What to do in Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! For evening social activities, after the day’s programming is over, we welcome you to self-organize. First, please refer to the map & lists below for local things to do in Vancouver.

How to connect with others to plan social activities:

  • Write a note on the whiteboard outside of the ballrooms. E.g., “Granville Island, Wednesday, meet at 7pm by the hotel restaurant”

  • Tweet #redcapcon and @REDCap_Con with your plans

  • Below are some very informal social outings which are being planned.

    • Please check the whiteboard and Twitter for the most recent updates, as plans may be changed or cancelled.

food & drinks!

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Social Activities

*Please connect with others to plan social activities*

MOnday September 16

Kickoff Dinner - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (6pm)


BYOBG - Bring Your Own Board Games (7pm)

  • Optional onsite activity for ‘gamers’

Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant Gathering (6:30pm, meet at Fairmont reception)

  • Led by Halley Cote, Paul Litwin

Shopping on Robson Street & Pacific Centre downtown (6:30pm, meet at Fairmont reception)

  • Led by Ashley McKerrow, Fontayne Wong

Granville Island - Water Taxi & Walk (6pm, meet at conference registration desk)

  • Led by Victor Espinosa

  • Leave at 6PM - Meet at registration desk / 20 min Walk to ferry dock / 5 min ferry ride across false creek (CAD $3.5) / Quick dinner at farmers market / Walk around Granville Island / Same way back.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers hockey game (7pm)

Sunset water bike ride (Groupon) or kayak (Groupon) in False Creek *Check availability before purchasing any Groupons

  • Please connect before 2 pm Tuesday if interested through Twitter (@redcap_con). May be cancelled due to weather/ low attendance.


Night Owls: Optional after hours small groups (7pm)

  • External Module Coding

  • Admin-to-Admin Help Session

Stanley Park Seawall Walk (6pm, meet at Fairmont reception)

  • Led by Ashley McKerrow, Anastasia Dropol

Visit a Vancouver brewery (meet at conference registration desk at 6pm)

  • Led by Fontayne Wong, Halley Cote

  • We will take the Canada Line from Vancouver City Centre to Olympic Village

  • We’ll start at Big Rock Vancouver Brewery (reservation @6:30 pm)

  • Then head to any of Electric Bicycle Brewing, Faculty Brewing Co., R&B Ale & Pizza house, 33 Acres breweries after!

Bard on the Beach 2019: Shakespeare in Love (7pm)

Ghostly Gastown Walking Tour (7:30pm)

Thursday September 19

5KM Fun Run (6:30am from Fairmont reception)



Leave at 6:30am sharp (please arrive 10 minutes early) on Thursday, September 19. Meet at the check-in/reception/front desk of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. We will walk down Burrard Street to the Seawall as a group and begin our run at "The Drop" (blue water drop monument - Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC).


  • 5km total

  • Halfway/turnaround: Vancouver Rowing Club (450 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC)

  • Walk/run at your own pace, feel free to go longer/shorter on your own

  • The entire route stays along the Vancouver Seawall.


When you are finished, head back to the hotel by going up Burrard Street with a friend/on your own. Breakfast is from 8-9am.