Location, Accommodations & Tourism

VISS presents the Quincentenial, A Celebration of Bolognese Martial Arts 2022 will be held February 18-20 at Academie Duello in Vancouver, BC.


Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay

412 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L1

Public Transportation

Academie Duello is within two blocks of Stadium, Granville, and Waterfront skytrain stations, the West Coast Express, and Harbour Air. It is also accessible through numerous bus lines. Visit translink.ca to view bus and train schedules online. The Canada Line (skytrain) from YVR goes directly from the airport to Waterfront station downtown and will likely be quicker than a vehicle.



There are numerous parkades around Academie Duello. The closest and largest is at 450 W Cordova St.


Rosedale on Robson

There is a block of rooms reserved for VISS participants at a discounted rate of 205 CAD per night plus taxes (incl. wifi and continental breakfast) at the Rosedale on Robson, about a 10 min walk from downtown.  To reserve a room you can email Laurie Pearce, reservations manager, at lauriep@rosedalerobson.com or call the toll free line at 1-800-661-8870; the rooms are under the name VANCOUVER SWORDPLAY.

Downtown Vancouver

Looking for a place to stay in Vancouver? The downtown core is full of accommodations from basic yet thrifty hostels to 5-star luxurious abodes. Tourism Vancouver has a lot of information on their website.

Travel Options

There are many low-cost ways of reaching Vancouver! Here are a few of them:

  • QuickShuttle – QuickShuttle stops directly at Seattle, Bellingham, Vancouver airport, and beyond. It is only for cross boarder transport (which means you can’t use it to get from the Vancouver airport to downtown Vancouver). Quickshuttle features free wifi and various drop-off locations, including 2 downtown stops, in Vancouver.
  • BoltBus – BoltBus does not stop at airports, has only one stop per city (in Seattle and Bellingham, these stops are next to main city bus hubs). However, BoltBus is much faster than other mass buslines (e.g. Quickshuttle ) and much cheaper as well. Boltbus does allow non-boarder crossing transport as well as cross boarder. BoltBus is likely the most comfortable option, with free wifi and charging outlets in every seat. BoltBus stops in Vancouver on the skytrain line at the train station.


While attending VISS why not extend your stay and plan to visit some of the breathtaking scenery, culture, dining and family friendly activities in the city and province. Welcome to Super Natural British ColumbiaVancouver is ready to welcome you.

Bordered by the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is recognized as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Vancouver is the largest city in BC and is home to over 578,000 people who work in industries including mining, forestry, biotech, film and software.

The history of the Vacouver area began over 13,000 years ago when the ancestors of the Squamish, Burrard, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (Xw’muthk’i’um), Tsawwassen, Coquitlam (Kwayhquitlam), Katzie and Semiahmoo Indian bands-arrived from Asia, and people have been finding a reason to visit every since. The fur trade, the excitement of the Gold Rush, artists inspired by the scenery and culture, national exhibitions, and most recently the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Vancouver has something to offer everyone!