Touring MINDs


Conferences are a great way to enhance your knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals but it can leave you with limited time to explore the destination you are visiting. Vancouver has so much to offer for delegates who are in the city that can cater to any time frame.

Vancouver Convention Centre is located conveniently in downtown Vancouver close to many shops, restaurants, attractions and more. If your meeting is at the Vancouver Convention Centre, here is four unique experiences less than a 5km walk away.

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Bella Gelateria - One of Coal Harbours hidden gems. Taste their fresh, made in-house, non preservative Gelato and you won’t regret it. Continuously award winning, ridiculously delicious and the perfect mid day treat just a short distance from the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Gastown - Explore the cobblestone road and a stroll through authentic Vancouver. If you need some lunch, shopping, or just a simple walk you’ll love this neighbourhood and all the history behind it. Don’t forget to check out the Steam Clock, this steam powered clock first built in 1977 is located on the corner of Cambie St. and Water St. Wait to hear the playful tune on every quarter hour that can be heard throughout Gastown neighbourhood.

Fly Over Canada - Whether you have traveled the whole country or this is your first time visiting the Great White North, this experience is a must see. Conveniently located at Canada Place this stimulation ride will be sure to make your quick break worth it, all while seeing what this country has to offer from coast to coast.  

Harbour Air Seaplanes - See the city from above! Harbour Air has multiple airborne tours leaving daily that will get you off the ground and soaring over top of Vancouver or even into the mountains. Have more time? Partake in a day trip to Whistler, Victoria, Nanaimo, or other destination located on on Vancouver Island by seaplane.

No matter the time, distance, ability, or preference Vancouver will have something to make it memorable. As a visiting delegate, enjoy the Show Your Badge program for great deals all around the city.

Andrea Heaney