Location

 

The Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2019
March 22, 23 & 24 2019

 

The Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4
There is parking, Commercial Drive/Broadway Station, Buses along Commercial Drive.

 

If you are visiting from out of town and would like to book a central hotel:
Please contact the Sands Hotel, and quote Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2019 to get your discounted room rate while spaces last!
http://www.bestwesternsandshotelvancouver.com.

Directions:
https://www.bestwesternsandshotelvancouver.com/directions

 

So, if you are visiting from out of town the hotel we are using is in English Bay which is accessible by transit (about  45mins) or a cab fare of $15-$20. Tell the front desk on arrival you would like to cab share with other VUF attendees and see if they can arrange it for you. I have asked them to help but you may need to remind them.

As Vancouver is a major city in the world for real estate and rentals I found that the Croatian Cultural Centre meets all the VUF needs: big halls; break out rooms for classes;  free parking; lots of washroom access; wheel chair access; can have the whole space to ourselves; and more. BUT there are no nice hotels near there.

So, the Sands hotel is right in the most beautiful part of town right by English Bay, Stanely Park, and all the cafes, restaurants and shops of Denman Street, and a great after  hours bar at the hotel for post Festival drinks!   I know this hotel because my Vintage jazz band Black Gardenia  had a residency there in our early days for 3 years! They have kindly given VUF a promo code for hotel rooms booked so make sure you mention us when you book!
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