Conference Menu

Lunch Ideas

  1. Waterfront Centre Food Court (900 Canada Place, adjacent to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel directly across the Street from the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC), 1-minute walk). About 15 vendors, some familiar, some not).  Eat indoors or outside in the terraced garden.
  2. Burrard Landing at the Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place, proceed West from the entrance to the VCC East Building, the venue of the WATOC Congress, 1- to 5-minute walk). Many traditional Vancouver restaurants from which to choose: Cactus Club, Tap and Barrel, Mahoney & Sons, Anatolia Express, etc.
  3. Lions Pub (888 W Cordova Street, 2-minute walk South of the VCC). Traditional British pub fare.
  4. Steamworks Brewpub (375 Water Street, proceed East from the VCC in the direction of Gastown, a 6-minute walk). Steamworks is at the entrance to Gastown, the historic heart of Vancouver.
  5. ARC Restaurant (900 Canada Place, in the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel directly across the street from the VCC, 1-minute walk). More expensive than the above but provides a quiet ambiance.
  6. Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar at 601 W Cordova St. in the Waterfront Station, a 4-minute walk. Waterfront Station has some fast-food options.
  7. Oceans 999 (999 Canada Place, in the Pan Pacific Hotel, directly above the WATOC Congress venue).
  8. Joey Burrard at 507 Burrard is a popular location of a Vancouver-based restaurant chain that has spread across North America. It is a 5-minute walk from Canada Place.
  9. Water Street Café (300 Water Street, in the heart of Gastown, an 8-minute walk). It is located directly opposite the steam clock, a popular tourist attraction.
  10. Old Spaghetti Factory (53 Water Street in Gastown, a 12-minute walk). A great location for a family friendly restaurant chain.

Pub Meals

(Pubs are listed in order of their proximity to the VCC; see above if no information is given)

  1. Lions Pub (2 minutes South)
  2. Tap and Barrel (5 minutes West)
  3. Steamworks Brewpub (6 minutes East)
  4. The GPO Bar (136 West Cordova Street, a 10-minute walk) has a good patio for watching the world go by. The adjacent Cambie Bar is also very popular.
  5. Malone’s Taphouse (608 W Pender Street, from the VCC proceed South on Howe Street to Pender Street and East to the intersection with Seymour Street, a 10-minute walk).
  6. The Lamplighter (92 Water Street in Gastown, a 10-minute walk)
  7. Local Gastown (3 Alexander Street, in Gastown on Maple Tree Square, a 12-minute walk) has a very popular patio. Keep walking until you reach the bright yellow umbrellas in the square that has a statue of John (Gassy Jack) Deighton.