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Vancouver Spring Show: Shipping and Accommodations

Shipping your items to the show
Unfortunately, the PNE Forum does not accommodate advance shipping. Please do not ship your goods directly to the venue in advance of the show; make sure your cartage company can provide storage in advance of the show, and deliver your goods on April 19. Receivership and materials handling will be looked after by Make It only on items received on April 19; any materials handling or forklifting that needs to be done after the 19th will need to be arranged with the equipment supplier by you directly.

Your items must be shipped out after the show wraps on Sunday night. Materials handling and forklifting will be provided by Make It. Please confirm with your shipping company that they will be picking up your pallet on Sunday night, as the venue will not store it for you. 

Due to the small numbers of Makies who ship with commercial freight companies, we do not have an official show carrier this year. However, we recommend you use YRC Freight, who are experienced dealing with trade shows. YRC also offers 30 days free warehousing before each trade show which ensures your product is delivered on time and is great for those doing multiple shows.
To book with YRC Freight, call their Customer Service Centre at 800-610-6500 for a custom quote. Please ensure you specify the following:
  • You are shipping for a trade show.
  • Delivery time must be on April 19.
  • Pick up must be on Sunday night April 23.
  • There is no dock available at the venue; a truck with a tailgate lift is required.

Make It! The Handmade Revolution
Makie business name, booth #
PNE Forum
2901 E Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1


You are welcome to use any carrier you like to ship your goods to the show. Please advise them that the window for receivership is Wednesday, April 19 and that they must pick up your items on Sunday after the show closes.

Our show contractor is also able to assist you with advance shipping, and will warehouse your goods and transport them to the show for you (more info coming soon).

Some Makies prefer to ship their goods via Greyhound, and then rent a vehicle once they arrive in town and pick their items up themselves from Greyhound. It’s less convenient than shipping directly to the show, but often more affordable.


Once you have unpacked your pallet, you may store it in the area marked "pallet storage" on the floor plan in the exhibitor guide. Please write your name on your pallet so that everyone knows who it belongs to make sure it is still there for you on Sunday when you need it.

The Atrium Inn (right across the street from the PNE Forum) is the closest hotel to the venue. They're offering a special deal for Makies: Traditional rooms - $105.00 single/double occupancy, with $15.00 for an additional adult in the room. Call them toll-free at 1-888-428-7486 or email gsm@atriuminn.ca to reserve a room, or book online at www.atriuminn.ca and use the code 2017MAKEIT.

Bookings must be made before March 21, 2017 to get the discounted rate.