Whether your delegates have an hour-long break or you’re planning group activities for the afternoon, Vancouver is easy to explore during your time in the city. Most major meeting venues, including the Vancouver Convention Centre, are located right downtown, making it a breeze to get to some of the city’s top attractions, many of which are within walking distance. Whether your group is interested in exploring Stanley Park or the city’s beaches, a spot of shopping or wandering a unique neighbourhood, they can experience an authentic taste of Vancouver in a couple of hours or less.
Surrounded by the spectacular mountains, oceans and parks of Vancouver, you and your delegates have limitless options for sightseeing and outdoor activities. Within 30 minutes, you can have your group whisked to the top of a mountain visiting with grizzly bears, exploring the sights and sounds of a beloved public market, experiencing one of the world’s best collections of First Nations art, or hitting the links at a historic golf course.
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Vancouver's unbeatable location makes it the perfect gateway to the rest of British Columbia and beyond, allowing you to enhance your meeting's appeal by offering your delegates a range of outstanding opportunities for pre and post-conference travel. Just a 90-minute drive from Vancouver is the world-class resort of Whistler with some of the world’s best skiing in the winter, and golf and sightseeing in the summer. Another easy day trip from the city is Victoria, British Columbia’s charming capital city, located on Vancouver Island, a spectacular 35-minute floatplane ride away. Further afield, the Okanagan Valley, the province’s biggest wine growing region, is a four-hour drive east from Vancouver. Rail buffs will enjoy Rocky Mountaineer’s two-day itineraries that take visitors through British Columbia’s interior and on to either Banff or Jasper in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. And with some of the world's top cruise lines operating out of the city, Vancouver is an excellent place to embark on a cruise up the Inside Passage route to Alaska.