Each partner package includes the conference social elements as well as a partner activity program during conference sessions.
Cost - $250

Partner Program Details:

Monday, March 26, 2018

Welcome Reception
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Enjoy an evening at the historic Strathcona in the Sticky Wicket Pub. The pub night will include musical entertainment, snacks (full menu is available) and best of all, connecting with friends and colleagues coming together for CHC-NSC2018.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Breakfast Buffet at the Victoria Convention Centre
Available from 6:45 – 8:00 am
Join the CHC-NSC2018 attendees for breakfast in our exhibit hall.

Victoria City Tour
8:30 am – 11:30 am
Get a great overview of Victoria’s historic charm and modern highlights on a 2.5-hour city coach tour. Travel through the area’s most intriguing neighborhoods and stop to explore local landmarks like Beacon Hill Park, Mt Tolmie, Antique Row and Oak Bay Marina. The tour includes entrance to the Scottish baronial mansion Craigdarroch Castle, a National Historic Site of Canada that you can explore at your leisure. Highlights 2.5-hour sightseeing tour of Victoria with admission to Craigdarroch Castle Stop at the summit of Mt Tolmie and drive past beautiful Beacon Hill Park Visit Craigdarroch Castle, a National Historic Site of Canada, on a self-guided tour that allows you to explore the magnificent mansion at your own pace Listen to narration on all the sights, including historical facts.

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Lunch with CHC-NSC2018 Delegates
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
You will be returned to the Victoria Convention Centre where you are invited to join the CHC and NSC participants for lunch. Those partners associated with the Canada Lands Surveyors are invited to join that group at 11:30 for awards presentations. All partners will enjoy lunch in the exhibit hall with all the delegates, exhibitors and sponsors.

Harbour Cruise
2:00 – 4:00 pm (meet at 1:30 pm to walk to boat cruise launch across the street)
The delegates will enjoy On-the-Water demonstrations and tours so we have arranged for the partners to have their on On-the-Water experience with a 2 hour marine wildlife tour.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Reception
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Arrive back from your harbour tour in time to relax and then enjoy social time at the Victoria Convention Centre in our Sponsor/Exhibit hall. Socialize with the attendees, enjoy snacks and beverages and enjoy the fun atmosphere of the evening.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Breakfast Buffet
Available from 7:00 – 8:30 am
Join the CHC-NSC2018 attendees for breakfast in our exhibit hall.

Horse Drawn Carriage Tour
9:00 – 10:00 am
Enjoy a 30-minute carriage tour where you will travel into the heart of the historic James Bay residential district to see amazing heritage homes, and enjoy panoramic waterfront views of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State.

Butchart Gardens and Butterfly Gardens + $20 café voucher for lunch
Depart Empress Hotel: 11:30
Arrive at Butterfly Gardens: 12:05
Depart Buchart Gardens: 14:30
*Guests will have 45 minutes at Butterfly Gardens and then be picked up by the same coach and taken to Buchart Gardens (5 minutes away).

Butchart Gardens
Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria’s ‘gem’ is the world renowned Butchart Gardens, National Historic Site of Canada. This privately owned 55 acre display garden is located just 35 minutes north of downtown. Highlights of the Summer season include the Rose Garden with over 250 varieties of roses, eco-friendly boat tours, an extensive perennial border, Night Illuminations, evening entertainment every night in July and August, a dazzling Fireworks show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to show tunes (Saturdays in July and August). The visit won’t be complete without a stop in the Seed & Gift Store filled with unique gifts and souvenirs, or a snack or meal in one of the on-site restaurants. The Rose Carousel with 30 hand-carved animals will be sure to delight children (and adults) of all ages. See for more information.

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Butterfly Gardens: A Vibrant Jungle Experience.
A unique opportunity to experience the beauty and curiosity of a tropical jungle up close where you’ll encounter their family: tortoises, large iguanas, poison dart frogs and free flying tropical birds. Gaze upon tropical fish, ducks, flamingos and koi fish in their serene pond and waterfall. Wander among thousands of butterflies (up to 70 species) flying through the facilities the size of 3 basketball courts. Marvel at the lush gardens of tropical flowers, carnivorous plants and fruits of the world. Enjoy the newest Exhibit at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, the Insectarium, full of impressive insects & invertebrates from around the world. Your jungle adventure awaits.

Drink at Big Bad Johns
3:30 – 4:30 pm
The group will walk to nearby Big Bad Johns for a beverage and to experience this unique Victoria landmark. World famous Big Bad John’s is an authentic hillbilly bar where you can relax and let your hair down. Add your own memento to the walls and make sure to throw your peanut shells on the floor! Be sure to bring your sense of humor and you’ll see why BBJ’s has reached legendary status worldwide.

A Night at the Royal BC Museum
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Delegates and partners alike will enjoy an evening reception at the Royal BC Museum. We will enjoy our surroundings in the First People’s Gallery. Totem Hall (pictured below) the central exhibit in the First Peoples gallery, features monumental carvings from Kwakwaka’wakw, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, Gitxsan, Haida and Nuu-chah-nulth communities. Here are crest poles and house posts from Gwa’yasdams on Gilford Island, ‘Qélc (Old Bella Bella) on Campbell Island, Tallheo (Talio) on South Bentinck Arm, Xwamdasbe’ (Nahwitti) on Hope Island, Gitanyow on the Skeena River, hlragilda ‘llnagaay (Skidegate) and t’anuu ‘llnagaay (Tanu) on Haida Gwaii and Numnuquamis on the Sarita River in Barkley Sound. The juxtaposition of these magnificent carvings emphasizes the variety of different pole types and carving styles, and evokes the grandeur of 19th-century coastal villages.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Breakfast Buffet
Available from 7:00 – 8:00 am
Join the CHC-NSC2018 attendees for breakfast in our exhibit hall.

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Join the CHC-NSC2018 attendees for lunch in our exhibit hall.

Free Time
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy time to do whatever is on your list of things to do or see that you haven’t already experienced as part of our program. There is good shopping, wandering on the waterfront and exploring the wonderful City of Victoria