2021 Biennial Meeting

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Save the Date

April 12-15, 2021
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Hotel Grand Pacific

We’re heading to Victoria for the 2021 Biennial Meeting – the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia. One of the oldest cities within the Pacific Northwest, Victoria reigns supreme for quality-of-life living and beautiful blooms – during winter and early spring, crocuses, daffodils, rhododendrons, cherry and plum trees color the “City of Gardens.”


Discover more about Victoria and British Columbia by hovering over the map’s maple leaves.
#DYK The maple leaf as a Canadian symbol dates to the early 18th century. The maple leaf adorns Canada’s flag and the Royal Coat of Arms of Canada.

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We're heading to Victoria for the 2021 Biennial Meeting - the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast.

Experience majestic whales and watery wonders with Victoria's many touring and adventure companies. April through late October's prime whale-watching season, and the provincial capital's a hotspot for whale-watching day jaunts.

Victoria's the 'Cycling Capital of Canada,' with hundreds of kilometers of bicycling routes within the city.

British Columbia, alongside Alaska, Idaho, western Montana, Oregon and Washington comprise the Pacific Northwest and the Cascadia bioregion. British Columbia contains seven of Canada's National Parks and National Park Reserves, including Glacier National Park and Kootenay National Park.

Learn more about BC's Parks

Wildlife flourish throughout British Columbia's boundless landscape including bears, moose, caribou, wolverines, eagles, and sixteen species of bats.

Opportunities for experiencing wilderness and wildlife are limitless throughout British Columbia. In fact, enjoying nature "invokes the 'British Columbia Effect' - a relaxing reset that allows your brain to take a restorative vacation."

Learn more about the 'British Columbia Effect'

British Columbia's official provincial mammal, the Kermode bear or "Spirit bear," exhibits an extraordinary and visually distinctive color polymorphism. On several islands throughout coastal British Columbia, this subspecies of Ursus americanus (American black bear) displays both a common black morph, and a rare white 'Kermode' morph.

Learn about the magnificent 'Great Bear Rainforest' - home to the 'Spirit Bear.'

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