Comment on Packing tips and advice for Vancouver and TBEX by Julie.
I’m a Vancouver local and can assure you it’s a pretty casual town. The big thing is to be prepared for springtime weather–changeable and damp.
Lots of good insights into weather and other stuff for Vancouver first-timers here: http://www.whygocanada.com/first-time-visitors-guide-to-vancouver-bc.html.
See you at TBEX!