Pre & Post Tours
Pre & Post Tours
“A cosmopolitan city on the edge of nature”, Vancouver effortlessly combines urban activity with spectacular outdoor adventures. Explore the endless possibilities before and/or after the conference, from whale watching excursions to bicycling along the sea wall to gondolas up snow-capped mountains.
We will keep you informed for all tour bookings, along with prices (TBD), but here is a list of some of the favourites from past years.
Pre or Post Conference Tours: (Separate Fee)
Whistler & Shannon Falls
Home to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Whistler is an award winning, internationally renowned, year-round resort nestled in the Central Mountain range. The journey up the Sea to Sky Highway is just like it sounds–a winding spectacle of ocean and mountain scenery including the roaring Shannon Falls and cultural Squamish Adventure Centre. As the majestic backdrop of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain unveils before your eyes, the adventure at our Whistler Village destination is yours to create.
Victoria & Butchart Gardens
It starts with a 90-minute cruise aboard BC Ferries, and just gets better. With scenery so jaw-dropping you won’t want to blink, relax and enjoy the voyage through Juan de Fuca Straight and the Gulf Islands. From exploring the Inner Harbour of BC’s capital city of Victoria–named after British monarch Queen Victoria–to Butchart Gardens 22 breathtaking hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty, this tour delivers a royally spectacular day-trip to remember.
Granville Island Market Tour
20 Tastings, 10 Stories, 2 Hours of Canadian Delights: A Food and Cultural Tour featuring Fresh, Local Gastronomic Delights
During the tour, guests will savour a cornucopia of fine foods from independent farmers and food artisans throughout Vancouver and beyond, from duck confit and cheeses to locally-made charcuterie, melt-in-your-mouth donuts, to world-class coffee and chai. Touring the Granville Island Public Market will be one of the most authentic ways to experience Vancouver — after all, what better way to feel the pulse of a city than to immerse yourself in the action?
Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Walking Tour
5 Courses, 14 Tastings, 8 Stories & 3 Hours of Pure Bliss!
Lake Louise and Banff, Rockies Discovery & Glacier Adventure
Enjoy both of Canada’s oldest and largest national parks! Connected by the Icefields Parkway, Jasper and Banff National Parks are home to alpine glaciers, turquoise lakes and a variety of mountain wildlife.
BEST OF VARIETAL AWARDS & TASTING
Kick off the 2017 Okanagan wine tourism season with an exclusive tasting of the Best Varietals in British Columbia. The evening starts with the announcement of the 26 best varietals in British Columbia and is followed by a private wine tasting with winemakers and winery owners present. The British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Competition features over 600 wines judged by 15 leading sommeliers and experienced wine media. This is a unique way to celebrate the launch of the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival. With over 30 different award categories representing British Columbia’s major varietals and blends, these awards are perfect for you to choose your favourite British Columbia wines for the Spring and Summer. There are only 100 tickets available so book early. This is a Get Home Safe event.
Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle（Rocky Mountaineer）
Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Vancouver
While you are in the City, you may want to visit some special places in the City on your own time.
City Tour – Vancouver Trolley Attractions Loop Tour
The Vancouver Aquarium at Stanley Park
The Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver Art Gallery
Robson Street (high end shopping downtown)
Yaletown (great pubs, restaurants, shopping)
Fly over Canada