We are very excited about the 50th Anniversary Celebration Special Event with Jach and Lazaris in Vancouver in 2024. While these events will be larger, we anticipate them selling out, so we are taking registrations now.
Please read below for details and deadlines in order to request registration for this very special event!
If you already submitted your registration form, you do not need to resend it.
With love and excitement,
The Concept: Synergy Team
For Concept: Synergy:
$800 per person.
For Travel Experts:
$1,975 per person package cost (includes hotel and designated meals)
$1,115 single supplemental cost
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
For Concept: Synergy:
Upon acceptance – $250
May 1, 2023 – $250
September 1, 2023 – $300
For Travel Experts:
Deposit: February 28th, 2023 – $500
Payment #2: June 7th, 2023 – $750
Final Balance: February 7th, 2024
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver offers guests the best of both worlds: the activities and cultural events of Vancouver, as well as a relaxing resort experience in a beautiful location within the city. This unique duality is just one of the reasons why this is the perfect place to host this special celebration event. Situated adjacent to Coal Harbour, the hotel is in a lovely setting on the waterfront enjoying views of the coastline, distant mountains, and harbor. Connected to the historic 1,000-acre Stanley Park, via its picturesque seawall, guests are just moments away from unspoiled nature. All guest rooms and suites feature sliding glass floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the harbor, mountains, or city.
Where the “Mountains Meet the Sea,” Vancouver is nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. A bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, Vancouver is among Canada’s most culturally diverse cities where everyone is welcome. As the birthplace of Greenpeace, Vancouver is proud to be known as a green, safe, inclusive city where 70+ languages are spoken (English and French being the official languages). Travelers are drawn here for its parks, museums, surrounding natural beauty, shopping, and most notably, a rich and varied culinary scene that has become even more impressive after the city hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. Described as “A world-class city with an ocean attached,” it is one of the great scenic cities of the world.
The city itself is bustling with activity, while the Vancouver area is surrounded by stunning natural beauty: mountains, ocean, rainforest, parks, and beaches. Explore over 1,000 acres of old-growth rainforest in world-famous Stanley Park. This is Vancouver’s first park, with its pristine coastal areas, and roughly 500,000 cedar, fir, and hemlock trees. The 14-mile seawall surrounding the park features a variety of lovely walking and biking paths for everyone to enjoy. Cruise through Vancouver’s Inner Harbor or explore Horseshoe Bay on a sea safari or marine eco-cruise. Visit nearby VanDusen Botanical Garden or spend the afternoon at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC (University of British Columbia) with one of the world’s best collections of Pacific Northwest Aboriginal artifacts. While there, be sure to visit the enchanting Nitobe Memorial Garden.
For the food enthusiast, gallivant around Granville Island on a decadent food tour or explore it on your own. 20 minutes outside of the city is the Capilano Suspension Bridge where you will have the thrill of walking across the 70m high bridge and Cliffwalk, a granite precipice along the river. Continue on to Grouse Mountain where you will ride a cable car to the top of the mountain for breathtaking views of the city, sparkling ocean, and snowy peaks.
With so many options, there is plenty to explore in this vibrant city!
Special Note about Tours: All of the tours for these events are optional and are being created exclusively for Concept: Synergy attendees by a local tour company. The tours created will be small (maximum 24 people on most tours) and participants will receive an exclusive link to sign up with the tour company directly. The tour company will also be handling airport transfers.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure, and Cliffwalk – 4.5 Hours
The Capilano Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure, and Cliffwalk will make you feel closer to the stunning temperate rainforest of British Columbia. Minutes from downtown Vancouver, you will escape the city and experience this unique environment, while also getting a kick of adrenaline. Originally built in 1889, the bridge spans the Capilano River. The Cliffwalk juts out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River taking guests to previously unexplored areas of the park on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways. Not for the faint of heart.
Treetops Adventure offers a squirrel’s eye view of a thriving coastal forest. Visitors venture from one magnificent Douglas fir tree to another, on a series of elevated suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 110 feet (34 meters) above the forest floor. This delightful tour pairs the city’s popular highlights with one of Vancouver’s oldest tourist attractions, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, creating the perfect blend of city and nature. Travel through the city’s top attractions like Stanley Park, Gastown, and Prospect Point before venturing north to The Capilano Suspension Bridge.
This delightful tour pairs the city’s popular highlights with one of Vancouver’s oldest tourist attractions, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, creating the perfect blend of city and nature. Travel through the city’s top attractions like Stanley park, Gastown, and Prospect Point before venturing north to The Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Vancouver Waterfront Explorer Tour by Zodiac – 4.5 Hours
An exciting boat tour around Vancouver’s waterfront in a high-powered Zodiac boat from Granville Island. You will get geared up in your waterproof suit, and your guide will share stories about the history of Granville Island, the Burrard Street Bridge, and more. Your zodiac will pick up speed as your pass Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, and Lions Gate Bridge. Cross False Creek and admire Siwash Rock, an iconic stone spire located near the Lion’s Gate Bridge. Venture into Deep Cove and the glacial-carved fjord around Indian Arm, for incredible views of granite cliffs that you can only see by boat.
Vancouver Inner Harbor Luncheon Cruise – 4 Hours
Delight in the beauty of Vancouver on a lunch cruise along the city’s lovely waterfront. You will float through Vancouver’s Inner Harbor, Burrard Inlet, and Indian Arm – a dramatic glacial fjord. Stroll the deck, indulge in a freshly prepared buffet, and take in the beautiful sights including the Coast Mountains, verdant forests, and local wildlife.
Whistler & Shannon Falls – 10.5 Hours
Just a two-hour drive from downtown Vancouver, Whistler was the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics and is internationally known as one of the world’s leading ski resorts. Although acclaimed for its winter activities, Whistler is a year-round destination with activities and fun for every season.
The “Sea-to-Sky Highway,” from Vancouver to Whistler, is known as one of the most scenic drives in the world. Snow-capped mountains and turquoise green waters surround you for the entire drive as the road winds past lush forests, waterfalls, lakes, climbing areas, and charming towns. For most travelers this is a highlight – not only is your destination remarkable, but so is the journey to get there.
The excursion begins with a morning departure from Vancouver. Climbing the “Sea-to-Sky Highway,” we pass 7,000-foot high mountains, and the second largest granite monolith in the world before stopping at Shannon Falls, the third highest waterfall in British Columbia. As we continue on, be on the lookout for black bears that are sometimes wandering along the side of the road. In Whistler, we will have 4-hours to explore on our own. The choice of activities include Peak to Peak – World’s Highest Gondola, Olympic Rings & Podium, World’s Longest Zip Line, ATV Off-Road Adventure, Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center, or simply stroll along this charming pedestrian village with its artisan cafes and quaint shops.
Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island – 12 Hours
Butchart Gardens is a must for anyone visiting British Columbia that is a lover of gardens, and of beauty. Located in Brentwood Bay, just outside of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, Butchart Gardens was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2004 for its one-hundredth birthday.
Created by Jennie Butchart in the early nineteen hundreds, the gardens are still privately owned and operated by the family. This 118-year-old internationally renowned 55-acre display garden attracts people from all over the globe to experience one woman’s dream of bringing beauty into the world.
Visit the famous “Sunken Garden.” which is the heart of the gardens. Over the years, through the skillful mixture of rare and exotic shrubs, trees, and flowers, often collected by the Butchart’s during their extensive world travels, the gardens grew to include the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Star Pond, and Mediterranean Garden that we see today.
This excursion is designed to give you the maximum amount of free time to explore Butchart Gardens on your own and at your own pace. Early morning departure from the hotel to catch the ferry from Vancouver for the 1½ hour ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. A guided tour of Victoria and then you will have the rest of the morning and afternoon to enjoy the gardens. Late afternoon departure from the gardens to catch the ferry back to Vancouver.
Granville Island wows food-lovers with its bustling public market, and the traders here serve up some of the best food and drink Vancouver has to offer. The public market brims with the creativity of arts and crafts, galleries, live performances, and more. Famously colorful, with a vibrant West Coast vibe, Granville Island is a must-see when visiting Vancouver.
The “Crown Jewel” of Vancouver, Stanley Park is a beautiful green oasis in the midst of the urban landscape of the city. Explore the 1,000 acres of natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of the water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along the famous 14-mile Seawall which is just steps from our hotel. Much of the park is still forested as it was 100 years ago with old-growth trees. Within the park are hiking trails, bike rentals, gardens to explore, the First Nations Artwork, horse-drawn carriage rides, the Stanley Park train, the Vancouver Aquarium along with cafes and restaurants. A trip to Vancouver would not be complete without a visit to this historic park.
Museum of Anthropology at UBC (University of British Columbia)
Just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, The Museum of Anthropology at UBC houses one of the world’s finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations arts in a spectacular Arthur Erickson-designed building overlooking the Coast Mountains and the Salish Sea. Explore MOA’s Galleries where more than 9,000 objects from around the world are displayed. Stroll the museum grounds where monumental totem poles, Haida houses, and Musqueam house posts capture the dramatic beauty of traditional Northwest Coast architecture and design. Visit Nitobe Memorial Garden, a place of reflection, designed to suggest a span of time – a day, a week, or a lifetime – with a beginning, a choice of paths, and an ending.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
For those that cannot go to Butchart Gardens, VanDusen Botanical Garden is a lovely alternative. This 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver hosts 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world. Spot and photograph local wildlife including hummingbirds, hawks, owls, eagles, butterflies, and turtles. Find your way through the Elizabethan hedge maze made up of over 3,000 pyramidal cedars. Relax and unwind in a serene setting of the city with picturesque lakes, a tranquil waterfall, inspiring architecture, beautiful sculptures, and 50 botanical collections.
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