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Pre-conference Excursions

Tickets for all pre-conference excursions are now closed.  However, there are still seats available for many of the pre-conference symposia and the Graduate Students Symposium.

Wellness Package
8:30am – 12:30pm

This rejuvenating combination of activities is the perfect start to your conference. You will begin with an invigorating yoga class. Following a brisk walk through the Thompson Rivers University campus and Horticulture Gardens, revitalize your mind and body with the unique calming effect of ginseng with a spa manicure at Sunmore Ginseng Spa. ($50.00)

Kamloops’ Culture and Heritage Tour
8:45am – 12:30

Explore the culture and heritage of a city two centuries old. Kamloops has an incredible history of wild-west drama, beautiful flowing rivers, and breath-taking nature. Experience a guided, interactive walking tour of Kamloops’ down town including historical buildings and the Kamloops Art Gallery. Finally, enjoy a rich, fresh buffet lunch at Maurya’s Fine Indian Cuisine. ($40.00)

Secwepemc Heritage Package
1:00pm – 5:00pm

This tour highlights the culture and history of the Secwepemc First Nations band. The tour begins at the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park where you will experience an interpretive tour, including a walk through the Residential School. Discuss the impact these events have had on First Nations’ education over tea or coffee and dessert at the stunning Hoodoos Restaurant in Sun Rivers. ($35.00)

Tappen Valley Wine Tour
8:00am – 4:30pm

Travel to the heart of the Shuswap and Tappen Valley to enjoy breathtaking views and delicious wine. This tour includes tours and tastings at two well-established wineries. Enjoy a nature walk and outdoor picnic lunch at one of the Okanagan’s family owned wineries. This tour ends with a visit to the Adam’s River Sockeye Salmon run. ($55.00)

First Nations Culture and Heritage Tour
8:45am – 4:30pm

The word Kamloops comes from the Secwepemc word "Tk’emlúps", meaning "where the rivers meet." Kamloops’ culture is steeped in the traditions of the Shuswap First Nations band. Experience an interpretive tour at the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, including the Residential School. Then, enjoy a trip to the Adam’s River Sockeye Salmon Run. Finally, indulge in a delicious lunch at Quaaout Lodge. ($65.00)

Note:

*In the event of low registration, tour(s) may be cancelled.
** HST is not included in the above-noted prices
*** Half-day excursions are timed so that delegates can participate in one of the pre-conference symposia (morning or afternoon)

Unless otherwise noted, the meeting place for all tours is the conference registration check in area on the first floor of the Campus Activity Centre at Thompson Rivers University. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour departure.