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Discover Vancouver


The conference venue for PACRIM8 is located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

Did you know that Vancouver is…

  • a cultural crossroads that is located midway between Western Europe and Asia Pacific
  • a food-lover’s dream with more restaurants, a wider selection of ethnic cuisine, and better prices than any comparably-sized city in the world. Visit the Dining Guide for more information on local restaurants
  • “the most accessible city in the world” for travellers with disabilities
  • one of the only cities in the world where you can ski, golf and sail all in the same day

Optional Tours

ACerS has developed three unique tours for conference attendees.

North Shore Tour

North Shore Tour

North Shore Tour (4 Hours)
June 3, 2009 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a tour guaranteed to have you feeling on top of the world! Our motorcoach makes its way via Stanley Park and the impressive Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore, winding up the Capilano Canyon to the base of Grouse Mountain, where we leave the coach and ascend by gondola to Grouse’s 3,700 foot high vantage point. Other highlights include a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Nature Park where those who dare can take a heart-quickening walk on the Capilano Suspension Bridge! Ample time is also provided to wander the park and learn of its history and surrounding areas, visit First Nation totem pole carvers, or shop at the fabulous Trading Post.

Vancouver City and Harbour Tour

Vancouver City and Harbour Tour

Vancouver City and Harbour Tour (5 Hours)

June 3, 2009 – 1:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

The adventure begins with a drive through world famous Stanley Park, a 1,000 acre forest set in the heart of downtown. The Park’s scenic drive includes Lost Lagoon, a stop at the Totem Poles, Prospect Point and Brockton Oval while providing excellent views of the city, harbour and shoreline. After this visit, guests will be taken on a harbour tour. On-board the vessel guests will enjoy the historic and panoramic scenery of the Vancouver harbour, the downtown skyline and the North Shore mountains. The tour continues via seaside beaches to view the sunken gardens and adjoining Bloedel Conservatory; home of a rich assortment of flowers and plants from the tropical rainforest. Other highlights include exotic Chinatown and nearby Gastown with its quaint cobblestone streets, steam clock and unique shops all housed in turn-of-the-century buildings.

Whale Watching Tour

Whale Watching Tour

Whale Watching (6 Hours)
June 3, 2009 – 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Join us on an exciting adventure and live Western Canada’s unique natural beauty. This Whale Watching experience takes you to some of the most diverse wildlife on the Pacific Coast. You will travel by motorcoach to the fishing village of Steveston and board first class, modern vessels that will take you through the Gulf of Georgia and the San Juan Islands to see the diverse marine ecosystem of Canada’s West Coast. Sightings may include the famous Orca (Killer) Whales, bald eagles, sea lions and more. Upon return to Steveston, a motorcoach will take you back to the hotel.


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