Facility Hours, Parking + Dining

Park, enter, make, eat, repeat.

While our building hours may be subject to change due to special events, standard hours of operation are as follows:


HOURS Fall-Spring*
Last 3 Weeks of 
Fall & Spring Semesters
Statutory holidaysClosedsameClosed

2018 Holiday Closures

Monday, September 3 - Labour Day
Monday, October 8 - Thanksgiving
Monday, November 12 - Remembrance Day
December 21, 2018 - January 1, 2019 - Winter Closure 

Library Hours

Fall/Winter Hours

Monday to Thursday 8am - 9pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday + Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Closed statutory holidays

Summer Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Closed Saturday + Sunday and statutory holidays

Parking and transportation

Getting here

By Transit

The Emily Carr campus is centrally located between two Skytrain stations. It’s a 13 minute walk from Main Street-Science World station on the Expo Line, and a 12 minute walk from VCC Clark on the Millennium Line.And, the No. 84 bus goes right by our doors. 

For more information on transit routes and bus schedules, visit TransLink’s trip planner.

By Bicycle

Did you know that our new campus is located on the Central Valley Greenway

Bike racks are located at the NE and SW entrances. Two enclosed, covered bike cages are located at the east and west sides of the campus, and bike lockers can be found at the north side of the campus. Showers and change rooms are on the ground floor, with day use lockers available.

Visitors and short-term bike parking:
Bikeracks are available at our East entrance, by the Wilson Arts Plaza. 

By Vehicle

Parking passes can be purcashed from Finance and picked up in the Facilities office with a valid receipt. Paid parking is available by semester. More details can be obtained from the Facilities office.

Electric vehicle charging stations and carpool spaces are available.

Visitors and short-term parking: 
There is limited metered street parking as well as ticketed lot parking available, view the Parking Map.

Car Share

EVO cars are available at 1802 Thornton Street, just outside the Equinox Gallery. 

Food, dining and more

Eating at Emily Carr

Loafe Cafe has two locations on campus. Loafe Café has a patio with views of the North Shore mountains and is located on the main floor, adjacent to the Library, Student Union and Staff Lounge. 

Loafe Mini, a coffee kiosk, is located at the southeast entrance on the ground floor and offers grab and go sandwiches and other pre-prepared foods, as well as specialty hot beverages and bottled drinks.

Opening Hours as of October 1, 2018

Please note - As there are no classes in session, Loafe Cafe will be closed on holiday long weekends going forward. 

Loafe Café
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday + Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Loafe Mini
Monday - Friday: 8am - 2:30pm

Food trucks

Food trucks can be found on the North side of the Centre for Digital Media (577 Great Northern Way).  Service is typically from 11:30AM to 2:00PM. 

Monday: Arturos Mexico to Go
Tuesday:  Bandidas 
Wednesday:  Vera’s Burger Shack 
Thursday: Super Thai Foods
Friday: Tacofino Pink Truck

Eating and more close to campus

The Emily Carr campus is located close to the Mount Pleasant and Olympic Village neighborhoods. Breweries, restaurants, galleries, cafes and parks are all available within a 15 minute walk.