Vancouver General Hospital Simulation Centre (VGH SIM)

COVID-19 update

We are very happy to announce that VGH Simulation Centre is open and accepting bookings that can meet the VGH SIM COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines. For more information, please to go to the Making a Booking page.

The Vancouver General Hospital Simulation Centre (VGH SIM) is a brand new space in Blackmore Pavilion to support a wide range of simulation education for healthcare professionals and staff. The state-of-the-art centre provides a realistic safe learning environment where learners can study, practice and develop skills sets to advance patient care.  VGH SIM Centre supports learning and growth of all healthcare professionals within VGH, as well as provincially, nationally and internationally.  The centre consists of 12 rooms which include a lecture theatre, BC's only simulation surgical cadaver lab, computer and skills lab, a dedicated high fidelity patient simulator room and 8 multipurpose breakout rooms. It also has the capability to use videoconferencing, webcasting, and video debriefing to further enhance learning and skill development. 

The VGH SIM team is dedicated to providing a learning environment where learners feel safe to be challenged, try new techniques and skills, make mistakes while not causing harm and expand their learning through feedback, evaluation and reflection.  Our desire is to play an active role in helping to identify and implement improvements in today's healthcare by supporting strong effective skills training, strengthening our culture of patient and staff safety, helping clinical experts identify best practice and workflow efficiencies, and support upcoming medical technology and equipment through simulation and research.

Contact us


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VGH Simulation Centre - Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion

230 - 855 West 12th Avenue
2nd floor
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1M9
Phone: (604) 675-3640
Pager: (604) 290-1877

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Please email to discuss bookings outside of these hours.

Parking & transportation

Map and directions to VGH SIM

There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.

  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.

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