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Tours and Social Events

The World Rose Festival is partnering with the World Rose Convention, occuring in conjunction with the Festival, to offer Festival go'ers the opportunity to participate in the Convention's daily tours and social events!

An array of daily tours and social events are available for you to choose from, including the "Getaway Package"! Make sure to register early to guarantee your spot! Full details on and registration for the tours and social events are available on the Rose Convention website - daily tours - social events.

> Register today!

(Please read the tour and social event booking terms and conditions before reserving your tickets.)


Getaway Package

Westin Bayshore

Experience the World Rose Festival, wander through spectacular rose gardens during the City Rose Gardens Tour, and enjoy your 2-night stay at the Westin Bayshore Hotel... What a wonderful way to spend the weekend. Click here for full details. (74 KB PDF)

> Click here to purchase the Weekend Getaway Package

During the Festival

The following tours and social events take place during the Festival on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, June 19 to 21:

Rose Gardens

Vancouver Gems City Tour
> Friday, June 20
9:00 - 13:00
> Saturday, June 21
13:00 - 17:00

City Rose Gardens City Rose Gardens Tour
Saturday, June 20
13:00 - 18:15
Forests and mountains Forests & Mountains - Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain Tour
Sunday, June 21
13:00 - 18:00
Botanists Pride Botanists Pride Tour
Sunday, June 21
13:00 - 17:30
Westin Bayshore

Opening Ceremonies & Welcome Reception, Vancouver Convention Centre
Friday, June 19
17:30 to 18:30 Opening Ceremonies and 18:30 to 20:00 Welcome Reception

Museum of Anthropology Dinner Reception at the Museum of Anthropology
Saturday, June 20
18:45 to 22:00
Sunset dinner cruise Sunset Dinner Cruise
Sunday, June 21
19:00 - 22:00

Pre and Post Festival

The following tours and social event take place on Thursday, June 18 and Monday to Wednesday, June 22 to 24:

Rose Gardens

Vancouver Gems City Tour
Thursday, June 18
13:00 - 17:00

Fjords and Glaciers Fjords & Glaciers Whistler Day Tour
Thursday, June 18
8:15 - 18:30
Butchart Gardens

A Day at World Famous Butchart Gardens
Monday, June 22
7:00 - 23:30

Victoria Victoria Day Tour
Monday, June 22
7:00 - 19:30
Fraser Valley Fraser Valley Rosarians Tour
Tuesday, June 23
13:00 - 18:00 or 22:00
Vancouver gardens Vancouver Rosarians Tour
Wednesday, June 24
13:00 - 18:30
Farewell dinner Farewell Dinner, Westin Bayshore
Wednesday, June 24
19:00 to 23:00

A few notes:

1) All tours depart from and return to the Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, unless otherwise specified. Tours depart promptly at the start time indicated. Please be ready to board 15 minutes prior to departure.

2) Tickets for the tours can be picked up from the World Rose Tour desk, located in the lobby of the Westin Bayshore, 45 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

Ticket pick up times for the social events are as follows (please view above for actual tour times):

3) Tickets purchased in advance will be under the name of the person who registered for the tours.