There are varied accommodation options near the conference venue on the University of British Columbia campus. While you will be able to find air bnb’s off campus, and of course many hotels downtown, getting to campus would require a bus ride that would take any where from 10 - 40 minutes.

We have reserved a block of rooms at three places on campus. However, we haven’t reserved enough rooms to accommodate all conference participants. Since accommodations on campus are limited, we strongly suggest that you reserve your rooms early —by 1 February the lastest. After this time, rooms will start booking up for the many other scheduled campus events. Note that our group room bookings will be relased by early April. After that time, the Society will get charged for any unbooked rooms.

Interested in sharing accommodation? or have accommodations in your Vancouver home to offer to visiting ethnobiologists? Visit the Conference Room Share Message Board to arrange room shares. **Please note: you need to be registered for the conference and logged in to the website in order to access the message board.**

Go to Room Share Message Board

**all accomodation prices below are in Canadian dollars** 

Reserved room blocks

1. The Carey Center (604) 225-5920

**be sure to say you are part of the Society of Ethnobiology conference to be part of this booking*** (our group Folio Number is 202822)

***As of 27 Feb. there are still 37 rooms available to book***

There will be $10 additional fee per night for an additional person over and above  the Occupancy (Occ) and $10/day for an extra mattress.  Note that Queen rooms can fit 3 people, but it will be tight.

Tax is 8%, Breakfast $9.95, Lunch $12.95, and dinner $16.95-$20.25 (depending on meal chosen). 

***Available for booking on-line begining Sept 2018. 

Code = 8600  use this for on-line booking

Room# of roomsOcc.Max Occ. ($10@)Price(no tax)
Queen Room with TV, tub1023125
Queen Room no TV, tub1623119
Queen Room no TV, shower1023119
Twin Room1623125
Single Room with TV, tub112117
Single Room no TV, tub212112
Single Room no TV, shower212112
Studio suite124175
1 standard bedroom suite with tub224189
1 spacious bedroom suite with shower224189
2 Bedroom 2 bath135209
2 Bedroom 1 bath135199


2. Green College


To reserve a room, call 604-822-6067, e-mail,  or use this form: .  When you book, mention that you are part of the Society of Ethnobiology conference.

  • Standard double $116- 142/night (Sun - Thurs), $90/night (Fri, Sat)
  • Premium Queen $126-152/night (Sun - Thurs), $100/night (Fri, Sat)
  • Su - Th includes dinner; M-F includes breakfast

3. St. John’s College


*be sure to say you are part of the Society of Ethnobiology conference to be part of this booking***

  • Double $128/night (Sun - Thurs), $109/night (Fri, Sat)
  • Queen $139/night (Sun - Thurs), $120/night (Fri, Sat)
  • Su - Th includes breakfast and dinner

4. Ponderosa Residence - Premium Suites ($179/night)


Queen bed, private washroom, sitting area with telephone, flat-panel TV and WIFI, fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and complimentary coffee. Maximum 2 guests per suite.  10 suites available.

To book a suite, either 

1. book online via UBC’s secure reservation web page

2. call the UBC Reservations Office at (604) 822-1000, Ext. 3, or toll free at 1-888-822-1030.  Tell them you are part of the Society of Ethnobiology Annual meeting 2019. 

** Cut off date for registering is 8 April.  After that, the Society will be charged for the remaining rooms.

Other on-campus options:

1. Pacific Spirit hostel  (604) 822-1000
  • Vanier Single Room (1 single bed for one person) = $49/59 per night plus tax ; 
  • Vanier Twin Room (2 single beds for 2 people) = $98 - 118 Cdn plus tax  
  • Rooms are allocated according to gender with a common shared bathroom (shared sinks baths, showers, and toilets)
  • ~18 singles + ~2 twins per floor
  •  ~$239.00/night + tax  (but prices go up as they book up!); 20 available
3. St Andrews Hall  (604) 822-9720
***email St. Andrews to put a request in for a room in mid-February.  
  • Quads: shared apts with 4 private rooms and 1 full 1 half bath;  $72/night per person (max 30 Quads available)
  • Studio Suites: 1 Twin bed occupant 1 bath, small kitchen = ~$123/night (only a few available)
  • 1 bedroom for couple or single (1 Queen bed) = ~$133/night  (only a few available)
4. Triumf House 
  • 604-222-7633
  • **These will go quickly since there’s only max 10 rooms available for non Triumf guests
  • Queens, Twins, Delux Queens, Kitchenettes  ~$110 - $135/night

Off-campus options:

1. Jericho Beach Hostel  (604) 224-3208 — very close to UBC — in a beautiful beach setting

  • Dorm: $33/person/ night Pre-Tax  (can hold up to 14 people)
  • Private: $70/person/ night Pre-Tax

For individual bookings (less than 10 people) tel: 1.866.762.4122  or email:

2. There are some Air BnB's close to UBC.  There are also lots of hotel options further away in downtown Vancouver.  Both of these options would require a bus ride to the conference venue.