Pre & Post Tours

EXCELerate 2024 is pleased to offer Pre & Post Tours before and after the Conference (at your own cost): 

For those of you who wish to take full advantage of travelling to Vancouver and plan some extra days before or after the Conference. We have included information for recommended sites to visit both locally and in other regions.

Crystal Kaufman, Travel Chicks, is taking care of the tour bookings. She can inform you who has signed up for which tour, so that you can travel together with other members of the Conference. Contact her at or 780-999-4409.

Click each tour below for all tour details and to book.


Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour | 5.5 hours | $245

Two of Vancouver’s most popular attractions are included in this tour. Take a walk on the wild side in the forest at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Then see the world from the top as you ride the largest aerial tramway in North America–the Grouse Mountain Skyride. The tour also includes a stop at the Capilano River hatchery.

  • Ride in comfort and enjoy round trip transportation from the Pan Pacific Hotel
  • All park entrance fees and taxes are included
  • This tour is best for those unafraid of heights and able to walk easily

To Reserve or Read more, click here – Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park


Granville Island & Stanley Park Tour | 3.5 hours | $83

Make the most of your time in beautiful Vancouver on a half-day tour of the city’s highlights. Your driver escorts your group to popular attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown, and Gastown. See totem poles, wander through food stalls and craft galleries, and get great city views from lookouts like Prospect Point. As you ride, listen to fascinating stories about the city, from the First Nation’s People to contemporary culture.

  • Visit Vancouver’s most famous sites including Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park, and Granville Island
  • Learn about Vancouver’s history, architecture, and culture from an informative guide
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included

To Reserve or Read more, click here – Granville Island & Stanley Park


Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour | 12 hours | $285

Explore British Columbia’s coastline by land and sea on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver. Hop aboard your ferry and enjoy a cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands. Stand on the deck and watch the waves for whales and sea lions, and keep your eyes on the skies for eagles. Visit the botanical Butchart Gardens, where trickling fountains sit among themed flowerbeds and sunken gardens. Explore vibrant corners of Victoria such as Chinatown and the Inner Harbour at your leisure and soak up the metropolitan atmosphere.

  • Visit Victoria—British Colombia’s capital—on a tour from Vancouver Ride the ferry across the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island
  • Admission to Canada’s famous Butchart Gardens included
  • Enjoy hotel or port pickup and drop-off from Pan Pacific Hotel

To Reserve or Read more, click here – Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour


Whistler Day Tour including Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls | 10 hours | $250

Home to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Whistler is an award winning, internationally renowned, year-round resort nestled in the Central Mountain range. The journey up the Sea to Sky Highway is just like it sounds–a winding spectacle of ocean and mountain scenery including the roaring Shannon Falls and cultural Squamish Adventure Centre. As the majestic backdrop of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain unveils before your eyes, the adventure at our Whistler Village destination is yours to create.

  • Travel from Pan Pacific Hotel to Whistler on a daylong, small-group sightseeing tour
  • Visit Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls, then explore Whistler independently
  • Spend time in Whistler however you like—just book your preferred activities

To Reserve or Read more, click here – Whistler Tour including Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls


Local Wine Tour (Fraser Valley) | 5.5 hours | $180

Taste a long list of locally produced wine at four wineries outside of Vancouver. A comfortable van transports you and your group to Fraser Valley. Over five and a half hours, try four different samples at each winery. Along the way, discover the details of the winemaking process from your guide. Round out your experience with a light lunch, typically a cheese and charcuterie platter, before returning to the city.

  • Try at least 12 locally produced wines
  • Visit three different wineries by comfortable transportation
  • Enjoy a light lunch to compliment the tasting

To Reserve or Read more, click here – Wine Day Tour (Fraser Valley)


Okanagan 2 Days Wine Tasting Tour | 2 days | $785

Head to the Okanagan Valley to explore a different side of British Columbia on this 2-day excursion. Start in the vibrant coastal city of Kelowna and spend an afternoon exploring the sights, such as the waterfront boardwalk surrounding Okanagan Lake. From there, head to Quails’ Gate Winery to enjoy a tasting of Pacific Northwest wines. On day two, stop at Kempf Orchards to pick your own cherries fresh from the orchard, or take a bike ride through Myra Canyon park.

  • Visit the famous Okanagan Valeey and explore the vibrant town of Kelowna
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at the Quails’ Gate Winery
  • See stunning views of Vancouver’s coasts and mountains

To Reserve or Read more, click here – Okanagan 2 Days Wine Tasting Tour


Banff and Lake Louise Tour | 4 days | Starting at $785

Welcome to Canada’s first national park: Banff! It is also known today as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take an in-depth look at the Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village and so much more! Enjoy a complimentary Banff Hot Spring ticket and fully get to experience the original ecological Sulphur Mountain Hot Spring. Visit the beauty of Canada’s greatest adventures for an unforgettable round trip tour filled with many memories to cherish! Package includes 3 nights hotel (All hotel rooms are based on two Full / Double beds or one King/Queen bed depends on what hotel available on the day. The maximum occupancy per room is four travellers) and includes these famous Canadian tour stops:

  • Grizzli Winery
  • Okanagan Lake
  • The famous “Last Spike” in the Pacific Railroad Memorial Park
  • Salmon Arm Hot Springs
  • Yoho National Park
  • Bow Falls
  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • Banff National Park
  • Johnston Canyon
  • Glacier National Park of Canada
  • Yoho National Park
  • Kamloops Sunmore Ginseng Factory

To Reserve or Read more, click here – Banff and Lake Louise Tour

OTHER Options:

While you are in enjoying your stay in Beautiful Vancouver, you may want to visit some special places in the City on your own time.

Also, see the complete VANCOUVER DINING GUIDE with an array of delicious fine dining options to choose from!