The accompanying person registration includes the Welcome Reception, Boat Cruise Reception, one of the Congress Optional Tours (Technical Tour or Cultural Tour), the Congress Banquet, and the Accompanying Person’s Program. Please note that registration does not include access to the scientific sessions. The following events are part of the Accompanying Person’s Program.


Monday, September 12, 2022Vancouver City Tour

You name it, you’ll see it on this guided urban adventure that takes sightseeing to new heights. Explore Vancouver’s downtown landmarks including Canada Place, the Olympic Cauldron, and bustling Robson Street on your way to the 405-hectare (1,001-acre) wonderland of Stanley Park and the Rose Garden. The journey continues through panoramic English Bay, historic Chinatown and Gastown.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – Whistler + Sea to Sky Gondola

Home to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Whistler is an award winning, internationally renowned, year-round resort nestled in the Central Mountain range. Escape the city and wind along fjords and inlets, ascend into the coastal mountains, be elevated on a gondola, and stroll through the pedestrian Village of Whistler during this epic day of exploration.


Thursday, September 15, 2022 – Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

The Victoria + Butchart Gardens Tour starts with a 90-minute cruise aboard BC Ferries, and just gets better. With scenery so jaw-dropping you won’t want to blink, relax, and enjoy the voyage across the Georgia Strait and through the Gulf Islands. From exploring the Inner Harbour of BC’s capital city of Victoria–named after British monarch Queen Victoria–to Butchart Gardens, 22 breathtaking hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty, this tour delivers a royally spectacular daytrip to remember.