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Vancouver Intergenerational Discovery

Program Number: 21054RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/21/2013 - 7/26/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Price starting at: $1,259.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; Outdoor Adventures, Misc.; Science & Nature
Intergenerational
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 12 years of age.

There is no better place for family fun and adventure than Vancouver, British Columbia. World renowned for its breathtaking natural setting, the city boasts more than 200 parks, a vibrant and diverse cultural, and doubles as a giant playground, poised on the Strait of Georgia. And summer is the perfect time to visit Vancouver. Explore Stanley Park by bike, a breathtaking oasis of old growth wilderness. Learn about marine conservation efforts at Canada's largest aquarium and sample some of the best Street Eats in North America on an exciting food safari.




Highlights

• Learn about the traditions and stories of the Coast Salish People while paddling Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm in traditional ocean canoes.
• Sample smoked wild salmon, gourmet bison burgers and fiery diablo chocolate cookies while exploring the city's cultural neighborhoods.
• Observe Orca, "Killer" Whales in their natural habitat and learn about the diverse wildlife of the Pacific Coast on a discovery cruise through the Fraser River estuary and into the Strait of Georgia.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles on city streets, groomed trails, boardwalks and beaches. May encounter slippery rocks, uneven terrain.




Date Specific Information

7-21-2013

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Vancouver (British Columbia)

Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Vancouver for its breathtaking hiking and biking trails and majestic views of the tree-lined waterway, the Strait of Georgia. With distinctive neighborhoods, top-rated restaurants and a thriving theater and arts scene, Vancouver is also a sophisticated destination. It is renowned as one of the world’s best cities.



Accommodations
Full-service hotel adjacent to English Bay at the foot of Stanley Park.
Meals and Lodgings
   Best Western Sands by the Sea
  Vancouver, BC 2 nights
   The Canadian Princess
  Ucluelet, BC 3 nights
 Best Western Sands by the Sea
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Best Western Sands by the Sea is conveniently located one half block from the beach at beautiful English Bay and three blocks from Stanley Park's 1,000 acres of trails and gardens. Three bus routes stop at the front door for easy access to other parts of town.
  Contact info: 1755 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5 Canada
phone: 604-682-1831
web: www.bestwesternsandshotelvancouver.com
  Room amenities: In-room coffee makers, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, air conditioning, FREE high speed wireless Internet access, iPod/iPhone/iPad Clock Radios, mini fridges, 100% non-smoking, voice mail.
  Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include a sauna and exercise room. Same-day dry-cleaning and laundry service is available, and there is a laundromat six blocks from the hotel. Restaurant and bar on site.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call for availability & rates. Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM

 The Canadian Princess
Type: Hotel
  Description: Located in the village of Ucluelet, near Tofino and Long Beach on Vancouver Island, The Canadian Princess Resort offers warm hospitality, comfortable accommodation and great food. The sunrises and sunsets over the harbor are simply unbeatable. The Canadian Princess, formerly a hydrographic survey ship, operates as a floating hotel and restaurant and is permanently moored in the Ucluelet Harbor. Stay in well-appointed on-shore accommodations.
  Contact info: 1943 Peninsula Rd
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 Canada
phone: 250-726-7771
web: www.canadianprincess.com
  Room amenities: Traditional hotel-style rooms with two double beds, cable, color television and private bathrooms.
  Facility amenities: Relax with a drink in the Chart Room Lounge or chat with friends or other travelers in the Quarterdeck Lounge. If you are looking for a more adventuresome dining experience, you can take the shuttle bus from the hotel to the Wickaninnish Restaurant. The restaurant sits atop the rocky shore near Long Beach so that visitors can admire the stunning view of the Juan de Fuca Strait while indulging in savory and award-winning gourmet meals. Within easy walking distance visitors will find the charming village of Ucluelet, various hiking and oceanside trails.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights after: middle of program 


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Independent arrivals to the hotel in Vancouver; check-in after 4:00 pm. Dinner is at 6:00 pm. You will be staying at Best Western Sands by the Sea that night.
  End of Program:
Ferry transfer to Tsawwassen ferry terminal. Departures from Tsawwassen ferry terminal. Public transit available to airport or downtown Vancouver. You will be staying at The Canadian Princess the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. A passport is required for ALL travel to/from Canada. A US law known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires those traveling to/from the United States by land & sea to also have a passport or other appropriate secure documents (NEXUS card). Passport requirements are subject to change. Visit www.travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html for up to date information.
  Parking availability:
Parking at the hotel is approximately $15 per day. Please arrange directly with hotel by calling 604-682-1831.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Vancouver, BC
  Nearest city or town:  Vancouver
  Nearest highway: Highway 1 - Trans Canada
  Nearest airport:  Vancouver International
  From End of Program
  Location: Vancouver, BC
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Vancouver

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

The cost is approximately $30 - $35 CDN.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

25 - 30 minutes from the airport to the hotel 

   

Taxi service is readily available from the airport to the hotel.

 

Vancouver

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Canada Line (TransLink)
phone: 604-953-3333

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately CAD$7 - $10
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 35 - 45 minutes 

   

From the airport take the Sky Train to the Yaletown/Roundhouse Station, there will be signage directing you to the Canada Line. Any airport staff member will direct you. From Yaletown/Roundhouse take the C23 Davie St. bus (with the same ticket) west to Davie and Howe and walk 1 blk south to hotel or walk across the street and take the C21 bus going west on Pacific, get off at Pacific and Howethe hotel is 1/4 blk north. Bus stops right outside the hotel. Visit TransLink.ca.

 

Vancouver

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $10
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 minutes 

   

Taxis available at train station or use call box.

 

From Tsawwassen (Ferry Terminal)

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Translink
phone: 604-953-3333

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2.50 - $5.00 Exact coin fare only, bills are NOT accepted.
Prices are subject to change.

   

To downtown Vancouver and YVR airport, public transit is available from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The Translink bus 620 from the ferry terminal runs every 30 minutes during the day (usually on the :00 and :30) and every hour at night (usually on the :00). To the airport (YVR) and downtown, get off at Bridgeport Station (about 40 minutes) and catch the Canada Line Skytrain. http://tripplanning.translink.ca/

 

From Tsawwassen Ferry to downtown Vancouver

 

From Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Translink
phone: 604-953-3333

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2.50 - $5.00 Exact coin fare only, bills are NOT accepted.
Prices are subject to change.

   

To downtown Vancouver and YVR airport, public transit is available from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The Translink bus 620 from the ferry terminal runs every 30 minutes during the day (usually on the :00 and :30) and every hour at night (usually on the :00). To the airport (YVR) and downtown, get off at Bridgeport Station (about 40 minutes) and catch the Canada Line Skytrain. http://tripplanning.translink.ca/

 
Driving Directions
  From East Take the Grandview Highway Exit to Granville Street. Turn right on Granville follow Granville across Granville Street Bridge. Turn Left on Davie Street and follow Davie Street to the ocean.
  From North Take Highway 99 south and turn right on Taylor Way, exit 13. Turn left on Marine Drive. Follow signs for Vancouver, cross Lions Gate Bridge, and continue on West Georgia. Turn right on Denman Street and then turn left on Davie Street. Follow Davie Street to the ocean.
  From South Take US Interstate 5 to Highway 99, follow 99 to 41st. Avenue. Turn Left on 41st Avenue and continue to Granville Street. Turn Right on Granville; follow Granville across Granville Street Bridge and turn left on Davie Street. Follow Davie Street to the ocean.
  From West Take Tsawwasswen Ferry Terminal, then follow Highway 17. Take exit to Highway 99 and follow Highway 99 to 41st Avenue. Turn Left on 41st Avenue and continue to Granville Street. Turn right on Granville; follow Granville across Granville Street Bridge. Turn left on Davie Street and follow Davie Street to the ocean.
Equipment Requirements: Supportive/comfortable footwear, good walking shoes are recommended, breathable, yet comfortable clothing suitable for daily walking, raincoat and/or windproof jacket (lined for cooler temperatures), umbrella.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrivals and Orientation
(Sunday, July 21)
   
 Afternoon: ARRIVALS: Independent arrivals to the Vancouver hotel. Check-in is after 4:00 p.m.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel. This evening's dinner will commence at approximately 6:00 pm.
 Evening: INTRODUCTIONS & ORIENTATION: Following dinner, you will meet for introductions, a review of the program and site orientation.
   
Accommodations: Best Western Sands by the Sea
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Museum of Anthropology/Urban Scavenger Hunt - Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Island
(Monday, July 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Optional morning walk along the seawall.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Explore the Museum of Anthropology and gain a remarkable glimpse into the lives of the indigenous peoples of the northwest coast of British Columbia. Discover one of the world's outstanding collections of Pacific Northwest Aboriginal artifacts. Massive totem poles, carved boxes, bowls and feast dishes are displayed in the Great Hall, while smaller (but equally magnificent) pieces in gold, silver, argillite, wood, ceramic and other materials are exhibited in the galleries. Canada's largest teaching museum is located in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea, and its collections, exhibitions and programs are renowned for providing insight into the cultures of indigenous peoples around the world.
 Lunch: Lunch at the Museum of Anthropology.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Scavenger Hunt - Vancouver's Neighborhoods. Explore some of the most colourful parts of Vancouver’s history on this fun and interactive walking exploration where participants will discover the west coast art, culture, food, First Nations, history and much, much more. The adventure will begin in English Bay and take participants on a well-designed course through Gastown, Chinatown, and down to Granville Island. Participants will receive a list of questions and tasks each worth a different point value. The game will navigate participants along Blood Alley, through some of the back ways of Chinatown and into a variety of shops including the local herbal pharmacist, fish monger and traditional baker to find out what is stored in the gray buckets outside the fish market or the cost of a lotus bun. We’ll stop for a sampling of traditional dim sum followed by hot apple pastry to refuel before moving on to Granville Island to visit the Kids Market and Totem Carving Gallery.
 Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.
 Evening: FREE TIME: Enjoy some free time to relax or explore more of Vancouver. Walk along the seawall to Stanley Park, take the grandkids swimming, ascend Grouse Mountain on the gondola or see Vancouver from atop the lookout.
   
Accommodations: Best Western Sands by the Sea
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Cycling in Stanley Park/Ferry to Vancouver Island/Pacific Rim National Park
(Tuesday, July 23)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Optional morning walk at English Bay.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Cycling in Stanley Park. Traverse the park and seawall by bike during an exploration of Stanley Park, a breathtaking park which remains unspoiled and a testimony to the giant trees which occupied the site of Vancouver in its former days. Learn about old growth forests, and the natural west coast atmosphere amidst a back drop of majestic cedar, hemlock and fir trees which transports visitors to an environment rich in tranquility. World famous landmarks in the park will also be discussed including Lost Lagoon, totem poles, various monuments and sculptures, and the 5.5 mi seawall which encircles the entire park.
 Lunch: Box lunch on the ferry.
 Afternoon: FERRY TO VANCOUVER ISLAND: Leaving the city behind, we’ll explore a whole other world on Vancouver Island. The largest Island on the West Coast of North America, Vancouver Island is separated from the mainland of Canada by the Georgia Strait, Johnstone Strait, and the Queen Charlotte Strait. It is separated from the United States mainland by the Juan de Fuca Strait in the south. Travel by ferry to the port of Nanaimo then across the island to Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park. En route watch for whales, seals, seabirds and enjoy the beautiful scenery PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK: We arrive on the west coast of Vancouver Island, a magnificent area of old-growth forests, stunning fjords (or "sounds" in local parlance), rocky coasts, and sandy beaches. Although Pacific Rim National Park was established in 1971, it wasn't until 1993 that the area really exploded into the greater consciousness. That was when thousands of environmentalists from around the world gathered to protest the clear-cutting of old-growth forests in Clayoquot Sound. When footage of the protests ran on the evening news, people who saw the landscape for the first time were moved to come experience it firsthand. Through stimulating, hands-on field trips, participants will learn about the unique biodiversity of this area.
 Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.
 Evening: FREE TIME: Take some time to relax at the hotel stroll the waterfront, do some beachcombing or visit the village of Ucluelet.
   
Accommodations: The Canadian Princess
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Pacific Rim National Park/Tofino Botanical Gardens/Rainforest Walk
(Wednesday, July 24)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Optional morning walk on the waterfront.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Pacific Rim National Park. We begin our exploration of Pacific Rim National Park and Clayoquot Sound with experts from the Raincoast Education Centre and Tofino Botanical Gardens. They specialize in educational programming for youth and adults that explores the unique biodiversity of the Clayoquot Sound region (eg. temperate rainforest, ancient old-growth forests and intertidal ecosystems) as well as the concept of conservation and how we can be stewards to the environment. The program itinerary has been carefully designed to appeal to both adults and youth. Learn about this incredible and rugged natural environment including the rainforest and the intertidal zone, Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management. Coastal temperate rainforests are one of the world’s rarest ecosystems. The Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve contains some of the world’s best examples of intact coastal temperate rainforests, and the Tofino Botanical Gardens is fortunate to have sections of Clayoquot Sound’s old growth rainforest on their waterfront property.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Rainforest Walk. We’ll join an expert on an interpretive rainforest walk answering questions that highlight the mystery and intrigue that scientists have discovered about these ancient ecosystems. How many species remain to be discovered in the world? Looking straight up into the canopy from the Old Growth Boardwalk, our expert ecologist explains how the Tofino Botanical Gardens is working with a rainforest canopy research team that is discovering new arthropod species in Clayoquot Sound. How do you find a marbled murrelet nest? What is convergent evolution? A trip through the Gardens’ Chilean temperate rainforest exhibit gives a rare hands-on perspective of this fascinating evolutionary phenomenon.
 Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.
 Evening: GAME NIGHT: Tonight we will have some fun with games and outdoor activities with the group leader.
   
Accommodations: The Canadian Princess
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Pacific Rim National Park - Intertidal Zone/Art Workshop/Beach Safari
(Thursday, July 25)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Optional morning walk.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: The Intertidal Zone - Sponges, Seastars and Snails. Between high tide and low tide there is a magical world filled with an incredible diversity of life that one can see only for a few hours every day. From anemones and arthropods to sponges and seastars, the intertidal zone is literally buzzing with life. This exciting, hand-on intertidal adventure follows the Chesterman Beach tombolo (a large sandbar) out to Frank Island, where we’ll will learn about the stresses of being an intertidal organism, and the tactics that intertidal life has developed to withstand those stresses. How do snails and crabs survive hot sun and drenching rain? Are sea stars just the colourful docile creatures they seem, or are they a voracious predator terrorizing mussels and barnacles? Which seaweed contains a natural shock absorber? Which intertidal creature lives its entire life on its head? Who grows teeth on its tongue to eat? All these questions and more will be answered! A special art workshop will follow highlighting the incredible sea life we’ve discovered on our field trips.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Beach Safari and the World of Otters. This field trip will take participants out along the sandy beaches with an excellent rocky intertidal outcrop to learn the importance of biodiversity. Join a well-known local marine biologist for a beach hike and learn about the return of the sea otter to BC waters and its story The last sea otter in BC was killed in 1929 following two centuries of commercial hunting, yet today there are about 3,500 sea otters in British Columbia. Why were sea otters so valuable? How did sea otter hunting become a key turning point in the history of coastal BC? Now that this "keystone species" is making a comeback, what kind of impact is its recovery having? Join us to find out!
 Dinner: FAREWELL DINNER & EVENING: Farewell dinner and special wrap-up activities.
   
Accommodations: The Canadian Princess
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Ferry Transfer to Mainland/Independent Departures
(Friday, July 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Optional early morning walk.
 Morning: TRANSFER BY FERRY & COACH: This morning we leave the island's west coast and head for Nanaimo to catch the ferry. We stop along the way at the store with the Goats on the Roof - Coombs Country Market. Ferry arrives at terminal in Tsawwassen (outside Vancouver) approximately 2:45 p.m. Buses are available to take passengers from the ferry terminal to Vancouver airport or downtown.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Vancouver, BC Grouse Mountain
Take the Gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain. If you want a real challenge - or at least a serious workout - try the Grouse Grind. A 2.9-kilometre (3700 ft) trail straight up to the top of Grouse Mountain. When you do the Grind, it's recommended you wear hiking boots and carry water. For those in good shape the hike takes about an hour. An average time would be between one and a half to two hours. The world record for doing the Grind is under 27 minutes! It's free to hike up, but it's not wise (or advised) for you to hike back down so you'll need to pay for the gondola ride to the bottom ($10 - 15 CDN for gondola ride). The Grind is open from late Spring to early Fall, dependant on weather and trail conditions. For additional information, visit www.grousemountain.com
  Museum of Vancouver
Museum of Vancouver (MOV) creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage dynamic conversations about what was, is, and can be Vancouver. Permanent exhibits tell the city’s stories from the early 1900s to the late ‘70s and are complemented by contemporary, groundbreaking feature exhibits. MOV is located in scenic Vanier Park, set against a spectacular vista of ocean, city skyline, and mountains. For additional information, visit www.museumofvancouver.ca
  Vancouver Maritime Museum
Visitors enjoy the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s many permanent and changing exhibits, the famous RCMP schooner St Roch and Children's Maritime Discovery Centre. The Maritime Museum tells the stories of Canada's ties to the Pacific and the Arctic. As a centre for life-long learning, the Museum interprets our ongoing interaction with the sea through exhibitions and programs for people of all ages. Visitors will discover rich maritime history and traditions and there’s so much to see and do for landlubbers and old salts. Explore the many exhibits on pirates, shipwrecks, lighthouses, early fur trade, fireboats, Vancouver warships, deep-ocean exploration, coastal and transpacific steamship lines, and so much more. For additional information, visit www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com
  Vancouver Zodiac Adventures
Immerse yourself in the pristine scenery and coastal wildlife of British Columbia. On this 3-hour tour, your guide will take you deep into Howe Sound to explore the many islands and inlets. Once there, you will encounter seals and sea lions, visit seabird nesting sites and discover bald eagles. Also be on the lookout for porpoises! Returning to Coal Harbour you will be treated to breathtaking views of downtown Vancouver, English Bay, Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge. The tours are guided by a certified naturalist/skipper and depart from the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver dock. For additional information, visit www.princeofwhales.com/vancouver-departures/vancouver-zodiac-adventure-tours/
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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First Fish, First People, Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim


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Insider's Guide Victoria & Vancouver Island


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Lonely Planet Vancouver Encounter


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National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest


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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


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Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska


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Snow Falling on Cedars


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The Island Within


Author: Richard Nelson


Description: A beautifully written tribute to the Pacific Northwest. Drawn from the author's journals, this is an account of the natural and cultural history of an island in the waters of Haida Strait, with emphasis on the relationship between people and the land.



The Raven Steals the Light


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Vancouver Birds: An Introduction to Familiar Species


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Vancouver Map


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Description: A laminated, folded map of Vancouver, British Columbia at a scale of 1:15,000.





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