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!
Click the expand/arrow icon on the top left to view detailed information for restaurants, coffee shops, top attractions, etc.
*Please connect with others to plan social activities*
MOnday September 16
Kickoff Dinner - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (6pm)
See Conference Agenda for details: Programming
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17
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)
Please connect before 2 pm Tuesday if interested through Twitter (@redcap_con). May be cancelled due to weather/ low attendance.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18
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!
Ghostly Gastown Walking Tour (7:30pm)
Thursday September 19
5KM Fun Run (6:30am from Fairmont reception)
Download printable course map & directions here: REDCapCon Run Route
Led by Halley Cote, Ashley McKerrow
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).
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.