Vancouver & Saltspring Island
British Columbia, Canada
April 1st to 12th, 2017
With joyful anticipation, we are pleased to welcome His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche back to Vancouver. Rinpoche is the lineage holder of the glorious Shangpa Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Saturday, April 8, 1:30pm
Sunday, April 9, 3:00pm
Lodging is not available at KKC, so you will need to arrange your own off-site accommodations. See ‘Places to Stay’ for a list of near-by accommodations.
Travelling to Vancouver Via Seattle…
For a more economical travel alternative, U.S. participants can use the SeaTac-Vancouver shuttle service, “Quick Shuttle”. The bus departs from the South end of Baggage Claim area outside door number 00 in Bays 11-16. Purchase tickets from the Grayline Airport Express Sales Booth or the Quick Shuttle Driver.
For students staying in the area for five nights or less, and who purchase a ticket on-line at least 24 hours in advance (thus getting the 5% discount), the round-trip airfare would be less than $66.
For more information, or to book a ticket, visit the link: ridebooker.com
Please note that passports are required for land crossings to and from Canada.
Travelling to Vancouver Via Vancouver International Airport (YVR)…
For information about travel via YVR, please visit their website: yvr.ca
For information about amenities and travel in Vancouver, including maps, please visit Tourism Vancouver website: tourismvancouver.com
For public transit information in Vancouver, please visit the Translink website: translink.ca
Places to Stay
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel (604) 639-2402 Toll free 1-800-716-9166
1041 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel is 13 minutes from the Vancouver program venue, by transit or 8 minutes by car.
Meditation Centre Special Rates valid: April 7-12, 2017
Comfort King $129 sgl/dbl
Comfort Dbl/Dbl $129 sgl/dbl
Superior King $159 sgl/dbl
Superior Queen/Queen $159 sgl/dbl
Rates are net based on single/double occupancy. Additional person charge is $10.00 per person, per night. Additional room taxes of 16%. (Subject to change). Parking is $13.56 per night including parking taxes. Check in time is 3:00 pm and Check out time is 12:00. Please contact Coast Hotels or us to make reservations by using “Booking code” CVA-GFC2827.
Days Inn Hotel (604) 876-5531 or Toll free 1-800-546-4792.
2076 Kingsway Avenue, Vancouver
Days Inn is 30 minutes from the Vancouver program venue, by transit or 15 minutes by car. We have made special arrangements with them. Just mention that you are booking under the ‘KALU RINPOCHE BLOCK’ to get the group rate of $59-$69 + taxes per night (1-2 people) for a standard rm (shower only) or $64-$74 for a deluxe rm (full bath + microwave). All rooms have a mini-fridge, coffee maker, iron and hair dryer. Complimentary parking and wifi, as well as continental breakfast buffet. Visit their website at: www.daysinnvancouvermetro.com or call 1-800-546-4792.
YWCA Hotel (604) 895-5830 Toll free 1 (800) 663-1424 Website: ywcavan.org 733 Beatty Street, Vancouver.
A budget hotel in downtown Vancouver, approximately 30 minutes from the Vancouver program venue, by transit or 15 minutes by car. Book rooms as a Single, Double or up to 5 People per room. Rates (not including taxes) from $75 for 1 person/hall bathrm; $86 semi-private for 1 or 2; $93 for private bath for 1 or 2; $104 for 2 beds & private bath; $140 for 5 people. Seniors (60 & over) receive 10% off. 3 shared kitchens Small café for light breakfast. Free wifi. Parking $15/night.
Places to Eat
Café Forty One (604) 563-4141
5750 Oak Street, Vancouver
Vegetarian friendly, good coffee and free coffee within walking close distance from the program venue neighbourhood. Excellent reviews. $$ price range
Nava Creative Kosher Cuisine (604) 676-7632
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Inside the Jewish Community Centre, also right in the neighbourhood. Large variety of great café food, from soups and wraps to cookies and muffins. Good reviews. $$ price range.
White Spot (604) 568-9508 www.chowatchau.ca
Oakridge Mall (650 West 41st Avenue), Vancouver
Located by the mall entrance of West 41st Avenue, a 5 minute drive or 10 minute bus ride from the Vancouver program venue. Good quality diner food. Good reviews. $$-$$$ price range.Oakridge Mall Food Court
Oakridge Mall (650 West 41st Avenue), Vancouver
Located by the mall entrance of West 41st Avenue, a 5 minute drive or 10 minute bus ride from the Vancouver program venue. Good quality diner food. Good reviews. $$ price range.
What to Bring
• Flashlight/Headlamp & extra batteries
• Warm, waterproof clothing; waterproof boots also a good idea
• Don’t forget an umbrella
• And thermal underwear for cold nights!
• Raincoat, hat and gloves
• Expect average high temperatures of 5-7 degree Celcius (42-44 degrees Farenheit)
• Re-usable water bottle
Thank you very much we look forward to seeing you soon!
Lama Tsultrim, Lama Tenzin, and the Kalu Rinpoche Vancouver 2017 Organizing Committee