2023 WBWG Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, April 19-21, 2023

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Pack your bags! We’re heading to Victoria for the 2023 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.”

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Wednesday, April 19 – Friday, April 21, 2023
463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3, Canada
Hotel Grand Pacific
Phone: 1-800-663-7550

Register Today | Online or via Mail-in Registration Form.

Abstracts for presentations and posters March 15, 2023 but submission prior to February 15, 2023 will guarantee a presentation slot

Discounted room rate at Hotel Grand Pacific ends March 20, 2023

Hotel Grand Pacific WBWG reservations
$179/night (Group Code: “APR23WesternBat”)

Late registration after April 1, 2023

When | Wednesday, April 19 – Friday, April 21, 2023

Where | Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3, Canada

Costs |(registration includes banquet, social, and a metal mug!)

Non-student: $230 US/$299 CAN before March 26, 2023; $270 US/$350 CAN after March 25, 2023
Student: $100 US/$130 CAN
Student presenter (must get abstract accepted first): $75 US/$97 CAN

Register Today | Online or via Mail-in Registration Form

Discover more about Victoria and British Columbia by hovering over the map’s maple leaves.

Fun Fact | The maple leaf as a Canadian symbol dates to the early 18th century, and adorns Canada’s flag and the Royal Coat of Arms of Canada.

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We're heading to Victoria for the 2023 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 Eagle Wing Tours. April through late October's prime whale-watching season, and the provincial capital's a hotspot for whale-watching day jaunts.

Join Eagle Wing Tours' whale-watch on Tuesday, April 18th.

Space is limited, reserve your spot early! Details on Registration Form | Register Online or via Mail-in Registration Form.

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

Reduce your carbon footprint further through Native Energy's 'Carbon Offset Contribution.'

Details on Registration Form | Register Online or via Mail-in Registration Form.

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

British Columbia's boundless landscape is home to bears, moose, caribou, wolverines, eagles, and sixteen species of bat!

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."

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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