Hatley Castle, Maygold Village Lunch and Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse
Come join us and explore Canada’s 150th Birthday with a visit to a couple of Canada’s National Historic Sites. Our rst stop will be Hatley Castle. The museum houses artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of the site from the days when the property was a Coastal Salish Indian burial site to the present time when it is home to the campus
of Royal Roads University. After the Museum we will have a Chinese Buffet lunch at May Gold Village (included). Finally our last stop will be Fort Rodd Hill and Lighthouse, a west coast artillery fortress on active duty from 1895 to 1956 and the oldest lighthouse on the West Coast. We will tour through secret bunkers, military command posts and original 19th century buildings at Fort Rodd Hill. Guided by Simon Yan
Explore one of the closest Southern Gulf Islands, Galiano Island. The island is home to a thriving community of artists, musicians, poets and craftspeople whose work captures the beauty and spirit of Galiano. Our first stop will be the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa where we will view the impressive Kunamokst Mural, standing at 11ft tall, it was unveiled for the 2010 Winter Olympics. It was created by 190 artists, each working independently, 30 of whom are from Galiano. Lunch will also be at the Inn which will be included. After lunch we will head on up to Montague Provincial Park and enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding islands, local marine life and wildlife. Before we head back to Vancouver, we will visit the Marcia Devicque Glassworks Gallery. Marcia opened her gallery in 2004, in the midst of the rainforest and the peaceful solitude of the island her work is transforming once again from her previous experiences. She became
one of the feature artists at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa in 2005 and has embarked upon a series of smaller Island shows. Guided by Simon Yan Lobby
Sunset Farm and Ganges Harbour
Our first stop on this tour will be Sunset Farm, home of tasty Salt Spring Island lamb as well as many lamb products from knitting wool to sheepskin slippers and rugs. A cooler will be on the bus for those who would like to take some home. After the farm we will have lunch at Penny’s restaurant at the Salt Spring Island Golf and Country Club. We will have homemade soup followed by a wide selection of sandwiches and dessert (included). Following lunch we will head into Ganges Harbour where you can browse the shops in the heart of Salt Spring Island. Guided by Simon Yan.
Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola and Shannon Falls
More than a gondola, the PEAK 2 PEAK is innovation on a different scale entirely. Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a 4.4-kilometre/2.7mile, 11-minute journey to in nite possibilities. By connecting the high alpine terrain of both mountains, it changes the way you ride Whistler Blackcomb. It holds a couple of Guinness World Records, World’s longest unsupported span for a lift of this kind at 3.024km/1.88miles and World’s highest lift of its kind at 436m/1,427ft above the valley floor. The peaks have breathtaking views and the lodges have great food (lunch is not included). On our way home, we will have a chance to visit Shannon Falls, rising 335 metres above highway 99. Guided by Simon Yan.