Vancouver, British Columbia, is a modern, travel-friendly city with a unique mix of cultures. Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons make it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. An energetic restaurant and nightlife scene are other features that make Vancouver such an attractive place to visit.

In addition to the fantastic technical and social program being developed for the 2019 Annual Meeting, the location makes this a special event. The local organizing committee has created a list of their favorite things to see and do in and around Vancouver. Enjoy!




The Seawall

Steps from the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver you will find the world's longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Walk, jog, or bike at the city's most popular recreation spot!

Click here to download the Seawall map.


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Stanley Park

Just a 10 minute drive from the meeting location visit Vancouver's largest urban park. Explore the beaches, hiking trails, the Vancouver Aquarium, the Brockton Point Lighthouse, and much more. Surrounded by The Seawall, there are endless places to explore.

Click here to download the Stanley Park map and guide.


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Granville Island

Travel by Aquabus or set out for a scenic urban walk (about 40 minutes) to this former industrial site to visit trendy restaurants, art galleries, theaters, and shopping. Home to the famous Public Market, known as one of the best open air markets in North America.

Click here to plan your visit to Granville Island   




A short walk from the conference center, lively Gastown is known for its whistling Steam Clock and mix of souvenir shops, indie art galleries and decor stores in Victorian buildings. A trendy food and drink scene includes chic cocktail lounges, craft beer breweries, intimate live music venues, and restaurants serving everything from gourmet sandwiches to local seafood.
Visit gastown.org and check it out.




The Aquabus

Hop aboard the Aquabus' iconic rainbow boats to enjoy the spectacular Vancouver skyline from a unique and impressive vantage point! Tour the city or get around town quickly using Vancouver's charming ferry company. The 13 multicolored vessels make stops up and down False Creek every 15 minutes or less - so you never have to wait long for a ride. All routes are wheelchair accessible, pet and bike-friendly. 

Click here to view routes and purchase tickets




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 Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

If you need a break from the city, venture over to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver. Originally built in 1888, this 450 foot bridge is suspended 230 feet above the Capilano River. Continue to explore the cedar and evergreen forests from a bird's eye view from the parks many other footbridges and platforms.

 Click here to purchase tickets



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The Vancouver Lookout

Looking to see the city? Venture to the top of the Vancouver Lookout located right in downtown. This 553 foot tall tower has a 360 degree view of Vancouver. Reach the top in 40 seconds by taking a glass elevator. See the whole metro, the North Shore Mountains, and even Vancouver Island from this unique vantage point.

Click here to purchase tickets



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