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Interview Room

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Focus Group Facility Address

Note the focus group facility in Vancouver is under new ownership (Vancouver Insights Centre), which SmartPoint Research still manages rentals for.

304-1140 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2X6, Canada

The front entrance is located beside the entrance to Brix Restaurant. If you require to come up via elevator, please go to the entrance located on Hamilton Street beside Hooker's Green Public House (1141 Hamilton Street) and buzz us from there.

Highlights and Information

The Vancouver facility is dedicated to maintaining a service oriented and technologically advanced setting. Offerings include:

  • A modern and professional environment with a safe and easily accessible location from YVR and all parts of the Lower Mainland via the Canada Line
  • Ample street and underground parking
  • Many hotels and restaurants for client travel requirements nearby in Vancouver’s vibrant Yaletown
  • Choice of comfortable and configurable focus group rooms, boardrooms, and individual in-depth interview rooms to suit your particular marketing research requirements
  • Ceiling mounted LCD projector with screen, wrap around cork board with ledges, flip charts and white boards perfect for meeting any presentation requirements
  • State-of-the-art technology equipped services for professional quality audio/video recording and web streaming
  • Spacious client viewing lounges equipped with fully stocked bar fridges; sweet, savory and health conscious snacks; comfortable lounge chairs and work stations

When booking at the facility you can be assured that your productivity, comfort and convenience is top priority. With high speed wireless and wired Internet connections in every room, courtesy phones, multi-functional devices, experienced and attentive qualitative research hosts, we help ensure that your every need is looked after.

Complimenting the deluxe focus group facility, we provide project management, recruitment and field services, simultaneous translation, note taking, and transcription services. There is also a fully equipped kitchen for taste tests and extensive catering services for client comfort.

Full Ethnic Research Capabilities with Simultaneous Translation

With a diverse variety of cultures and languages in the Vancouver area, we have identified the need to work with a focus group facility that can provide unparalleled ethnic research services. This is how the facility logistics are laid out for ethnic qualitative research:

  • The ethnic focus group is conducted in the Exploration Room in the respondents' native language and recorded on DVD & MP3 in the native language.
  • The client viewers watch and listen to the translated English version of the focus group from the Discovery Lounge. Additionally, up to two viewers can simultaneously listen via wireless headphones to the original discussion in the native language.
  • The translator works from the Interview Room while watching the focus group on a personal TV screen and listening to the focus group via headset. This private room is provided as translation involves a high level of focus and concentration. The translator verbalizes the translated English version into a microphone, which is fed into the Viewing Lounge. The translated version is recorded in MP3.

Remote Viewing

When busy schedules do not allow time for client travel FocusVision can be booked for remote viewing.


Meter street parking is available. Underground parking is available at Urban Fare, Yaletown 177 Davie Street (Davie & Pacific). It is only three blocks away from SmartPoint Research.

Recommended Accommodations

The Opus Hotel is located at 322 Davie Street which is just around the corner form us. It offers ninety-six luxury guestrooms featuring vibrant colours and spa bathrooms. The Opus Hotel Offers SmartPoint Research clients a corporate rate when the room is booked directly through the hotel.

To make a reservation phone 604.642.6787 or visit

The Georgian Court Hotel Hotel is located at 773 Beatty Street and is within walking distance to us. It also offers complimentary drop off shuttle service (7:00am-7:00pm). This property is a 4 star boutique hotel with friendly, attentive, helpful staff and exceptional value for money. It offers 180 designed deluxe guest rooms, executive suites and luxurious penthouse suites for an ideal business or leisure retreat in downtown Vancouver.

To make a reservation phone 604.682.5555 or visit

The Sheraton Wall Centre features Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ beds and high-speed wireless Internet access. This hotel offers competitive rates, a spa facility, fitness facility, indoor heated lap pool, infrared sauna and more! It is within walking distance or a short taxi ride from us.

To make a reservation phone 604.331.1000 or visit

Recommended Restaurants Nearby

There are a plethora of things to do in Vancouver! Regardless of how long you are in Vancouver for, we hope that you will be here long enough to dine at one of our fine restaurants. The following are some of our favorites:

Brix Restaurant

Conveniently located in the same historic building as CoatalViews. Brix serves modern Canadian cuisine made from local ingrediants and prepared using classic techniques from around the world. The wine bar serves over 50 wines by the glass. Located at 1138 Homer Street. For reservations call 604.915.9463.

Cactus Club

A Vancouver based chain offering globally inspired cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The steaks at Cactus Club are delicious! The Yaletown location is at 357 Davie Street. First come first serve.

Homer Street Cafe

Classic comfort cooking along with some of Vancouver’s best cocktails set in a historic building. Located at 898 Homer Street. For reservations call 604.428.4299 or book online at OpenTable.


Serving high quality Japanese food, and known for its specialty aburi sushi. Located at 1118 Mainland Street. To make a reservation call 604.685.8080.

The Flying Pig

A nouveau Canadian Bistro offering simple, seasonally inspired menu with fresh local ingredients at a great value. Located at 1168 Hamilton Street.

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