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OPTIONAL TOURS & ACTIVITIES

*Special Discount for Congress Attendants ONLY!!*

WELCOME TO VANCOUVER!! 

Vancouver boasts some of the most amazing, top-rated tourist attractions in all of North America. Together these stops make an unsurpassed lineup of cultural, historic and natural experiences guaranteed to make your trip to Vancouver one you won't forget!

The IPA Congress has partnered with some of the best tour operators to provide our attendees a variety of ways to explore Vancouver and its neighbouring cities. Please note that for these tours, pricing and availability is subjected to change.

You can book your tours directly online, or visit the Information & Tour Desk during the congress!

 

CITY TOURS (click for more information)

Landsea Tours and Adventures 

Landsea Tours and Adventures is pleased to offer all delegates and travelling companions of IPA2016 special discounted rates on all scheduled sightseeing tours taking place from August 12 – 28, 2016! To receive this special rate, book any of the below tours at www.vancouvertours.com/ipa2016 using the promo code IPA2016.

Cost: Adult: $67.50 Child: $40.50
This tour also offers a sunset dinner cruise around option as an add-on. In addition, a shorten 2 hour excursion is available for those who are short on time.

The City Highlights Tour is the best way to see this West Coast gem. A 4 hour excursion through the most beautiful city in the world with stops in Stanley Park, Granville Island, Vancouver Lookout. Award winning tour guides will also tour you through Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, English Bay Vancouver Harbour and more.

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Cost: Adult: $144 Child: $90

The Mountain Discovery Tour takes you to the amazing temperate rainforest of Vancouver’s North Shore. This is your best option for a light adventure, half-day excursion into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. Stops include Capilano Fish Hatchery, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. CLIFFWALK is the newest attraction at Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Not for the faint of heart, CLIFFWALK is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below.

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Cost: Adult: $135 Child: $85.5

The Peak & Canyon Tour takes you to the amazing temperate rainforest of Vancouver’s North Shore. This is your best option for a light adventure, half-day excursion into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. Stops include Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Grouse Mountain.

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Cost: Adult: $126 Child: $72

This is the best way to explore the “Sea-to-Sky Highway”; literally the road to the 2010 Olympics and to Whistler. Pass 7,000 foot mountains, the 3rd highest waterfall in BC and the 2nd largest granite monolith in the world. Experience this and more as your Guide brings the trip to life with history, current events and personal anecdotes. Stops include view points, Whistler Village, Shannon Falls and the new Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum. Guest will have free time to explore the quaint village stops, walk along forest trails or just enjoy the mountain scenery of beautiful Whistler.

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Cost: Adult: $180 Child: $90

Victoria and Butchart Gardens showcases British Columbia's provincial capital and the world-renowned gardens in just one day. Maximize your time and save money by turning a potentially difficult transfer between Vancouver and Victoria into an easy, fully-narrated day tour. See the Parliament Buildings, downtown Victoria's vibrant harbour and explore one of the world's famouse gardens.  With plenty of free time in downtown Victoria and at Butchart Gardens, this is an experience you will never forget.

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Cost: Adult: $99 Child: $58.5

Vancouver’s rugged wilderness is literally right around the corner and now more accessible than ever before! Enjoy this fantastic new day tour to the Sea to Sky corridor.  Take in the ocean-side town of Horseshoe Bay, feel the spray from British Columbia’s 3rd highest waterfall at Shannon Falls, rise 2,800ft to the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola, cross the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge (210 feet high, 325 feet long) and travel to the depths on the underground train at Britannia Mine Museum.

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FOODIE TOURS (click here for more information)

 Vancouver Foodie Tours
Explore all the amazing food Vancouver has to offer! Receive 10% off any of the below tours by using the code IPA2016 when booking on www.FoodieTours.ca

Retail Cost: $69 (+ $20 for optional alcoholic pairings) – GET 10% OFF PROMO CODE: IPA2016

Your gastronomic adventure begins with savoring dim sum from Winner of Vancouver’s Best Dim Sum for six consecutive years by Vancouver Magazine. You’ll visit Vancouver’s gourmet specialty grocer for award winning cheese and chocolate paired with a local wine. Next, you'll visit celebrity chef Jean-Georges’ Market Restaurant and then hop across the street to Hubbub, creator of Vancouver’s Top 10 Sandwiches. Finally, happy bellies are treated to a sweet ending with the best gelato and sorbetto on the continent at Bella Gelateria, winner of North America’s best gelato.

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Retail Cost $49 -  GET 10% OFF PROMO CODE: IPA2016

Noisy and chaotic, yet irresistibly atmospheric, Granville Island is Canada’s second most-visited tourist attraction (behind Niagara Falls), and Vancouver’s destination for lovers of food, art and culture. Offering fresh, local, seasonal produce, alongside a slice of local life, this is where guests rub elbows with Vancouver’s chefs as they shop for tonight’s menu. Touring the Granville Island Public Market will be one of the most authentic ways to experience the coastal city of Vancouver.

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Retail Cost $49 -  GET 10% OFF PROMO CODE: IPA2016

Find out how Vancouver street eats has undergone a major face lift in the past few years, transforming it into the nation’s gourmet food truck destination. Enjoy a berkshire pork hot dog slathered with secret sauce all topped with seaweed flakes at Japadog, the hot dog cart that has become the pride of Vancouver. Then hop over to the Vancouver food truck hailed as the best on the street by Top Chef Canada. Taste a silky smooth hot Smoked Wild Salmon that's smoked inside a tiny cart daily. Your tour will take you to Vancouver's chic shopping street, followed by the famed Vancouver Art Gallery where you'll enjoy a tasty Hoisin Chicken wrap before stopping for a refreshing thirst quencher.

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VANCOUVER BREWERY TOURS (click here for more information)

 

Enjoy an IPA while attending IPA! Come explore Vancouver's vibrant craft beer scene with Vancouver Brewery Tours. Our fun and informative brewery tours take you behind-the-scenes of Vancouver's BEST craft breweries and show you how our award winning beers are made. Our knowledgeable tour guides will take you to 3 breweries in 3 hours where you’ll enjoy VIP access and seating, all while enjoying plenty of craft beer samples!

Cost: Walking Tour $65 | Vancouver Brewery Tour $75 | Beer and Food Tour $85 – Receive 10% off with promo code IPA2016

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WHALE WATCHING (click here for more information) 

Retail Cost: Tours range from $130-$140 and vary based on adults, children and seniors

Discover Southern Resident & Transient Killer Whales, majestic Humpback Whales, bow riding porpoises, sea lions, seals, Bald Eagles and more!

To book, visit www.vancouverwhalewatch.com or call (604) 274-9565. When making a reservation, be sure to quote the access code VWW/IPA2016 for a 10% discount off the above costs.

Added Tour Options: Lunch can be added on any tour for $8.50 (plus 5% GST). Return shuttle services are available with over 9 different downtown pick up locations for $15.

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PRE & POST CONGRESS TOUR (click here for more information)

Departing from Vancouver, enjoy 7 day roundtrip cruise with Holland America  before or after the congress. Sail through the fabled Inside Passage, one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world with forest and tumbling glaciers, stopping at various ports of call including Juneau, Ketchikan and then returning back to Vancouver.

IPA Congress attendees receive $25 USD (per passenger) shipboard credit!

Spaces are limited! To inquire about current rates (in CAD) and making reservations, please contact Eric Van Meter through email or at 1-866-324-5764 ext. 2484

Please note that passengers from outside the North America will be subjected to a $50 CAD per person booking fee.

This 8 day tour starts from the coastal city of Vancouver and travels to the heart British Columbia's interior and through the mighty Canadian Rockies. Guests will visit the Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the beautiful Lake Louise and a sightseeing tour of Banff.

Cost start at $3699 per person based on double occupancy.

Spaces are limited and prices and availability are subjected to change! To book, call 1-877-460-3200 and Press 2. Don’t forget to include the code for attendees – IPA2016.

This 6 day tour starts from the coast city of Vancouver and travels to the heart of British Columbia’s interior and towards the mighty Canadian Rockies. Travel highlights include the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, a half day tour into Yoho National Park, a full day tour of Lake Louise with the trip concluding in Calgary, Alberta.

Cost start at $3099 per person based on double occupancy.

Spaces are limited and prices and availability are subjected to change! To book, call 1-877-460-3200 and Press 2. Don’t forget to include the code for attendees – IPA2016.

 

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