Official Professional Travel Planners' Guide

2014 Official Professional Travel Planners' Guide

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THE LATEST AND GREATEST Check out what's new in Vancouver ATTRACTIONS & GALLERIES Flyover Canada Guests will soar from coast to coast on a breathtaking aerial journey of Canada through the latest in virtual flight ride technology, located at Canada Place. It is a fully immersive experience including moving seats, wind, mist and even scents! Stewart Stephenson Modern Art Gallery This new gallery revolutionizes the conventional white-wall gallery by creating "a space for it all." World-renowned, original artwork is produced on site; exhibitions feature large-scale resin paintings, mixed media, and sculptures by local artists. CULINARY ADVENTURES Explore Vancouver's Public Art Off the Eaten Track Guided culinary walking tours take guests off the tourist grid to explore the wonderful hidden gems that make Vancouver an amazing culinary destination. Two of the most popular are the Railtown Tour and the Main Street Tour. Railtown, an up-and-coming area quickly becoming a hotspot for amazing restaurants, is gritty, historic and an interesting mix of new and old; this tour includes five local establishments, including a wine tasting at Vancouver Urban Winery. Main Street is hip, cool and home to the trendiest restaurants and cafés; this tour is a progressive dinner that includes five courses with at least two samples of alcohol. Taste Vancouver Food Tours Have your clients discover The Little Italy Food Tour on Commercial Drive, one of Vancouver's most captivating neighbourhoods, with its colourful past, quaint streets, well-known restaurants and fine epicurean grocers. On this two-hour tour, guests will experience the difference between Northern Italian and Southern Napolean pizza. SIGHTSEEING TOURS Landsea Tours & Adventures Enjoy a pre- or post-cruise city tour at the new tour time of 10 a.m. There is also an additional departure at 9 a.m. for a five-hour, precruise North Shore Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Grouse Mountain tour. Your guests will appreciate luggage handling as well as hotel and cruise ship terminal pick-up and drop-off. Additionally, Landsea Charters & Services offers private transfers, charters and related services; the fleet consists of executive-style SUVs, Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans and 24-passenger mini-coaches. Wildside Vancouver Three new tours will take your clients off the beaten track to unique destinations that centre on an exciting outdoor activity. Your guests can revel in a hiking day trip up the famous Squamish Chief and enjoy the 8  WELCOME TO VANCOUVER view with lunch provided. For an overnight option, they can relax in a hot tub at Kumsheen Rafting Resort, then enjoy the next day rafting down the mighty Thompson River. They can also experience a three-day adventure on Vancouver Island, discovering Cathedral Grove with a guided nature hike through the Old Growth Forest, followed by two days in Tofino where they can learn to catch their very first wave and join in another nature hike! Takaya Tours Your guests will experience the Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm on certified Transport Canada vessels that can accommodate up to 40 people per boat. Your clients will join guides from the Coast Salish Nation as they sing traditional songs, tell legends and point out ancient village sites. This two-hour tour features deep blue waters, an abundance of wildlife, soaring mountains, cascading waterfalls, rich forests and magnificent architecture. Cycle City Tours The Art Wheelers Tour is an exploration of a diverse cross-section of Vancouver's public art, including statues, monuments, murals, landscape and building architecture, and much more. Your clients will learn about the city's rich culture and natural surroundings through stories and symbolism contained in the city's art in Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, downtown, Gastown, Chinatown and False Creek. Guided by expert local guides, this is an easy ride for all abilities using Vancouver's extensive bike route network. Helijet International Visitors can view Vancouver's scenic harbour and the rugged North Shore Mountains from a helicopter. Helijet now offers three unforgettable sightseeing tours: a 10-minute False Creek Panoramic Tour, a 20-minute West Coast Spectacular Tour and a 30-minute Greater Vancouver Scenic Tour. All tours depart from the downtown Vancouver harbour heliport, and operate seven days a week from May to October, weather permitting. TVan photo: Clayton Perry

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