Pre-Conference Hike, September 5th:

Please use the conference registration form to indicate your interest in participating in a pre-conference hike on September 5th. If enough individuals express interest, we will take the Peak-to-Peak gondola to the top of Whistler-Blackcomb and then go for a 4 hour hike, probably along Decker Loop trail (moderately difficult). This should allow for some time to take in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games display at the Roundhouse Lodge at the terminus of the gondola. The cost of the Peak-to-Peak gondola is $53.95 Cdn.

You will need to arrive at Whistler on Monday September 4 to go on this hike. We will leave from the conference hotel after breakfast on the morning of Tuesday the 5th (probably when the gondola opens). We advise purchasing tickets on the morning of the hike rather than on-line, since less hardy souls may decide to bail in bad weather.

Hiking gear: Hikers will need good running shoes or, preferably, hiking boots. You will need to bring backpacks, water (at least 1 litre), and some snacks. You must prepare for a variety of weather conditions. Plan for three upper layers − waterproof windbreaker, sweatshirt or sweater, and a long-sleeved t-shirt. Long pants (jeans or hiking pants) are your best bet. Ideally, you might wear long hiking pants with removable bottom halfs to make into shorts. Light gloves are a good idea − and we may elect someone to bring TP. Sunscreen is necessary. Hiking poles are not necessary, but some may find them useful.

More details in mid-August!

Afternoon Saturday September 9 − Post-Conference Activity

There is an endless variety of outdoor activities that conference participants might enjoy (e.g., hiking, canoeing, kayaking, road cycling, cross-country biking, ziplining, to name a few). Whistler Village is host to three of the best golf courses in Canada. Your conference host would be pleased to organize a round for anyone who is interested. There is also the stunning new Audain Art Museum that is home to the largest collection of the works of Canadian artist Emily Carr and has a fine collection of West Coast First Nations' Art.

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