Vancouver BC Weekend
Saturday, June 29 to Tuesday July 2
4 Full Days/3 Nights
Join us for a long weekend in British Columbia this summer as we explore the bustling city of Vancouver Canada. Eat your way through the historic Gastown district on our food walking tour. Visit Bowen Island, a forested paradise for hiking, kayaking, swimming, or art galleries. We've even allowed free time on this short adventure to explore other areas of Vancouver such as China Town, Stanley Park, or the Waterfront to name a few. Have extra time? Combine this with our trip to the San Juan Islands of Washington for July 4th!
3 Nights Boutique Hotel
All ground transportation
Walking History and Food Tour
Bowen Island Ferry
Early Bird Price: $1495 w/airfare (expires 3/17 )
Base Price: $1595 Land Only: $1095
$500 deposit to reserve spot
*See below for payment due dates and procedures*
Saturday, June 29: Arrival to Vancouver & Gastown Food Tour
Arrive to Vancouver at 12pn noon, and meet your transfer at the airport. As a group we'll check into our hotel and get settled before venturing out to walk around the downtown area of Vancouver. In mid-afternoon we'll meet our local guide for our history and food walking tour. This tour is Gastown’s one-and-only designated Canadian Signature Experience! We’ll get an amazing food, a charming local guide, and a historic city tour (one of the Forbes’ Top 9 Food Tours in the World!)
Sunday June 30: Village Market & Granville Island
In the morning you’ll have an option to visit the village market. The market has become a major event, attracting both locals and visitors. Dozens of local farmers sell fresh produce and many local artists, craftspeople and artisans display their work at the Village Market.
Granville Island is one of the most visited attractions in Canada. On our 60min tour, we’ll learn about how it has transformed from “Industrial Island” to become a place where visitors and locals alike gather. The tour ends at the Public Market, so you may choose to spend time there, or choose to see more of the city. In the evening we’ll enjoy a night out in downtown Vancouver.
Monday, July 1: Bowen Island
After breakfast we'll take a quick 20-min ferry ride to Bowen Island. Known as a forested paradise, Bowen Island is an outdoor haven. The island’s waters are perfect for swimming and sea kayaking, with sheltered bays and sandy beaches around every corner. If you’re up for a hike or mountain bike, there are endless trails to explore, from steep hills to relaxing strolls. For those looking to experience the island’s culture, Bowen is full quaint shops, restaurants, cafes, and art galleries just a short stroll from the ferry in Snug Cove. It’s Canada’s fourth-most artistic community per capita, so be sure to check out the work of the talented local artists! The people on Bowen Island are also known for their laid-back living, so you’ll be feeling relaxed in no time.
Tuesday, July 2: Open Day in Vancouver
Today you will have a full day to do what you wish in Vancouver!
Here are some ways to spend your time:
-Capilano Suspension Bridge Park: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver. This is a walking activity 100+ feet above the ground, with amazing views! There are shuttle buses from downtown Vancouver
In early evening, we'll depart to the airport for people departing home or start our drive south for those continuing on our San Juan Islands adventure.
Wednesday, July 3: Arrive to Seattle & departure to Orca Island
Note: Your flight must arrive by 12pm on WED (or come Tues night). By noon, we'll drive to San Juan Islands Ferry, arriving on Orca Island in the early evening and check into our hotel.
We will take a quick drive around the island, and after you will have the remaining time to explore the area. Our hotel is located within walking distance to all of the restaurants and bars. We'll be sure to watch the fireworks after our group dinner!
Payment Due Dates and Procedures
All payments must be made on time to secure your spot. You may pay the balance in full anytime on/before the first due date.
$595 April 14
$400/$500 May 19