The Annual Ride Share Blog 2019

Want to cut down on your carbon footprint and maybe get to know someone new in the process? This is the thread for you!

Use the comments section to find ride share options for this year’s SiWC. We suggest posting whether you want to share a cab from the airport, are happy to drive people in your car from somewhere in the Lower Mainland or over on the ferry, or if you’d love to be a passenger to share expenses with someone who’s driving. (That’s important; if you’re asking for a ride, please offer to share expenses!) It’s helpful if you say what day(s) you’re arriving and leaving, too.

As ever, please use your common sense about what you post publicly and pay attention to your Spidey senses. We offer this thread as a courtesy, but we don’t know everyone who posts, and can take no responsibility for your carpool experience. That being said, lots of great connections have been made on shared rides over the years, and we hope that’ll be true again this year.

If you’re looking to share a hotel room to split expenses or because the hotel is completely sold out, please check out our room share blog here.



  1. Doug James

    Leaving Calgary Thursday morning and arriving about 11 hours later. Driving back after the close on Sunday. Four door sedan, standard transmission, four snow tires. Looking for one or two accompanists. Split gas (the car is a 2003 BMW 320i). Doug

  2. I am arriving on Friday at 7:36 AM from Edmonton. I will gladly share cost of a taxi or pay for a ride with anyone arriving around that time.
    I’m also leaving on Sunday at 5:00 PM. Same deal. SAVE ME FROM SPENDING HALF A DAY ON THE SKYTRAIN!!!!

  3. I’m arriving @ 7:30 AM on Friday. I will gladly share the cost of a cab or pay for a ride from the airport.
    Also leaving on Sunday at 5:00. Again, will share cost or pay for a ride then.

    • Dennis Friesen

      I’m leaving the conference on Sunday, as well. Are you still looking to share a cab to the airport?

    • I’m also leaving Sunday but not until 7:00. I plan to leave at 2:00 when the conference is over, though. Will that be too late?

  4. Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt

    I’m arriving at Vancouver airport on Tuesday October 22 at 10:15 pm and going to the Guildford Hotel. Anyone else coming in early who would like to share a cab to the hotel?

  5. I’m arriving at the Vancouver airport at 11:00 Thursday. I’d love to share a cab (or find someone who knows the way to Surrey to travel with). Leaving Sunday after the conference is over and looking for someone to share a cab back.

  6. Felicia Mary Zuniga

    I’m arriving at the Vancouver airport on Thursday evening at 8pm and would love to share a cab. I’m at the Sandman Suites in Surrey. My flight leaves on Sunday at 4pm from Vancouver airport, and would again be interested in sharing a cab from Surrey to the Vancouver airport.

  7. Vicki McLeod

    Hi there – wondering if anyone is leaving the conference on Saturday after the final day session for Vancouver Island – Nanaimo? I may need to leaving early – would love a ride. Happy to share costs 😊