning, alerts, real-time next bus searches by route and location, favourite stops, smartphone GPS recognition and more.

  • Google Transit
    Metro Vancouver was the first Canadian city to partner with Google Transit when it first launched in 2005. Download Google Maps to your mobile device and you can use Google Transit to get route and transit information, phone numbers for local business and even figure out where you are, with or without GPS.



Taxi There are four taxi companies in Vancouver. Finding a taxi is easy if you are in the Downtown Vancouver area, but if you are not it is probably best to call a taxi company and request pick-up. From Vancouver International Airport to Downtown Vancouver, a taxi ride is about CAD$40.00 and 50-minutes long (during peak and mid-day hours).

  • Black Top & Checker Cabs
    604.683.4567 (Toll Free: 1.800.494.1111)

  • MacLures Cabs
    604.683.6666

  • Vancouver Taxi
    604.871.1111 (Toll Free: 1.800.871.8294)

  • Yellow Cab
    604.681.1111 (Toll Free: 1.800.898.8294)

Important Reminders Before Departure to Vancouver | 6 March 2012
Wondering how to get around Vancouver? Wondering what identification and clothing you need to bring? Click here to read more.


Itinerary for WorldMUN 2012 | 2 March 2012

The daily itinerary for the 21st World Model United Nations Conference in Vancouver has been released. To view the full schedule, click here.


A Letter from United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon | 29 February 2012

"I am counting on your continued leadership and engagement. By participating in this Model United Nations, you will hone your negotiating skills and gain insights into what it takes to achieve consensus and progress...you can make your voices heard and drive political and social change...". Read the full letter here.


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