Day Tours May 21

Tour 1: Gardens Tour

an overhead view of a lush green area with lots of trees and flowers
Tour 1: Gardens Tour

The Gardens Tour will take you to Vancouver’s most celebrated gardens. You will first visit Queen Elizabeth Park, a 130-acre municipal park where we will visit their beautiful sunken gardens, featuring a plethora of seasonal flowers. Within Queen Elizabeth Park, we will also visit the Bloedel Floral Conservatory, the country’s first geodesic conservatory built in 1969. This enclosed tropical garden houses over 500 flowers and more than 200 free-flying tropical birds!

Then it’s off to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. There are 55 acres of immaculately cared-for gardens to admire. Special features in the garden include carved totem poles, large stone sculptures, and a Korean Pavilion at the edge of the Asian plant collection. Lunch will be provided at the gardens.

After lunch, enjoy a tour of Chinatown with a stop at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. We will finish with a scenic tour through Gastown, Vancouver Harbour, past the Olympic Cauldron and Stanley Park with a scenic stop at the Rose Garden.

Time: 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m.
Rate per person: $130
Includes: Motorcoach transportation, admission fees, lunch, and all customary gratuities.

Tour 2: Valley Winery Tour

a group of people toasting with a glass of red wine with rows of grapevines in the background
Tour 2: Winery Tasting Tour

To the east of Vancouver is the picturesque countryside of Langley Township. This lovely area offers quaint coffee bars, farm-fresh delicatessens, elegant fine dining, and other delectable treats, including world-renowned wineries that your taste buds are sure to enjoy.

We will be visiting three wineries. The first stop is Backyard Vineyards Winery. Since 2009, Backyard Vineyards has been producing award-winning varietals, blended, and bubbly wines from 100% BC grapes grown onsite in their vineyard.

Our second stop is the Chaberton Estate Winery. This vineyard is the oldest and largest in the Fraser Valley and covers 50 acres. The property lies within a small micro-climate, which receives approximately 30% less rain than Vancouver, which makes it ideal for grape growing. A wonderful lunch is included as part of this tour.

The last stop is Glass House Winery, a family-owned vineyard and boutique winery. With a tropical flair, Glass House is truly one-of-a-kind among wineries. On offer are estate wines, blends, unique chocolate wine and Glass House Winery’s brand of handmade chocolates. The trip home will be a scenic drive through the Fraser Valley.

Time: 10 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m.
Rate per person: $130
Includes: Motorcoach transportation, admission fees, lunch, and all customary gratuities.