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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.


For those wishing to take full advantage of travelling to Vancouver, we have included information on recommended sites to visit both locally and in other regions.

Momo from Skyland Travel is taking care of the tour bookings.  She can inform you who has signed up for which tour, so that you can travel together with other members of the Conference.  Contact Momo at: momo@skyland.ca  or 604-685-6885 ext 527.


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.

Price $140*
*Add-on the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Alpine Experience, or a Spectacular Glacier Tour for additional fees.


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.

Price $200
Plan for:14 Hours
April to June:Departure 9:30 am


Granville Island Market Tour

20 Tastings, 10 Stories, 2 Hours of Canadian Delights:  A Food and Cultural Tour featuring Fresh, Local Gastronomic Delights

Noisy and chaotic, yet irresistibly atmospheric, Granville Island is Canada’s second most-visited destination, behind Niagara Falls, and Vancouver’s destination for lovers of food, art and culture. Offering fresh, local, seasonal produce, alongside a slice of local life, this is where guests rub elbows with Vancouver’s chefs as they shop for tonight’s menu.

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?

Price $51.99 (weekdays), $54.99 (weekends)
Departure 10:30 am


Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Walking Tour

5 Courses, 14 Tastings, 8 Stories & 3 Hours of Pure Bliss!

Our gastronomic adventure begins with savoring dim sum from none other than Kirin Chinese Restaurant – Winner of Vancouver’s Best Dim Sum for six consecutive years by Vancouver Magazine. You’ll visit Vancouver’s gourmet specialty grocer where you will taste award winning cheese and chocolate paired with a local wine.

Next, we take you to Vancouver’s most popular Italian Restaurant where you’ll savor their Signature Meatball and fresh burrata paired with 2012 Tinhorn Gewurztraminer. We then take you on a short stroll along Vancouver’s gourmet restaurant street and trendy shopping neighborhood.

Then we hop across the street to Hubbub, creator of Vancouver’s top 10 sandwiches for their Pulled Pork Sandwich and beer pairing. You’ll learn how this amazing sandwich is made and experience firsthand the magnetic appeal of this majestic sandwich.

Finally, happy bellies are treated to a sweet ending with the best gelato and sorbetto at Bella Gelateria, winner of the World’s best gelato in Florence, Italy.

Price $69 (additional $20 for optional alcoholic pairings)


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.

At the Columbia Icefield, experience our all-terrain Ice Explorer that travels onto the mighty Athabasca Glacier. Complete your adventure with a 5-minute shuttle to the Glacier Skywalk – Canada’s first attraction of its kind! Gain a unique perspective of nature at its finest as you stand 280 metres (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley.

Transportation is available from most Banff hotels and a hot lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.

Prices start at $800 per person based on double occupancy depending on accommodation choice and include 2 night’s accommodation.  Air between Vancouver and Calgary is not included.  Prices are subject to change without notice.



MAY 4, 2017
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.

Price $55

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
** It is not included transportation between Vancouver to Kelowna, BC. If you are interested in, please ask about the air ticket.


Canadian Rockies Getaway CircleRocky Mountaineer
9 Days / 8 Nights total  (4 Days onboard Rocky Mountaineer)

Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Kamloops, Vancouver

Price $4999~ / Silver Leaf Category (additional for higher category)
4 lunches, 4 breakfasts Include

Activities & Tours
・Vancouver Lookout
・Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
・Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
・Banff tour, including Banff Gondola

*There is available to book the tour from Calgary and add the air ticket from Vancouver to Calgary return ticket.


OTHER Options:

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
  • Stanley Park
  • 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
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