Technical Tours

For this year’s conference, we have also prepared a surprise in the form of a technical tour for all the visitors and those who are taking an active part in this Conference. Still, GeoVan reserves the right to cancel the tour in case of a fewer number of registrants. However, the registrants will be notified via email about any tour cancellations, and they will be offered a full refund in case of tour cancellations. Also, the additional charges are not included, and the tours will be only in English, which is something our applicants should have in mind.

Geotechnical Engineering in the Canadian Mountainous Terrain – Opportunities and Hazards

October 5, 2017

Time: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm – dinner included

Departure: Westin Bayshore Hotel

Price: $170

Minimum required: 10 people  Maximum: 20

In this tour expect to learn more about some of the engineering opportunities and hazards associated with living in a mountainous terrain such as the terrain around Vancouver. During this tour, we will take advantage of seeing Vancouver and Canada from a different point of view, and we will at the same time take you to the world-famous destination resort of Whistles! You will also have the unique opportunity to see the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia’s Coast Mountains as well as Squamish and Whistler. The tour takes us on the highway along steep rock slopes above Howe Sound, and continues along Squamish and Cheakamus Rivers, only to go past the stunning waterfalls, and glacier capped peaks. During the tour, you will also find out more about the terrain and have a unique opportunity to learn more about it from both a historical and geological point of view.


As for the highway corridor, it has been susceptible to landslides, debris flows, as well as structurally controlled rockslides. Sometimes all of this caused devastating consequences, but this was of course before all the things that engineers have done to improve this terrain. If you want to experience Canada, find out more about the terrain and learn more about the geological particularities of this part of the world visit this tour and our Conference of course!