Pre-Event Accommodation

Vancouver at nightAccommodation is provided for teams and judges for August 4-12th inclusive during the World Championships. However, if you want to come early to train or stay later for a vacation then you’ll need to find a place to stay.

This page is where you’ll find those freediver-friendly hotels. Book as early as possible, as August is a very busy month in Vancouver.

UBC (University of British Columbia) Residences
UBC Gage Towers is the official residence for athletes and judges for the duration of the World Championships competition. Booking additional nights at UBC Residences is an option for pre-event team accommodation.

Horseshoe Bay Motel

6588 Royal Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7W 2B6
phone 604.921.7454
fax 604.921.7464
Daily rate $89-99 per room; weekly rate $70 per day per room
Corporate rate is available for booking 5 or more rooms
2 double beds in each room
Located a short walk from Sewell’s Marina in the village of Horseshoe Bay. Probably the best location for access to local dive charters out of Horseshoe Bay.

Shaughnessy Village B&B; Guest House

1125 West 12th Avenue
phone 604.736.5511 or 604.736.5512
fax 604.737.1321
Daily rate $75; includes breakfast

YMCA Hotel/Residence (Co-ed)

955 Burrard Street
phone 604.681.0221
[email protected]
Located in Downtown Vancouver
Groups of 15-20 people (3 people per room) $22 per night per person; single private room rate $56

YWCA Hotel/Residence

733 Beatty Street
phone 1.800.663.1424 or 604.895.5835
Located in Downtown Vancouver
Special rate for all attendees, so identify yourself as CAFA or AIDA to benefit.
Rates per room per night:
Single (1 single bed) with hall bath $54; with semi-private bath $67
Double (1 double bed) with hall bath $63.00; with semi-private bath $78; with private bath $102
Double/Double (2 double beds) with private bath (1-2 persons) $119, plus $5 for each additional adult
Triple (1 double & 2 single beds) with hall bath (2-3 persons) $90, plus $5 for each additional adult
Quint (5 single beds) with private bath $131
Rooms are not being held but these rates will be honoured as long as there are rooms available.
All rooms have a small refrigerator. There are 3 large kitchens and 2 kitchenettes. Coin laundry facilities are available.

Hostelling International – Vancouver (3 locations)
1. Jericho Beach
1515 Discovery
phone 604.224.3208
fax 604.224.4852

2. Downtown
1114 Barclay
phone 604.684.4565
fax 604.684.4540

3. Vancouver Central
1025 Granville Street
phone 604.685.5335
fax 604.685.5351

Other Resources

The following sites offer searchable databases of accommodations in Vancouver and neighbouring municipalities. For easier access to the ocean we recommend Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

BC Adventure Network–Vancouver Accommodations

Searchable database of local accommodations

Tourism British Columbia

Tourism Vancouver