Start the holiday season off right with a wonderful getaway to BC’s largest city of Vancouver. Framed by the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountains, the city welcomes the festive season as magic fills the air and the streets become aglow with the joys of Christmas. Enjoy a Carol Ship cruise on Coal Harbour and explore the stunning VanDusen Gardens during their annual Festival of Lights. Stroll the Burnaby Christmas Village where a sparkling winter wonderland awaits. Delight in the memories that are made during this special time of year.
Travelling over the Coquihalla Highway, we invite you to visit with your fellow companions and savor the sights of our beautiful province. We arrive in Vancouver where our home for the next two nights is The Listel Hotel located in the heart of Vancouver’s shopping district and close to many favourite dining establishments. Spend your free time exploring your surroundings and dining at one of the many restaurants close by. Then, join us as we visit the VanDusen Festival of Lights where this beautiful serene botanical oasis is turned into a winter wonderland. Millions of colourful lights are strewn around flowerbeds, trees, shrubs and decorations combining to create an awesome spectacle. Stroll through the brightly lit pathways – including the Gingerbread Walk and Candy Cane Lane.
After breakfast and a leisurely start to the day, we make our way to the Burnaby Christmas Village – “Where History Comes to Life”. This outdoor museum includes old fashioned streets, historic buildings and period-costumed townsfolk. The afternoon is yours to explore. You may choose to visit the Vancouver Christmas Market which brings Germany’s Old World tradition of Christkindlmarkts to Vancouver. Enjoy an authentic German feast for the senses by strolling the twinkling pathways of a European-inspired Christmas Village. Located by the Olympic Flame, the market offers authentic gifts, enticing food and family entertainment. As the sun sets and the city lights begin to twinkle, board the coach for our very own private Christmas Lights Tour before we end the evening with an epic experience at the TOP OF VANCOUVER Revolving Restaurant, where continental award-winning fine dining takes place at 553 feet with an unobstructed panoramic, one-of-a-kind view of Vancouver, the coastal mountains and the ocean await. (B, D)
For the past 30 years, the Hyatt Regency Hotel lobby is transformed into Gingerbread Lane, showcasing creative gingerbread houses and structures whisked together by high school students, professionals and amateur culinary artists, all in support of the Make-A-Wish-Foundation. Enjoy the amazing creations before continuing our journey home, arriving this evening with wonderful holiday memories of this unique experience to some of the Lower Mainland’s favorite holiday traditions. (B)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
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December 1, 2021
A minimal physical activity level is required to board motorcoach, walk through hotels and climb a few steps.