AVSC VANCOUVER & THE SUNSHINE COAST TOUR

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre; Sea-to-Sky Gondola; Britannia Mine Museum; BC Ferry; Sechelt Tour; Tem Swiya Museum; Vancouver City Tour; Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Mon 23 Jul 2018Sun 29 Jul 2018 $2305 USD
Mon 17 Sep 2018Sun 23 Sep 2018 $2305 USD

A 5% Canadian tax (GST) will be levied on the tour price, single supplement (if chosen), and extras nights (if any) and is not included in tour price.

Optional Single Supplement: $850 USD (number of singles limited).


Tour Overview


This tour has been designed by, and will be operated by, our partners at Anderson Vacations based in Calgary, Canada.

Anderson Vacations joined the Adventures Abroad family of companies in 2016 after 25+ years of offering quality touring experiences in Canada, Alaska, and the South Pacific. Adventures Abroad is delighted and proud to partner with AV in bringing AA travellers, old and new, a range of spectacular North American itineraries--from Eastern Canada, the far north and Alaska, British Columbia, and everywhere in between. The booking process and pre-trip service model remains the same--it's just like booking and travelling on an AA tour, with flights, insurance, one-stop-shopping, and all the consumer protection affiliations that protect your investment. The only difference is that you will be travelling with the fine folks at Anderson and other travellers from around the globe who may or may not have booked their trip through Adventures Abroad. Overall, the concept and philosophy are the same, with some small differences in inclusions and group size as noted under the "Trip Information" tab on this page. If you're looking for an adventure but not necessarily "abroad," let Anderson Vacations show you why they have become an industry leader offering sensational journeys right here in our own back yard.

Regions visited: North America
Countries visited: Canada


Full Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive in Vancouver, BC
A vibrant metropolitan city, Vancouver is nestled between majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage. All four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Tonight enjoy a get acquainted dinner with fellow passengers.

NOTE: Travellers who want to extend their journey might consider adding tour AVVI, Vancouver Island, to precede this trip (connecting ferry costs will apply).

Overnight: Hampton Inn Vancouver

Included Meal(s): Dinner

Day 2 Vancouver - Whistler
Travel from Vancouver to Whistler via the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway, we arrive at the Britannia Mine Museum. Go back in time on a guided tour of this once bustling Copper Mine. Then travelling north, enjoy the spectacular scenery en route to the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Breathtaking views of 2600 metre high mountains on one side and glacier fjords on the other. Stops include: Shannon Falls -- 3rd highest waterfall in BC, Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and Whistler Village.

Overnight: Coast Blackcomb Suites

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 Whistler - Sechelt
This morning after breakfast we will visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to discover the fascinating history of the Squamish and Lil’Wat People. Heading to Sechelt, enjoy travelling again along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

From Vancouver, we board the BC Ferry to Langdale, a tiny village on the north side of Howe Sound. Drive along the Sunshine Coast to Gibson’s Landing. Visit the Winegarden Waterfront Park and take a panoramic picture of the harbour and scenic backdrop. Visit the many quaint shops at Gibson’s Landing. Take a stroll down Molly’s Lane or along Marine Drive and discover a compact collection of fine galleries, village shops and small markets. Our lodging for the next 2 nights overlooks Trail Bay and the Trail Islands in Sechelt.

Overnight: Driftwood Inn

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4 Sechelt Area
Our day begins with a visit to the Tem Swiya Museum, a First Nations museum that offers a rich collection of Native art and artifacts chronicling the heritage of the local Shishalh Nation, including an extensive basket collection. A local guide will then board the coach for a tour of the town of Sechelt and an island tour. A short drive takes us to Pender Harbour to visit the fabulous Ruby Lake Resort. The islands and fjords on the coast form one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world and you will experience this natural beauty in the Pender Harbour area. Get ready to set sail as you board a chartered yacht for a scenic Cruise of Pender Harbour.

Overnight: Driftwood Inn

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Sechelt - Vancouver
It is time to say farewell to Sechelt and re-board the BC Ferry back to Horseshoe Bay.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Vancouver

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6 Vancouver Touring
On our city tour this morning, discover why Vancouver is often called the most captivating city in Canada. Our tour takes us through Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, English Bay as well as some prestigious residential areas of Vancouver. This afternoon experience the natural wonder of British Columbia’s west coast rain forest and the thrill of standing 450 feet above the Capilano River at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new-found friends.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Vancouver

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 Depart Vancouver, BC
Today we say farewell to British Columbia and the Sunshine Coast. A transfer is provided to the Vancouver International Airport for your journey home.

FAREWELL!

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Tour Map

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*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.


Hotel List


The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.


Hampton Inn Vancouver

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada

This modern hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station and a 15-minute walk from False Creek. Rooms
... free Wi-Fi, desks and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Amenities include free breakfast, a fitness room, rooftop sauna and whirlpool.
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Coast Blackomb Suites

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Whistler
Country: Canada

Surrounded by pines at the base of Blackcomb mountain, this plush ski-in/ski-out, all-suite hotel is 3 km from the Whistler
... Plaza. Homey studios in earthy tones offer fully equipped kitchens, balconies, gas fireplaces and pull-out sofas. All have free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Suites add 1 or 2 bedrooms, and some feature views over the slopes.

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Driftwood Inn

Rating: 2 Star Accommodation2 Star Accommodation
Location: Sechelt
Country: Canada

Set on the banks of the Strait of Georgia, this relaxed hotel off Sunshine Coast Highway is a 3-minute walk
... downtown shops and restaurants, and 13 minutes' walk from Raven's Cry Theatre. The straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi and cable TV, plus minifridges and coffeemakers.
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Trip Information

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Inclusions

This tour will be operated by our sister company, Anderson Vacations

'Classic' Touring Category:
The style Anderson Vacations travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the ‘must see’ sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation and coach transport throughout the journey.

Expert Tour Leader or Driver/Guide
3-star comfortable accommodation (one 2-star on this tour)
Deluxe Coach transportation
‘Must See’ attractions included
Daily breakfast, some meals (refer to tour itinerary) and most gratuities included (Tour Leader Gratuities excluded)

Airport transfers for all travellers regardless of whether or not you have booked your air through us (this is an exception to our usual policies pertaining to transfers). Early arrivals/late departures will also receive transfers so long as extra accommodation at the group hotel through us.

Exclusions

The customary "end of trip" gratuity for the Tour Leader is not included in your tour price.

Airfare to the start point / from the end point is not included; contact us for a quote or you may book your own once our tour is "guaranteed." Travel Insurance is not included - call us for a quotation (or you may purchase your own).

A 5% Canadian tax (GST) will be levied on the tour price, single supplement (if chosen), and extras nights (if any) and is not included in tour price. These additional amounts will be listed separately on your invoice.

Seasonality and Weather

July-September is the driest and warmest time of year in the region, with warm-to-hot days and cool nights with low humidity. Summer daylight hours are long and maximize sightseeing. Rain is always possible, especially along the coast, but one can expect fine weather overall.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Ground transport provided by deluxe touring coach.

This is a busy tour, but not strenuous. One must be prepared for some early starts and full (scenic!!) travelling days. Roads are excellent, but some slow and winding sections should be expected.

Please note that this tour can be preceded by tour AVVI, Vancouver Island (extra connecting ferry charge would apply).

Accommodation

Our preferred hotels are listed in the tour itinerary (we may substitute of a similar quality if necessary); all accommodation is of a 3-star standard (one lovely 2-star on this trip). We always receive great reviews about the hotels’ cleanliness, service, accessibility, and convenience/location. In two locations, we are limited to the accommodation and select the best that is available.

Please click on “Map & Hotels” tab for more information.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, driver/s, local guides as necessary/appropriate.

Group Size

Maximum 28 plus Tour Leader