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Nestled between snow-capped mountains and the sparkling ocean, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It offers Canada’s best climate: mild winters and warm summers moderated by Pacific Ocean currents.


Voted as the ‘Best City in the Americas’ year after year by Condé Nast Traveller magazine, Vancouver is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the soaring peaks of the North Shore Mountains.


The Vancouver Convention Centre offers convenient access to 13,000 quality hotel rooms within walking distance, including three world-class connecting hotel properties.

Activities and Attractions

Vancouver offers an infinite number of sights, activities and event options. Want to play outside? Rent a kayak and tour the shoreline, cycle the city or hit the trails. Take advantage of beautiful golf courses, or ski or hike the North Shore Mountains just minutes away. Indoor activities? Tour local art galleries and museums, experience live theatre or a professional sporting event, shop along popular Robson Street or visit historic Gastown. Find out more here.

Explore the Region

With the convention centre and Vancouver as home base, delegates are well positioned to explore this unique region. Seaplanes, helicopters, ferries and cruise ships are just minutes away. All of which make it easy to discover attractions like Victoria – British Columbia’s capital – and the scenic Gulf Islands. Take a leisurely drive up the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler, one of North America’s top ski resorts, sample the award-winning vintages of the Okanagan wine country, or travel the Alaskan coastline.

World-Class Cuisine

Vancouver is fast becoming known as one of Canada’s best dining destinations. In fact, Food & Wine magazine named Vancouver as one of the top ten culinary destinations in the world in 2008 along with cities such as New York, Paris and number one city Tokyo.