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:

CAMPUS BUILDING HOURS

HOURS Fall-Spring
Sep1-May31
Last 3 Weeks of 
Fall & Spring Semesters
Jun1-Aug31
SummerHrs
Monday7:30am-11pm7:30am-1am7:30am-11pm
Tuesday7:30am-11pm
7:30am-1am
7:30am-11pm
Wednesday7:30am-11pm
7:30am-1am
7:30am-11pm
Thursday7:30am-11pm
7:30am-1am
7:30am-11pm
Friday7:30am-11pm
same7:30am-6pm
Weekends8:00am-11pmsame8:30am-6pm
Statutory holidaysClosedsameClosed

2019 Holiday Closures

Monday, February 18 - Family Day
Friday, April 19 - Good Friday
Monday, April 22 - Easter Monday
Monday, May 20 - Victoria Day

Times are subject to change. Updates will be posted as required.

Library Hours

Fall/Winter Hours

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

Holiday Hours 2018

December 10 - 19, 2018
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Closed Saturday + Sunday

The Library will be closed December 20 - January 1

Spring 2019

January 2 - 6
Wednesday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Closed Saturday + Sunday

January 7 - April 5
Monday to Thursday 8am - 9pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday + Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Summer Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday + 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: Meet2eat
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.