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Although Vancouver is a young city, it is rich in culture and adventures can be found in every neighbourhood of the city. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the place we call home. We are proud to present a list of exciting and affordable tours for our WorldMUN 2012 delegates. From concrete jungles to historic mid-rises; breathtaking vistas to tranquil riversides; death-defying heights to subtle waterways; our in-conference trips and excursions will satiate all your sightseeing desires.There is something for everyone here in Vancouver. As WorldMUN 2012 delegates, you will be privileged guests in this very welcoming city. There are countless stories to be heard and memories to be shared. The In-Conference Trips of WorldMUN 2012 Vancouver are provided at-cost by:
  • Mako Travel: Provider of the Sunday Half-Day In-Conference Trips, based in Vancouver, Mako Travel has been spreading the knowledge of tourism throughout the world by helping port cities or regions with deep or ocean harbours develop a sophisticated and prosperous economy by cultivating and fostering tourism industries.
  • Tour Guys: They are a mix of professional tour guides, comedians, actors, history buffs, teachers, storytellers, and world travelers. Capable, charismatic, and dynamic - Steve, Jason and the other guides are all in their 20s and 30s. With Tour Guys, you get youthful energy, enthusiasm, wit and wisdom! The Tour Guys of Vancouver are some of North America's best guides: if you don't believe us check out their universally acclaimed reviews on Trip Advisor!


For any and all enquiries regarding In-Conference Trips, please email betty.zhang@vancouver2012.org

SUNDAY, MARCH 11th (Half-Day In-Conference Trips by MAKO TRAVEL)
  • Option 1: Capilano Suspension Bridge & City Tour Excursion
    • Time: 13.00 to 17.15
    • Details: Located just north of Vancouver, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver’s oldest and most famous attractions. The 136-metre (446-ft) long suspension bridge spans a 70-metre (230-ft) canyon high above the Capilano River. Also check-out the other attractions of the 27-acre park, including Treetops Adventure and the brand new Cliffwalk! Visitors will have the opportunity to test their love of heights while immersed in a natural Pacific Northwest forest environment. The Half-Day Trip includes a Vancouver City Tour before embarking to the historic and famous Capilano Suspension Bridge (ticket admission at bridge is not included in price).
    • Click here to book now! (Deadline: February 29th)
  • Option 2: Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre & City Tour Excursion
    • Time: 13.00 to 17.15
    • Details: Discover the attractions of this beautiful city including the famous Stanley Park, Prospect Point, Lions Gate Bridge, Queen Elizabeth Park, and the Vancouver Aquarium! The famous Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park is Canada's first and largest aquarium, and is also one of North America's largest with species hailing from as far away as the Arctic and the Amazon. The Aquarium is home to over 70,000 aquatic species, including 33,700 fishes, nearly 30,000 invertebrates, more than 350 snakes and frogs. Among these are adorable belugas, seals, otters, and dolphins! The Half-Day Trip includes a Vancouver City Tour before embarking to the Vancouver Aquarium (student-price ticket admission of $16.00 at aquarium is not included in price).
    • Click here to book now! (Deadline: February 29th)

MONDAY, MARCH 12th (2-hour In-Conference Trips by TOUR GUYS)
  • Option 3: Downtown & Olympic Waterfront Tour
    • Time: 12.20 to 14.20
    • Details: Take a stroll through the Downtown Financial District and Vancouver's breathtaking waterfront with a Tour Guy. Our stories are focused on what makes Vancouver a unique place, and all type of interesting/funny/quirky facts and tales from our city's past. On this 2-hour easy-walking tour we give a complete overview of Downtown Vancouver and venture into some of the city's historic buildings. Starting from the Vancouver Convention Centre, this tour explores Vancouver's oldest church, visits one of the most famous skyscrapers, discusses our public art, street food scene, and much, much more! Our unique style of combining history with pure entertainment, stories and jokes has made us one of the most popular walking tour companies in Canada!
    • Click here to book now! (Deadline: February 29th)

TUESDAY, MARCH 13th (Half-Day In-Conference Trips)
  • Option 4: Whistler Half-Day Trip & Nightly Social Event: A Canadian Masquerade (FLAGSHIP!)
    • Time: Buses depart Vancouver at 2.00 PM; last bus returns to Vancouver at 2.00 AM
    • Details: Hosted in the breathtaking, vibrant, and scenic Resort Municipality of Whistler located just north of Vancouver, the social event at North America’s largest ski resort will be WorldMUN’s flagship event and combines both the Half-Day Trip and nightly social event into one phenomenal experience. Take advantage of exclusive WorldMUN 2012 discounts at various restaurants, shops, services and businesses! Slide down the snow tubes at the Coca-Cola Tube Park at Base II of Blackcomb Mountain!
    • Click here to book now!(IMPORTANT NOTE: Online sales closed on February 15th; ticket sales will reopen at Delegate Services during Conference Registration on Sunday, March 11th.)

WENDESDAY, MARCH 14th (2-hour In-Conference Trips)
  • Option 5: Gastown & Chinatown Tour
    • Time: 12.20 to 14.20
    • Details: Explore the streets of Vancouver with a local guide who's sure to knock your socks off. Gastown is where the City of Vancouver began, and where some of our more "colourful" history exists. Meet some of the interesting characters that have helped shape the city, walk the cobblestone roads and get a picture with the famous Steam Clock. From Gastown the tour moves South into Chinatown where your local guide will introduce you to the Associations, Yip Sang, Dr. Sun Yat Sen and many other influential Chinese immigrants who played a major role not only in Vancouver's young history, but their influence spread world wide. Our unique style of combining history with pure entertainment, stories and jokes has made us one of the most popular walking tour companies in Canada!
    • Click here to book now! (Deadline: February 29th)

THURSDAY, MARCH 15th (3-hour In-Conference Trip)
  • Option 6: West End & Granville Island Tour
    • Time: 13.00 to 16.15
    • Details: Explore the neighbourhood that is constantly voted "most livable" in all of Canada! This tour will help you get your bearings in Downtown Vancouver while giving you a chance to discover the international cuisine of Denman Street, enjoy beautiful views of English Bay and explore one of the coolest places in the country. From the edge of False Creek, board a AquaBus ferry to Granville Island to experience the public market, float home village, and one of the most amazing land redevelopments in North America. Our unique style of combining history with pure entertainment, stories and jokes has made us one of the most popular walking tour companies in Canada!
    • Click here to book now! (Deadline: February 29th)

Important Reminders Before Departure to Vancouver | 6 March 2012
Wondering how to get around Vancouver? Wondering what identification and clothing you need to bring? Click here to read more.


Itinerary for WorldMUN 2012 | 2 March 2012

The daily itinerary for the 21st World Model United Nations Conference in Vancouver has been released. To view the full schedule, click here.


A Letter from United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon | 29 February 2012

"I am counting on your continued leadership and engagement. By participating in this Model United Nations, you will hone your negotiating skills and gain insights into what it takes to achieve consensus and progress...you can make your voices heard and drive political and social change...". Read the full letter here.


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