Venue Amenities & Accessibility

Where is the entrance and location to the Auto Show?

The Auto Show entrance is off Thurlow Street and through the main doors on the Jack Poole Plaza. The Auto Show is located at Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place.

Where can I park?

The Auto Show is located at 1055 Canada Place. Parking is available in and near the Vancouver Convention Centre. While parking in Vancouver can be challenging, there’s ample options and for full information on parking options, please visit here.

Is child care available?

Unfortunately No, there is no childcare available on site this year.

How can I reserve a wheelchair?

The Vancouver Convention Centre has a limited amount of wheel chairs. Sign-out is on first come first serve basis. There is a fee of $10.00 with picture ID as a deposit. Chairs are available at the West Information Desk (1055 Canada Place). Please make your inquiry with the ambassador on location.

Can I leave and come back?

Yes, same day re-entry is permitted. Ensure you receive a hand stamp before exiting. Entry is through the Thurlow Street entrance, off the Jack Poole Plaza. The Exit is through the Burrard Street entrance.

Are cameras and videos allowed?

Yes, photos and videos are permitted for personal use.

Can I bring a backpack?

While bags and backpacks are permitted, they may be searched by security at the entrance.

Are pets allowed in the Show?

Facility rules prohibit pets from entering the building, unless they are service animals.

Is there somewhere to have a meal?

The Convention Centre has food and beverage service onsite in the Exhibit pre-function Space. There are also several restaurants, fast food outlets and pubs that surround the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Can I bring my own food/beverages into the Show?

Facility rules prohibit outside food and beverages.

Ticketing & Payment

How much are tickets and how can I purchase them?

Ticket prices for each day are located on the Buy Tickets page. We encourage online purchase to avoid any onsite lines. Tickets may be purchased onsite, during Show hours. Tickets are available for sale online NOW!

What forms of payment are accepted?

Cash, credit, Apple Pay and debit are accepted onsite. Credit and PayPal are accepted online.

Will I have to print out my tickets?

A barcode will be generated and can be scanned from your phone when you purchase online. You are not required to print the ticket.

Can I get a refund?

Refunds will not be issued.

I see there’s a Student Discount Ticket. What’s the eligible age?

Yes, there’s a Student Discount ticket with VALID Student ID. There’s no age limit. Weekday Admission (Wednesday – Thursday) is $13 and Weekend Admission (Friday – Sunday) is $14. Purchase tickets here

What is the eligible age for Seniors’ tickets?

The eligible age is 65 years and older. Tickets are $13 weekdays (Wednesday – Thursday) and $14 weekend (Friday – Sunday). Purchase tickets here.


Are there discounts available for BCAA members?

Yes. Please use your BCAA Membership Card and enter your membership number on the Purchase Tickets. Purchase tickets here

Are there hotel discounts available for VIAS attendees?

Yes, discounted hotel rates are available to Vancouver International Auto Show attendees. Visit our hotel options.

How do I get 2-for-1 tickets on RBC® Day?

RBC® clients receive 2-for-1 entry on RBC® Day. ON SITE ONLY for Thursday, March 26. Learn more.

Experiences & Purchases

Where can I test drive vehicles?

Test drives are available to Auto Show attendees. Please visit the Test Drive page for more info. Drivers must all have Class 5 licenses (with no restrictions) and must be age 21+.

Can I purchase cars/accessories at the Show?

You are not able to purchase a vehicle at the Show. However, you may connect with a salesperson and complete the sale at a dealership. Vehicle accessories and services are available for purchase in the Commercial Marketplace on the Entrance Level floor and at various exhibitor booths throughout the Ballrooms.

Where can I see the floor plan and manufacturer listing?

Copies of the Official Show Guide will be available at the Ticketing Centre with floor plans and manufacturer (OEM) listings. If you would like to plan ahead check out our floor plan here.

I am researching various vehicles for purchase. Will I be hassled by a salesperson?

No! Visit the Vancouver International Auto Show and enjoy a hassle free, no-pressure sales environment. Browse all of the new vehicles, gather the latest information, and try a clean energy vehicle test drive at our two onsite Show locations. Maybe you’ll find your dream car or truck!