Planning Your Visit

In planning for a visit to CHES, potential visitors typically connect with one of our senior faculty. This allows us the opportunity to develop a sense of the individual’s areas of interest, as well as to establish a set of meaningful goals for the visit. Based on these ideas and goals, CHES will arrange meetings with several members of the CHES community including core CHES faculty, postdoctoral fellows, clinical educator fellows, and other faculty across the University as appropriate.

Information for Overseas Visitors

Recently, new rules have come into effect for visitors to Canada, which require many individuals to obtain an “electronic Travel Authorization” (eTA) to enter the country. In order to determine if you will be required to complete the eTA, please visit the Government of Canada site here.


Visitors can choose a private suite or residence room and benefit from the close proximity to CHES and beautiful UBC surroundings.

West Coast Suites
5961 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 2C9
888.822.1030 |
The most popular on-campus accommodation for CHES visitors. From $145 per night; no food service, but in-suite kitchen.

There are no food options at West Coast Suites. Visitors can find a number of food and drink options on campus, but not in the West Coast building itself.

Directions to West Coast Suites by Taxi
Ask your driver to take you to 5961 Student Union Boulevard (west off Wesbrook Mall, close to Chancellor Boulevard). You will arrive in the parking lot and walk up a set of stairs into the Gage Residence where you will be able to check in for your stay.

Finding CHES from West Coast Suites
The CHES offices are about a 10-15 minute walk from the West Coast Suites. We are at the Woodward IRC building (2194 Health Sciences Mall), situated on the fourth floor (accessible via elevator) in Room 429.

Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
604.822.8660 |
A CHES visitor favourite. Minimum stay of 2 nights. Roughly $125-$140 per night; includes breakfast and dinner.

St. Johns College
2111 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
604.822.8788 |
Roughly $125-$140 per night; includes breakfast and dinner.

Carey Centre
5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1J6
1.844.862.2739 |
Roughly $135 per night. On-site cafeteria.

Triumf House
5835 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 2L6
604.222.7633 |
Roughly $110 per night. On-site kitchen for guest use.

Visitors wanting to experience the hustle and bustle of the city may prefer a hotel in Vancouver’s downtown. Campus is approximately 25 minutes from downtown via taxi. Previous visitors have stayed at:
The Sylvia Hotel
1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2P6
A CHES visitor favourite

The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4

The Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9

Places to Eat on Campus

There are plenty of choices for places to eat on campus. Cafes typically open at 7:30am and there are a few pubs and restaurants that stay open for an evening meal. Visitors considering staying on campus should note choices are more limited outside of regular business hours.