Accommodations & Travel

Discounts for accommodations and travel have been secured for delegates coming to Symposium.

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Discounted rate is available until March 30, 2018, and is subject to availability.

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

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We have secured a 20% discount at the Westin Bayshore hotel for Symposium delegates - a significant reduction to comparable hotels in the vicinity.

Staying at The Westin Bayshore provides you with:

  • A premium downtown location with easy access to all that Vancouver has to offer
  • Instant access to Stanley Park
  • Discounts at the Vida Spa and H2 Rotisserie and Bar
  • Access to a run concierge (Tuesday morning guided run along the Stanley Park seawall)
  • A complimentary 2 hour bike loan

And, your canine companion stays for free!

Special rates are available until March 30, 2018, and are subject to availability.

Make your reservation today!


Hotel Fitness Activities & Services

Run Concierge Service

Take a guided 5 km run or jog around the Stanley Park Seawall, happening every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 am, and Wednesday evenings at 5 pm. Runners meet in the Hotel Lobby.

Bike Westin Program

20 bikes are available for Hotel Guests, on a first come, first serve basis (no reservations available). Borrow a bike, for a maximum of 2 hours, for a leisurely ride.

Fitness Centre, and Fitness Gear Rental

Westin Bayshore Guests can make use of the hotel Fitness Centre, 24 hours a day. Forgot your fitness gear? New Balance Gear (running shoes, shorts, t-shirts, and socks) are available to borrow for $5.25 per stay.

Vida Spa Vancouver

Escape to Vida Spa Vancouver, located inside The Westin Bayshore Vancouver. Guests of The Westin Bayshore Vancouver will recieve a $20 gift voucher for spa services, at check-in.

Hotel Sustainability Program

The BCRPA is opting into the Hotel's Sustainability Program, and we encourage The Westin Bayshore guests to do the same. By participating in the program, you are opting out of daily housekeeping services, and thereby, helping to conserve water, energy, and other resources.

To participate in the Make a Green Choice program, please tell let the hotel know at check-in or look for the door hanger in your guestroom.

Participating guests can enjoy a $5 voucher for food and beverage (1 for each guest room) for each night of their stay. The voucher can also be redeemed for 500 Starpoints®, awarded at check-out, for each night you decline housekeeping service.


Book with WestJet by May 9, 2018 to save!


WestJet is offering a 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel to Vancouver for our Symposium. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below.

If you have questions about how to complete a booking with the discount code, please check out WestJet's frequently asked questions page.

Book by: May 9, 2018

Travel from: April 23, 2018 to May 9, 2018

Online Coupon code: 0LFIEGK

If booking by phone, reference the promo code: YVR02


You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare. Check out WestJet's service fees page for more information.

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