Pre and Post Conference Activities

Organized Events: We have a selection of diverse events and activities for you to participate in before, during, and after the conference. In the coming months, more information will be added including how you can register for each of these.

A day trip to Whistler and Squamish: Visit the village of Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics downhill skiing events. Visit the shops that line the centre of the village along with a tour at the Squamish First Nation Cultural Centre. Take a gondola ride up the mountains, visit Shannon Falls, and hike amongst the trees.

Visit Deep Cove in North Vancouver: Enjoy the day walking around beautiful Deep Cove. Take a kayak out into Canada’s southernmost fjord or walk amongst the gift shops and eateries.

Enjoy historic Steveston: Visit the fishing village of Steveston and possibly take a boat out whale watching. There is also plenty more to see amongst the eclectic shops and cafés lining the streets including the historic Britannia ShipyardsLondon Heritage Farms, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

Sample our local wine and craft beer: Take a wine or craft beer tour and enjoy the fruits of their labours.

Accessible Hikes/Walks: Southern BC is well known for its natural beauty and what better way to experience that than to take a short hike. Here are some of our favourite local places to visit:

Stanley Park (walk)

Dundarave (walk)

Colony Farm Regional Park (walk)

Burnaby Mountain (hike)

Belcarra (hike?)

Spanish Banks (walk)

Lynn Canyon (hike)

Touristy Stuff:

Granville Island

False Creek Ferries/Aquabus

Capilano Suspension Bridge


Chinese restaurant awards (all over)

El Santo (New Westminster)

Wild Rice (New Westminster)

Wild Thyme (New Westminster)


Information for us:

Tour guys:

Whistler buses:

Wine Tour: Fraser Valley Wine Tours:

Craft Beer Tour: Vancouver Craft Brewery Tour: