Vancouver: A Vibrant and Culturally Rich City Awaits

Enjoy Vancouver in the spring at the AAPM 34th Annual Meeting! The temperate climate is perfect for outdoor exploring, cultural pursuits, and dining during your breaks from educational sessions at the conference centre.

The City of Vancouver was incorporated in April of 1886, and the Convention Centre and Hotel are located in the City Centre district, known for being the financial, shopping, and entertainment center of the city. With many of Vancouver's most notable landmarks and easy connections to other parts of the city, the AAPM Annual Meeting is the ideal place to base yourself for discovering all this city has to offer.

Sports
Get a taste of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs and the National Hockey League by taking a tour of the Vancouver Canucks’ stadium.

Outdoors
Take a walking tour or hike around the Vancouver Seawall in Stanley Park. This park features 400-hectares of beaches, bays, monuments, gardens, views, and more. If you want a garden but not the distance, visit The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden located just 1.3 km from the convention center featuring traditional Chinese landscaping.

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival runs from April 3-April 29 in more than 2,355 locations throughout the city, washing the streets in pink. If you are more daring, take a trip north to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and see above the trees on this 137-meter walking bridge.

Nightlife/Shopping
Take a break from sightseeing at one of the many restaurants on Robson Street, where you can find casual eateries and higher-end dining for all tastes. For souvenirs or a trip to the past, consider visiting the Gaston neighborhood. This historical district dates back to 1867 and also features shopping and dining. If you are interested in a place with a view, you can meet at the Vancouver Lookout at the top of the Harbour Centre to drink in the 360º scene before retiring for the evening.

Libraries/Museums
The Vancouver Art Gallery and Bill Reid Gallery are within walking distance from the convention center if you would like to entertain your more cultural side. For those who wish to travel a bit further, the Vancouver Museum, Maritime Museum, and H. R. MacMillan Space Centre are located north west of Granville Island.

Explore more activities before you go with the Visitor Center site or request a visitor’s guide. Plan now to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer!