Two Technical Tours and the Cultural Tour are taking place concurrently on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.  


Technical Tour: Seaspan Shipyards in North Vancouver

  • Time: Meet at the Ballroom Foyer at 12:45 for your departure.
  • Capacity: 50 people (first come first served)
  • Lunch will be served prior to departure
  • Note: Participants will need to provide their own steel toed shoes or boots.

Seaspan has three, full-service shipyards in Victoria and Vancouver B.C. employing more than 2,800 people and providing new construction, conversion, refit, repair, life-cycle maintenance and refurbishment work for naval, research and commercial vessels.

Join us for a tour of their new build North Vancouver shipyard, one of the most modern shipyards in North America and the prime shipbuilding location for the large, complex non-combat vessels under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy program. 

See the Navy’s Joint Support Ship and the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel currently under construction and get up-close to learn about the various stages of modern ship construction from steel cutting to assembly to fabrication and welding.


Technical & Museum Tour: University of British Columbia Laboratories and the Museum of Anthropology

  • Time:  Meet at the Ballroom Foyer at 13:15 for your departure.
  • Capacity: 54 people (first come first served).
  • Lunch will be served prior to departure.
  • Participants may be required to provide their own steel toed shoes or boots.

Technical Tour

The Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) is a multidisciplinary research hub dedicated to undertaking world-class clean-energy research, training, development and demonstrations. A unique opportunity to visit the Civil Engineering Structures Lab, the UBC Earthquake Lab, and The UBC Clean Energy Research Centre in one afternoon.

Museum Tour

The world-renowned Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is situated a short drive from the UBC facilities you will visit, and we have arranged a visit to the MOA as part of this tour. The MOA bills itself as a place of world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia. To read more about the museum and current exhibits please visit


Cultural Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain

  • Time: Meet at the Ballroom Foyer at 13:00 for your departure.
  • Capacity: 50 people (first come first served) – Sold out
  • Lunch will be served prior to departure.

This tour showcases two of Vancouver’s most popular nature destinations on Vancouver’s North Shore. The trek along the Capilano Suspension Bridge offers dizzying views of the canyon below, and there is much more to explore at the site. Then a short drive takes us to Grouse Mountain and North America’s largest aerial tramway, the Grouse Mountain Skyride. The tram will whisk you to the top of the mountain with breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, the Pacific Ocean, and the towering mountains that provide the backdrop to the most memorable selfies you will take!

An additional fee of CAD $95 applies to the Cultural Tour to cover admission costs, and will be applied to your registration.