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How to get to VGH, G.F. Strong Rehab Centre or UBC hospital from your home using Google Maps:

  • to get directions to VGH from your home fill out the form entering your starting address in line A and Google will do the rest.

  • to get directions to G.F. Strong Rehab Centre  from your home fill out the form entering your starting address in line A and Google will do the rest.

  • to get directions to UBC Hospital from your home fill out the form entering your starting address in line A and Google will do the rest.

    Parking at Vancouver General Hospital

    Travel & Transportation

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    • BC Ferries
    • BC Travel Assistance Program
      The Travel Assistance Program (TAP) helps alleviate some of the transportation costs for eligible B.C. residents who must travel within the province for non-emergency medical specialist services not available in their own community. See website for details on eligibility.
    • Driving Miss Daisy - BC Services Providers
      Transportation, accompaniment and support services.
    • Greyhound Bus  
      1150 STATION ST
      Vancouver, BC V6A 4C7

      Telephone Numbers
      Main: (604) 683-8133
      Baggage: (604) 523-3692
      Greyhound Package Express: (604) 681-3526
      Customer Service: (604) 661-0328
    • HandyDart
      HandyDART is an accessible transit service in British Columbia that uses vans or small buses to transport disabled or elderly passengers who cannot use the normal transit system. This service provides door-to-door service and is available in all of the province’s larger centres, as well as in many smaller communities. Completion of an Eligibility Verification Form is required to pre-register.
    • NH Connections Medical Service
      Northern Health Connections is a travel service program for patients needing to travel for out-of-town medical appointments in Northern BC and in Vancouver, Kamloops and Grade Prairie.
    • Pacific Coach Bus  
      Reservations & Information
    • Parking Permit Program for People with Disabilities
      Application forms; FAQ's; Information for Doctors
    • Special Needs Transport - SNL
      Created in 2003 to provide a "Door-to-Door" not a "curb-to-curb" Patient Transfer services throughout the Lower Mainland primarily for those with Special Needs by way of a pre-booked service to account customers - and is available to pick up and drop off throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • TransLink
      TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority. You can find bus schedules/maps and information on the Skytrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express.
    • Taxi Fare Finder
      Uses Google Maps to estimate how much your cab fare will cost. All you need to do is enter your starting address and your destination.

    Vancouver International Airport

    Vancouver airport If you and or someone close to you have special health or medical needs the Vancouver International Airport asks that you contact  your airline of choice




    Health Connections






    BC Ministry of Health Services


    Health Connections is a regional travel assistance program that offers subsidized transportation options to help defray costs for rural residents who must travel to obtain non-emergency medical care outside their home communities.

    BC Ambulance Service

    BC Ambulance Service

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