Partners Program

Thanks for showing interest in the partners program.  We have planned a few outings that hopefully will give you a good introduction to this beautiful city. June should be a perfect month to visit. Many activities will be happening in June such as the 32nd Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Vancouver Art Gallery exhibit “Claude Monet’s Secret Garden”. Get your tour books out and figure out where your adventures will take you!

The complete partner program can be added in the “Guest Tickets” section of the registration page for $375 US or you can select the various events, functions and tours listed below a la carte.

  • Monday, June 26th
    • Vancouver City Sightseeing
      • 2:00 – 6:00 pm
      • $80/person
      • While in beautiful Vancouver, treat yourself to the city’s best sites! Our personal driver will escort the group to key attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. We can travel at our own pace, and request stops to snap photos, grab a souvenir or have a closer look at a site.  Highlights 4-hour private sightseeing tour of Vancouver see top attractions like Granville Island, the Lions Gate Bridge, Chinatown and Gastown, Stanley Park and admire the historic First Nation totem poles in Brockton Point and capture scenic views from Queen Elizabeth Park.  Learn about Vancouver’s history, culture and sights from an informative guide Enjoy the afternoon tour pick and drop-off from our hotel. Click HERE to read more.
    • Welcome Reception / Ice Breaker
      • 6:30 to 9:30 pm
      • $50/person
      • Join us inside the Regency Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Hyatt for WEDA’s signature Ice Breaker Welcome Reception. This is the perfect place and time to meet and greet the other conference attendees. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, various presentation and carving stations and refreshments included. This function is included with all conference & exhibitor registrations.
  • Tuesday June 27th
    • Small Group Granville Island Market Tour
      • 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
      • $55/person
      • The Granville Island Market Tour is a must-do for visitors to Vancouver! As Canada’s second-most visited destination and a world-famous hub for food, art and culture, Granville Island can often be overwhelming to handle alone. Join our Granville Island Market Tour to weave expertly through the busy Public Market, skipping the line at the best food shops and artisans to taste over 20 signature Canadian tastings. You’ll experience the vibrant culture and history of the area, while savoring a cornucopia of fine foods – from local cheeses and top-quality charcuterie to sourdough bread, to melt-in-your-mouth donuts, and more! After the tour we have lunch reservations at The Sandbar, one of Vancouver’s premiere seafood restaurants.
  • Wednesday June 28th
    • Whale Watching Tour from Vancouver
      • Exact times have not yet been finalized. Tour will be from 3 to 5 hours long.
      • $105/person
      • Spend the day scouting for an incredible array of marine life during this 3- to 5-hour Vancouver whale watching cruise. Join a professional naturalist on board a modern boat as you search for creatures including killer whales (orcas), seals, porpoises and eagles, among others. The waters for your cruise are renowned for attracting whales, offering an up to 90% success rate with sightings. Best of all, you’ll enjoy spectacular scenery set amidst the Gulf and San Juan Islands. Your whale watching trip from Vancouver also includes round-trip transport from your hotel, plus bottled water and snacks. Click HERE to read more.
    • WEDA GALA Reception & Dinner
      • 6:30 to 9:30 pm
      • $75/person
      • The reception will be on the 3rd floor of the Hyatt in the Regency foyer area, followed by a plated dinner inside the Regency Ballroom. This function is included with all conference and exhibitor registrations.
  • Thursday June 29th
    • Post Conference Tour & Lunch
      • 1:00 to 4:30 pm
      • $25/person
      • Enjoy a relaxing 3 hour tour onboard the 110′ Magic Spirit yacht. Transportation to/from the Hyatt will be provided to nearby Coal Harbour where we will board/disembark. This tour is the perfect way to close the conference week and enjoy the majestic city of Vancouver. Lunch and refreshments are included. 

Click HERE to register for the full partners program or any of the events, functions or tours separately. 




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