2003 International Symposium on Hydrometallurgy in Honor of Professor Ian Ritchie: Tours & Excursions

August 24-27 · Hydro2003 · Vancouver, Canada



Price: $275 CDN per person

Each tour includes a guided deluxe motorcoach, admission fees where applicable, meals where indicated, taxes and gratuities. This program requires a minimum of 13 attendee to proceed. Awards banquet tickets for companions may be purchased at the registration desk or through the registration form.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

  • COM 2003 Opening Reception.

Monday, August 25, 2003

  • Light breakfast.
  • Welcome to Vancouver Orientation Tour – get acquainted with West Coast style and the beauty of Vancouver. You will be introduced to the colorful shopping of Robson Street, the vastness of the Pacific Ocean at English Bay, the spectacular beauty of Stanley Park, the scents and sounds of bustling Chinatown, and the history of Gastown.
  • Lunch at “Bridges” on Granville Island and free time to explore/shop Granville Island, home to artists’ galleries and shops, quaint boutiques, an amazing market, and lots of street entertainment.
  • Return to hotel.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

  • Light breakfast.
  • North Shore Tour – This tour of the North Shore of Vancouver will leave you astounded by the majestic mountains and trees that surround the city. Crossing the Lion’s Gate Bridge, travel to the top of Capilano Road to Grouse Mountain where you will be invited to boar the skyride to the “Peak of Vancouver”. Nature walks and a fantastic film presentation will beckon you to the top of the mountain. Next, travel down Capilano Road to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Crossing the bridge, you will have amazing views of Grouse Mountain and the valley below. Across the bridge, interactive nature and interpretive walks are available to take at your leisure.
  • Lunch at the “Bridge House” (Capilano Suspension Bridge).
  • Return to hotel.

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

  • Light breakfast.
  • Stanley Park Nature Tour – Experience the wonders of Vancouver’s Stanley Park with an informative, entertaining and multi-lingual guide. Learn all about British Columbia’s rain forest ecosystem. See the steam rise from the forest floor and discover lichen, moss, fern, and flowering plants that grow under the mantle of some of the oldest and largest Douglas-Fir, Cedar and Hemlock tees.
  • Snack and drink.
  • Return to hotel.
  • Free afternoon.


Industrial tours will take place on Thursday, August 28th, 2003. Each tour includes transportation and lunch and is limited to a maximum number of participants. Tours will be filled on a first-come, firstserved basis.

Industrial Tour 1:

Cominco Trail Smelter and Refinery

Cominco Trail is the world’s largest fully-integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complex with capacities of 300,000 t/a zinc and 120,000 t/a lead. The Trail complex is also a significant producer of silver, gold, indium, germainium, bismuth and copper products.

This tour includes a flight to Castlegar, chartered bus and meal and requires a minimum of ten (10) participants. Participants will be selected on a firstcome first-served basis.

Departure: 6:30 from Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre entrance
Return: 21:00 at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre entrance
Price: $600 CDN

Industrial Tour 2:

CESL Pilot Plant and Canadian Autoparts Toyota CESL has developed a hydrometallurgical process for the refining of copper and/or nickel from sulphide concentrates. The pilot plant serves to determine the process feasibility for a given concentrate. Canadian Autoparts Toyota employs 230 people and produces over a million wheels per year by low pressure die casting, TDP die casting, machining and painting.

Departure: 7:30 from Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre entrance
Return: 17:30 at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre
Price: $80 CDN

For more information contact:

Kamal Adham Hatch
Sheridan Science and Technology Park
2800 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5K 2R7
Tel.: (905) 403-3877
Fax: (905) 855-8270


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