Guest/Spouse Program

Please note that this program is for those age 18 and older.

Register by 19 Sept. Register On Site
$325 US $400 US

Sunday, 9 November

Opening Ceremony and Reception

6:00pm–9:30pm

Monday, 10 November

Continental Breakfast at the Vancouver Convention Center

8:00am–9:00am

Vancouver City Tour

9:00am–1:00pm

This 4 hour city tour, featuring the very best of Vancouver, will give you a wonderful taste of what our city has to offer. See the following sights that are all musts for any first time visitors to Vancouver!

  • Downtown Vancouver – Get an overview of one of the world’s most livable cities
  • Sports Stadiums – See the world’s largest cable supported retractable roof stadium, BC Place
  • Chinatown – Vancouver’s cultural diversity in action
  • Gastown – Historic area of Vancouver, this is where it all started
  • Canada Place – Alaska cruise ship terminal
  • Olympic Cauldron – All eyes were on Vancouver in 2010. See where the flame kicked off one of the most spectacular Winter Olympic Games in history.
  • Coal Harbour – Exclusive waterfront community
  • Stanley Park – Complete with a stop at the breathtaking Prospect Point, this segment of the tour lets you experience the Vancouver attraction that is most beloved by locals and visitors alike. 1000 acres of forest, garden, and field (not to mention a small selection of restaurants, amenities, and activities,) make for a beautiful oasis in the middle of a glittering city.
  • English Bay – Downtown Vancouver’s beautiful beachfront community. A vibrant residential neighborhood spills out onto one of Vancouver’s most popular beaches. With a gorgeous west-facing view and a stretch of sand that serves as the perfect backdrop to the restaurants lining the shore, English Bay is the place to see and be seen.
  • Granville Island Tour – This signature tour provides the opportunity for both locals and visitors to learn about and experience BC’s most visited and best-known public market. With more than 12.2 million visitors a year, Granville Island can be a very busy place! Put yourself in the experienced and knowledgeable hands of our culinary professionals and learn the secrets and the best places to shop.

Poster Social

5:00pm–6:30pm

Tuesday, 11 November

Whistler Day Trip

8:00am–6:00pm

On this day trip to Whistler follow the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, which winds along beautiful Howe Sound. Along the coastline view cliffs that plummet straight into the ocean, dense green forest and immense mountain peaks cradling snow and glacier. A brown-bagged continental breakfast will be provided as you board the bus.

Breathtaking Shannon Falls is the first stop along the way to Whistler. Walk through lush rainforest along a well-maintained wooden path to the 1,100-foot cascading falls.

The pedestrian village walkways of Whistler abound with unique boutiques featuring merchandise ranging from the natural instinctive beauty of Indian art to the latest in fun fashion. During your free time in Whistler, sample some of the international cuisine for which Whistler’s restaurants are renowned.

Poster Social

5:00pm–6:30pm

Wednesday, 12 November

Continental Breakfast at the Vancouver Convention Center

8:30am–9:30am

Vancouver Garden Tour and Museum of Anthropology

9:30am–1:30pm

After a leisurely drive along famous English Bay and the West End you‘ll arrive at the world famous Museum of Anthropology, which is located at the University of British Columbia. Learn about the evolution of this important culture with its buildings, carvings and burial objects. You’ll also visit the replica of a Haida village.

We visit another jewel of Vancouver, the Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia. It is considered to be the one of the most authentic Japanese Tea and Stroll Gardens in North America and among the top five Japanese gardens outside of Japan. The exquisite work of art was created out of two-and-a-half acres (one hectare) of pristine forest by landscape architects and gardeners recommended by the government of Japan. It honours Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933) whose goal was “to become a bridge across the Pacific.” Among many other memorials to him is his portrait on the 5000 yen note.

Poster Social

5:00pm–6:30pm

Thursday, 13 November

Explore Vancouver on your own!

Poster Social

4:15pm–5:45pm

Closing Ceremony

5:55pm–6:30pm