2018 Symposium Guide Cover

Join us at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, for an event that promises to be both educational, and lots of fun! With 3 days of educational sessions, and networking socials, you're bound to gain new ideas, and make new friends.

Learn more about the benefits of Symposium below.

More benefits are available to guests of The Westin Bayshore Vancouver.

View the Program Guide.

Networking Socials

Extend your network at Symposium! The BCRPA, and The City of Vancouver have organized many EXTRA opportunities for you to connect with other delegates.


Sunday April 29: Play in theBCRPA Curling Bonspiel at Hillcrest Community Centre, or join in as a spectator!

Monday, April 30:Join in on the Evening Tradeshow Party - free for all to attend. Continue the fun with a Bike Tour of Stanley Park, or Bullpen brainstorming session.

Tuesday, May 1:  Relax, and enjoy the company of friends in the Piano Lounge. Continue your socializing at the Banquet & Dance. It's a 60's sock hop!

Get all the details!

Continuing Education Credits

Planning Institute of BC (PIBC)

PIBC members can earn up to 13.25 CPL units for attending the full conference.

BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders

BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders attending Symposium will be eligible to receive the following continuing education credits (CECs):

One Day Attendance:

  • Mon, Apr 30 - 6.25 CECs
  • May 1 - 6 CECs
  • Wed, May 2 - 4.5 CECs
  • Full Conference: 16.75 CECs

 To receive your Fitness CECs, Fitness Leaders must sign out at the end of their last day of attendance.

Delegate Discounts

A number of organizations are offering exclusive offers for delegates of Symposium.

H2 Rotisserie and Bar, at The Westin Bayhsore Vancouver

Mention that you're attending the BCRPA Symposium, and enjoy 10% off your food while dining at the H2 Rotisserie and Bar.

FlyOver Canada

Take a virtual flight ride with FlyOver Canada, located at Vancouver’s iconic Canada Place.

  • “Show your Badge” and receive 20% off gate admission for the duration of the conference (Apr 30 to May 2, 2018)
  • Book your group of 15 people or more to receive group rates. Book through FlyOver Canada at 604-620-8455 (what is the group rate?)
  • Purchase gift tickets (minimum of 50 tickets)and receive 20% off.

View the virtual trailer on YouTube.

Mobi Bikes

Vancouver's bike share program, Mobi Bikes, is offering delegates complimentary passes, for the use of their bikes, valid April 29 to May 2nd.

Coupon code will be emailed to delegates only.


Win a trip to Vegas!

Attending Symposium? You might just walk away with a trip to Las Vegas (Baby)!

Courtesy of:


In recognition of BCRPA's 60th anniversary and how amazing our sector is, DB Perks & Associates is giving a trip for two to Las Vegas.

Package includes:

  • four night hotel accommodation at Caesar's Palace and
  • airfare from YVR.

Tickets will be sold throughout Symposium and drawn at the closing; proceeds going towards subsidized HIGH FIVE® training for high needs populations. But, you have to be there to win.

The winner MUST be in attendance on Wednesday, May 2 at 4:15 pm during the closing ceremony to win; this condition is non-negotiable. Doors will be open at that time for all those who purchased tickets to attend the draw.