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Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel

Delegates will stay at the Pan Pacific, a modern hotel situated on the waterfront with beautiful views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and the city skyline.  The Pan Pacific Hotels are committed to enviornmental sustainability, with local environment champions on staff at each location. Learn more >

Coal Harbour 

A neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour is a section of the Burrard Inlet, lying between Vancouver and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park.  It is home to six floating homes. Learn more > 

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Situated nextdoor to the conference hotel, the Fairmont Waterfront boasts a 5 Green Key Hotel rating, making it one of the most environmentally friendly hotels in Canada.  Highlights include a rooftop garden and apiary, local organic menus, and a commitment to zero waste. Learn more >

Olympic Village

Developed by the Millenium Development Group, the Olympic Village is one of the greenest communities in the world.  Built to house athletes of the 2010 Olympic Games, the Village uses innovative energy efficiency and sustainability systems, such as solar heating and green roofs.  Today it is a multi-purpose community, with approximately 1000 residential units, parks and retail outlets. Learn more >

Historic Gastown

The Gastown district began as one of Canada’s first cities, that was eventually incorporated into Vancouver in the 1880’s.  The federal government declared it a National Historic Site in the mid 2000’s.  It is known for its distinctive architecture and character. Learn more >

Vancouver Convention Centre

A LEED Platinum certified building, the Vancouver Convention Centre is home to Canada’s largest green roof, at six acres.  The roof consists of over 400,000 indigenous plants and grasses, along with four beehives.  The Centre is also committed to recycling, local food, and energy conservation. Learn more >

 

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Guildford Green Wall

Built on an overpass, this 10,150 square-foot double sided green wall consists of 50,000 plants, most of which are native to the province of British Columbia.  It is hydroponic and created with 100 percent recycled materials.  The carbon sink of the wall is equivalent to 47 medium-sized trees. View time lapse of construction >

Westminster Pier Park

This 2.5 kilometre waterfront park is built equally on land and water.  Winner of numerous awards for design and innovation, it is rejuvinated brown field site.  The park is home to 19 tree species, 39 shrub and groundcover species and three species of ornamental grasses. Learn more >

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre & Discovery Hall

This award winning ‘Living Building’ is shaped like an orchid and a true pioneer in green design. It is a LEED Platinum certified building, 100 percent water independent, and all the energy is supplied onsite by renewable sources. Learn more >

UBC Botanical Garden Greenheart Canopy Walkway

Winner of the 2015 Canadian New Garden Experience of the Year, the canopy walk is an experience not to be missed.  Walk in the tree tops along 310 metres of suspended walkways through Douglas firs, Red cedars and Grand firs, most which are over 100 years old. Learn more >

Granville Island Market

This market is situated on Granville Island, a vibrant community in the heart of the city.  Explore the colourful stalls of fresh food and other homemade products. Learn more >

Stanley Park Seawall

Begun in 1917 and completed by 1980, the seawall is part of the world’s largest uninterrupted waterfront path.  The portion around Stanley Park is nine kilometres long and a popular spot for runners and cyclists. Learn more >

Vancouver Aquarium

Established in 1956, the Vancouver Aquarium was Canada’s first public aquarium.  It has a global reputation as a leading marine science centre.  Situated in the middle of Stanley Park, it is a LEED Gold certified building (the first of its kind for a zoo or aquarium). Learn more >

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