Partner’s Program


If you are interested in participating in partner’s program, read this section, as it will give you all the necessary information about partner’s program and you will learn what you can expect from it. We hope to give you more precise and detailed information before the very event, but if you still have some questions which have remained feel free to contact us via email which you can find in the contacts section.

GeoVancouver reserves the right to cancel any partner tour should the minimum number of registrants not be reached. This is important to emphasize because our resources are limited by the number of participants. In the case of a potential partner tour cancellation, all registrants will be notified via email and offered another partner tour. Otherwise, we will organize a full refund in case of cancellations. Depending on the pricing of the tour, an additional charge may apply.

hotelImportant Note: All tours will be in English only.

Partner Meet and Greet

Monday, October 3, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Location: Westin Bayshore Hotel, Room (TBA)

Price: Complimentary. Please register if you anticipate attending.

Join us Monday morning for refreshments and a great opportunity to meet other partners before the start of the organized tours over the next three days. Name Badges will be available for pick up. If not attending, Name Badges may be picked up at the Main Registration Desk after 9:30 a.m.

Stanley Park Bus Tour – Granville Island Food Tasting Tour – Yaletown/Chinatown/Gastown Bus Tour

Monday, October 3, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Departure: Westin Bayshore Hotel

Price: $104.76

Minimum required: 10  Maximum: 33

Step aboard the Vancouver Trolley Bus for a narrated tour through the natural beauty of Stanley Park, Vancouver’s #1 attraction, covering 1,000 acres in downtown Vancouver, the 45 minute tour features Deadman’s Island, Vancouver’s harbour, the Lions Gate Bridge, the Rose Garden, a coastal rainforest including hemlock, fir and cedar, Girl in a Wetsuit Statute, S.S. Empress of Japan Figurehead, with stops at the First Nation Totem Poles and Prospect Point (view point), English Bay and on to Granville Island.

Granville Island Market Food Tasting Tour – enjoy an intimate 2-hour food tour experience, it’s so much more than a food tasting tour! Fuel your mind and body with interesting stories on where our food comes from, how dishes are prepared, and the stories behind each of the tasting locations and the people who make it all happen. Their tours are considered a meal for most guests, such that a meal immediately before or after the tour is not necessary. After the food tasting tour, there will be ample time to explore Granville Island at your leisure.Visit the Maritime Market, the Kid`s Market, small parks or perhaps pick up a Self-Guided Artisan Tour brochure showcasing the many artists and artisans who work on Granville Island. Important Note: Please advise when registering if any food allergies.

Step aboard the Vancouver Trolley Bus once again for a narrated trip back to the Westin Bayshore Hotel via Yaletown, Chinatown, and Gastown.

Tour includes:

  • Professional Guides
  • Vancouver Trolley Bus Transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Granville Island Market Food Tasting Tour

troleyWhat to Wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes, rain gear depending on the weather.

Walking Tour along Coal Harbour Seawall, Downtown, Gastown, Chinatown to Dr.Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Tuesday, October 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Departure: Westin Bayshore Hotel

Price: $71.43

Minimum required: 10  Maximum: 24

Walking tour from the Westin Bayshore Hotel along the seawall into downtown to look at the transformation of Coal Harbour and the surrounding area from industry and rail yards to the desirable residential neighborhood it is today, into Gastown, the birthplace of Vancouver, then to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown.

Enjoy a one hour guided tour of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. This Garden is the FIRST classical garden constructed outside of China. It is modeled after the highest standards of private classical gardens in the City of Suzhou during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). A team of 53 Chinese master craftsmen from Suzhou spent 13 months constructing the Garden using traditional methods and materials brought from China. Be enchanted by the Garden`s winding paths, rocks, plants and beautiful vistas. Learn about the qualities necessary to become a scholar during this period. Named a top city garden in the world by National Geographic, this is a must-see attraction! Afterwards, lunch at a Chinese Restaurant.

Tour includes:

  • Walking Tour Professional Guide
  • Admission to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden and Guided Tour
  • Lunch at Chinese Restaurant
  • Transportation back to the Westin Bayshore Hotel
  • Gratuities

What to Wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes, rain gear depending on the weather.

bridge parkNorth Shore Excursion – Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – Cleveland Dam


Wednesday, October 5, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Departure: Westin Bayshore Hotel

Price: $128.57

Minimum capacity required: 15  Maximum: 23

Time to leave Vancouver for the North Shore traveling via Stanley Park and the impressive Lions Gate Bridge. First stop is the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – world famous 450 ft. Span bridge, 230 ft. Above the Capilano River. Once you make it across the suspension bridge, walk along the Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventure among the beautiful West Coast rainforest. Tour includes a brief history and nature talk. Find out where the name “Capilano“ came from. Excellent Trading Post Gift Shop with many Canadian made products and upscale brands.

On to Cleveland Dam built in 1954 to block the 670 acres man-made Capilano Lake which supplies approximately 40% of Metro Vancouver`s fresh drinking water. Capilano Lake and the peaks of the Lions provide a spectacular backdrop.

Enjoy lunch at The Beach House Restaurant which specializes in serving delicious and sustainable seafood and West Coast cuisine. It is located at the foot of West Vancouver`s Dundarave Pier which is one of the North Shore`s most celebrated landmarks.

Tour includes:

  • Transportation
  • Admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Lunch at The Beach House Restaurant
  • Gratuities

What to Wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes, rain gear depending on the weather.