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Accommodations

When arriving in Canada, you may be required to quarantine for 14 days before you can come to campus. To learn more if you qualify for an exemption please review the Coming To Canada during COVID-19 page. 

Find a place to stay during your 14-day quarantine

Hotels can provide you with a temporary solution if you need short-term housing or if you are looking for a place to stay during your 14-day quarantine. After your quarantine period is completed, you will be able to transition to long-term stay accommodation which can be on or off-campus. We recommend that you start looking for accommodation as early as possible.

On this page, you will find short-term housing options in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver areas.

 

Abbotsford, B.C.

Sandman Hotel and Suites Abbotsford

Sandman Hotel and Suites Abbotsford is conveniently located near shopping, parks, and major bus routes.

The Sandman Hotel Group offers preferred rates to all staff, faculty, alumni and visitors of UFV. To receive the special quarantine rate of $99 + tax per night, you can call or send an email to make a reservation:

Sandman COVID-19 safety protocols

The Sandman Hotel Group has COVID-19 health & safety protocols in place for guests who are self-isolating for 14 days. These protocols include:

  • Sanitized check-in
  • Floor decals to indicate appropriate social distance
  • Hand sanitizing stations at primary entrances and key high traffic areas
  • Touchless express check-out
  • Hotel rooms are left vacant and sanitized for up to 72 hours prior to the next check-in
  • Room services to help make your stay as comfortable as possible
  • Staff available to bring prepaid online orders sent to the front desk such as groceries, Skip the Dishes, Doordash or other local restaurant food orders to your room

 

Surrey, B.C.

Ramada Langley Surrey Hotel

The Ramada Langley Surrey Hotel is currently offering a special quarantine rate for any students needing accommodation for this purpose. Please contact them directly at +1 604-576-8388 or toll free at 1-888-576-8388 for further information or to reserve rooms.

 

Richmond, B.C.

Both The Sheraton Vancouver Airport and The Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel are offering quarantine accommodation including special rates and meal plans for any students requiring a place to stay for the 14-day quarantine prior to attending school. 

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

Call +1 604-273-7878 or toll free at +1 800-663-0299 to make a reservation.

Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel

Call +1 604-276-2112 or toll free at +1 877-323-8888 to make a reservation.


Post Quarantine Accommodation Options

UFV on-campus housing

UFV Housing is unable to support the initial 14-day quarantine; however, UFV Housing remains an option for international students to live following the completion of the quarantine period.

Just steps away from your Abbotsford campus classes and living with students from across Canada and the world, calling UFV's on-campus housing "home away from home" is the most convenient and best way to engage in the UFV community. 

Check the housing application portal to confirm if applications are open for your desired semester. Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, space is limited and applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Check out the UFV on-campus housing website for more information.

Mailing address:

University of the Fraser Valley -- Baker House
33844 King Road,
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
V2S 7M8
 

Off-campus housing options

Important: UFV assumes no responsibility for agreements about off-campus housing made between the students and the landlord. We do NOT screen, inspect, warrant or approve any landlord, student, or accommodation provided through the above-noted services.

Know your renter rights

All students should familiarize themselves with the BC Tenancy Act before committing to renting an apartment/suite/room. 

Preventing fraud

Unfortunately, rental scams exist. Learn how to identify potential rental scams by reading the following article "Preventing Fraud" published by the Vancouver Police Department.

Common rental property websites

Short-term temporary accommodation

Abbotsford hotels 

The Sandman Hotel Group offers preferred rates to all staff, faculty, alumni and visitors of UFV. Sandman Hotel and Suites Abbotsford is conveniently located near shopping, parks, and major bus routes. In addition, there are two convenient locations in Langley. 

Other hotels in Abbotsford

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  •    UFV student
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