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Non-Scientific Program


Sturgeon Fishing on the Fraser River

Wednesday, September 25
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost for this tour: $550/person. | A minimum of 8 people required

Are you ready for an unforgettable exclusive CARDP adventure into the heart of British Columbia's wilderness? Join us for a thrilling six-hour sturgeon fishing excursion on the legendary Fraser River, where the thrill of the catch awaits!

As one of North America's greatest rivers, the Fraser is renowned for its stunning beauty and abundant wildlife. Flowing through majestic landscapes, this iconic waterway sets the stage for an unparalleled fishing experience.

Prepare to reel in the giants of the river – white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in North America. Expert guides with years of experience on the Fraser River will navigate the waters, seeking out the prime spots where these prehistoric behemoths lurk. Guides (and CARDP host, Ash Varma) will provide personalized instruction and tips, ensuring everyone has a chance to hook into the catch of a lifetime.

Equipped with top-of-the-line gear, and four-person jet boats, this fishing experience is nothing short of exceptional. As stewards of the environment, we prioritize the conservation of these magnificent creatures. All sturgeon are carefully handled and released, allowing future generations to enjoy the thrill of catching these ancient fish.

This experience of a lifetime includes return transportation from the Pan Pacific Vancouver (about 75 minutes each way) and a six-hour fishing experience, all gear and lunch included.


Fraser Valley Winery Tour & Light Lunch

Thursday, September 26
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost for this tour: $175/person. | A minimum of 8 people required

Embark on an exquisite wine tasting adventure through the heart of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley wine district. This tour promises a day filled with exploration, education, and the enjoyment of fine wines. Experienced local guides will lead you through the scenic Fraser Valley, home to some of the region's most prestigious wineries.

This tour offers expertly guided wine tastings at three of Fraser Valley's finest wineries, each offering a unique tasting experience. A light charcuterie style lunch will feature cheeses, meats and other delicacies, perfectly paired with local wines. The tour includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes access at one winery where you will gain insights into the winemaking process.


High Tea at the Five Sails Restaurant – Pan Pacific Vancouver

Friday, September 27
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cost for the High Tea: $100/person. | A minimum of 12 people required

The Pan Pacific will prepare a traditional English High Tea offered exclusively for CARDP guests. The tea will be staged in a private room in the restaurant featuring floor to ceiling windows and lovely panoramic views of the mountains and ocean.


Vancouver Urban & Capilano Suspension Bridge and Tour

Saturday, September 28
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Cost is: $200/person. (lunch is not included) | A minimum of 20 require to offer this as a private event. If we have less than 20 the tour may go ahead but will be a part of a larger/public tour.

This six-hour tour includes a stop at Stanley Park; a visit to Granville Island where you may wander through the many stores and cafes for a snack, light lunch or to purchase a local keepsake, and enjoy the performances by local buskers; the Vancouver Lookout Tower where you will be 168 metres (553 feet) off the ground with 360-degree view of the city and its most prominent features; and the tour highlight will be the Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour. Participants will cross this legendary attraction at 70 m (230 ft.) high and 137 m (450 ft) long and walk along the side of granite cliff for a thrilling CliffWalk.


CARDP Exclusive Dinner with our Speakers – Five Sails Restaurant Pan Pacific Vancouver

Saturday, September 28
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cost is: $175/person.

Please join us for an exclusive CARDP dining experience at Five Sails Restaurant, nestled within the luxurious Pan Pacific Vancouver.

Five Sails is a culinary gem renowned for its exquisite fusion of West Coast ingredients with international flavors. Situated against the backdrop of stunning waterfront views, indulge in an evening of unparalleled elegance. Immerse yourself in a gastronomic journey featuring a meticulously crafted customized CARDP menu showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients.

We are thrilled to offer this exclusive event in our host hotel, no transportation required. Reserve your spot now for this exclusive evening.