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Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city situated between the sea and the mountains. Here are some suggestions of what not to miss if you are able to stay in Vancouver after the conference:

Stanley Park

Stanley Park is a 404.9 hectare (1,000 acre) urban park bordering downtown Vancouver. It was opened in 1888 by Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor-General of Canada. The park attracts both locals and tourists, who come for its recreational facilities, its natural attributes and its stunning views. An 8.8 kilometre (5.5 mile) seawall path circles the park, which is used by 2.5 million pedestrians, cyclists, and inline skaters every year. Much of the park remains forested with an estimated half million trees that can be as tall as 76 metres (250 ft) and hundreds of years old. There are approximately 200 km (125 miles) of trails and roads in the park, making it a true urban oasis.

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Granville Island

This island in the centre of Vancouver embraces the surrounding metropolitan bustle, with a market, an art school, shops, restaurants, theatres, galleries, craft studios, a hotel, and more. Its gritty industrial past is proudly displayed in today's people-friendly, artistic, and energetic incarnation. Activity is centered at the Public Market where merchants sell fresh produce, fish, meat, cheese and bread. Granville Island has something for everyone and is a great place to take in an oceanside sunset.

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The Museum of Anthropology at UBC

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its collections, research, teaching, public programs, and community connections. It is one of the foremost museums of Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations culture. It is also acclaimed for its spectacular architecture and unique setting on the cliffs of Point Grey. The museum has a significant collection of First Nations Art with carvings, artifacts and totem poles from B.C.'s indigenous peoples, and a great destination for learning about British Columbia's past.

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Whistler

Whistler is a Canadian resort town in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in the province of British Columbia, Canada, approximately 125 km north of Vancouver. Incorporated as the Resort Municipality of Whistler, it has a permanent population of approximately 9,965, plus a larger but rotating "transient" population of workers, typically younger people from beyond BC, notably from Australia and Japan. Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and mountain biking at Whistler-Blackcomb. Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards and Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines since the mid-1990s. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler will host most of the alpine, nordic and sliding events.

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