Vancouver / Victoria Canada
Nestled on the western edge of Canada, Vancouver and Victoria emerge as two dazzling gems in the heart of British Columbia. These cities don't just charm visitors; they cast a spell that leaves you entranced. Picture a tapestry of natural wonders woven with cityscape sophistication, where your adventure begins against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and the endless Pacific Ocean. In Vancouver, you'll be lured into a vibrant kaleidoscope of cultures, each contributing to a diverse culinary landscape that will tantalize your taste buds. But don't forget Victoria, a place where history whispers through Victorian architecture, and lush gardens burst into bloom.
Day 1: Arrival in Vancouver
Your journey begins as you board a flight to Vancouver. Upon landing, a warm welcome awaits from your dedicated Tour Director, who will accompany you throughout this adventure. Your first stop in the vibrant city is Granville Island Market, where you'll have the opportunity to explore this bustling market and perhaps pick up some souvenirs or tasty snacks. In the evening, savor a delicious dinner at a local restaurant with your group, and then retire to your accommodation in Vancouver.
Day 2: Exploring Vancouver and Volunteer
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Your first adventure in Vancouver takes you to the Vancouver Aquarium, an attraction that highlights both local and exotic aquatic life with a strong emphasis on conservation efforts. Here you will also be able to volunteer.
Next, you'll venture to the Museum of Vancouver, a place dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the city through captivating stories, intriguing objects, and shared experiences. Cap off the day with dinner at a local restaurant, and enjoy another comfortable night in Vancouver.
Day 3: Vancouver's Natural Wonders
Following breakfast at the hotel, prepare for a thrilling visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, an exhilarating experience that offers breathtaking views as you cross over the Capilano River. Your Tour Director will then lead you through Stanley Park, Vancouver's sprawling urban oasis and a National Historic Site of Canada. Later, indulge in a delectable dinner at a local restaurant before retiring for the night in Vancouver.
Day 4: Journey to Vancouver Island
After breakfast at your hotel, embark on an exciting journey as you board the BC Ferry to Vancouver Island. With your knowledgeable Tour Director as your guide, you'll explore the charming city of Victoria. In the evening, share a delightful dinner with your group and prepare for an engaging experience as you delve into the city's intriguing past with fascinating stories of eccentric characters, heroic acts, love, humor, hangings, and mysteries.
Day 5: Victoria's Coastal Charms and Whale Watching
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by leisure time at Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf, a hidden gem waiting to be uncovered. Later, get ready for an up-close and personal encounter with the magnificent marine life during a thrilling whale-watching excursion aboard a Zodiac.
Afterward, have lunch at your leisure. Then, explore the Royal BC Museum, which showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia and features temporary exhibits from various countries and cultures. Conclude your day with a 45-minute IMAX movie at the Royal BC Museum. In the evening, enjoy a flavorful dinner at the Board Game Café and engage in some fun team-based games. Retreat for the night in Victoria.
Day 6: Homeward Bound
Your final day begins with breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, you'll be transferred to the airport for your return flight home, carrying with you the memories and experiences of this remarkable journey through Vancouver and Victoria.