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Vancouver City Tour

Saturday 18 July 2015
Sunday 19 July 2015
Monday 20 July 2015
Tuesday 21 July 2015
Wednesday 22 July 2015
Thursday 23 July 2015
10:00-14:00
10:00-14:00
10:00-14:00
10:00-14:00
10:00-14:00
10:00-14:00


CAD 69 / person plus GST

The Vancouver City Tour is an enjoyable tour aboard a deluxe motor coach that promises a diverse and interesting sampling of the city sights. The adventure begins with a drive through world famous Stanley Park, a 1,000 acre forest set in the heart of downtown. The Park's scenic drive includes stops at the Totem Poles and Prospect Point, providing excellent views of the city, harbour and shoreline. The tour passes by the beautiful English Bay Beach area and then continues to the picturesque Queen Elizabeth Park overlooking spectacular Howe Sound. Once an abandoned rock quarry, it is now a 130 acre vista of spectacular Sunken Gardens and decorative parkland. Other tour highlights include exotic Chinatown, the second largest such community in North America and nearby Gastown with its quaint cobblestone streets, steam clock and unique shops all housed in turn-of-the-century buildings.

Tour includes:
  • Mini-Coach
  • Commentated sight-seeing tour
  • Tour Guide
  • Park fees
  • Gratuities



North Shore Excursion

Saturday 18 July 2015
Sunday 19 July 2015
Monday 20 July 2015
Tuesday 21 July 2015
Wednesday 22 July 2015
Thursday 23 July 2015
09:00-14:00
09:00-14:00
09:00-14:00
09:00-14:00
09:00-14:00
09:00-14:00


CAD 139 / person plus GST

The North Shore Excursion will surprise participants with the natural beauty of Vancouver’s North Shore and spectacular city, mountain and ocean views. A deluxe motor coach will take you along the Stanley Park causeway and over the impressive Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore, winding up the Capilano Canyon to the base of Grouse Mountain, where guests ascend by gondola to Grouse's 3,700 foot high vantage point. Enjoy a breath-taking view of Vancouver and the Gulf Islands as you explore the summit. Another highlight is a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Nature Park. When built in 1888 this bridge was the first of its kind spanning 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. Experience the newly opened Cliff walk, a cliffside journey through rainforest vegetation to previously unexplored areas of this breath-taking park.

Tour includes:
  • Mini-coach
  • Tour Guide
  • Admission to the Grouse Mtn. Gondola
  • Admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Gratuities



Whistler Alpine Excursion

Saturday 18 July 2015
Tuesday 21 July 2015
Thursday 23 July 2015
Friday 24 July 2015
08:00-18:00
08:00-18:00
08:00-18:00
08:00-18:00


CAD 115 / person plus GST

Travel to Whistler, one of North America’s greatest ski and outdoor resorts and co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games. Participants will be taken along the stunning Sea to Sky Highway which overlooks spectacular Howe Sound, with its striking views of the waterways and Coastal Mountains. In Whistler, guests will have free time to explore the village and enjoy lunch* at one of the many fine restaurants the resort has to offer. There is also ample time to take an optional gondola ride to the top of Whistler Mountain. The park and forest surroundings offer wonderful hiking trails and bicycle paths. Stops also include Shannon Falls, Canada’s third highest waterfalls.

Tour includes:
  • Mini-coach
  • Tour Guide
  • Gratuity
*Note: There are many fabulous restaurants to choose from at lunch time with prices ranging from CAD 30 to CAD 40 per person plus taxes and gratuity. The lunch would include a soup or salad, entrée, a small dessert and coffee or tea.



Victoria / Vancouver Island Excursion

Saturday 18 July 2015
Thursday 23 July 2015
Friday 24 July 2015
07:00-20:00
07:00-20:00
07:00-20:00


CAD 189 / person plus GST

Visit picturesque Victoria and world-famous Butchart Gardens. This full day excursion starts with a 90-minute ferry ride through the scenic Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island where there is ample time to explore the gardens and admire the floral splendors of Butchart Gardens. Enjoy a scenic drive into downtown Victoria and then explore the city center on your own. Visit attractions such as the world-famous Fairmont Empress Hotel, British import shops, Parliament buildings, Provincial Museum and other attractions around the Inner Harbour before departing on the adventure back to Vancouver.

Tour includes:
  • Mini-coach
  • Tour Guide
  • All ferry costs
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Gratuity
*Note: There are many fabulous restaurants to choose from at lunch time with prices ranging from CAD 30 to CAD 40 per person plus taxes and gratuity. The lunch would include a soup or salad, entrée, a small dessert and coffee or tea.



Whale Watching

Saturday 18 July 2015
Sunday 19 July 2015
Wednesday 22 July 2015
Thursday 23 July 2015
Friday 24 July 2015
07:30-14:30
07:30-14:30
07:30-14:30
07:30-14:30
07:30-14:30


CAD 155 / person plus GST

Participants will enjoy the adventure of a lifetime through excellent customer service, first class vessels, the highest possible safety standards and added value from an on-the-water education of the west coast eco-system. The professional Naturalists will entertain and educate you during a 3 to 5 hour whale watching tour, starting in the picturesque West Coast fishing village of historic Steveston and traveling through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. The extensive whale spotting network has a 90% sighting success rate. While we journey to find the Orcas (Killer Whales), you’ll have the opportunity to see a diverse marine ecosystem, including bow riding Dall’s porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles, and seals.

Tour includes:
  • Mini-coach
  • Tour Guide
  • Whale watching tour
  • Boxed lunch
  • Gratuities