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Directions & Parking

Information on transportation options to BC Children's Hospital, parking instructions and parking rates, and hospital maps to help you find your way.
BC Children's

Getting around

Help us keep our hospital campus safe for everyone: please follow the posted speed limit (10-20 km/h).

Entering the site

  • There are three ways to access the hospital campus by road: Oak Street, West 28th Avenue, and Willow Street.
  • Please note: the West 28th Avenue entrance is inaccessible from the east. Access this entrance from the west (Oak Street).
  • The drop-off areas (non-emergency) for BC Children's Hospital programs and clinics are at Entrance 17 (BC Children's Hospital building) or Entrance 53 (at the Teck Acute Care Centre building). Please contact the clinic or program you are visiting to confirm location.
  • Also check out visiting hours and on-site services.

Maps

  • The Community Map (PDF) is a road map of the surrounding area, highlighting transit, cycling and walking options.
  • The Campus Wayfinding Map (PDF) shows roadway entrances to the hospital, on-site parking, hospital buildings and entrances, some clinics, and locations of valet stations, the cafeteria, navigation volunteer desks, and the closest bus stops.
  • New: Teck Acute Care Centre Levels 1-8 Floor Map (PDF)
  • Can't find a clinic on the map? Visit the clinics page to find information and contact details.

Navigation assistance

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

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Locations: 
  1. BC Women's Health Centre lobby near Entrance 77
  2. BC Children's Hospital lobby near Entrance 11
  3. BC Women's Hospital lobby near Entrance 93
  4. Teck Acute Care Centre lobby near Entrance 53
  • Use the Campus Wayfinding Map (PDF) to find the locations of the Navigation Volunteers (look for the 'information' icon).

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 (PDF) to help you plan where to park. 

  • Park in any 'Patients and Visitors 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
  • Helpful tip: if you paid for parking but need to come and go during this time, simply return to the hospital, park in any available patient parking stall and display your parking meter receipt on your dash.
  • Hourly and daily rates

    • $1.75 per 1/2 hour portion or $3.50 per 1 hour
    • $14.25 for 24 hours

    Longer-term parking pass options

    • 7-day pass: $63.75
    • 30-day pass: $115
    Financial hardship permits may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please talk to your unit social worker for more information.
    The hospital offers a complimentary valet service, available to any patient coming to the hospital. 

    Hours of operation

    Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed on weekends and statutory holidays)

    Where is the valet?

    Near entrance #55 at the Teck Acute Care Centre building.

    (Find the valet station 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.   

    Content

    Transit, cycling & car share

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

    The Community Map (PDF) shows locations of:

    • Transit stops (bus and Canada Line)
    • Walking distances
    • 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

    The Community Map (PDF) shows locations 8-10 minutes from the hospital campus.

     

    Maps for cycling

     

    Using a car share, 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





    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 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. 

    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
    Maps for cycling

     

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