Optional Social Events

ITA & FUN – They Are Synonymous!


While planning your trip, please try to set aside some ”Personal Time” to enjoy one or more of the many things the Social Committee has planned or other things you might enjoy while in Vancouver. Remember that each Social activity below has links to read more about the activity and/or location. 

Click Here to email Social committee with any questions.

Most of the activities have an additional cost and the prices are shown in each section below.  Keep in mind that your standard registration fee includes all Meals, the Sunday Receptions, and Monday Night's Party Event! 

Sign Up is Easy

If you are ALREADY REGISTERED for the Collaborative:  Login to the ITA website, Go to My ITA, My Events, Beside 2023 Spring Collaborative, choose Add Session(s).

Click Here to REGISTER for the Spring Collaborative & to SIGN UP for these events.

Come Join The Fun


GOLF - On Your Own Only


The Social Planning Committee was unable to find golf for Sunday morning that would allow the participants to be back in time for the Collaborative.  We are NOT organizing golf in Vancouver on Saturday nor Sunday.  Hope you will join us for one of the other fun social activities.


If you want to play golf on your own, you may want to look at either Furry Creek or Morgan Creek courses.


Saturday - April 22, 6:30 pM

tap & barrel bridges

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Note: This restaurant is on Granville Island.  You may want to explore there prior to the dinner.

Dinner at 6:30 pm

$75 USD Person - Advanced Registration Required
Includes shared appetizers plus dinner entree, dessert and 2 drinks per person.  

Note: Transportation is ON YOUR OWN
You can find the ferry schedule and fares Here. The Ferries run every 5 minutes from 7:00am – 8:30pm. Uber is also available on the island (there is a bridge).

If you are planning to arrive early in Vancouver, why not join us for dinner?

Suggestion to visit Granville Island during the day (Public Market closes at 6pm) then just walk over to Tap & Barrel just steps away.

Located on the western tip of Granville Island, just steps away from the Public Market, you’ll enjoy waterfront dining and breathtaking views of False Creek and downtown Vancouver.

What You'll Love

  • A warm welcome by your fellow ITAers
  • A unique menu that celebrates Bridges’ legacy
  • 32 BC craft beer taps, 16 BC wine taps & an international bottle list
  • Heated patio & upper balcony
  • Views of downtown Vancouver & False Creek
  • Free WiFi & TVs for sports & entertainment
  • Proximity to everything on Granville Island


sunday - april 23, 8:30 AM

CApilano suspension bridge

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8:30 am - 1:00 pm (rain or shine)

$75 USD Person - Advanced Registration Required
Includes Roundtrip Transportation 

We will meet in the lobby of the hotel at 8:30 am and bus the 30 minute trip to Capilano.  You will be on your own to tour at your leisure.  The bus will depart the park at 12:30 pm to return to the hotel.  Note:  This tour is rain or shine.  Complimentary biodegradable ponchos are available from Groups and VIP and Guest Services on rainy days!

There are snack and drink options.  You can grab lunch while you are there if desired. Two options are Loggers Grill and Cliff House Restaurant.

The park is 27 acres and a self-guided attraction with drop-in style engagement stations along the way. Admission includes access to the Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk and all the experiences listed below.

Capilano Suspension Bridge crosses to towering evergreens, cedar-scented rainforest air and Treetops Adventure, 7 suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor. Cliffwalk follows a granite precipice along Capilano River with a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms and only 16 anchor points in the cliff supporting the structure.

Get a glimpse into the lives of BC’s First Nations people at Kia’palano, where the historical connection between First Nations culture and the natural world is highlighted. Kia’palano is an educational adventure and enlightening thing to do in Vancouver.   

Join in for one of the complimentary talks offered hourly within the park. The history talk provides guests with an interactive synopsis to their colouful past including the endeavors of past owners, the involvement of local First Nations in our past, and of course information on the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Sunday - April 23, 8:30 AM


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$120 USD - Advanced Registration Required

Meet in Hotel Lobby 8:30am
Includes Roundtrip Transportation, Bike & Helmet Rentals plus the Bike Tour of Stanley Park 

Stanley Park, Vancouver's first, largest, and most beloved urban park!  Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the urban landscape of Vancouver.   

Explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park's famous Seawall. Discover kilometers of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures. The park offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests, including Canada’s largest aquarium.

The First Nations Totem Poles in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia are the most visited attraction in Vancouver, British Columbia, and possibly all of Canada!  There are a number of beautiful totem poles in Stanley Park at 2 different locations within the park.

Tour Includes:

  • 3-3.5 hours of the most beautiful and scenic guided bike tour of Stanley Park (see map below)
  • A 5-star rated English-speaking tour guide who is experienced and professional


tuesday Morning - april 26, 6:00 aM

Fun Run

No Fee – Sign-Up Only
Meet in the Lobby at 5:45 am - Run Departs at 6:00 am  

On Tuesday morning at 6:00 am, a fellow ITAer will lead a group of ITAers and help create their own 3-5 mile run that will tour nearby Vancouver sites.  



For Those Staying After Meeting Adjourns 

Tuesday Evening - April 26

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Dinner 6:30pm / Meet in Lobby 6:15pm to walk over together

Note: No cost to sign up - you will pay for your own food/drinks at the restaurant

If you are staying over Tuesday following the Spring Collaborative conclusion and want to hang with other ITAers, join others for ala carte dinner just a short walk away!  We have made arrangements for group seating.  All will be responsible for their own individual check and/or table.

Famous for our gourmet pizzas made with our signature hand pressed dough, our extensive menu satisfies every appetite with our mouth-watering pasta dishes and a wide variety of, salads, entrées and desserts.

The casual atmosphere, combined with big-screen high-definition TVs in the sports bar, makes Boston Pizza as fun for families as it is for teams and groups of all ages. Most of our restaurants also feature an outdoor patio for those days when guests want to sit back and soak up the sun.

The Boston Pizza brand has served communities from coast-to-coast for over 56 years since opening its first restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964.



Cancellation / Substitution Policy
Cancellations will be honored up to 7 days prior to the event with no obligation. Substitutions within the same company will be honored. After 7 days, there will be no refunds. 

Waiver and Indemnification Policy

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