2021 Vancouver Social Events

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Pre-Convention & Convention Social Activities

Don’t miss our Social Activities, all are Welcome!

After all this time not being able to get out and socialize it’s time to Explore with your Friends.  Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.  Plus visit the many excellent restaurants available to you for your gatherings Thursday and Saturday Nights.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Get Reacquainted with Old Friends and Meet New

and explore the beauty these places have to offer.

Capilano Suspension Bridge


Native Vancouverite Nancy Stibbard purchased Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in 1983 and has spearheaded the attraction’s development and phenomenal success over the past 30 years. Nancy’s commitment to exceeding guest expectations and her vision to ‘create experiences people are amazed by’ guide every aspect of her businesses.

Nancy’s initial success came from retail, reworking the merchandise mix at Capilano Trading Post to include more Canadian-made products and upscale brands. She opened new stores in BC and Alberta, then purchased and rebuilt two luxury accommodation properties in the Canadian Rockies – Moraine Lake Lodge (1991) and Cathedral Mountain Lodge (2002).  In 2014, Nancy added Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point Cafe and Gift Shop to the Capilano Group portfolio. The Prospect Point property will be renovated in a way that enhances its function and its history, while the Pavilion has recently been restored to its former glory.

Capilano Group is founded on the values of Safety, Show and Stewardship. Guest and team member safety is paramount and factors into all decision making. Nancy’s belief in a seamless guest experience, the show, is accomplished by commitment to theme, attention to detail and extensive team training. Stewardship is demonstrated with environmental management plans, community relations activities and involvement in the tourism industry.

Nancy is recognized as a person whose business acumen and ability to work to consensus generates results – the reason why she has served in an executive capacity on every significant tourism organization in BC and Canada. In September 2007, she was inducted into Canada’s Tourism Hall of Fame.  Click Map to Download

Grouse Mountain

About Grouse Mountain

Just 15 minutes from downtown, Vancouver’s premier attraction offers the perfect destination for a truly rewarding and memorable experience. With a variety of cultural, educational and outdoor adventures to choose from, we look forward to helping you plan your next visit.

Grouse Mountain is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples: the Squamish, Musqueaum, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We value the opportunity to live, work, and share experiences on their ancestral territories.

Activities Guide – Download

The Story of Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain was named by the first recorded hikers to reach the summit in October 1894. In those days, climbing Grouse Mountain was a three or four day epic journey – there was no bridge across Burrard Inlet and no road to the base. The hardy group of hikers slogged through snow, scrambled over rock and up through the dense forest. Along the way, they hunted a Blue Grouse and honoured the plentiful game bird by calling the Peak “Grouse Mountain”.

Soon after this first ascent, Grouse Mountain began attracting hundreds of intrepid hikers. Among these were Don and Phyllis Munday who built the first log cabin on the mountain. Today, the Munday Alpine Snowshoe Park bears their name in honour of their contributions to mountaineering


  • Guests will need to reserve a Skyride boarding time for travelling uphill and downhill on the Skyride through our Skyride Reservation System.
  • Advance online ticket purchase is recommended to reduce lineups and interaction.
  • All passengers are required to wear non-medical face masks while boarding and travelling on the Skyride. (Guests can bring their own mask or one can be purchased)
  • Hand sanitizer available prior to boarding.
  • A new boarding procedure is in place with assigned spaces on the platform and on board the Skyride.


Welcome to Stanley Park, Vancouver’s first, largest, and most beloved urban park!

Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the urban landscape of Vancouver.

Explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park’s famous Seawall. Discover kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures. The park offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests, including Canada’s largest aquarium.

Stanley Park Map – Download

Suggested Lunch Restaurants

Bluewater Café

1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4


Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market

762 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2P2


The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

1535 Johnston Street Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9


Coast Restaurant – Seafood – Sushi

1054 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3


Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5


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Welcome Reception – Appy’s and Drinks with Sponsors

Thursday, September 30th, 2021 (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

Pan Pacific Hotel – (All Welcome!)
Crystal Pavillon B & C & Foyer

Plan to experience the many Restaurants in Vancouver and reacquaint with your friends and colleagues after the opening reception!  (Pre-Dinner Reception, Dinner on Own!)

Plan to be in Vancouver early to kick off the 2021 CARDP Scientific Meeting and Don’t Miss the Hands-On Courses

Welcome to Vancouver!  To kick off our 28th Annual Scientific Meeting we will join our meeting sponsors other delegates and guests to rekindle old acquaintances and make new.  This year we have continued with the change in format and will feature a Reception Style event hosted early in the Sponsor Trade show area, allowing you the chance to then experience the various excellent Restaurants, Vancouver has to offer.  The Welcome Reception will be hosted on the Lobby Level of the Pan Pacific Hotel, in the Crystal Pavilion.

Cost: Complimentary with Registration

Dress:  Business Casual

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Partner’s Program

Friday, October 1, 2021

Day at Leisure

Meet your friends old and new to spend the Day Shopping in the many unique shops and boutiques Vancouver has to offer.

Friday Night President’s Dinner

Cypress Suite – Gallery Level

Friday, October 1st, 2021

7:00 pm Reception – 7:45 pm Dinner and Presentations

All Welcome, Speakers, Sponsors, Delegates & Guests

This Year a more informal approach will be taken for the President’s Dinner.  Starting with a Pre-Dinner Reception followed by Dinner and Presentations.

$ 175.00 Per Person (Taxes and gratuity included)

Dress:  Business Casual

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Partner’s Program 

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 (Partner’s Program)

Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm (Guests at Hotel Vancouver, Transfer on Own!)

A longstanding tradition at Hotel Vancouver, Notch8 is delighted to welcome guests back for Afternoon Tea service on Saturdays and Sundays!

With a luxurious and contemporary design inspired by the romance of 1930s rail travel, Notch8 Restaurant & Bar brings a new era of glamour to Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Featuring regional fare that includes new favourites and prized classics created by Executive Sous Chef Dennis Peckham, cocktails made popular during pre and post-Prohibition times, as well as an extensive wine list.  Be part of the journey of Notch8


Sultana Scone and Buttermilk Scone
citrus marmalade, creme fraiche

Tea Sandwiches 
Herbed Chicken Salad  
fine shallots, celery heart, sourdough  
truffle cream cheese, tart 
Watermelon Radish  
lemon butter, sunflower sprouts, white bread  
cucumber, dill, whole wheat  
Smoked Salmon
neufchatel, salmon roe, watercress, rye bread

Waffle Cone, raspberries, vanilla pastry cream


Lemon Cheesecake, fresh blueberries, mint.

Blini, cream cheese, macerated strawberry

Rainbow Shortbread Cookie

Cost: $ 90.00 (Tax and Gratuity Included)

Dress:  Smart Casual


Group Dinner at Hawksworth Restaurant

 Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 – (All Welcome!)

7:00 pm – Finish

Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 6:45 pm (Or Meet Onsite 7:00 pm) 5 Minute Walk from Hotel

Hawksworth Restaurant,  801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7 and

Welcome to Hawksworth Restaurant

Our new menus, conceived by Chef David Hawksworth and his culinary team, showcase ingredient led, contemporary cuisine that is firmly rooted in the classics; bold, bright flavours are presented in skillfully executed dishes that echo nostalgia with a modern and local twist.

Our award-winning wine list is deep and global, carefully selected to deliver value and quality – let us guide you to your favourites or help you discover new varietals.

In celebration of his first cookbook featuring recipes from throughout his career, Chef David Hawksworth invites you to embark on a culinary journey

Cost: $ 100.00 p.p. (Tax and Gratuity Included, 3 Minute Walk from the Hotel)