Then set out to explore the architectural history of the city as you travel the cobbled streets on a guided walk of Old Montreal. Notable highlights during the walk include Notre Dame Basilica, Place d'Armes and Place Jacques Cartier. This historic city center is rich in museums, galleries, restaurants and grey stone architecture spread out along narrow, cobblestone streets. Stroll through Place Jacques Cartier, a lively public square, and then turn south to the waterfront (Vieux Port). Its impressive harborfront facilities include a 1.5-mile (2.5-km)-long recreational park along the St. Lawrence River, a state-of-the-art science center, a theater, antiquarian bookshops and inviting cafe.Lunch: At a nearby restaurant.Afternoon: Enjoy free time to explore Montréal on your own after lunch. You may want to check the Montréal website to see what’s on: www.tourisme-montreal.org.Dinner: At a local restaurant.Evening: Continue your exploration of Montréal, or relax at the hotel.Lodging: Marriott SpringHill Suites Old MontréalMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The city is a cultural centre and is the home of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. It boasts historic architecture, scenic waterways, a heritage river, numerous parks including Assiniboine Park, and distinctive neighborhoods. Winnipeg is home to the Hudson's Bay Company Archives, and is in the area of the original settlements and farms in the west.Lunch: On board the train.
Afternoon: The train departs Winnipeg in early afternoon.Dinner: On board the train.Evening: Games and movies are featured activities during the evening.Lodging: VIA RailMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
On a visit to the Yellowhead Museum, the educational program will address the human history of the area. This is a research and exhibit museum. Its documents and artifacts illustrate the human history of Jasper National Park and the Yellowhead corridor.Lunch: On your own to explore local fareAfternoon: Enjoy some free time in Jasper before the train departs for Vancouver mid afternoon.Dinner: On board the train.Evening: Games and movies are featured activities during the evening.Lodging: VIA RailMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Next we will explore Vancouver's West End on a guided walk. Famous for its majestic wilderness in downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park spreads over 1000 acres and is the largest urban park on the continent.
Visit the seawall, the impressive totem poles and other sites of interest.Lunch: At the hotel.Afternoon: Free time this afternoon to explore Vancouver on your own.Dinner: Farewell dinner at the Fish House in Stanley Park. Surrounded by Stanley Park's lush greenery, the Fish House overlooks panoramic English Bay and the spectacular gardens and forests of Stanley Park.Lodging: Best Western Sands by the SeaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.
Meals Included: Breakfast