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Parking and Transportation

Columbia College is ideally located in the False Creek Flats area on the South side of Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Close to the Main Street Skytrain Station and major bus routes, Terminal Avenue and the surrounding areas are transitioning and emerging with new commercial and residential developments. The new campus is across from office buildings, within close walking distance to the Skytrain Station, Telus World of Science and a short distance to Olympic Village, Rogers Arena and BC Place.

There is underground parking available for students and staff, as well as bike lockers. There are numerous cycling and pedestrian paths all around beautiful False Creek and along the seawall, which takes you all the way out to Granville Island and Kitsilano beach.

There is an Aquabus dock near Main Street station, which offers rides to Kitsilano, Granville Island, Yaletown, English Bay and other stops in between.


Campus parking is managed by WestPark Parking Services Inc. (WestPark) at 438 Terminal Avenue, the new home of Columbia College in Vancouver.

For your parking convenience, there will be a variety of parking rates available at our pay station on site (at P1 parking level) for short term stays.  For those desiring a longer term parking arrangement, monthly or semester parking passes will be made available.  The current rates for the Columbia College (Lot 029, 438 Terminal Avenue) are:

  • $75.00 + taxes = $95.29 Random 24/7 (plus $20.00 one-time Activation Fee)
  • $115.00 + taxes = $115.00 Reserved 24/7 (plus $20.00 one-time Activation Fee & $25.00 Signage Fee)
  • $261.43 (tax included) for ONE Semester (14-week period) *no proration (i.e. refund if ended early) at this option*

*The lot hours of this parking facility is Monday – Friday, 06:00am – 08:30pm*

Monthly and semester passes are available in limited quantities and will be offered on first-come, first served basis.

FOBs are available for a $100.00 refundable deposit – this will give you access to the lot 24/7 (available to Random and Reserved only, not available for Semester passes).

Please follow the links provided for the parking contracts.

Once you have completed the form, you can send it to the Guest Services Department by fax (604-669-7276) or e-mail Contracts can also be mailed to:  #610 – 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1L8.

If you have any questions or need more information please contact WestPark at 604-669-7275.

Bus and Skytrain Routes

Main Street – Science World Station (formerly Main Street Station) is an elevated station on the Expo Line of the SkyTrain system in the Vancouver lower mainland. The station is accessible from both sides of Main Street at the intersection of Main Street and Terminal Avenue, and is adjacent to Pacific Central Station, the city's inter-city railway and bus terminal.

Transit Connections 

Transit Connection includes local bus routes travelling southbound on Main Street, near the west entrance:

  • 3 Main / Marine Drive Station
  • 8 Fraser
  • 19 Stanley Park
  • 22 Knight via Terminal Avenue (peak only)
  • N8 Fraser Night Bus
  • N19 Downtown Night Bus

Community shuttle service C21 Beach is also available on Quebec Street beside Science World, one block away from the west station entrance.

East entrance serves local bus routes travelling northbound on Main Street:

  • 3 Downtown
  • 8 Downtown
  • 19 Metrotown Station
  • 22 Macdonald (peak only)
  • N8 Downtown Night Bus
  • N19 Surrey Central Station

In addition, community shuttle C21 Beach and C23 Main Street Station start/terminating on Station Street in front of Pacific Central Station, one block away from the east entrance.

For more info go to Translink.

Original content from Wikipedia.