Experience the views and attractions of one of the world's most livable cities.
Vancouver – Spectacular by Nature
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and the sparkling Pacific, Vancouver has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading convention destinations. With diverse culinary offerings, luxury hotels, unique venues including the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, and easy access via YVR Airport, visitors receive a seamless conference experience in a modern, cosmopolitan city on the edge of nature.
“You’re gorgeous, baby, you’re sophisticated, you live well… Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s the cool North American sibling.” – The New York Times
“Vancouver is a city unlike any other. Wherever I look, I see water or mountains — or both. And everyone looks so healthy.” – The Daily Telegraph (UK)
“Despite a rain-prone climate, it displays a perpetually sunny disposition. Consider it the supermodel of North American cities.” – USA Today
Vancouver has the smallest carbon footprint of any major city in North America and is a front-runner in green building, planning and technology.
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British Columbia – Pre- and Post-Summit Adventure
Vancouver is the gateway to many other spectacular destinations in British Columbia and beyond. Make the most of your conference experience with a pre- or post-summit adventure.
Whistler is North America’s number one ski resort, and is just a 90-minute drive away from Vancouver. British Columbia’s capital city Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, is another easy day trip destination. Take a scenic 35-minute float plane journey from Vancouver and explore this charming seaside city. Further afield, the Okanagan Valley is the province’s largest wine growing region, and 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 Vancouver’s port, it’s the perfect place to embark on a cruise up the Inside Passage route to Alaska.
Explore Vancouver on Adventure Day
A chance to experience the best of Vancouver, Post-GLOBE Adventure Day is the perfect way to explore this iconic city. Top off GLOBE Week with an exciting day trip, visiting attraction classics such as the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain.
Explore the Capilano River and Lynn Valley, take a scenic gondola ride to the Peak of Vancouver, strap on your snowshoes and enjoy the pristine beauty of BC’s west coast. Gear up, put on your skis, hop on your snowboard and have some fun on the slopes. Discover what this city is all about, in one adventurous day.