The 2024 ACE-WIL Conference will be held at Anvil Centre, a vibrant cultural venue and boutique conference centre located in the heart of the City of New Westminster.
Designed to accommodate a wide variety of events, community programs, workshops, and cultural experiences, Anvil Centre is a fusion of ideas, energies and cultures.
Across the street from Anvil Centre and adjacent to the River Market is the Inn At The Quay, a vibrant, stylish hotel featuring 126 upscale rooms that overhang the Fraser River.
We’ve negotiated special rates for Conference attendees. Quay Double/Double $209 | Quay King $199 | Quay Queen $189
Call the Inn directly to make your reservation and to advise of any special requests. Tel: 604-520-1776 or 1-800-663-2001.
From the Anvil Centre website:
New Westminster is connected to Metro Vancouver’s major highways and arteries via three bridges: the Queensborough Bridge (connecting Highway 91 and the East-West Connector), the Patullo Bridge (connecting Surrey’s King George Boulevard), and the new Port Mann Bridge (connecting Highway 1).
For travellers arriving by BC Ferries, the newly opened South Fraser Perimeter Road (Highway 17) provides a quick, direct route to New Westminster via the Bridgeview Drive/130 St. exit and the River Road/Nordel Way exit.
Anvil Centre features three levels of underground parking with 270 stalls. Parkade access is on Eighth Street.
1 hour: $3.00
5 hours: $8.00
10 hours: $13.00
Nearby Douglas College features an underground parkade at 700 Royal Avenue (entrance off Victoria Street).
1 hour: $2.00
Immediately across the Anvil Centre on Eighth Street is the New Westminster SkyTrain station. Less than a 30-minute ride from downtown Vancouver, the New Westminster station is serviced by both the Expo and Millennium Lines.
Visitors arriving from YVR can connect to SkyTrain via the Canada Line at the airport. After a transfer at Waterfront Station, visitors can arrive at Anvil Centre in about 30-minutes.
Visitors from the Tri-Cities can reach Anvil Centre from Coquitlam City Centre in just over 30-minutes via the Evergreen Line, with a transfer to the Millennium Line at Lougheed Town Centre.
The scenic 26km BC Parkway is a multi-use path that roughly parallels the Expo SkyTrain Line, connecting Surrey City Centre, New Westminster, South Burnaby, and Vancouver. The BC Parkway passes within a block of Anvil Centre.