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Directions & Parking

Parts of the campus are under construction, and parking may be limited. Please give yourself extra time to find a parking spot, purchase a ticket and walk to your appointment.

**Please note: effective July 10th, 2017, traffic on the ring road of our hospital campus will return to two-way traffic flow. 

BC Children's

Getting around

Help us keep our hospital campus safe for everyone: please follow the posted speed limit on the ring road.

Entering the site

  • There are three ways to access the hospital campus by road. These roadway entrances are: Oak Street, West 28th Avenue, and Willow Street.
  • Please note: the W 28th Avenue entrance is inacessible from the east. Access this entrance from the west (Oak Street).
  • The drop-off area (non-emergency) for BC Children's is entrance #17.

Site maps

  • The Campus Wayfinding Map shows: roadway entrances to the hospital, on-site parking, major door entrances and hospital buildings, some clinics, and locations of valet stations, the cafeteria, navigation volunteer desks, and the closest bus stops.
  • In addition, the Site Services and Travel Options Map shows you locations of public bike racks on site.
  • Can't find a clinic on the map? Contact your clinic for more information, or visit the clinic's page on the BC Children's Hospital home page.

Navigation assistance

We have Navigation Volunteers to help you find your way in the hospital!

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: near entrance #11 (in the BC Children's lobby), entrance #77 (near the BC Women's Health Centre) and entrance #93 (in the BC Women's lobby)
  • Use the Campus Wayfinding Map to find the locations of the Navigation Volunteers

Parking 

Parking at BC Children’s is a “pay-by-stall number” system, and pay parking is in effect 24 hours a day. Use the Campus Wayfinding Map to help you plan where to park. 

  • Park in any 'Patients Only' stall (any stall with a painted blue box around stall number)
  • Remember your stall number
  • Go to the nearest parking meter and touch the screen to activate the meter
  • Input stall number
  • Scroll through menu to find the appropriate rate
  • Pay the required rate by exact coin or credit card (Note: the dispenser does not accept debit cards and it does not provide change)
  • **Pay stations can be found at every major entrance to the hospital.
  • Keep your receipt with you; you do not need to return to your vehicle to display the receipt
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    **Please note: an additional valet booth is now open near entrance #76 (see Campus Wayfinding Map below).  There is also a valet station located at entrance #11.

    The hospital offers a free valet service, available to any patient coming to the hospital.

    Hours of operation

    Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

    Where is the valet?

    There are two valet stations on site:

    1. Near entrance #11 next to BC Children's Emergency entrance
    2. Near entrance #76 across the road from the Mental Health building
    Find the valet stations on the Campus Wayfinding Map.

    How does the valet service work?

    • Pull up along the lane near the valet booth
    • Leave your keys with the valet and they will find a parking spot for you!

    There is no additional charge for this service, though regular parking rates apply.


    How do I pay?

    • Pay for your parking after you've finished your hospital visit!
    • Pick up your car at the valet booth
    • The valet will help you with your parking payment.  

    You will only be charged for the amount of time your car was parked at the hospital.

    Immediate Parking Help

    Call the on-site parking ambassador at 778-558-5987.

    Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (except holidays).


    Non-urgent Parking Help

    Email the Parking Administration office at parking@phsa.ca. 


    Report an Out-of-order Meter

    Call 1-866-871-2026.

    Quote lot number (#9100) and the meter number (bottom right corner of the parking meter).


    Parking Tickets

    Call 604-909-3939, or mail the ticket and your payment to the address on the ticket.


    Emergencies or Security Issues

    Call the hospital switchboard at 604-875-2000 or Security at 604-875-2999.   


    Transit, cycling, & carshare

    Whether you arrive by transit, cycling, or carshare, we have services on site to support your choice

    The community map shows you locations of:

    • Major transit stops (bus and Canada Line)
    • Walking distances
    • FareDealers
    • Cycling connections
    • Places of interest close to BC Children's Hospital

    Visit the TransLink Trip Planner to plan your transit trip to BC Children's Hospital.

    Taking the bus

    There are multiple bus routes that stop near the hospital campus, all within a 5 minute walking distance:

    • The #25 (Brentwood Stn/UBC) stops at 50338 (King Edward Ave and Oak St)
    • The #17 (Oak/Downtown) stops at 50454 (NB Oak St at Devonshire Crescent)
    • The #17 (Oak/Downtown) stops at 50339 (SB Oak St at Devonshire Crescent)
    • The #33 (29 Avenue Station/UBC) travels NB and SB on Cambie St and stops just outside of the King Edward Ave Canada Line Station

    Taking the Canada Line SkyTrain

    The Canada Line provides rapid transit service from downtown Vancouver to both YVR airport and to Richmond city centre (Bridgeport Station) 

    Closest Canada Line station

    King Edward Avenue Station (corner of West King Edward Ave and Cambie Street)

    Walking distance

    8-10 minutes from the hospital campus

     

     

    BC Children's Hospital supports your cycling endeavours!

    Use Google Maps to plan your cycling trip. You can:

    • select terrain and elevation
    • see all types of cycling lanes (shared, bicyle-friendly roads, designated lanes, and trails)

    Maps for cycling

     

     

     

    Using a carshare, such as car2go, evo, modo, or zipcar can be a quick and convenient transportation choice. 

     

    Evo and car2go vehicles can be found parked in close proximity to the hospital campus. These vehicles are allowed to park in any restricted residential-only and 2-hour street parking zones nearby. Check with each carshare company about their respective parking rules, as they may vary. 

     
     

    Visit the TransLink Trip Planner to plan your transit trip to BC Children's Hospital.


    Taking the Bus

    There are multiple bus routes that stop near the hospital campus, all within a 5 minute walking distance:

    • The #25 (Brentwood Stn/UBC) stops at 50338 (King Edward Avenue and Oak Street)
    • The #17 (Oak/Downtown) stops at 50454 (NB Oak Street at Devonshire Crescent)
    • The #17 (Oak/Downtown) stops at 50339 (SB Oak Street at Devonshire Crescent)
    • The #33 (29 Avenue Station/UBC) stops travels NB and SB on Cambie street and stops just outside of the King Edward Avenue Canada Line Station

    Taking the Canada Line SkyTrain

    The Canada Line provides rapid transit service from downtown Vancouver to both YVR airport and to Richmond city centre (Bridgeport Station). 

    Closest Canada Line Station

    King Edward Avenue Station (corner of West King Edward Ave and Cambie Street)

    Walking Distance

    8-10 minutes from the hospital campus

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    Sunny Hill

    Site & building maps

    Parking 

    Parking at Sunny Hill is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Please observe posted signs for reserved or restricted parking spaces. The parking gates are closed from 8:00pm to 6:30am. 

    Street parking is available, but please respect our neighbours and park only on the side of the street closest to Sunny Hill.

    Getting here

    Whether you are driving, taking transit, or cycling, Sunny Hill supports your choice.

    Visit the TransLink Trip Planner to plan your transit trip to Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.


    Taking the bus

    There are multiple bus routes that stop near Sunny Hill, all within a 5-10 minute walking distance:

    • The #25 westbound stops at 51559 (E 22nd Ave and Kaslo St)
    • The #25 eastbound stops at 51530 (E 22nd Ave and Slocan St)
    • The #16 southbound stops at 51051 (Renfrew St and E 20th Ave)
    Closest SkyTrain station
    The Nanaimo SkyTrain Station is closest to Sunny Hill, located on the corner of Nanaimo St between East 26th Ave and East 24th Ave

    Walking distance

    Less than 15 minutes from the Nanaimo SkyTrain Station

    Sunny Hill supports your cycling endeavours!


    Use Google Maps to plan your cycling trip. You can:

    • select terrain and elevation
    • see all types of cycling lanes (shared, bicyle-friendly roads, designated lanes, and trails)

    Maps for cycling

     

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