Vancouver Police Museum & River Rock Casino
The Vancouver Police Museum is ranked as one of Vancouver’s best museums! Join us on a thrilling journey through the city’s history of policing, crime and justice, all the way to its modern-day enforcement and community initiatives. Enter our authentic heritage building and explore the many galleries on the top floor, which include our popular “True Crimes” exhibit and “Behind the Lines” traffic exhibit. All around you’ll find captivating artefacts and displays to see, including our weapons showcase, interactive crime scene investigation exhibits, the former city morgue and autopsy suite, and historic artefacts unavailable anywhere else in the world. Following the museum we will be having lunch at the Buffet restaurant in the River Rock Casino (included). Guided by Simon Yan.
Pacific Space Centre & Old Spaghetti Factory
The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, known by many and lovingly referred to as
the “Planetarium”, is one of Vancouver’s iconic institutions. Located in Kitsilano’s Vanier Park, a 15-minute walk from downtown Vancouver, it opened its doors on October 28, 1968 as a gift from lumber magnate and philanthropist H.R. MacMillan to the citizens of Vancouver. With the advent of space exploration during the 1960s, H.R. MacMillan wanted to provide a resource for his day and future generations. When the facility opened, it consisted of the Planetarium Theatre. With the addition of an exhibit gallery and new demonstration theatre in 1997, the Space Centre evolved into a community resource centre providing learning opportunities for everyone. Following the Space Centre we will have lunch at the iconic Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown (included). Guided by Simon Yan
Powerhouse Museum at Stave Falls
Take a walk through a 100 year old powerhouse and enjoy the historical displays, electricity demonstrations and many interactive exhibits. The Powerhouse at Stave Falls
has something for everyone, from individuals to families and school groups.This former generating facility is also a National Historic Site of Canada filled with archival photos, artifacts and the original mechanical and electrical components which helped power the province. Following the museum we will be having lunch at Hotties Food Emporio where the food they cook is with fresh ingredients; their sauces, doughs and desserts are all made in-house from scratch.
Boom at Britannia Mines Museum
BOOM! will introduce audiences to the story, sights, and sounds behind the architectural marvel with an immersive live-action experience inside Mill no.3. The experience involves multiple screens, over thirty speakers, physical and special effects-bringing all 20-storeys of the historic Mill rumbling back to life. Reawakened with the magic of special effects, BOOM! reveals the captivating story behind this National Historic Site–a beacon of economic and community prosperity. Visitors discover first-hand the historic Mill’s purpose, the giant machines that made it work, and the thunderous roar of a working Mill. Following the museum we will be having lunch at the Howe Sound Brew Pub in Squamish.
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!