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SAMPLE TOUR: VANCOUVER & THE DAZZLING SUNSHINE COAST

All Educational World Tours are custom made for every group. This means this sample itinerary serves as inspiration and is not a set itinerary. Activities specific to your group can be added as well as days, destinations and sightseeing.

 

Starts: Vancouver
Ends: Vancouver
Duration: 6 Days

Inclusions:

  • 5 breakfast
  • 5 dinners
  • moderate hotel accommodations (2 nights in Vancouver
  • 2 nights in Gibsons
  • 1 night in Powell River)
  • flights (if applicable)
  • transportation by private charter bus
  • entrance to sites and activities proposed.

 

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ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrival Day

  • Drive or fly to Vancouver, a city generously gifted with spectacular beauty and a rich cultural diversity. It makes a perfect destination for those looking to combine educational experiences and outdoor adventures in a memorable trip.
  • Entrance to the Museum of Anthropology renowned for displays of global art and culture. Its primary exhibits focus on the First Nation Bands throughout the Pacific Northwest.
  • Welcome dinner.

Day 2: Vancouver - Gibsons

  • Breakfast.
  • Entrance to Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of the most popular attractions in the city OR Fly Over Canada, a 8-minute journey in which you will travel across the whole country.
  • Ferry to Langdale, a tiny village on the north side of Howe Sound. Welcome to the Sunshine Coast!
  • Drive to Gibsons, a town located at the gateway of the Sunshine Coast. Its variety of charming art shops, galleries, museums and restaurants around the harbour make it an ideal base to explore the area from.
  • Lunch at Molly's Reach, named after the Beachcombers series and recognized for being the home of several characters from the show.
  • Free time to stroll along Gibson's Landing.
  • Entrance to the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre in the Gibsons Public Market.
  • Pizza and pop dinner.

Day 3: Gibsons - Sechelt - Gibsons

  • Breakfast.
  • Day-trip to Sechelt, a town named after the First Nations people originally from the area (Shishalh). Popular for artists, it offers a laid-back atmosphere.
  • Entrance to the Tem Swiya Museum, where you will be exposed to a vast ensemble of Native art and antiquities from the local Shishalh Nation.
  • Afternoon kayak tour in Sechelt Inlet (certificate included!). Enjoy a twist of adventure while being surrounded by lush mountains and the tranquil blue ocean. Wildlife viewing opportunities there are plentiful.
  • Scenic cruise of the vibrant Pender Harbour.
  • Entrance to the Sechelt Aquatic Centre featuring 3 pools.
  • Group dinner.

Day 4: Gibsons - Powell River

  • Breakfast.
  • Hike in Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park. Along this 4-kilometer forested trail, interpretive signs will teach you about the logging history of the area. If the time is right, witness the spectacular reversing Sechelt Rapids in Skuukumchuck Narrows!
  • Ferry to Saltery Bay and drive to Powell River, the original land of the Tla'amin Nation and surrounded by majestic mountains and greeneries.
  • Entrance to the Powell River Historical Museum & Archives. Discover and understand how local history interacts with BC's culture today.
  • Group dinner

Day 5: Powell River - Vancouver

  • Breakfast.
  • Entrance to the Powell River Historic Townsite, a National Historic District since 1995.
  • Walk along the scenic Seawalk trail and get a breath of fresh air.
  • Drive back to Vancouver. Take two ferries from Saltery Bay to Earls Cove and from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay.
  • Farewell dinner.

Day 6: Departure Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Drive or fly to home city.

 

 

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