Canadian Association for the History of Nursing Conference: Helpful Information


The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing/ association canadienne pour l’histoire du nursing welcomes you to the 2016 Edition of the Annual Conference and to Vancouver! The conference is from June 16, 2016 to June 18, 2016.

Please find some helpful information on accommodation and transportation for planning your visit to Vancouver below.

View the CAHN 2016 Preliminary ProgramVN0610-Sequence # (1)-11








Conference Location: St. Paul’s Hospital and The Century Plaza Hotel

Conference Activities take place in Downtown Vancouver (not at the University of British Columbia Campus) at:

St. Paul’s Hospital (Regular Program)

  • 1081 Burrard Street

  • Between Davie and Comox Streets

Century Plaza Hotel (Reception and Banquet)
  • 1015 Burrard Street
  • Next door to St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Between Comox and Nelson Streets


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Where to Stay

There are a number of hotels and hostels within walking distance of St. Paul’s Hospital at varied price points to suit your budget. Popular choices include:

The Century Plaza Hotel – 3 star hotel

The Sheraton Wall Centre – 4 star hotel

The Burrard – 3 Star hotel

The Sandman Suites on Davie – 3 star hotel

  • 5 minute walk to St. Paul’s
  • 1160 Davie Street (604) 681-7263
  • Website

Hostelling International Downtown – hostel

UBC Campus:

Visit Tourism Vancouver for more suggestions and information at: tourismvancouver.com



From the airport:

  • Taxi to downtown Vancouver flat rate of $31.00
  • Public transit: Take the Canada Line skytrain to Burrard Street Station, then walk south on Burrard Street to St. Paul’s Hospital or get Bus #22, 44, to St. Paul’s Hospital (stops are announced). $5.00 for the trip. More info here.

From UBC campus:

  • Taxi: 30 minute ride to St. Paul’s Hospital; Rates variable
  • Public transit: Express bus (limited service) #44 to Burrard and Davie Street (40 minute bus ride then 2 minute walk to St. Paul’s Hospital OR Express bus (frequent service) #99 to Broadway and Granville Street, transfer on North-East side of Granville Street to bus #10 or #16 to Granville at Davie and walk 10 minutes up Davie Street to St. Paul’s Hospital (~50 to 60 minutes travelling time). Cost – $2.75

You must purchase a pass (Compass Card) to use public transit

Visit the Translink website for more information or to plan your route at: translink.ca



  • Parking is available at the Coast Century Plaza Hotel next to St. Paul’s Hospital
  • There is a special conference flat rate to park from 3:00 to 11:00 pm on Thursday (no need to register)
  • You can register for all-day parking Friday and Saturday with your main conference registration

See You in Beautiful Vancouver!

  Photo Credits: Thomas Egli