Companion Program

Hospitality Chairwomen Judy Long, Sue Stone and Joanne Wilton invite you to the International Suite at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, where complimentary continental breakfast will be served for registered companions Monday – Friday, July 20 – 24, beginning at 08:00.

On Monday and Tuesday, meet a representative from Tourism Vancouver, who will be available to answer questions about the local area.

C’mon Board! It’s A Road Trip!
As a new twist, join together on the first series of AP-S Companion Program “Road Trips.” Think of these as "mystery bus tours," but going in with eyes wide open.

Each day, an executive motor coach and guide will arrive at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver to escort the group to a different local destination. Upon arrival at each destination, you will be responsible for purchasing your own entry tickets, if applicable, and will have time to explore on your own (fees are noted below, and are exclusive of GST – Goods & Services Tax). You may return with the group to the hotel at an appointed time, or stay in town and return at your leisure by taxi or leisurely stroll.

Register for one day, two days or all four. Each day, a nominal fee of US$15.00 will be charged, collected during online registration, to assist in covering the cost for transportation and the guide.

Monday, July 20
Vancouver Art Gallery

(purchase of admission tickets required)
CAD $18.50 adult; $13.50 Senior; $13.50 Student(with Valid ID)

Departure: 09:30
Approximate Return: 12:30

Tuesday, July 21
Granville Market

Departure: 09:30
Approximate Return: 12:30

Wednesday, July 22
University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology
and Nitobe Memorial Garden

(purchase of admission tickets required)
Museum of Anthropology: CAD $14.50 adults; $12.25 Seniors & Students(with Valid ID)
Nitobe Gardens: CAD $7.00 adults; $5.50 Seniors & Youths 13-17; $4:00 Children 5-12

Departure: 09:30
Approximate Return: 13:00

  • UBC also offers a UBC Museums and Gardens Pass for its two museum venues (Museum of Anthropology and Beaty Biodiversity Museum) and its two garden venues (Nitobe Memorial Garden and UBC Botanical Garden. These passes are good for 6 months for the museums and 12 months for the gardens.
    For additional information, please visit

Thursday, July 23
Stanley Park, including a private lunch at The Teahouse.
(for this day, the fee will be $50/person to include the fee for the 3-course lunch)

Please note that when you register to attend this "Road Trip," your reservation for lunch at The Teahouse will be set. Please do not contact The Teahouse directly, as they will not be accepting individual reservations for this event.

Departure: 12:00
Approximate Return: 15:00

Please note, too, that…

The Tuesday excursion is early in the day and will not interfere with attendance at the Awards Banquet and Dinner (scheduled this year for Tuesday evening, July 21, 18:45), if you are planning to purchase tickets for that event.

The Thursday excursion returns several hours before the departure for the Magic Yacht Charters Dinner Cruise, if you are planning to purchase tickets for that event.