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Conference Venue

Anvil Centre, New Westminster, BC

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.

Anvil Centre, New Westminster

Conference Hotels

Inn at the Quay, New Westminster, BC

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. Regular rates apply after April 26.

Call the Inn directly to make your reservation and to advise of any special requests. Tel: 604-520-1776 or 1-800-663-2001.

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby, BC

Around the corner from Metropolis at Metrotown Mall is the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, a well-located venue just steps away from the SkyTrains to both New West and Downtown.

We’ve negotiated special rates for Conference attendees. Single/Double Rooms $279 (includes WiFi and complimentary parking). Regular rates apply after April 26.

Call the hotel directly to make your reservation, identifying yourself as part of the WILful Together Group. Tel: (604) 438-1200 or 1-888-744-5866.

Inn at the Quay, New Westminster
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby

Getting There

From the Anvil Centre website:

By car

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.

Underground parking

Anvil Centre features three levels of underground parking with 270 stalls. Parkade access is on Eighth Street.

Hourly Rates:

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).

Hourly Rates:

1 hour: $2.00
Daily: $5.50

By rapid transit

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.

By bike

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.