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Hiking the Pacific Northwest: Olympic National Park and Juan de Fuca Trail

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Program #21435RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Hiking boots or light hiking shoes; hiking poles. Bring a sun hat with brim and chin strap; sun glasses, sun screen, comfortable walking shoes; a warm windproof, rainproof jacket and warm sweater; camera & binoculars. See Hiking Gear and Clothing List for more detailed information on hiking gear, suggested clothing etc.

Itinerary for Aug 14 — Aug 22, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: With our convenient location in the heart of downtown Victoria, the largest city on Vancouver Island, BC, you can take a leisurely stroll along Victoria’s famous Inner Harbour, shop for treasures on Antiques Row or make business connections in Victoria’s nearby downtown core. Take a horse and carriage tour of Victoria with family and friends, create memories at Beacon Hill Park, and the Royal BC Museum is just around the block. Take in views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. There’s so much to see and do right at our doorstep! Enjoy yourself in the Royal Scot Hotel & Suite’s beautiful indoor pool, whirl pool, sauna and exercise room. Have some fun in our billiards room or gather with friends for a hand of bridge or a movie in the games room. We offer free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. For your convenience our courtesy shuttle is available to take you anywhere within Victoria's downtown core. After a full day, rest easy in the cozy comfort of the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites and feel at home in downtown Victoria.

Contact info:
425 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC V8V1W7 Canada
phone: 250-388-5463
web: www.royalscot.com/index.html

Room amenities: Our guest rooms include daily newspaper delivery, comfortable lounge chairs, mini fridges, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, tea and cookies, complimentary high speed wireless Internet, iron and ironing board and bathrobes.

Facility amenities: Our Guest Service Amenities include: Business Services Available Coin-Operated Guest Laundry Courtesy Shuttle between the Hotel and downtown Victoria daily Indoor Swimming Pool Hydrotherapy Pool Exercise Room with a variety of Fitness Equipment Billiards and Games Room Hotel Parking (for a fee) High speed Wireless Internet in all Guest Rooms and Hotel Common Areas Hotel Gift Shop Jonathon's Restaurant

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, August 14 - Arrival and Check-in/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Afternoon: Arrivals to the hotel in Victoria, British Columbia.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel followed by introductions, orientation and review of the program. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lodging: Royal Scot Hotel and Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round Oceanside getaway, nestled in the quaint village of Sooke amidst the diverse natural beauty of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. Located just 35 minutes from Victoria, Sooke offers a little adventure for everyone. Stay with us at Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina and discover the best the Vancouver Island has to offer. Just steps from your fully furnished, fully equipped vacation home you will find chartered fishing, whale watching, scenic hiking, sea kayaking, golf and so much more.

Contact info:
6971 West Coast Rd.
Sooke, BC V9Z 0V1 Canada
phone: 250-642-3236
web: www.sookeharbourmarina.ca/

Room amenities: 2 or 3 bedrooms with queen sized beds with pillow top mattress’s and down duvets and a pull out sofa in living room. Full Gourmet Kitchen; fully equipped with granite countertops; open concept living and dining room area with electric fireplace, flat screen TV, surround sound and DVD player. 2 Private balconies; from master bedroom and dining/living room; washer & dryer. In room amenities include coffee maker, microwave, toaster, cookware & utensils, dishwasher, full stove & fridge, dining room table, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, alarm clocks, complimentary wireless Internet.

Facility amenities: Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina seeks to provide all of its guests with a place they can call their own. A place with remarkable views, undefined luxury and relaxing comfort all located within the picturesque surrounding of beautiful Vancouver Island. Our helpful staff are here to make your experience as enjoyable as possible and to facilitate your every request. We can arrange for fishing guides and boat rentals, spa treatments, tee times and more. Just say the word and we will work hard to make it happen. Amenities include: 2 outdoor hot tubs Onsite 84 Slip Marina Meeting Room Access to Deep Freeze Complimentary Wireless Internet Free Local Calls Concierge BBQ, Washer & Dryer Locking Storage

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: En-suite plus main 4 piece bathroom with soaker tubs. Each bathroom has a bathtub and shower


Day Two: Friday, August 15 - Hiking: Botanical Beach/China Beach/Juan de Fuca ...
Note: Juan de Fuca Marine Trail [moderate section of 6 miles; approximately 4-5 hours, several short sections of up and downs]

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart for Vancouver Island's West Coast and the Juan de Fuca; made up of Botanical Beach, China Beach and the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. The area's geology makes it unique, which in turn provides for some fascinating biology. Tide pools abound along the shoreline, carved out of rock ledges and basins. The pools are alive with an incredible variety of plants and animals all interacting in the unique ecology of the inter-tidal zone. Vividly colourful Clams, barnacles, starfish, anenomes, sea cucumbers and a variety of crab make up a large part of the sea life.

Lunch: Picnic lunch.

Afternoon: Hiking continues on the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.

Dinner: Dinner in Sooke, BC.

Lodging: Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round Oceanside getaway, nestled in the quaint village of Sooke amidst the diverse natural beauty of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. Located just 35 minutes from Victoria, Sooke offers a little adventure for everyone. Stay with us at Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina and discover the best the Vancouver Island has to offer. Just steps from your fully furnished, fully equipped vacation home you will find chartered fishing, whale watching, scenic hiking, sea kayaking, golf and so much more.

Contact info:
6971 West Coast Rd.
Sooke, BC V9Z 0V1 Canada
phone: 250-642-3236
web: www.sookeharbourmarina.ca/

Room amenities: 2 or 3 bedrooms with queen sized beds with pillow top mattress’s and down duvets and a pull out sofa in living room. Full Gourmet Kitchen; fully equipped with granite countertops; open concept living and dining room area with electric fireplace, flat screen TV, surround sound and DVD player. 2 Private balconies; from master bedroom and dining/living room; washer & dryer. In room amenities include coffee maker, microwave, toaster, cookware & utensils, dishwasher, full stove & fridge, dining room table, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, alarm clocks, complimentary wireless Internet.

Facility amenities: Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina seeks to provide all of its guests with a place they can call their own. A place with remarkable views, undefined luxury and relaxing comfort all located within the picturesque surrounding of beautiful Vancouver Island. Our helpful staff are here to make your experience as enjoyable as possible and to facilitate your every request. We can arrange for fishing guides and boat rentals, spa treatments, tee times and more. Just say the word and we will work hard to make it happen. Amenities include: 2 outdoor hot tubs Onsite 84 Slip Marina Meeting Room Access to Deep Freeze Complimentary Wireless Internet Free Local Calls Concierge BBQ, Washer & Dryer Locking Storage

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: En-suite plus main 4 piece bathroom with soaker tubs. Each bathroom has a bathtub and shower


Day Three: Saturday, August 16 - Hiking: East Sooke Park
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Today we hike along the jagged headlands that rise above the crashing waves on the Coast trail of Vancouver Island's East Sooke Park. Where rainforest meets the sea, we will experience the lushness of mosses and ferns, as well as the windswept coastline bluffs against emerald green water. Along the Coast trail we will see evidence of the Coast Salish people in a few ancient petroglyphs bruised into rock

Lunch: Picnic lunch.

Afternoon: Hiking continues in East Sooke Park.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the Olympic Peninsula on the shores of Lake Crescent, NatureBridge offers meeting space for groups from 12 to 150. Our location is the ideal place for day, weekend, and summer conferences. Nature Watch is located on the shore of glacially carved Lake Crescent, participants can investigate old growth forests, wilderness coasts, and alpine peaks.

Contact info:
111 Barnes Point Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363 USA
phone: 360-928-3720
web: www.naturebridge.org/conference-facilities-accommodations-olympic

Room amenities: Our standard cabins are modern heated and air-conditioned cabins. Each cabin includes a central common space with four or six private rooms. Each room sleeps two to four guests. SPECIAL NOTE: Shampoo and soap for showers at NatureBridge must be brought by each individual/couple. The shared washrooms at NatureBridge provide liquid hand soap and paper towels at the sinks. Each guest is given a large bath towel for showers. You may wish to augment this large towel with your own hand towel and face cloth.

Facility amenities: Although our lodgings are rustic, they are warm and comfortable. Guests enjoy hearty, delicious meals prepared and served in historic Rosemary Inn with views of Lake Crescent and Pyramid Peak. Fresh, local ingredients are used whenever possible; vegetarian and other meals for specific dietary needs with advance notice.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: There is an adjacent bathhouse (male and female sides) with private restroom and showers and two, private, fully accessible bathrooms.

Additional nights after: Call for rates
Contact directly to enquire.


Day Four: Sunday, August 17 - Transfer to Ferry to Port Angeles/Olympic Nationa...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart for Victoria to catch the COHO ferry to Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula. We will make a stop at Whitty's Lagoon for a short hike before catching the ferry.

Lunch: Lunch en route.

Afternoon: Board the ferry for Port Angeles, Washington. Port Angeles sits on the northern edge of Olympic National Park in Washington, an area that features an abundance of outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking and camping.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Evening: Olympic National Park - Changes Over Space and Time.

Lodging: NatureBridge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the Olympic Peninsula on the shores of Lake Crescent, NatureBridge offers meeting space for groups from 12 to 150. Our location is the ideal place for day, weekend, and summer conferences. Nature Watch is located on the shore of glacially carved Lake Crescent, participants can investigate old growth forests, wilderness coasts, and alpine peaks.

Contact info:
111 Barnes Point Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363 USA
phone: 360-928-3720
web: www.naturebridge.org/conference-facilities-accommodations-olympic

Room amenities: Our standard cabins are modern heated and air-conditioned cabins. Each cabin includes a central common space with four or six private rooms. Each room sleeps two to four guests. SPECIAL NOTE: Shampoo and soap for showers at NatureBridge must be brought by each individual/couple. The shared washrooms at NatureBridge provide liquid hand soap and paper towels at the sinks. Each guest is given a large bath towel for showers. You may wish to augment this large towel with your own hand towel and face cloth.

Facility amenities: Although our lodgings are rustic, they are warm and comfortable. Guests enjoy hearty, delicious meals prepared and served in historic Rosemary Inn with views of Lake Crescent and Pyramid Peak. Fresh, local ingredients are used whenever possible; vegetarian and other meals for specific dietary needs with advance notice.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: There is an adjacent bathhouse (male and female sides) with private restroom and showers and two, private, fully accessible bathrooms.

Additional nights after: Call for rates
Contact directly to enquire.


Day Five: Monday, August 18 - Hiking: Rialto Beach Hike/Hole-in-the-Wall
Note: Level: Easy on sandy beach, moderate on slippery rocks while tidepooling and moderate to difficult on overland trail (often have ropes because very steep ascent and descent). Miles: 4 miles of beach hiking (round-trip) and a .1 mile overland trail. (advanced group could continue with more beach hiking another 2 miles). Total hiking: approximately 5 hours.

Breakfast: Early departure (7:00 a.m.) with breakfast to go.

Morning: Set out on a hike from Rialto Beach to Hole-In-The-Wall. The early departure is timed so that we arrive before the tide starts to change. Hike along the Coastal Beach and Headlands and keep your eyes peeled for Bald Eagles, Black Oystercatchers, and a dazzling array of invertebrate and seaweed diversity during a low tide. Flanked by sea stacks, lined with giant logs, windswept and strewn with cobblestones, Rialto has all the makings of an Olympic wilderness beach.

Lunch: Box lunch.

Afternoon: Hike and explore the tidepool at Hole-in-the-Wall, home to a dazzling array of invertebrate and seaweed diversity during a low tide; and a genuine natural sea arch carved by surf and wind in an out-of-the-way section of the wild Olympic Coast.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Lodging: NatureBridge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the Olympic Peninsula on the shores of Lake Crescent, NatureBridge offers meeting space for groups from 12 to 150. Our location is the ideal place for day, weekend, and summer conferences. Nature Watch is located on the shore of glacially carved Lake Crescent, participants can investigate old growth forests, wilderness coasts, and alpine peaks.

Contact info:
111 Barnes Point Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363 USA
phone: 360-928-3720
web: www.naturebridge.org/conference-facilities-accommodations-olympic

Room amenities: Our standard cabins are modern heated and air-conditioned cabins. Each cabin includes a central common space with four or six private rooms. Each room sleeps two to four guests. SPECIAL NOTE: Shampoo and soap for showers at NatureBridge must be brought by each individual/couple. The shared washrooms at NatureBridge provide liquid hand soap and paper towels at the sinks. Each guest is given a large bath towel for showers. You may wish to augment this large towel with your own hand towel and face cloth.

Facility amenities: Although our lodgings are rustic, they are warm and comfortable. Guests enjoy hearty, delicious meals prepared and served in historic Rosemary Inn with views of Lake Crescent and Pyramid Peak. Fresh, local ingredients are used whenever possible; vegetarian and other meals for specific dietary needs with advance notice.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: There is an adjacent bathhouse (male and female sides) with private restroom and showers and two, private, fully accessible bathrooms.

Additional nights after: Call for rates
Contact directly to enquire.


Day Six: Tuesday, August 19 - Hiking: Hurricane Ridge
Note: Level: Moderate with large steep north-facing snowfield (hiking poles recommended) and .6 mile “Switch-back” section with option of more hiking (2 more miles for advanced group). Miles: 3.6 miles (could do more) Pace: 1 hour a mile looking at wildlife and flowers at Hurricane Ridge. Total hiking: approximately 5 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: Route: Hurricane Ridge, Klahhane Ridge and one-way on Switchback Trail going down; advanced group can do an additional out and back route towards the Klahhane Ridge “saddle” east of Mt. Angeles (switchback up and down). Scan the sub alpine landscape for Mountain Goat, Olympic Marmot, Olympic Chipmunk, Black-tailed Deer, Wildflowers (endemics on this trail), Subalpine Spruce, Sooty Grouse, many birds.

Lunch: Box lunch.

Afternoon: Continue hiking at Hurricane Ridge. Take in the mountains, from Mount Baker in the Cascades, to Mount Garibaldi in British Columbia's Coast Ranges to the interior Olympic peaks and the azure waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Lodging: NatureBridge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the Olympic Peninsula on the shores of Lake Crescent, NatureBridge offers meeting space for groups from 12 to 150. Our location is the ideal place for day, weekend, and summer conferences. Nature Watch is located on the shore of glacially carved Lake Crescent, participants can investigate old growth forests, wilderness coasts, and alpine peaks.

Contact info:
111 Barnes Point Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363 USA
phone: 360-928-3720
web: www.naturebridge.org/conference-facilities-accommodations-olympic

Room amenities: Our standard cabins are modern heated and air-conditioned cabins. Each cabin includes a central common space with four or six private rooms. Each room sleeps two to four guests. SPECIAL NOTE: Shampoo and soap for showers at NatureBridge must be brought by each individual/couple. The shared washrooms at NatureBridge provide liquid hand soap and paper towels at the sinks. Each guest is given a large bath towel for showers. You may wish to augment this large towel with your own hand towel and face cloth.

Facility amenities: Although our lodgings are rustic, they are warm and comfortable. Guests enjoy hearty, delicious meals prepared and served in historic Rosemary Inn with views of Lake Crescent and Pyramid Peak. Fresh, local ingredients are used whenever possible; vegetarian and other meals for specific dietary needs with advance notice.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: There is an adjacent bathhouse (male and female sides) with private restroom and showers and two, private, fully accessible bathrooms.

Additional nights after: Call for rates
Contact directly to enquire.


Day Seven: Wednesday, August 20 - Hiking: Hoh Rainforest
Note: Easy Grade next to River, moderate only because of distance we could go (shorter route option). Miles: 6.4 miles (round-trip) to reach this destination on the Hoh River Trail: onesquareinch.org “One Square Inch of Silence is the quietest place in the United States. It is 3.2 miles from the Visitor’s Center above Mt. Tom Creek Meadows. Total hiking: approximately 5 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: Very straight-forward out and back on the Hoh River Trail. This will be our longest hike in terms of distance but easiest grade. This Old-Growth Temperate Rainforest is full of Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Red Cedar, Roosevelt Elk, Douglas Squirrel, Pacific Wren.

Lunch: Box lunch.

Afternoon: Continue the hike on the Hoh River Trail. The most famous of all the Olympic rain forests, the Hoh River Trail also provides access to Mount Olympus and the High Divide. Experience the old-growth grandeur and pure wildness of the Hoh Valley. Pass by colonnades of spruce and under awnings of moss-cloaked maples. Licorice ferns and club mosses cling to overhanging trees.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Lodging: NatureBridge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the Olympic Peninsula on the shores of Lake Crescent, NatureBridge offers meeting space for groups from 12 to 150. Our location is the ideal place for day, weekend, and summer conferences. Nature Watch is located on the shore of glacially carved Lake Crescent, participants can investigate old growth forests, wilderness coasts, and alpine peaks.

Contact info:
111 Barnes Point Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363 USA
phone: 360-928-3720
web: www.naturebridge.org/conference-facilities-accommodations-olympic

Room amenities: Our standard cabins are modern heated and air-conditioned cabins. Each cabin includes a central common space with four or six private rooms. Each room sleeps two to four guests. SPECIAL NOTE: Shampoo and soap for showers at NatureBridge must be brought by each individual/couple. The shared washrooms at NatureBridge provide liquid hand soap and paper towels at the sinks. Each guest is given a large bath towel for showers. You may wish to augment this large towel with your own hand towel and face cloth.

Facility amenities: Although our lodgings are rustic, they are warm and comfortable. Guests enjoy hearty, delicious meals prepared and served in historic Rosemary Inn with views of Lake Crescent and Pyramid Peak. Fresh, local ingredients are used whenever possible; vegetarian and other meals for specific dietary needs with advance notice.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: There is an adjacent bathhouse (male and female sides) with private restroom and showers and two, private, fully accessible bathrooms.

Additional nights after: Call for rates
Contact directly to enquire.


Day Eight: Thursday, August 21 - Hiking: Elwha River/Farewell Dinner
Note: Level: Moderate with the gravel bar providing some interesting terrain challenges. The .5 mile switchback to Goblin Gates is steep but we will only go down and will come back up another route to form a loop. There are quite a few options for additional hiking (2 more miles for advanced group). Total Hiking: 5 miles (option for more).

Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: Hike the Lowland Forest along the Elwha River, where the largest river restoration project in the US is underway. Hike among the Douglas Fir and look for Douglas Squirrel, Sooty Grouse, American Dipper, Spotted Sandpiper, & other birds. This hiking route is above the two dams but has nevertheless been impacted because of lack of fish passage for the last 100 years. Participants will see the former upper reservoir and dam site.

Lunch: Box lunch.

Afternoon: Hiking continues in the Geyser Valley, Rica Canyon and Goblin Gates. From its remote point of origin on the rugged southern slopes of Mount Barnes, practically at the exact center of the national park, the Elwha flows 45 miles to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, draining over 300 square miles of surrounding wilderness and passing through one of the largest tracts of old growth left in America.

Dinner: Farewell dinner.

Lodging: NatureBridge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nine: Friday, August 22 - Program Concludes/Departure Transfer to Airport
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Our group transfer departs at 8:00 a.m. with drop off at SeaTac airport approximately 12:00 noon. 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


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Empress TeaIndulge in one of Victoria's grandest traditions - Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress. For almost a century, the majestic lobby of this landmark hotel has played host to England's most beloved ritual - the taking of Afternoon Tea. Award-winning Pastry Chef D'Oyen Christie works his magic, ensuring an authentic and memorable experience - from your very first sip of our secret Tea at The Empress blend tea, right through to his freshly baked raisin scones served with clotted cream and strawberry preserves. Served in the relaxing atmosphere of the elegantly restored Tea Lobby, overlooking Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbor in the stately Harborside Room or under the hand-painted ceiling of the Library, Afternoon Tea is an absolute 'must do' for all who visit Victoria.
For additional information, visit: www.fairmont.com/empress/GuestServices/Restaurants/AfternoonTea.htm
Legislative TourThe Legislative Tour strives to provide an enjoyable and informative experience for all visitors focusing primarily on the role of the Legislative Assembly and MLAs and the history of both the province of British Columbia and the Legislative Buildings. The Legislative Tour Office staff promotes access to the Legislature and encourage a sense of pride and unity in the province. The goals are to foster an understanding of the legislative process, an awareness of B.C.'s political heritage and an appreciation for the beauty and significance of the Legislative Buildings.
For additional information, visit: www.leg.bc.ca/
Royal BC MuseumThe Royal BC Museum Corporation is one of the foremost cultural institutions in the world. The museum was founded in 1886; the archives in 1894. Our archives, exhibits and galleries change and grow as our understanding grows, and we endeavor to share our knowledge in original and exciting ways. Each exhibit and gallery tells important stories about British Columbia and provides an engaging and thought-provoking window on the province's past, present and future.
For additional information, visit: www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/MainSite/

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