Located in downtown Vancouver, The Westin
Bayshore is tucked away in picturesque Coal Harbour and offers an
unparalleled location with panoramic views of the coastline, mountains
and historic Stanley Park. Please sign up
announcements for notifications by email.
Use the ICSE
09 group rate when you book your hotel reservation
. Those interested
in sharing a room might try the ICSE'09
If you are going to lodge at another location, please be aware that the
conference events will take place inside the hotel.
The Hotel's Green Award
The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has awarded the Westin Bayshore a
Green Key Rating
CAPS Funds to Support Students Travel
The SIGSOFT CAPS program (Conference Attendance Program for Students)
provides financial assistance to students to help defray costs of
attending SIGSOFT-sponsored conferences and workshops. Please visit the
CAPS web site
ICSE provides breakfast on all conference days (incl. pre- and
post-conference) at 8:00 in the conference area. The Westin
Bayshore Hotel does not provide (free) breakfast for their hotel guests.
ICSE provides internet access in the conference area.
The Westin Bayshore Hotel provides
free internet access in the guest rooms for ICSE hotel guests.
Guests of the hotel can also access the wireless internet in the Lobby,
Currents Restaurant, etc., if they sign into the hotel network via
their room account.
Transportation From Airport to Hotel
Via Bus. The cheapest way
from airport to hotel is via public
- Take bus route "424 AIRPORT STN" from Vancouver International
Airport Level 1 to Airport Station.
- Then get on bus route "98 BURRARD STN B-LINE" from Airport Station
to Northbound Seymour St at W Georgia St.
- Finally take a Westbound bus route (e.g., 240, 247, 250, 253, ...)
from Westbound W Georgia St at Seymour St (or Grandville St) to
Westbound W Georgia St at Cardero St.
- (Or ask Google
Map for a Public Transit proposal.)
The total trip takes about 40 min. The bus runs frequently (about every
8 minutes during peak hours). The fare is 3.75 CAD from start of service
to 18:30 weekdays, or 2.50 CAD after 18:30 and on weekends. Drivers take
exact Canadian fare only
are accepted, but change is not given. And there is nowhere to get
change once you have left the arrivals terminal, so get change first!
Keep your transfer ticket, as it is good for 90 minutes of travel on any
public transit, from time of purchase.
Via Airporter/Taxi. If you
don't mind spending the extra money, more convenient is the YVR Airporter (Schedule)
(1-800-668-3141) which costs 13 CAD one way or 20 CAD return, and drops
off at major hotels downtown. The airporter service runs only
8:00-22:00. The public transit option described above runs later than
the airporter. A taxi ride downtown will cost about 25-30 CAD. All taxis
that serve the airport are required to accept credit cards. The taxi
ride is usually under 30 min. [WikiTravel]
Via Car. Consult Google
Via Hotel Shuttle. The
Westin Bayshore Hotel does not provide shuttle service between the
airport and the hotel. The hotel shuttle bus only does a loop from the
hotel to Robson Street and ends at Pacific Center. It is a shopping
Other helpful directions and maps can be found here.
Hotel Floor Plan
The conference will span the first (lobby) and second floors of the
hotel. The floor plans are provided below. If you would like more
information about the rooms, please visit the hotel's floor plan page.
Help? Further information needed?
If you did not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate
to contact me
(Dirk Beyer, Location