The conference venue is located just a few minutes from Vancouver’s historic Gastown where you will find numerous options for eating, drinking, music, shopping, and arts. Below are a few recommended eateries  and nearby grocery stores. For more information about things to do and see in Gastown visit:


  • Indigo Age Cafe, 436 Richards Street
  • Trees Organic Coffee and Roasting House, 450 Granville Street
  • Buro Coffee, 365 Water Street

Breakfast and Lunch:

  • Nelson the Seagull, 315 Carrall Street
  • MeeT, 12 Water St. (Vegan/Vegetarian)


  • Jules Bistro, 216 Abbott Street
  • MeeT, 12 Water St. (Vegan/Vegetarian)
  • Tacofino, 15 W. Cordova St.

Restaurant and Pubs:

  • The Irish Heather, 210 Carrall Street
  • Steamworks Brewing Co., 375 Water St.
  • The Portside Pub, 7 Alexander Street


  • Whole Foods Market (1675 Robson St): About a 25 minute walk from our conference venue, Whole Foods Market offers groceries as well as a wide selection of prepared foods and meals, specializing in organic, vegan, gluten-free, & vegetarian options.
  • Marketplace IGA (909 Burrard St): Marketplace IGA is around a 20 minute walk from our conference venue, offering groceries and small selection of prepared meals and deli lunches.