Abbotsford Tulip Festival
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival celebrates the beauty of tulips and the Dutch heritage in the Fraser Valley. Stroll through the tulip eld and enjoy the brilliant display of color along with other activities o ered at the festival. After the tulips we will be having lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory before nishing o our day with a tour of the Reach Museum and gallery. The Reach preserves and shares the stories of Abbotsford’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and showcases the best in arts from both inside and outside the community.
Tulips of the Valley & Mandarin Garden Buffet
Tulips of the Valley is the original tulip festival that takes place over a 3-5-week period, usually in April, sometimes into May, depending on the weather. The festival has grown from a couple of hundred visitors per season, to nearly 30,000. After the festival we will be having lunch at the Mandarin Bu et Restaurant. Before we head home, we will visit the Fraser Valley Hazelnuts.The Hazelnut industry was deeply a ected around 3 years ago as most crops had to be removed due to a bacterial blight.The industry has slowly recovered with new bacterial resistant crops and the planting of new orchards have begun. We will visit the new orchard and gain some insight on how important this industry is to the Fraser Valley. Please dress appropriately as elds are sometimes very muddy following periods of rain.
Welcome to Milner Gardens & Woodland, a seaside garden in Qualicum Beach on the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC and one of best attractions in Parksville·Qualicum Beach. Experience the magic of 28 hectares (70 acres) of unspoiled natural beauty perched on the edge of an oceanside blu overlooking the Strait of Georgia. We will have a tour of the gardens followed by a full afternoon High Tea which includes assorted sandwiches, sweets, scones with Devon Cream, beverage, served on 3-tiered platters with bone china cups.
Krause Berry Farm & Kensington Prairie Farm
Krause Berry Farm started small when Alf Krause planted 1 acre of strawberries in 1974. Today, Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery has expanded to over 200 acres, growing and producing some of the Fraser Valley’s best berries and vegetables. Owned and operated by Alf & Sandee Krause, their commitment to ethical and sustainable farming has resulted in loyal guests spreading the word and returning year after year. It has been in operation since 1974. We will have a tour of the facility as well as having lunch (soup and a bun followed with a piece of pie). Following Krause Berry Farm we will be visiting the Kensington Prairie Farm. In addition to breeding, raising and showing Huacaya alpacas, the farm markets and sells a variety of high-quality Canadian made and imported alpaca products at their on- farm Boutique and online store
Rolling orchards and warm rock strewn beaches abound on Mayne Island,
a rustic 21-Square km island in the Southern Gulf Islands. Our rst stop will be to the newly renovated Mayne Island Resort and have lunch at the Bennett Bay Bistro (lunch includes a soup, entrée, dessert and co ee or tea). We will then be visiting Miner’s Bay, Active Pass, Georgina Point Lighthouse and the Japanese Garden. This friendly island midway between the lower mainland of BC and Vancouver Island is small enough for a day trip, but pretty enough for a lifetime.
12 spots will be available online.
2 spots will be reserved for members with mobility issues.
If you have extra challenges or have any questions about our bus trips, please call Paula at 604-718-8205 at least one month before the scheduled out trip in order to secure your spot. Any remaining spots will be given to people on the waitlist.
Things to know:
A Couple of Things to Know About Bus Trips!
- Participants are required to complete and sign a waiver of liability form for all bus trips.
- If unable to attend a bus trip, please request your refund at least 5 days prior to the trip so that we can fill your spot. With less than 5 days’ notice, participants will not get a refund unless a medical note is presented to KCC front office.
- The benefit of community bus trips is that you don’t have to drive, you don’t have to pay for parking. We receive group discounts on admission costs,
and you have friends to enjoy the day with! All bus trips, unless otherwise specified, are taken on the Killarney Centre’s 24-seat bus. For all bus trips, please arrive 15 minutes early. The times shown in the program descriptions are the times that the bus will leave Killarney Centre. Please meet in the Centre Lobby prior to the time of departure. Lunch is not provided on any bus trips unless specified in the program description. All bus trips load in the order of registration.
- All bus trips are subject to change or cancellation. Some trips are weather dependent.
- Register early to avoid disappointment!