CAHS Convention 2020

We are pleased to welcome you to the first CAHS Convention held in beautiful Richmond (Vancouver), British Columbia. The convention schedule is still being finalised, but registration is now open. You can register using this form. Convention dates are Wednesday 27 May to Saturday 30 May, with optional events before and after.

The convention begins with a Meet and Greet on Wednesday evening. Reconnect with your friends and meet aviation enthusiasts from across Canada at this informal evening. Convention sessions start Thursday morning, and continue until Friday afternoon. The annual general meeting will follow the sessions on Friday afternoon. Our annual banquet will take place on Friday evening. We are planning tours of local aviation attractions on Saturday. Lunch will be held at the iconic Flying Beaver restaurant, where we will have a pleasant meal while watching floatplanes take off and land on the Fraser River. The tours will wind up by 4 pm, early enough to catch an evening flight for those who need to leave.

We are offering several optional tours. A sightseeing tour over Vancouver in a Harbour Air Beaver or Turbo Otter floatplane will be available (tour example). An overnight trip to Seattle is planned, to see attractions such as the Boeing factory, the Museum of Flight, and the Flying Heritage Museum. Another option is a day trip to Victoria to visit the British Columbia Aviation Museum and other aviation sites near the Victoria International Airport. These tours will be available at additional cost and may be cancelled if we don’t reach a minimum number of guests. The tours to Seattle and Victoria will take place before or after the convention. The floatplane tour will take place on Thursday, after the day’s sessions.

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We have arranged a special rate at the Travelodge Vancouver Airport Hotel. The Travelodge is close to the Vancouver International Airport and several restaurants. There is a free airport shuttle every half hour. Your reservation includes access to high speed internet, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, a 24 hour fitness room, and complimentary continental breakfast. Rooms with king beds or two queen beds are available. The room rate is guaranteed for two days before and after the convention for those who want to tour on their own.

To reserve your room, please call the hotel front desk at 604-278-5155 ext. 0, and provide our group code, GPCAH0001. The cut off date for reservations at the special rate is 27 April 2020. Room rates below do not include taxes.

One person - CAD 152.00 (king or queen)
Two people - CAD 152.00 (king or queen)
Three people - CAD 167.00 (two queens)
Four people - CAD 182.00 (two queens)
This rate is available two days before and after the convention for those who wish to stay longer.

Vancouver offers so much for the visitor to enjoy. Besides well known sites like Gastown, Granville Island, and Stanley Park, the city offers miles of walking trails, a variety of restaurants, and eclectic shops. From William Wallace Gibson and the first successful Canadian built aeroengine, to the first international mail flight in North America, between Vancouver and Seattle, to the modern history of the world’s first commercial electrically powered aircraft flight, British Columbia is teeming with aviation history. The convention is a great opportunity for you to renew friendships and make new ones with people who share your passion for aviation. We hope to see you there.