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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with the ocean at its doorstep and majestic mountains hugging around its sides.

There are many things to do in Vancouver after you’ve attended all your panels — you can take a tour around Stanley Park, go whale watching, do a pub crawl in historic Gastown, or just relax in a bar at our hotel, the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

Optional Side Trips with Landsea Tours
Landsea ToursWe have partnered with Landsea Tours & Adventures for special rates on all scheduled sightseeing tours between March 23 and April 3, 2019.

All tours include door-to-door service from the hotel. Hotel pick-up times will be confirmed via email once you have registered. Tour fares include all taxes and admission charges, and are quoted in Canadian Dollars.

Vancouver Delights Tour
Tour starts at 10:00 AM (approximately 7 hours)
Highlights of Vancouver, the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, the Capilano Salmon Hatchery. $121.50 CAD

Vancouver City Highlights Tour
Tour starts at 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM (approximately 4 hours)
Stops in Stanley Park, Granville Island, and atop the Vancouver Lookout. Tour through Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, English Bay, Vancouver Harbour. $76.50 CAD

Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour
Tour starts at 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM, depending on the date selected (approximately 12 hours)
Includes a fully narrated tour, 90-minute mini-cruise, free time in downtown Victoria and admission to Butchart Gardens. $193.50 CAD

Whistler Mountains & Adventures Tour
Tour starts at 8:30 AM (approximately 10.5 hours)
Stops include viewpoints, Whistler Village, Shannon Falls, and the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum. $135.00 CAD

To receive the LCC discounted rate, visit the Landsea Whale of a Crime page, click ‘Book Now’ and select your preferred date and tour. Use the code “LCC2019” on the payment screen to receive your discount.

Questions? Call Landsea at 604-255-7272 or toll-free 1-877-669-2277.

Wednesday, March 27: Babes in the Woods Cold Case Tour
The Babes in the Woods Case is one of Vancouver’s most famous cold cases: the discovery of the remains of two children in Stanley Park in 1953. Although many police hours were spent on the investigation, the murderer was never found. This tour is organized through the Vancouver Police Museum. A bus with a Vancouver Police Museum tour guide will pick up people at the hotel at 1:00 PM. The bus will take people for a drive around Stanley Park and the tour guide will talk about Vancouver crimes and murders. Then everyone will visit the Police Museum for a private behind-the-scenes tour. The bus will return at 3:30 PM to take everyone back to the hotel. The Vancouver Police Museum is the oldest police museum in North America and is in a heritage building, which used to be the City Morgue. Because the building is old, there is no elevator and it is not wheelchair accessible. Many TV shows and movies are filmed here, including X-Files. You can even see the mortuary table where Errol Flynn’s autopsy was performed. This is an exclusive tour for Left Coast Crime attendees and there are limited spaces available. The cost of the tour is $39. Registration link

If you want to visit the museum on your own while you are in Vancouver, it is located at 240 East Cordova Street, and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors. More information: Police Museum website

Museum of Anthropology at UBC
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver houses one of the world’s finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations arts in a spectacular Arthur Erickson designed building overlooking the mountains and sea. MOA is a place of world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia. The museum displays art and material culture from ancient times to the present. One highlight is the Multiversity Gallery where much of the collections, which would normally be stored behind the scenes, are visible to the public. Although we won’t be organizing a formal tour, we encourage people to visit on their own. The museum is located at 6393 NW Marine Drive, and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission rates are: $18 for adults and $16 for seniors. More information: Museum of Anthropology website

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Another option for people who are interested in Indigenous Northwest Coast art is to visit the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. It is located only one block from the convention hotel, and celebrates the Haida master artist Bill Reid and the diverse living cultures of the Northwest Coast. The gallery has a collection of stunning gold and silver jewelry, monumental sculptures in bronze and stone, and a towering totem pole. The art gallery is located at 639 Hornby Street, and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. More information: Bill Reid Gallery website