Join us in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, on Canada’s West Coast!Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, Vancouver is sassy, sophisticated and outdoorsy. Vancouver is home to two million inhabitants who enjoy amildclimate, breathtaking scenery and a wealth of recreational activities. Enjoy all the very best of world class destinations: superlative shopping, exceptional dining, great entertainment and galleries –all perched on nature’s edge.
Vancouver has been described as one of the most spectacularly situated cities on earth. The downtown core stands proudly on an ocean swept peninsula surrounded by beaches, sailboats, parks and wildlife. The downtown core is only one mile across at its widest point making it a perfect city for walking. Local site-seeing opportunities include everything from whale watching tours to kayaking along the city shores, mountain biking some of the best trails in the world, to a gondola ride up Grouse Mountain to visit the grizzly bears.Vancouver is also the gateway for further travel in the west coast. After your conference spend a few extra days in the area and explore the world-renowned ski resort of Whistler,only a two-hour drive away. The quaint city of Victoria on Vancouver Island is a picturesque two-hour ferry journey to the west. Wine tours, exquisite dining and lakeside days await you in the Okanagan Valley, BC’s internationally recognized wine region. Or, hop on a cruise ship from Vancouver harbour and sail up the BC coast to Alaska –a once in a lifetime experience that is not to be missed.