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Conference October 8-11, 2015 in Vancouver, BC
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Travel Classics Vancouver 2015

October 8-11, 2015 Rosewood Hotel Georgia

PRE- AND POST-CONFERENCE TOURS

Vancouver City Tours
October 11, 2015

To register, contact Amber Sessions at Tourism Vancouver
Asessions@TourismVancouver.com, 604-631-2870
*Tours, timing and details subject to change.

October 11
(9:30 - 11:45 am)

Talaysay Tours: Talking Trees Walk, Stanley Park
Meeting location: Rosewood Hotel Georgia - lobby
Tour description: Each plant, each tree has its own special story. Explore Vancouver's iconic Stanley Park with a First Nation guide. Along the way, your guide will point out local plants that were harvested for food, shelter, art and medicine. Options for all fitness levels. Tour is 1.5 hours.
What to wear/bring: Good walking shoes. Warm layers. An umbrella in the event of rain.
Story angle: Talaysay Tours, owned by Candace Campo of the Sechelt First Nation, offers you an enriched cultural outdoor experience. Our First Nation guides share ancient and contemporary stories, legends and Aboriginal ways of living.
Max/Min number of participants: Minimum 2 people. Maximum 6 people.
Tours are complimentary for Travel Classics attendees and one guest.

photo: Albert Normandin, 2011

(9 - 10:30 am)

Harbour Air float plane tour: Extended Vancouver Panorama Tour
Meeting location: Rosewood Hotel Georgia - lobby
Tour description: On this float plane tour, you'll discover the majestic mountains and expansive coastline that surround breathtaking Vancouver. Take off from Coal Harbour and loop over the city and Stanley Park before following the coast further north towards Whistler, then looping back down over the islands and exploring the incredible Sunshine Coast. You land back in front of the iconic Vancouver Convention Centre.
Notes and what to wear/bring: Your camera. Tour may be cancelled in the event of poor weather.
Story angle: Vancouvers Coal Harbour is considered to be the busiest float plane airport in the world because of the high number of take-offs and landings.
Max/Min number of participants: TBA
*Due to the high cost of this tour, it is not open to guests of Travel Classics attendees.

(10 am - 4 pm)

Scenic Rush - Luxury driving tour of the Sea-to-Sky Highway
Meeting location: Rosewood Hotel Georgia - lobby
Tour description: Experience the beauty of Vancouver's iconic Sea to Sky highway behind the steering wheel of four exotic cars (Ferrari F430 Spider, Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R). This exotic driving tour includes a safety orientation and lunch at the Sea to Sky Gondola. For full details, click here.
Notes and what to wear/bring: You must be comfortable driving a sports car on a highway. Tour will be cancelled in the event of rain. Don't forget your camera.
Story angle: Founded in summer 2015, Scenic Rush offers a new take on the Sea to Sky Highway. The 111 km Sea to Sky Highway stretches from Vancouver to Whistler and has been named one of the most beautiful drives in the world.
Max number of participants: Max 10 people
*Due to the high cost of this tour, it is not open to guests of Travel Classics attendees.
Explore on your own using the Tourism Vancouver Media Experience Pass:
access to 45 tours, attractions and experiences.

To register for tours, contact Amber Sessions at Tourism Vancouver
Asessions@TourismVancouver.com, 604-631-2870
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