Things to do in Vancouver!

Hello Region 8,

Our wonderful hospitality committee has put together a list of things to do while you are in Vancouver for our 2014 Region 8 Conference. Check out the list below for some great activities! Download a PDF copy of this list here Things to Do While You You are in Vancouver

SFU LogoSFU Vancouver Campus Tour: Thursday, March 20 12:10pm.  Sign up and meet at the Hospitality Desk.  We will return in time for the 1:30pm pre-conference session.  Free

Forbidden Vancouver LogoGhosts of Gastown Walking Tour: Friday, March 21 8:00pm. Join your Forbidden Vancouver storyteller on an adventure through our city’s earliest and most gruesome history.  You are transported back to the 1800s when Vancouver was a violent frontier town.  Only a few thousand inhabitants hustled to survive in the Wild West of Canada.  Do not expect a conventional walking tour or a ghost tour, this experience is gothic theatre. 

$20 (10 person minimum)  Register in advance via or until 7:00pm Thursday night at the Hospitality Desk.  Meet at the Hospitality Desk at 7:45pm Friday to walk to Cathedral Square together, or you can be at Cathedral Square (opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral on Dunsmuir St.) for 8:00pm on your own.

 Stampin Up LogoUnlock Your Creativity: Friday, March 21 8:00pm or Saturday, March 22 at 1:15pm in the Marriott’s Dundarave Room.  Feel like a quieter evening or have an hour to wait for your flight home?  Create three handmade cards or a Vancouver-themed scrapbook layout to record your travel experience.  With SFU staff member and Stampin’ Up consultant Melissa Ilagan.

$15 either option.  Register at the Hospitality Desk.   Participants in Saturday’s class are welcome to bring and store their luggage in the room.

 Dinner is Served logoDinner Groups: Friday, March 21.  Join your colleagues for a meal!  Sign up at the Hospitality Desk and meet there, too.  A NACADA volunteer will lead each group.


Nuba in Gastown (Lebanese)  207 West Hastings St.

The Copper Chimney (Indian)  567 Hornby St.

The Alibi Room (Beer Lovers’ Pub)   157 Alexander St. at Main

Hapa Izakaya (Japanese)  909 West Cordova St.

Cardero’s (West Coast, Fish, Pizza)  1583 Coal Harbour Quay

Reservations are for 6:30pm, please meet at 6:15pm at the Hospitality Desk.

Non-Committee Sponsored Activities:


  • NHL hockey Canucks vs. Predators (the team Carrie Underwood’s husband plays for) 7:00pm Wednesday, March 19th.  Tickets start at $68. Visit for more details
  • Runner?  Meet at lululemon on 1148 Robson Street between Bute & Thurlow at 5:45pm Wednesday for a free guided run through the area


Free/Almost Free Attractions

Other Recommended Attractions (all prices in Canadian dollars)

  • Walking Distance
    • The Ghosts of Gastown – character-led walking tour 8:00pm Friday Tickets $20 arranged by your conference committee.   See page one for details
    • The Vancouver Art Gallery ($17)
    • The Vancouver Aquarium ($25)
    • Fly Over Canada film at Canada Place ($18)
    • Hop On/Hop Off Vancouver Trolley Tour ($40) pick-up/drop-off point in front of our hotel  great deal – two day pass for $45

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