Venue and Travel


The 2009 IEEE ICUWB venue is the

Hyatt Regency Vancouver,
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, V6C 2R7

The Hyatt provides great accommodation. ICUWB attendees can book at an early bird rate of CAD 199 per night until July 15. Book online at

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver is in the heart of the city. Step outside and you'll be surrounded with a variety of activities within walking distance. Stroll the majestic seawall around 1000 acre Stanley Park and discover exotic Chinatown, the second largest in North America. Experience Granville Island Market with its local crafts, fresh produce and seafood, or take the Grouse Mountain Sky Ride gondola for an adventure above the city skyline. Shop the boutiques along Robson Street or just relax at a local cafe and soak in the incredible scenery.

About Vancouver

Play the video to get an impression of Vancouver
(courtesy of Tourism Vancouver)

An ideal, picture-postcard setting; you will just want to relax and breathe deeply! Jagged mountain peaks, sandy beaches, and beautiful clear blue water surround the best part of British Columbia - Vancouver. Mountains, forests, and oceans are the very elements that make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

A rich ethnic mix of cultures has provided Vancouver with incredible diverse restaurants and shopping areas. Languages spoken are English, Chinese (the second-most-common language), French, Punjabi, German, Italian, Tagalog (Filipino), Vietnamese, and Spanish.

There is an abundance of parks in Greater Vancouver - two forest reserves within city boundaries, Stanley Park and Pacific Spirit Regional Park. There isn't a form of entertainment that cannot be found: arts, theater, music, and professional sports. You are going to love visiting Vancouver, and you are going to want to stay!

(Text by courtesy of Prof. Rabab Ward.)

For further on-site information, you may use the following links:

City of Vancouver
Tourism Vancouver (Arts, Attractions, Places to explore, Climate, Electricty etc.)
More images of Vancouver
Vancouver Maps
Public Transportation
Boat Cruises
Currency Converter


(see also Tourism Vancouver)

Visa Letter

An invitation letter for 2009 IEEE ICUWB for your visa application can be printed through your EDAS account. Go to the EDAS page of your accepted paper and click on "Visa letter".

Visa Requirements

"Citizenship and immigration Canada" provides information about entering Canada and visa requirements. Please check the following web site:

Customs Information

The website for general customs information is:

Vancouver Airport

The most convenient means of transportation is to take a direct flight to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) . From YVR the newly opened Canada Line brings you to the downtown core.The journey between YVR and downtown is less than 25 minutes, and passengers will pay only the regular two-zone fare of $3.75 (from August to December 2009). Trains will leave every four minutes from Vancouver, and every seven minutes from Richmond and YVR. Canada Line's large train cars provide you with ample room to store your luggage. Wide aisles between seats and walkway assure smooth passenger flow. And air conditioning makes every trip comfortable. All Canada Line stations are wheelchair-accessible, with provisions for HandyDART. Every Canada Line train accomodates four wheelchairs. For further information, route maps etc. click on the Canada Line web link and for a quick look at estimated travel times to the downtown waterfront station click here.