Information about Victoria and Vancouver Island

 

 

Places to visit Main Activities and distance from Victoria
Near Victoria  
East Sooke Regional Park

- Hike along the west coast (34 km - 53 min)
- Swim at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park (38 km - 57 min)

Mount Douglas - Hike to the top to have a 360o view of Victoria and the Straits of Georgia nd Juan de Fuca (10 km -23 min)
Victoria's nearby lakes

Go for refreshing swim at:

- Thetis lake (10 km - 23 min)
- Prospect lake (15 km - 26 min)
- Elk Lake (14 km - 24 min)
- Durrance lake ( 20 km - 33 min) 

Port Renfrew - Botanical beach tide pools at the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park  (116 km - 2 hr 20 min)
Tofino/Ucluelet - Surfing, campimg, fishing, kayaking, hot springs, whale watching
   (Ucluelet: 294 km - 4 hr 10 min)
   (Tofino: 319 km - 4 hr 30 min)
Salt Spring Island

 - Increadible sightseeing, kayaking, whale wacthing, gastronomic touring, local crafts and arts
Take the BC Ferries line from Swartz Bay to cross to Salt Spring Island (35 minutes).

Whale Watching in Victoria Springtide Whale Watching & Eco Tours is offering a 30% discount to all 2016 INCISE Symposium attendees, friends and family. You will need to make a reservation directly with SpringTide (not through your hotel front desk) and mention your participation at the INCISE Symposium to get the discounted rates. Do not miss it!
Royal BC Museum A journey through British Coulumbia's history, first nation's culture, lanscapes and wildlife can be experienced at the Royal BC Museum, which is located only a few steps from the sympoium venue in downtown Victoria.
Local breweries  
Vancouver Island Brewing Co

 

Driftwood Brewery  
Hoyne

 

Light House Brewing Co  
   

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline with intent to publish in the "Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences" volume, produced by the Geological Society of London (GSL) 15 February 2017
GSL first draft paper submission deadline: 1 August 2017 
Return of GSL manuscripts to authors for final revision: 1 October 2017
Final paper submission deadline to GSL: 1 November 2017
Early bird registration deadline: 15 November 2017
Application for student and post-doc travel support deadline: 15 February 2018
Abstract submission deadline for long, non-GSL abstracts: 15 March 2018
Registration deadline for guaranteed receipt of symposium book (later registration possible at same cost without guaranteed book): 15 March 2018
Symposium: 7-9 May 2018

Symposium Organizers:

Dave Mosher (PhD) University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
Gwyn Lintern (DPhil/PhD) Geological Survey of Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada
Cooper Stacey (MSc) Geological Survey of Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada
Lorena Moscardelli (PhD) Statoil R&T, Austin, TX, USA
Martin Scherwath (PhD) Ocean Networks Canada, BC, Canada

Scientific Committee:

Dave Mosher (PhD) University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
Gwyn Lintern (DPhil/PhD) Geological Survey of Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada
Lorena Moscardelli (PhD) Statoil R&T, Austin, TX, USA
Phil Hill (PhD) Geological Survey of Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada
Cooper Stacey (MSc) Geological Survey of Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada