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The 43rd Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science

Vancouver, BC

November 16-19, 2002

The 43rd Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2002), sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing, will be held in Vancouver, BC on November 16-19, 2002.
Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park     Vancouver Aquarium      Harbour Cruises     Classical Chinese Garden
Science World        IMAX        Harbour Centre Tower     Skiing

Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park


Thrill at crossing 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River on the world's greatest suspension footbridge!
A complete West Coast experience awaits in the rainforest trails, Living Forest and Story Centre exhibits, Totem Park, Big House native carving centre, award-winning gardens, Trading Post gift store and variety of food services.
Dates of Operation: Every day except Christmas Day
Seasonal Hours: November-March (9am-5pm); April-October (8:30am-dusk)
From downtown Vancouver:
By car travel west on Georgia Street through Stanley Park across Lions Gate Bridge to North Vancouver, left on Capilano Road for 1.7 miles.
By public transportation take bus #246 heading west on Georgia Street disembark at Ridgewood Drive and Capilano Rd., walk north one block on Capilano Rd., or take the Seabus transfer to the #236 and disembark across the street.
Information: 604-985-7474
Fax: 604-985-7479
Website: www.capbridge.com
Email: capilano@istar.ca
Address: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC, V7R 4J1

Vancouver Aquarium


Discover the wonders of the west coast in the new Pacific Canada Pavilion.  Explore the secrets of the steamy tropical Amazon. Delight in the unexpected richness of the Canadian Arctic.
Experience daily beluga whale shows, sea otter feeds and shark dives.  Enjoy a latte and a sandwich at our Upstream Café and then visit the Clamshell Gift Shop, the splashiest gift store in town...all in beautiful Stanley Park.

Dates of Operation: 365 days a year
Seasonal Hours: Daily 10am-5:30pm; July-August  9:30am-7pm
Transit: Located in scenic Stanley Park, 5 minutes from downtown Vancouver.  Accessible by car, transit or taxi.   Within walking distance from downtown Vancouver
Information: 604-659-3474
Group Reservations: 604-659-3550
Website: www.vanaqua.org
Address: P.O. Box 3232, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X8

 Harbour Cruises

cruise1 Welcome to Harbour Cruises Ltd. - Vancouver's favourite choice for sightseeing boat tours, dining cruises and private charters. Join us for an uniquely Vancouver experience offering unparalled panoramic views of the city skyline, the surrounding Coastal Mountain range and many of the area's most famous landmarks.  With Luncheon Cruises, Daytrips, Harbour Tours, and Dinner Cruises available,   Harbour Cruises offers a relaxing sightseeing adventure for everyone.
Ideal for tour groups, corporate and large group events, no other company in Vancouver can match our experience and reputation.  Let Vancouver's inner harbour and dramatic skyline act as an inspiration for a successful convention dinner, welcome reception, incentive programs, or as a unique dining addition to any itinerary.

cruise2 Located on the water at the entrance to world-famous Stanley Park.
Dates of Operation: All year round
Seasonal Hours: 8am-7pm, 7 days a week
To reach us: By car - Travel west on Georgia St., turn right at  Denman Street, just before Stanley Park.  By bus take Bus #135 along Georgia,  or simply enjoy a 15 minute walk from your downtown hotel.
Information: 604-688-7246
Reservations: 1-800-663-1500
Fax: 604-687-5868
Website: www.boatcruises.com
Email: tours@boatcruises.com
Address: #1 North Foot of Denman Street, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2W9

 Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

sunyat Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first, authentic, full-sized, classical Chinese garden created outside of China. Located in Vancouver's Chinatown, the Garden's tranquil beauty is enchanting in every season. Featuring guided tours, complimentary tea and Gift Shop. Chinese music performance every Friday night, July and August.
Dates of Operation: Year Round
Seasonal Hours: Spring (May 1-June 14) 10am-6pm; Summer (June 15-August 31) 9:30am-7pm; Fall (September 1-September 1) 10am-6:00pm Winter (October 1 - April 30) 10am - 4:30pm
Transit: Located downtown in Chinatown at Pender & Carrall, near Stadium SkyTrain.
Information: 604-689-7133
Reservations: 604-662-3207
Fax: 604-682-4008
Website: www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
Email: sunyatsen@telus.net
Address: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K2 

Science World and the Alcan OMNIMAX® Theatre

science Amaze yourself at Science World through hands-on exploration of our exciting featured exhibitions.  Also participate in the scientific showbiz or our dazzling live demonstrations and shows at Centre Stage.
Experience spectacular films in the Alcan OMNIMAX(r) Theatre, featuring one of the world's largest dome screens.  Enjoy a legendary meal in the White Spot Triple O's and browse through the Gift Shop featuring an incredible selection of books, toys, games and souvenirs.
Dates of Operation:
Open Daily (except December 25)
Seasonal Hours: Weekends (10am-6pm); Weekdays (10am-5pm)
Transit: 5 minutes from downtown at the corner of Quebec & Terminal at the Main Street/Science World Sky Train station.
Information: 604-443-7443
Reservations: 604-443-7575
Fax: 604-443 - 7430
Website: www.scienceworld.bc.ca
Email: info@scienceworld.bc.ca
Address: 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 3Z7

 CN IMAX Theatre

cnimax Get a Sense of the Immense at the CN IMAX® Theatre at Canada Place.
With a giant five storey screen and wraparound sound, IMAX® and IMAX® 3D puts you in the picture! Travel to remote corners of the world and embark on amazing adventures, all without leaving the comfort of your seat!   Great for the whole family.  Showtime information - (604) 682-4629.
Dates of Operation: Daily except Christmas Day
Seasonal Hours: April-October (12noon-10pm);November-March (12noon-4pm, 6pm-10pm)
Transit: Located at the north end of Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.  Foot of Burrard Street. Waterfront Sky Train Station, Seabus
Information & Reservations: 1-800-582-4629
Fax: 604-682-5955
Website: www.imax.com/vancouver
Email: kharvey@imax.com
Address: 201-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3C1


The Lookout! at Harbour Centre Tower

lookout The Lookout!   high atop Harbour Centre Tower is your best first stop in Vancouver!  Reached via glass elevators, this visitor/orientation centre features a truly spectacular 360° view, video theatre, displays, exhibits and multilingual guide services.
It's a great place to get your bearings.  This view is not-to-be-missed!  Don't forget your camera!
Dates of Operation:
365 days a year
Seasonal Hours: Winter (9am-9pm); Summer (8:30am-10:30pm)
How to find us:  We are located downtown at the SeaBus and SkyTrain station.  Just steps away from the Cruise Ship Terminal and historic Gastown.
Information & Reservations: 604-689-0421
Fax: 604-689-5447
Website: www.vancouverlookout.com
Email: heatherv@lookout.bc.ca
Address: 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4N4 

Skiing in Whistler

whistler Go to Heaven ... Ski Like Hell Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains are a true skier’s heaven, no matter what age or ability. With over 7,071 acres of skiable terrain and a vertical drop of more than one mile (5,280ft) it’s no wonder so many professional skiers have made Whistler their home. The mountains include 12 alpine bowls, three glaciers, and more than 200 marked trails. Once you’re down, the mountains use a 33 high-speed lift network to boot you back up.

Regular Season: Dec 22 to Jan 6, Feb 9 to Apr 7
Value Season: Opening to Dec 21, Jan 7 to Feb 8, Apr 8 to Closing
Tel: 604-932-0606
Toll-Free: 1-877-932-0606
Fax: 604-932-0204
Website: www.whistler.net
Email: reservations@whistler.com
Address: Whistler.com Systems Inc., PO Box 930, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B0

Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park     Vancouver Aquarium      Harbour Cruises     Classical Chinese Garden
Science World         IMAX        Harbour Centre Tower     Skiing
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