Program Canceled

Spouse Program - Vancouver

The Spouse Program is a social program designed for the enjoyment of the guests of conference registrants.  Spouse Program registration does not include access to any technical sessions. Spouse Program activities for the registrants include:

Welcome Reception

Kick off the Northern Area Western Conference in the Exhibit Hall on Monday evening with conference attendees and exhibitors.  Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Social Event at Grouse Mountain

Join the attendees of Northern Area Western Conference for an evening of spectacular views and dining at Grouse Mountain, which includes access to the Skyride, dinner at the Altitudes Bistro and some of the best views of Vancouver.

Continental Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast buffet before you head on your tours at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver’s Honey Salt restaurant on Monday and Tuesday, from 8 – 8:50 a.m.

Other activities are provided by local tour companies.


Private Vancouver Tour (8 hours)

9 a.m. - Pickup from the JW Marriott Parq Hotel

Tour through Gastown, Chinatown, Vancouver Harbour & the Olympic Cauldron, and the first half of Stanley Park with a scenic stop at the Totem Poles

10:30 a.m. - Visit the Vancouver Aquarium (1.5 hour stop)

12 p.m. - Depart the Vancouver Aquarium

Tour through the second half of Stanley Park with a scenic stop at Prospect Point, and through English Bay

12:45 p.m. – Lunch on your own in English Bay

2 p.m. - Depart English Bay


Private Vancouver Tour (5 hours)

10 a.m. - Pickup from the JW Marriott Parq Hotel

10:15 a.m. - Arrive at Granville Island

10:30 a.m. - Depart on a Granville Island Market Tour with Vancouver Foodie Tours

12:30 p.m. - Foodie Tour concludes

Guests have free time to explore the shops (1 hour)

1:30 p.m. - Depart Granville Island

Tour through Queen Elizabeth Park with a visit to Bloedel Conservatory & the sunken gardens

3 p.m. - Drop off at the JW Marriott Parq Hotel