Join Columbus World Travel as we host Anderson Vacations for an informative evening. Be prepared to get bitten by the travel bug and rediscover Canada, this great country that we all call home.
Thursday, April 27th, from 6:30 to 8:00pm
1503 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Please RSVP as space is limited.
This week we are continuing to highlight some of the wonderful tours offered by Anderson Vacations.
7 Day Haida Gwaii
Visit Haida Gwaii and experience a world of intrigue, adventure and undeniable breathtaking beauty!
The Haida have called these islands home for over 10,000 years. The voyage takes you through the Coast Islands, across the Hecate Strait to Skidegate and Queen Charlotte City. It is not unheard of for the Captain of the BC Ferry to spot whales when coming into the inlet and announce to the passengers that they can be seen. Be sure to have your binoculars and cameras ready! A local guide will accompany the group during your stay on the Haida Gwaii. We travel to Masset visiting Naikoon Provincial Park at the Northern end of Graham Island. At Tow Hill, a 20-minute walk can be taken to the Blow Hole along with a beach walk on Agate Hole along with a beach walk on Agate Beach and North Beach.
During your stay, visits will be made to The Balanced Rock, St. Mary’s Spring, and the new Haida Heritage Centre. The 26 million dollar centre is a series of long houses fronted by six traditional totem poles representing each of the 14 clans and is a celebration of the living culture of the Haida people. You’ll visit the Old Massett (Haida Indian Reserve) with time for shopping at the local stores featuring silver, gold and argillite carvings, prints and paintings. You will also travel to Port Clements an active forestry area. Here you will have time to visit the Forestry Museum and learn about the history and present conditions of the industry. In Skidegate you are treated to a traditional Haida feast in the company of local Haida residents.
8 Day Flavours of Quebec
Experience the many flavours of Québec – the history, culture and traditions are unique. View the majestic Laurentian Mountains, the mighty St. Lawrence River, Montmorency Falls and the pastoral Charlevoix Valley. Visit Québec City, the oldest walled city in North America and explore the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and the famed Notre-Dame Basilica. Immerse yourself in the rich, diverse history of Montreal with a tour of the city. This afternoon board the deluxe motorcoach for a journey into the Laurentian Mountains and the stunning alpine resort of Mont-Tremblant. Take a short tour through this beautiful resort before checking in to your deluxe accommodation. After dinner take an evening stroll through the pedestrian village. Start one morning with a gondola ride to the top of Mont-Tremblant before departing for a scenic day of travel through the Laurentian Mountains. Take a leisurely journey to beautiful Québec City. Visit the magnificent Montmorency Falls, the world-famous shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and view the pastoral farmlands on the romantic Île d’Orléans. Arrive in the walled community of Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a short familiarization tour of the city before dinner. A leisurely morning guided tour of Québec City including Chateau Frontenac, Parliament Buildings, Plains of Abraham, Lower Village and Fortifications du Québec, will leave an afternoon free for shopping and exploring galleries along the cobblestone streets of Old Québec City. This tour also allows a day for exploring the famous Charlevoix – Flavour Trail, a gourmet and shoppers delight. Visit farms, wineries, boutique cheese shops and sample freshly made bakery items and rich chocolate. In the village visit the galleries and cafes of the artisans of Charlevoix.