TECHNICAL TOURS
WESTPORT FUEL SYSTEMS
      
 
Driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. Westport is committed to giving tomorrow’s visionaries license to explore—by designing the most advanced natural gas engines in the world. The technology is not relegated just to cars and trucks, but for any vehicle that carries a payload, crosses the water, or thunders down the tracks. Situated in south Vancouver, close to the Vancouver International Airport, Westport’s key engineering activities focus on heavy-duty and high-horsepower activities, particularly the development of Westport’s patented High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) technology.
 
The tour will start with an overview of Westport’s technologies, followed by an overview of performance, reliability and durability of its test rigs, including cryogenics rigs. The tour will also visit Westport’s state-of-the-art natural gas engine test cells with capability up to 600kW.
 
The tour will take about 4 hours, including transportation to and from the facility.  Hours are 8:00am - 12:00 pm. Tour will depart from and return to the Vancouver Convention Center.
 
$50.00 USD per person
SEASPAN FERRIES
     
 
Seaspan Ferries operates two LNG ferries transporting truck from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. The ferries are powered by two Wärtsila 9L34DF engines. The tour will encompass the LNG tank compartment, the engine room, and passenger accommodations. Personal protection equipment is required and will be provided.  Participants are required to flat shoes, no heels.
 
LNG for the ferries is provided by FortisBC who have an LNG liquefaction facility nearby.  The tour will also provide a brief glimpse of the LNG facility and an overview of the LNG production. FortisBC is an electric power and gas distribution/retail company in the Canadian province of British Columbia, a subsidiary of Newfoundland-based Fortis Inc., Canada’s largest private utility company.
 
The tour duration is approximately 4 hours including transportation to and from the facility. Hours are approximately 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Tour will depart from and return to the Vancouver Convention Center.
 
$50.00 USD per person
GUEST TOURS
A Guest Lounge will be located in the Vancouver Convention Center East - Meeting Room 10.
Hours are 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday, June 9 - Thursday, June 14.
Vancouver maps, restaurant and activity suggestions and more local details available.
TOUR 1 - VANCOUVER
MONDAY, JUNE 10
 
 
12:00 pm - Depart Vancouver Convention Center. Tour Gastown, Chinatown, Vancouver Harbour, the Olympic Cauldron, Stanley Park with scenic stops at the Totem Poles & Prospect Point and English Bay.
 
Granville Island and free time in Public Market where lunch can be purchased.
 
Complete day at Vancouver Lookout Observation Deck
 
4:00 pm - Return to VCC
 
Lunch not provided.
 
$55.00 USD per person
TOUR 2 - MoA
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
 
 
10:00 am - Depart Vancouver Convention Center. Tour through Kitsilano, along Kts Beach, continuing on Northwest Marine Drive with scenic stop at Spanish Banks.
 
Visit Museum of Anthropology
 
Complete day with tour through Elizabeth Park with a scenic stop at the sunken gardens.
 
2:00pm - Return to VCC
 
Lunch provided.
 
$90.00 USD per person
TOUR 3 - WHISTLER
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
 
 
 
8:30 am - Depart Vancouver Convention Center. Tour along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler.
 
Explore Whistler Village.
 
Lunch at a local restaurant.
 
3:30 pm - Return to VCC
 
Lunch provided.
 
$130.00 USD per person
TOUR 4 - CAPILANO
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
 
 
10:00 am - Depart Vancouver Convention Center. Tour over the Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore.
 
Visit Capilano Fish Hatchery.
 
Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge.
 
2:00 pm - Return to VCC
 
Lunch provided.
 
$110.00 USD per person