Experience Vancouver

Enhance your annual meeting experience by attending one of these special events.


Museum of Anthropology at UBC
A place of world Arts & Cultures



Xwi7xwa Library
Center for academic and community Indigenous Scholarship
Saturday, 10 November, 1:00 pm
Wednesday, 14 November, 1:00 pm
Cost: $35 US
Register for a guided tour.

Museum of Anthropology & Xwi7xwa Tour
The University of British Columbia is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of culturally diverse ways of knowing the world through challenging and innovative programs and partnerships with Indigenous, local and global communities.  Join us as we tour the Xwi7xwa Library and Museum of Anthropology both located on the UBC campus. Learn More.

Start the tour at the the Xwi7xwa Library which is a centre for academic and community Indigenous scholarship. Its collections and services reflect Aboriginal approaches to teaching, learning, and research. Follow up with a 60 minute guided Museum of Anthropology is a place of world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia, Canada. MOA is built on the traditional, ancestral and unceded land of the Musqueam people and it is fitting that the first artworks and words you encounter outside the Museum are a welcome from our generous First Nations hosts.  The Museum itself embodies the essence of Canada’s West Coast. In MOA’s Great Hall, massive and magnificent First Nations sculptures stand against a soaring glass wall that opens onto a panorama of forested islands and snow-capped mountains bordering the Salish Sea. Outside, eagles glide and ravens caw under a sky whose subtle, constantly changing colors and tones form a backdrop for the stories and performances choreographed in MOA’s exhibition galleries.  






Sunrise Yoga
Monday, 12 November, 6:30 am
Tuesday, 13 November, 6:30 am
Cost: $15 US

Surise Yoga

Sunrise Yoga is the perfect early morning networking event! Join fellow attendees bright and early, while your mind is still and before the rest of the conference springs into action, to greet the day with Sunrise Yoga. Experience the transformative nature of the practice, which integrates body and mind while cultivating a sense of innovation throughout the day.  This class will be suitable for all fitness levels.

Vancouver Corporate Yoga Studio (Connected to the Hyatt Regency in the mall)
INCLUDES:          1 hour session with yoga mat
Register for Sunrise Yoga!

Saturday, 10 November, 10:00 am
Wednesday, 14 November, 10:00 am
Cost: $68 US

Vancouver City Highlights
The Vancouver City Highlights Tour offers a personalized way to see the best of this beautiful city on the west coast of Canada! 
Your 4-hour excursion is led by award-winning guides who’ll take you to multiple stops in Vancouver, including Stanley Park, Granville Island, Vancouver Lookout, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the English Bay Vancouver Harbour. You’ll explore the city’s art, historic landmarks, and shopping venues. During this tour you’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of Vancouver from The Lookout, the viewing deck atop Harbour CentreTower.
Register for a tour of Vancover!