2020 IAKS Study Trip to Vancouver to Innovative Sports and Leisure Facilities – 26-27 May 2020


2020 IAKS Study Trip to Vancouver to Innovative Sports and Leisure Facilities – 26-27 May 2020

06 February 2020

Following up on the 2018 tour to Copenhagen, Denmark and the 2019 tour to Hamburg, Germany, the IAKS International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities is organising its 2020 IAKS Study Trip to Vancouver, Canada from 26 to 27 May 2020. Operators of municipal and private sports and leiusure facilities, architects, planners, investors are invited to visit innovative sports and leisure facilities.  To ensure a valuable visit, the IAKS Study Trip is limited to 60 participants.

The architects and/or operators of these facilities will be on site for a guided tour: Edmonds Community Center (multi- generational and multi-service recreation centre), Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre (world-class aquatic centre for competition and recreation with inclusive and universal access), Clayton Community Centre (futuristic community centre, combining recreation, library, arts and parks), Westminster Pier Park (downtown waterfront park), Hillcrest Centre (rejuvenation of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Curling Venue), Delbrook Community Recreation Centre (healthy space with views to nature: pools, racquet sport courts, fitness centre), University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre (serving athletic training, competition, and neighbourhood leisure needs) as well as the Richmond Olympic Oval (signature venue of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games turned into multipurpose international centre for sports competitions, recreation, health, wellness, and entertainment).

The travel package costs 265 euros for IAKS members (315 euros for non-members) and includes the guided two-day tour by coach, lunches on both days and evening dinner on May 26th at selected venues.

Arrival in New Westminster on individual terms; extension of stay is possible.


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The IAKS is a global non-profit organization and source of information about planning, design and management of sports and leisure facilities. Its network is the meeting place for architects, engineers, clients, designers, local authorities, technical and operative management, sports federations and clubs.

The IAKS stages specialised seminars and further training events given by highly qualified experts. Study Trips to innovative sports and leisure facilities cast a glance behind the scenes and inform about successful operating strategies. Expertises and documents on highly topical subjects can be retrieved on the IAKS website.

The specialist magazine “sb” reports on exemplary architecture, innovations, products and services from the fields of leisure centres, sports facilities, swimming pools and wellness. Since 1967, IAKS has been publishing the world’s foremost specialist magazine for sports architecture.