4348
Washington/British Columbia

Northwest Waterways: Seattle to Victoria to San Juan Islands

Seattle’s innovative culture, the grand Parliament of Victoria B.C., the blooms of Butchart Gardens, the serenity of the San Juan Islands — see it all on this grand Northwest adventure.
Rating (4.71)
Program No. 4348RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,599

At a Glance

Journey scenic Puget Sound by way of its marine highway to experience the idyllic Pacific Coast and three iconic communities along its shores. Explore Seattle, Victoria and San Juan Island as you discuss the combination of history and geography unique to each place and look ahead to what the future holds for these spectacular Northwest locales.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking field trips in each location, up to 5-10 blocks each way. Dirt paths or uneven surfaces at several locations. Standing during outside venues for periods of up to one hour at a time. Elevators not always at historic buildings or venues.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about Seattle history on visits to Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and the Hiram Chittenden Locks.
  • Enjoy botanical beauty and indulge in Afternoon Tea within the spectacular Butchart Gardens.
  • In the San Juan Islands, enjoy the unique island lifestyle, abundant wildlife and scenic natural beauty of one of the nation’s newest National Monument lands.
Featured Expert
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Russel Barsh
Russel Barsh studied human ecology and law at Harvard before coming to the Northwest in 1974 to teach at the University of Washington, and advising Native peoples in Puget Sound, Alaska, the Arctic, northern prairies and Atlantic Canada on land and environmental issues. Now, as the director of KWIAHT (Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea), a local nonprofit laboratory, he conducts research on salmon ecology, native food plants, water quality, and other targets for conservation in the San Juan Islands.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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