Venue: Westin Bayshore

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The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver is the “official” hotel and venue for APS-URSI 2015. You may now make your reservations for this year's symposium by clicking the link in the "General Information" text box below.


The Westin Bayshore is a stunning waterfront retreat on Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver which offers the best of both worlds: the activities and cultural events of the city, as well as a relaxing Vancouver resort experience featuring pristine natural beauty. This unique duality is just one of the features that allowed The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver to be named to Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List. Enjoy views of the coastline, distant mountains, and Stanley Park, plus easy access to things to do in Vancouver, all from one of the city's top downtown Vancouver hotels. The Westin Bayshore is also proud to be the Official Partner Hotel of the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Team!

Discover the Vancouver accommodations that you have been looking for. Each of the 511 newly decorated guest rooms and suites is refreshingly appointed, with many rooms offering private balconies. All of guest rooms have floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that add to the resort ambience of the hotel. The breathtaking views of the harbour, mountains and downtown Vancouver will inspire you.

Guest sleeping rooms are light-filled and spacious, and the traditional rooms afford spa-like bathrooms comprising the Heavenly Bath® with combined tub and shower and curved curtain rod for ample space, plus robes, slippers and White Tea by Westin™ Aloe bath amenities.

Refreshing appointments include a long work desk with drawers for storage, a chaise lounge or two chairs by the window, and the Westin Heavenly Bed® with crisp pure-white layers of comfort and a signature pillow-top mattress will provide a great night’s sleep in exquisite comfort. Wired and wireless High Speed Internet Access is available in all guest rooms (for a fee). Other essential amenities include a 32" LCD TV, an alarm clock, and cordless telephone.

With 40 meeting rooms totaling 71,337 square feet, The Westin Bayshore Vancouver Resort is the perfect setting for the APS-URSI 2015 conference and exhibition. Whether it is a small boardroom meeting or a gala for 1500 people, the space offers the utmost flexibility to fit the needs of APS-URSI participants. The facilities are elegant and spacious - from the 5,931 square foot Stanley Park Ballroom to the 15,521 square foot, Bayshore Grand Ballroom. And the state-of-the-art meeting rooms are some of the most technologically advanced in the city, with easily accessible video conferencing and wireless Internet access available throughout the hotel.

Connect with nature at The Westin Bayshore downtown Vancouver hotel. Reinvigorate with an ocean-side jog or bicycle ride in Stanley Park. Unwind in the Westin Heavenly Bed® with picturesque views, or treat yourself to a delicious meal in one of the Vancouver restaurants. Then energize at the end of your day in the WestinWORKOUT® fitness centre or the indoor and outdoor pools.

The Westin Bayshore Vancouver is proud to be a Vancouver green hotel with a 4 Green Key Rating from The Hotel Association of Canada for national industry leadership and commitment to the environment.

General Information:

Please use the following link to make your hotel reservations:

Location: 1601 Bayshore Drive,
Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
Phone Number: (604) 682-3377
Fax Number: (604) 687-3102

Check-in Time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out Time: 12:00 p.m.

Credit/Debit Card Policy

All arriving Guests will be asked by the Welcoming Guest Service Agent to provide a credit card to guarantee payment and/or cover incidentals. Cash or debit deposits are only accepted from guests who are staying as part of a group rate block. The credit card will be preauthorized for total room & tax plus deposit of $80/night. Guests may still settle the bill with cash or debit on check out if they so choose.

Overnight Parking

Self Parking: $36 (including taxes)
Valet Parking: $41 (including taxes)


The Westin Bayshore Vancouver is 9.2 miles or 14.8 km from Vancouver International Airport. Taxi: $30-40. The hotel is located next to Stanley Park and Coal Harbour.

Internet Access

Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in our Lobby and Starbucks. See the front desk for a pass code.

Pet Policy

We are a pet-friendly hotel and welcome your four-legged friend to join you at no extra charge. You'll receive a Westin Heavenly Dog Bed for use during your stay.

Other Hotel Options

The Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

IEEE APS has secured a block of rooms at the CAA/AAA four-diamond rated Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown for symposium attendees.
This hotel is conveniently located a short walk from the symposium venue, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. Enjoy convenient access to the waterfront promenade and the Seawall, as well as beautiful accommodations that have views of downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour or the mountains.

Cityview accommodations: $249 CAD
Harbourview accommodations: $299 CAD

The hotel will accept reservations made by telephone at +1 (800) 228-9290 or +1 (604) 684-1128 or via weblink.
For reservations made via telephone, attendees must reference "IEEE APS 2015." For reservations made via weblink, no additional reference is required, as the dedicated hotel webpage will have the symposium reference noted.

Rooms must be reserved before Friday, 12 June, 2015 at 17:00 (Pacific Time).

University of British Columbia's Walter Gage Residence

Located only 25 minutes by public transit to downtown Vancouver, UBC offers two types of accommodation for delegates of IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting.

The Gage Standard Single offers a private bedroom in a six-bedroom apartment. Guests share a washroom, lounge with flat-panel TV, breakfast bar and kitchen. Rate: $46.00 + taxes*.

The Gage Premium Single offers a private bedroom in a four-bedroom apartment. Guests share a washroom, lounge with flat-panel TV, breakfast bar and kitchen. Rate: $57.00 + taxes*.

*Taxes: room rates are subject to 5% GST and 8% PST.

Guests must reserve their accommodation by June 18, 2015 (After this date, reservations will be subject to availability) by calling toll free number 1-888-822-1030 and mention IEEE Antennas and Propagation or click here to reserve your room online.

All rooms must be guaranteed by credit card. Any changes or cancellations to reservations must be received before the 48 hour cancellation policy. After this date, charges will apply.

Check-in is any time after 3:00 PM at the Front Desk of Walter Gage Residence, located at 5959 Student Union Boulevard. The Front Desk is open 24 hours a day. To locate the residence, look for three 17-storey apartment towers. The main entrance is between the towers on the South side of the building.

Check-out is 11:00 AM. If you require luggage storage after this time, please inquire at the Front Desk.
Please note: no overnight storage is available.

Parking is available for a daily rate of $9.00 + taxes, subject to change, in the parking lot surrounding Walter Gage Residence. Bus parking is available a short walk from the Residence; please let your Sales Representative know in advance if required.

More information can be found here

5959 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6Y 2C9
Gage Standard Single: CA$46
Gage Premium Single: CA$57
Phone: 1-888-822-1030
Mention IEEE Antennas and Propagation.

YWCA Hotel

We also have a small block of rooms at the YWCA. The AP-S/URSI rates vary from $72.00 to $133.00.
Reservations must be made before June 15, 2015.

Single with hall bathCA$72.00
Double with shared showerCA$92.00
Double with private showerCA$122.00
Double/double with priv bathCA$133.00

Additional persons in double/double with private bath only at an extra charge. The Y offers hall, shared, and private bathroom facilities.

To make a reservation, book at You will need to book at the regular rate and then mention IEEE or AP-S/URSI in the "Special Remarks" and the correct rate will be charged at the property. You can also email to book at or telephone at 1.800.663.1424 (toll-free in North America) or 1.895.5830 also mentioning IEEE or AP-S/URSI.

All changes and cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to arrival date to avoid charge or penalty.

All rooms must be guaranteed for late arrival by deposit or credit card. They accept American Express, Master Card and Visa.
Full payment is due upon check-in.

The above rates do not include parking. Limited parking may be available at an extra cost.

Our Fitness Centre is located approximately 10 blocks from the Hotel. This facility is available to hotel guests 15 years and older and is complimentary.

733 Beatty St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4
CA$72.00 to $133.00 per night plus taxesWebsite:
Phone: 604.895.5830
Mention IEEE or AP-S/URSI in the "Special Remarks".