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Simon Fraser University - Burnaby

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8888 University Dr.
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:485
Meeting
Rooms:20
Maximum
Overnight:750
  • Simon Fraser UniversitySimon Fraser University
  • Simon Fraser University Ariel View looking WestSimon Fraser University Ariel View looking West
  • Simon Fraser University Ariel View looking North EastSimon Fraser University Ariel View looking North East
  • Residence Towers at Simon Fraser UniversityResidence Towers at Simon Fraser University
  • Simon Hotel Queen with Sofabed RoomSimon Hotel Queen with Sofabed Room
  • Simon Hotel Queen with Sofabed RoomSimon Hotel Queen with Sofabed Room
  • Simon Hotel Queen SuiteSimon Hotel Queen Suite
  • Simon Hotel BathroomSimon Hotel Bathroom
  • Simon Hotel Queen SuiteSimon Hotel Queen Suite
  • Residence Tower Dining HallResidence Tower Dining Hall
  • Residence Towers at SunsetResidence Towers at Sunset
  • Private Residence RoomPrivate Residence Room
  • Townhouse Quad BedroomTownhouse Quad Bedroom
  • Townhouse Quad Living RoomTownhouse Quad Living Room
  • Townhouse Quad Living RoomTownhouse Quad Living Room
  • Townhouse Quad Kitchen Townhouse Quad Kitchen
  • Meeting RoomMeeting Room
  • Townhouse Quad UnitsTownhouse Quad Units
  • Newly Renovated SFU TheatreNewly Renovated SFU Theatre
  • Theatre Lobby - Great for cocktail receptions or exhibitsTheatre Lobby - Great for cocktail receptions or exhibits

About

About Simon Fraser University - Burnaby

Simon Fraser University offers conference and guest accommodations in beautiful Burnaby, British Columbia. We are proud to provide a variety of British Columbia accommodation and meeting room choices in a safe and comfortable environment. If you are looking for British Columbia retreat centres or wedding venues, then this is your location. With accommodations for up to 750 participants and Burnaby meeting spaces to hold 500, we have options to suit the budget needs of individual travelers as well as groups and associations.
Facilities are suitable for:
  • corporate retreats
  • training sessions
  • sports teams
  • youth camps
  • conferences
  • meetings
  • awards ceremonies
  • recitals and concerts
  • film screenings
     

We have years of experience working closely with group organizers in creating an experience that successfully meets the group’s many unique needs in a Burnaby event venue.

SFU is located a short distance to

• Downtown Vancouver
• Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, & New Westminster
• shopping
• golfing
• sports facilities
• dining
• other area attractions
 

Our Burnaby, British Columbia hotel rooms, meeting space, and dining facilities are available year round. Townhouse Quad Units and Private Residence towers with private single rooms are available May through August. Accommodation is also available at a number of nearby hotels.

LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Vancouver, BC - 15 km; 30-45 min driving/public transit. Coquitlam, BC - 5 km. Port Coquitlam - 15 km Port Moody - 10 km New Westminster - 10 km Surrey, BC - 15 km. Richmond, BC - 35 km/45 min driving Victoria, BC - 135 Km; 3.5 hours driving and ferry. Whistler, BC - 135 kms; 2 hours driving.

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Vancouver - YVR - 45 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Metro

CATERING
A wide variety of food options available including...cafeteria style, banquet facilities, full service catering and Starbucks. Liquor by special occasion license and through SFU catering only.


In-House CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Biking
Hiking
Running
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

485 Attendees


20 Spaces

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Theatre Style 485 | Classroom Style 70

TECHNOLOGY
Burnaby, British Columbia meeting space at Simon Fraser University is equipped with data projectors. Wireless internet access across campus including meeting spaces and throughout SFU Conference and Guest Accommodations.

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

750 Overnight Guests


Hotel rooms / Residence Halls / Suite/Apt Style


Private and Communal

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Accommodations

Accommodations

750
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 500 rooms | image

Ideal as a casual meeting space for groups or a place to relax with friends, traditional style residence towers have community lounges with HDTV and microwave. Each room is equipped with a single bed, mini fridge, desk, and wireless internet access. Ideal for conference delegates, sports and educational groups and more!
| Hotel | 14 rooms | image

Situated on the top floor of the highest building in the Vancouver area, the Simon Hotel offers panoramic views of Mount Baker in Washington State, the San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, the Straight of Georgia, the North Shore Mountains and Lower Mainland too! Rooms range in size from 250 to 400 square feet with either one queen bed (Queen Room) or one queen bed plus a double sofabed (Queen with Sofa Room). Each room features wireless internet, free local calls, a mini fridge, private washroom, Keurig coffee and tea brewing system & more!
| Suite/Apartment Style | 160 rooms | 160 beds | floorplan
Townhouse Quad Units
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Our 40 three-level Townhouse Quad Units are ideal for families and smaller groups. Situated near athletic fields, the townhouses offer guests their own self-contained “home away from home”. Each unit has 4 individually locking bedrooms (each with a single bed), 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. Wireless internet access is available in each Townhouese Unit.

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
485
Overall
70
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
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A newly renovated and spectacular mountaintop location, complete with state-of-the-art lighting and audio visual equipment. The entrance foyer features two pristine 30 foot Buell Mullen murals. Fully licensed with available onsite catering. An exceptional venue for your meetings, seminars, conferences, recitals, AGMs, films, & more.

Lecture theatres contain state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and most are equipped with data projectors and internet connections. Tiered seating theatres range in size from 36-504 seats, all with folding writing tables on each chair.

Flexible classroom spaces range between 20-50 seats, and can be set either in classroom or boardroom seating. All classrooms are equipped to be moved to fit your meeting needs. They come equipped with an overhead projector, blackboards and projection screens; many offer natural light.
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DAC - Perfect for Weddings & Events

The Diamond Alumni Centre is renowned for its spectacular scenery and location. Our unique combination of great food, personalized service and outstanding views make the Diamond Alumni Centre an especially popular venue for conferences, meetings, weddings and other celebration events. Built on two levels, the Centre incorporates natural timbers, stone fireplaces and abundant greenery to create a harmonious setting from which you can enjoy the panoramic view of Indian Arm and the North Shore Mountains. The Main Dining room, bar and dance floor occupy the upper level, while the lower level features two reception and meeting rooms. Both levels offer access to an outside deck and all areas of our centre are wheelchair accessible.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES


Catering
A wide variety of food options available including...cafeteria style, banquet facilities, full service catering and Starbucks. Liquor by special occasion license and through SFU catering only.
Dining Options
| Seating Capacity: 299 | image

The 4,500 square foot dining hall seats up to 299. During the fall and spring semesters, the Residence Dining Hall is open 24/7 and includes the new concepts “All you Care to Eat” featuring made-to-order cooking, and “My Pantry” where students and guests can cook their favourite meals themselves. An expanded fresh fruit and salad bar provides fresh, healthy, and local products. Groups are welcome to book meals in advance or drop in and pay the door rate (groups over 15 should book in advance). Coming back from a late night networking event? Not a problem, grab a snack at the dining hall! Heading out as the sun rises for an early morning retreat? Stop by and grab a delicious and hearty breakfast. The options are limitless! Staying with us during the summer? Hours of operations may vary and buffet service is an option.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Vancouver - YVR - 45 minutes
Nearby Cities
Vancouver, BC - 15 km; 30-45 min driving/public transit. Coquitlam, BC - 5 km. Port Coquitlam - 15 km Port Moody - 10 km New Westminster - 10 km Surrey, BC - 15 km. Richmond, BC - 35 km/45 min driving Victoria, BC - 135 Km; 3.5 hours driving and ferry. Whistler, BC - 135 kms; 2 hours driving.
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Metro

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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Built as a memorial to British Columbia's centennial in 1958, this four-hectare (10-acre) open-air museum is a recreation of an early 1900s community. Among its 30 buildings and outdoor scenes are a schoolhouse, blacksmith's shop, dentist's office and a real working theatre. It also has an operational ice cream parlour but the main attraction is a restored 1912 carousel. During the holiday season, the museum puts on a spirited Heritage Christmas .
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Sporting facility less than 10km away. Burnaby 8 Rinks is a state-of-the-art, 250,000 square foot facility features six NHL-sized ice rinks, one indoor soccer field, and one dedicated figure skating rink that is home to the BC Centre of Excellence.
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Sports Centre less than 10km away. Bill Copeland Sports Centre has twin arenas, 2,000-seat spectator capacity, ice skating & other ice sports (fall/winter), dry-floor season (spring/summer), meeting room rentals, food service; 73,000-sq.-ft. space available for conventions, consumer shows, concerts and banquets. In 2011, they installed a new 17,000 square foot portable maple wood lacrosse floor providing an excellent playing surface.
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Sports Center less than 10km away. The Harry Jerome Sports Center is a 53,000 sf sports facility. The HJSC is the primary programming location for many volleyball & other sporting events as well as the home of the Volleyball BC offices.
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Coquitlam offers a wide range of recreation and sporting facilities located within 20km from Simon Fraser University. The recreation centres feature Fitness Centres, gym programs, pools, rinks, and more indoor and outdoor activities.
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A premier aquatic and fitness destination since 1973, Canada Games Pool is renowned for its innovative lessons, customer service and quality instruction! Canada Games Pool specializes in swimming, fitness and fun. Services are tailored to each age, skill and fitness level. With four different pools, a hot tub and sauna and fitness room with an abundance of equipment, you are in capable hands when you go to Canada Games.
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Centrally located in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, Swangard Stadium is situated in the northwest corner of Burnaby’s Central Park. It is easily accessible – close to two major automobile routes as well as public transportation (bus and Skytrain). Swangard Stadium has hosted Vancouver Whitecaps’ men’s and ladies’ soccer, Simon Fraser University’s varsity football and soccer teams, and many regional, provincial, national and international soccer, rugby, football and track and field events.
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Deer Lake Park is situated in a peaceful natural environment that serves as the cultural precinct for the City of Burnaby’s arts and heritage amenities. Leisurely walking trails with scenic views connect the lake, the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Village Museum and Hart House Restaurant. During the busy summer festival season, the park is a bustling hub of activity.
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The Pacific Coliseum is the largest building within the Hastings Park complex and provides a magnificent setting for events as diverse as ice shows, boxing, basketball, hockey, concerts, circuses, large assemblies, and trade & consumer shows. The Pacific Coliseum accommodates 15,713 in permanent seating, with provision for 2,000 temporary seats on the floor for concerts and spectator sports. For large trade shows, the building offers 80,000 gross square feet of exhibition area on the floor and 47,000 gross square feet on the concourse area, with a 14-foot wide ramp connecting the two levels. Ceiling clearance from the floor is a sweeping 68 feet. Dressing rooms, office space, press working areas, exhibitors lounge and full ticket facilities are available within the building. For sporting and other public events, the seating capacities in the Pacific Coliseum arena range from 4,200 in mini concert stage to 17,000 in the round full concert or sports seating. The Pacific Coliseum was proud to be the Official Venue for Short Track Speed Skating and Figure Skating during the 2010 Olympic Games.

Services

Services

Services

Simon Fraser University has completed a state-of-the-art fitness centre and gymnasium complex that has added 50,000 square feet of recreational space to existing facilities.

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
Burnaby, British Columbia meeting space at Simon Fraser University is equipped with data projectors. Wireless internet access across campus including meeting spaces and throughout SFU Conference and Guest Accommodations.
Technology

LIDC, SFUs technical group, offers a broad range of audio and visual equipment including satellite connectivity and the capability to deliver video conferencing.

All guest rooms are supplied with highspeed Wireless internet access whether you are staying in the Simon Hotel, Private Residence Room or Townhouse Quads.

All classrooms are equipped with an overhead projector, blackboards and wall screens and most have one wall of natural lighting.

Testimonials

Testimonials


I would just like to commend your whole staff as well as the dining room staff for the cheerful demeanor and professionalism they put forward while we stayed there. I cannot speak more highly of SFU. It was an incredible weekend thanks to you and your staff!

~ Liam



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