Visiting the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre


The Blusson Spinal Cord Centre is close to several bus routes: the #17, 9, and 99 all stop nearby. The Broadway-City Hall Canada Line station is a few blocks east. For information, please see the Translink website. 

Don’t like wheeling up hills? Here’s an all-downhill route from Broadway-City Hall to the BSCC:

[Updated January 2021] The #17 has been re-routed from Broadway two blocks south to 12th Avenue. The all-downhill route is now slightly longer:

  • Exit the station and cross Broadway (northbound) and Cambie (westbound).
  • Head north on Cambie, past 8th Avenue, to the bus stop between 8th and 7th.
  • Take the #17 Oak south / westbound to 12th and Laurel.
  • Exit the bus, head east to the pedestrian pathway at Willow. Turn left (watch for traffic in the parking areas) and head downhill between the Segal Family Health Cente and Heather Pavilion until you reach the level crossing to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre south entrance.

map showing all-downhill route from Broadway Canada Line station to ICORD


ICORD has two lots for research study participant parking. These spots are for individuals who are volunteering their time for active research with ICORD at BSCC.

If you are driving to the BSCC as a research participant, be sure to request a parking pass from your study coordinator before driving to the BSCC. ICORD passes are date-stamped and must be displayed in addition to a valid SPARC pass. Vehicles without both SPARC and ICORD parking passes are liable to be ticketed. Ticketing is under VCH authority and ICORD has no control over the process.

If you have an appointment at the Brenda & David McLean Integrated Spine Clinic, please use one of the three free accessible parking spots shown in red on the map below, or park in one of the nearby parkades (view map).

Staff, students, faculty, and visitors: look for parking on the street if you’ll be staying less than two hours, or try one of the nearby parkades (view map). There are also public parkades attached to the medical buildings on both sides of Willow Street at Broadway.

All ICORD parking spots revert to VCH pay parking from 6pm-7am & on weekends.