Pacific Northwest
The Best of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon, Washington and British Columbia
Discover the Pacific Northwest’s cultural bounty as you learn about its vibrant cities, world-class cuisine, verdant parks and unique museums and heritage centers.
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Program No. 19583RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Set out on a journey through the Pacific Northwest to learn about its glorious cities, harbors and islands on both sides of the border. Experts lead your adventure, from the historic architecture of Seattle to contemporary life in the San Juan Islands. Look for orcas off the Vancouver harbor and enjoy the parks and gardens of Victoria.
Activity Level
Walking two or more miles daily over varied terrain (see daily activity notes for more details). Disembark ferries, trains and buses; transporting luggage.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take in Northwest highlights, including Multnomah Falls near Portland and Seattle’s Pike Place Market.
  • Travel by train to Vancouver, B.C., and meander through Gastown, and the Museum of Anthropology.
  • Ferry to Victoria, B.C., and savor Butchart Gardens.

General Notes

Itinerary varies by date.
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Joseph Couture
Joseph Couture is an expert on the geology and history of the Pacific Northwest. He studied geology at Portland State University and criminology at Southern Oregon University, and combined the degrees for his interest in forensic geology (geo-criminology). He is an accomplished lecturer on topics ranging from the Hawaiian Volcanoes to the Granite Plutons of Acadia National Park in Maine. His style and presentation are a favorite to Road Scholar participants.
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John Adams
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Tracy J. Prince
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Charles Elliott
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John Atkin
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Linda Wanless
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Joseph Couture
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Tonia Twigger
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Michael Vouri
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Cindy Hansen
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Greg Hertel
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Peter Chausse
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Nancy Dorey
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Roger Dammarell
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