Vancouver & Granville Island Day

Oct
13
When: Saturday, Oct 13, 2018, 9:30AM - 10:00PM
Where:

Vancouver, BC

Add to CalendarVancouver & Granville Island Day 10/13/2018 09:30 AM10/13/2018 10:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverTrip Information This Saturday adventure, hosted by VIU Cultural Connections, will show you some of the highlights of Vancouver - one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Take time to enjoy the stunning scenery as we cruise over the Salish Sea to the mainland on BC Ferries. Arriving in West Vancouver, we will make our way to Granville Island then over to Canada Place - located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. You will have free time to explore, shop, and tantalize your taste buds with Vancouver's internationally acclaimed culinary scene. Trip Highlights Granville Island As Vancouver's premier artistic and cultural hub, located in an urban, waterfront location and steeped in a rich industrial and maritime heritage, this unique destination attracts millions of visitors each year from Vancouver and around the world. The charm of Granville Island lies in its unexpected mix of uses. The famous Public Market, open daily from 9 am to 7 pm, is home to more than 50 independent food purveyors and contributes to the Island's appeal as a renowned culinary destination. In the Net Loft Shops and Railspur District, many of Canada's best artists and designers can be found. Granville Island is home to many cultural venues and hosts numerous performing arts and cultural festivals year-round. Downtown Vancouver With BC Place Stadium at one end, Stanley Park at the other, and the city's best-known shopping precinct in between, Robson Street is a must-stroll for most visitors to Vancouver. One of Vancouver's oldest commercial streets, it was once known as Robsonstrasse for the sheer number of German and European stores that opened up after the Second World War. The international character of the street still exists. Being right in the heart of the downtown core, you'll find yourself walking right alongside locals on their way to the office, sports fans heading to the game, and students lining up outside local food vendors. What to wear: Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking  What to bring: Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains) Water bottle  Money if you wish to shop or buy food Snacks & Lunch (or money for food) A backpack to carry all your items Meeting Location: VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby Trip Includes: Round-trip transportation to the mainland, free time to explore Granville Island and downtown Vancouver Policies, Health & Safety We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy. How to Sign Up Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255. You will need to have your: Student card, Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy) Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities) Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us: Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception. Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Building 255, 1st Floor International Commons. Waiver Form Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attchement section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip. Contact Kelsey Moon, Activity Program Coordinator phone: 250.753.3245, Ext. 2737 cell phone: 250.618.2549 e-mail: Kelsey.Moon@viu.caVancouver, BCfalse

Trip Information

This Saturday adventure, hosted by VIU Cultural Connections, will show you some of the highlights of Vancouver - one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Take time to enjoy the stunning scenery as we cruise over the Salish Sea to the mainland on BC Ferries. Arriving in West Vancouver, we will make our way to Granville Island then over to Canada Place - located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. You will have free time to explore, shop, and tantalize your taste buds with Vancouver's internationally acclaimed culinary scene.

VIU Cultural Connections - Vancouver & Granville Island

Trip Highlights

Granville Island

As Vancouver's premier artistic and cultural hub, located in an urban, waterfront location and steeped in a rich industrial and maritime heritage, this unique destination attracts millions of visitors each year from Vancouver and around the world.

The charm of Granville Island lies in its unexpected mix of uses. The famous Public Market, open daily from 9 am to 7 pm, is home to more than 50 independent food purveyors and contributes to the Island's appeal as a renowned culinary destination. In the Net Loft Shops and Railspur District, many of Canada's best artists and designers can be found. Granville Island is home to many cultural venues and hosts numerous performing arts and cultural festivals year-round.

Downtown Vancouver

With BC Place Stadium at one end, Stanley Park at the other, and the city's best-known shopping precinct in between, Robson Street is a must-stroll for most visitors to Vancouver. One of Vancouver's oldest commercial streets, it was once known as Robsonstrasse for the sheer number of German and European stores that opened up after the Second World War. The international character of the street still exists. Being right in the heart of the downtown core, you'll find yourself walking right alongside locals on their way to the office, sports fans heading to the game, and students lining up outside local food vendors.

What to wear:

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking

 What to bring:

  • Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains)
  • Water bottle 
  • Money if you wish to shop or buy food
  • Snacks & Lunch (or money for food)
  • A backpack to carry all your items

Meeting Location:

VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby

Trip Includes:

Round-trip transportation to the mainland, free time to explore Granville Island and downtown Vancouver

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.

Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Building 255, 1st Floor International Commons.

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attchement section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

Contact

Kelsey Moon, Activity Program Coordinator

phone: 250.753.3245, Ext. 2737

cell phone: 250.618.2549

e-mail: Kelsey.Moon@viu.ca

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