Kilby Historic Site & Farm House
Our journey today takes us back in time to the 1920’s where the Kilby General Store operated from 1906 to 1977. General stores of this era were the centre of their communities, being a place to shop and gather news of the area. This was true of Kilby General Store, which served the people of Harrison Mills and surrounding areas and as far away as Chilliwack. The Kilby Historic Site was also a stop on the Canadian Pacific Railway’s main cross-Canada system. The train would stop at Kilby right up until 1958. We will have a tour of this site which includes the store, post office, an old Hotel and the farm. Lunch will be included at the Kilby Café on site. Following the historic site we will visit Farm House Cheeses which produces handmade artisan cheeses and specialties from the rich, fresh whole milk of the farm’s own dairy cows and goats. Everything is made right in their farm in British Columbia’s beautiful Fraser Valley. On our way home we will visit the The Back Porch Vintage Farm, a gorgeous, turn of the century Victorian home, stately situated on the land. Nearby is the studio where the action happens. Pottery is being thrown and also the beautifully finished product is displayed. Amid all of this, the aroma of fresh flame roasted coffee wafts through the air. A circa 1919 authentic Flame Roaster is doing the honors, producing delicious, flavor-filled coffee.
Lobby Jul 5 F
Pender Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands located along the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Pender Island consists of two islands, North Pender and South Pender. Pender Island enjoys a subMediterranean climate and features open farmland, rolling forested hills, several lakes and small mountains, as well as many coves and beaches. Our first stop will be Poets Cove Resort located on South Pender Island. Lunch will be at the Syrens Bistro and lounge where we will enjoy the beautiful views of Bedwell Harbour. After lunch we will visit Gowland Point, a beautiful pebble beach at the end of Gowlland Point Rd. on South Pender Island, where you can enjoy views of Saturna Island, Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands. As we begin to head back onto North Pender Island, we will visit the Sea Star Vineyards, this 26 acre property is one of the most beautiful winery properties in British Columbia featuring two beautiful vineyards, the upper vineyard beside the Winery terraces up to Mount Menzies, while the lower vineyard cascades down to the beach. Both vineyards were planted in 2002 and include; Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Ortega, Marechal Foch, Leon Millet, Schonburger and more recently Siegerrebe. Finally we will end our day visiting Roesland, a lovely seaside park with an arbutus and Douglas-fir-covered islet.
Jul 15 M | 7:45AM-8:15PM
$81.07/1 class | 225956
Jul 29 M | 7:45AM-8:15PM
$81.07/1 class | 225957
Salt Spring Island Ganges Harbour
Salt Spring Island is truly a nature lovers’ paradise! With spectacular coastal and pastoral scenery and the moderate climate, a variety of activities can be comfortably pursued all months of the year. This year we will be visiting the Sacred Mountain Lavender Farm. Sacred Mountain Lavender is a boutique lavender farm nestled on the foothills of sacred Mount Tuam on Salt Spring Island B.C. Established in 2001, Sacred Mountain is currently the only lavender farm on the Island. All lavender is organically grown and their Essential Oil is steam distilled at the farm. They offer you hand crafted lavender products of the highest quality to enhance your wellbeing and relaxation. Indulge in the rich purple of 2 acres of organically-grown lavender, which blooms from June to September. Before we visit the farm we will be having lunch at the Rock Salt Restaurant in Fulford Harbour (included). Our final destination will be Ganges Harbour where one can experience the charm that Salt Spring Island has to offer.
Jul 31 W | 7:45AM-6:45PM | $74.72/1 class | 225953
Aug 7 W | 7:45AM-6:45PM | $74.72/1 class | 225954
Aug 14 W | 7:45AM-6:45PM $74.72/1 class | 225955