Construction and parking update for Nov 1

Crane on site tomorrow
There will be a crane on site on Saturday, November 2, from 8am until early afternoon to deliver materials to the roof of the Shaughnessy Building for Ophthalmology renovation.  One lane of traffic in the area is expected to remain open while the crane is here. Flag persons will be directing traffic.

constructionPaving: November 6-9
From Wednesday to Saturday next week, crews are expected to begin paving near the Clinical Services Building and Ambulatory Care Building (ie: behind the Starbucks Building; see photo of work area on the left.) Traffic in the area may be affected.


When does construction work happen?

  • Mconstructiononday to Friday – 7:30am and 4:00pm.
  • Coffee Break: 10:00am to 10:15am, no construction
  • Lunch Break: 12:00pm to 12:30pm, no construction
  • Weekends:  once in a while

Construction Reminders:

New Parking System is Here!
The new Pay-by-Stall system is now in use at BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals. Click here for details.

Emergency Entrance cautions
Construction is going on near the BC Children’s Hospital Emergency entrance.
Please leave limited parking in the area for families needing the Emergency Department.

Pick up and Drop Off for BC Children’s Hospital Lobby
Use these entrances instead of the one near Emergency to get picked/dropped off:

  • Oak Street Entrance #11  (by Second Cup)
  • North Entrance #17

Use our Valet Service to park for the same rate as parking your own car
Drive to entrance #36 (Near Emergency).
Leave your car with the valet and he will park it.  Regular parking fees apply.
Click here for more information.

Construction inside BC Children’s Emergency Department
Construction inside the BC Children’s Emergency Department will happen over the next two months, Monday to Friday, 7:30am and 11:00am. Wait times in the Emergency Department might be longer than normal during these times.

IMG_7153 Lobby wall graphic 2 (Copy)BC Children’s Hospital Lobby changes
When you come to the BC Children’s Hospital Lobby you will see some changes.  Along with bright colours and designs, we have a new information desk next to patient registration.  Lobby washrooms, including the one with an adolescent change table have been moved.  Click here for a map of the closest washrooms.


Construction means less parking

  • Please allow extra time when coming to your appointments.
  • Watch for new signs and follow directions of flag persons
  • Please drive slowly

**For more information about the construction at BC Children’s & BC Women’s Hospitals, visit the Redevelopment Project Website.**

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