Spouse/Partner Program

The Spouse/Partner Program includes the Sunday conference events and evening Taste of British Columbia Reception, the Monday evening Cocktail Reception at the Museum of Anthropology, and bus transportation to and from these events. It also includes participation in the daytime spouse/partner programs events on Monday and Tuesday, the details for which are included in the Schedule below.

Spouse/Partner Online Registration
Cost per Spouse/Partner = $400 USD

Draft Schedule

(as of 14 April 2015– subject to change)

DAY 1 – SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016

Spouses and partners are invited to join delegates for the conference opening at 3:00 PM on Sunday, and any of the conference that may interest you. Following the conference opening, join us for a spectacular Taste of British Columbia reception held on the Senior School Fields.

Spouses and partners, please pick up registration kits at the Spouse/Partner Registration Desk in McLean Hall.

Time Event Location
1:00–3:00 PM Registration McLean Hall
Campus Tours
Welcome Activities
3:00–4:45 PM Conference Plenary Opening and Keynote Speaker:Amanda Lindhout, How Education Can Build Peace
4:45–6:30 PM Taste of BC Reception

Senior School Fields

DAY 2 – MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Day 2 of the conference brings a spectacular day in the Spouses & Partners Program, touring some of the highlights of Vancouver’s attractions. Begin your day at the Capilano Suspension Bridge—some 140 meters over the Capilano River. Admission also includes the Cliffwalk (hang over a granite cliff!), and the Treetops Adventure (through 1300-year old old-growth Douglas firs.)

Next, take a scenic gondola ride to have lunch at the Peak of Vancouver–Grouse Mountain. Offering scenic views of the entire city, plus a range of activities at the top, Grouse Mountain is a must-see while you’re in Vancouver. After lunch, take the bus back into Vancouver for an afternoon of browsing (and shopping!) at Granville Island—Vancouver’s home for local artists, food vendors, and crafts.

Spouses and partners return to the hotel for some downtime, before bus transport from the hotel to the Museum of Anthropology event. All delegates, as well as spouses and partners, are invited to join us at the evening cocktail reception at the Museum of Anthropology on the grounds of the University of British Columbia.

Time Event Location
8:45 AM Buses for spouses/partners depart the Fairmont Vancouver
9:45–11 AM Tour the Capilano Suspension Bridge
11:15 AM–1:30 PM Lunch at Grouse Mountain
1:30 -3:00 PM

Tour Granville Island
3:30 PM Buses return to the Fairmont Vancouver
5:30 PM Buses for spouses/partners ONLY depart from the Fairmont Vancouver to the Museum of Anthropology
6:00–8:30 PM
Cocktail Reception at the Museum of Anthropology

DAY 3 – TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

The final day of the Spouses/Partners program will be engaging! Start the day with a bus tour through world-famous Stanley Park which is, at 1,001 acres, almost 20% larger than Central Park. Located within Stanley Park, explore the Vancouver Aquarium. With thousands of fish, marine animals, whales, and otters, you’re sure to make a new friend!

Lunch on Day 3 will be at award-winning Kirin Restaurant, located in Vancouver’s Chinatown. After lunch, explore the alleys and curiosity shops of Gastown.

Time Event Location
9:00 AM Buses for spouses/partners depart the Fairmont Vancouver
9:00 AM Bus tour of Stanley Park and local Vancouver sites
10:00 AM–12:30 PM The Vancouver Aquarium
1:00 PM Lunch at Kirin Restaurant in Chinatown
2:15 PM Tour Gastown
3:30 PM Buses return to the Fairmont Vancouver
4:00 PM Dinner/Evening on Your Own