JCDL Conference 2007

    May 21, 2007
    Advance Registration ends
    May 17, 2007
    Deadline to obtain conference rate at the Westin Bayshore
    April 9, 2007
    Revision deadline for accepted submissions
    March 24, 2007
    Doctoral Consortium abstracts due
    February 5, 2007
    Short papers, posters, workshop & demonstration proposals due
    January 29, 2007
    Full papers, panel & tutorial proposals due

Vancouver Area Attractions

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, surrounded by mountains, ocean, beaches, and forested parks. It is also a culturally diverse city with a rich variety of ethnic and locally inspired cuisine. Vancouver was voted the "Best City in the Americas" for 2004, 2005 and 2006 by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, based on the categories of ambience, friendliness, culture and sites, restaurants, lodging, and shopping. We hope you are able to take some time to enjoy what the city has to offer. For an overview of things to do in the city, with maps and transportation information, visit the Tourism Vancouver web site.
Pre and Post Travel
Enhance your Vancouver meeting experience by taking advantage of the incredible pre and post opportunities Vancouver and British Columbia have to offer you. Click Here for a list of highly recommended travel destinations.
Vancouver has an oustanding selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and cravings. Sushi is the fast-food of choice in this city, serving the freshest fish available served by experienced sushi chefs. There's also a wide variety of Chinese, Thai, South Asian, Italian, Greek, and West Coast cuisine. Click Here for a map and list of restaurants near the Westin Bayshore.
Destinations in Vancouver
Granville Island Market
Underneath the Granville Street Bridge, Granville Island features an open market with fresh produce, baked goods, meats, and seafood. The rest of the island features local artisan shops such as ceramics, jewellery, clothing, fine woodwork, and more. Other major tenants of the island include Emily Carr College of Art + Design, Arts Club Theatre, and many restaurants and coffee shops.

Stanley Park
Stanley Park is Vancouver's first park. It is vast area of 400 hectares (1,000 acres) and is close to the heart of Vancouver's downtown core. Walk or run around the seawall which is about 5.5 miles (8.85 km) long, visit the Vancouver Aquarium, or just enjoy the many gardens in the park.

Robson Street
Robson Street is a major shopping centre in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This is the place to go for clothing and shoe stores for men and women! Includes well-known retailers such as BCBG Maxazria, Banana Republic, Roots, A/X Armani Exchange, American Outfitters, Guess, and the Gap.

Historic Gastown was named after gold prospector and saloon keeper John "Gassy Jack" Deighton. The area has some of Vancouver's oldest buildings, original cobble streets, and features one of the city's biggest tourist attractions, the Gastown Steam Clock. Water Street is the main drag, with lots of gift shops, restaurants, and pubs.

Equally historic is Vancouver's large Chinatown, featuring won ton noodle restaurants, BBQ houses, gift shops, and the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Useful Maps
Downtown Vancouver Map
[PDF, 124K]

Downtown Vancouver Map

Stanley Park Printable Map
[PDF, 2.7MB]

Stanley Park Map