2018 QUILTING ESCAPE
MAY 23RD - JUNE 5TH (MOTORCOACH TOUR)
PROFESSIONALLY HOSTED BY: DOUG & NANCY PORCINA (1.306.960.7278)
Meals as indicated: (B) Breakfast, (D) Dinner.
DAY 1, MAY 23RD (WEDNESDAY): PRINCE ALBERT - CALGARY. Meet fellow travellers along the route (Prince Albert, Duck Lake, Saskatoon, Regina, Swift Current, Medicine Hat and Calgary).
DAY 2, MAY 24TH (THURSDAY) (B): CALGARY - REVELSTOKE. Begin your day at the Sugar Pine Company, a newly-renovated 5000-plus square foot store, with over 8000 bolts of designer quilting fabrics, and surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the scenic drive to Lake Louise, Banff National Park, with its spectacular views of forests and snow-capped mountains. Visit Yoho National Park Visitor Centre in Field for the incredible view and a few photos before heading to Revelstoke for overnight.
DAY 3, MAY 25TH (FRIDAY) (B): REVELSTOKE - ABBOTSFORD. Visit "The Last Spike", the ceremonial final spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie, BC at 9:22 a.m. on November 7th, 1885. Carry on to Sicamous, Kamloops travelling along the Coquihalla Highway to Abbotsford for overnight.
DAY 4, MAY 26TH (SATURDAY) (B): ABBOTSFORD - NANAIMO. Board the ferry, sail across to Vancouver Island. Walk amongst the giant Douglas-fir trees in Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Provincial Park. Also included is a surprise stop before heading to Nanaimo to spend the night.
DAY 5, MAY 27TH (SUNDAY) (B): NANAIMO - VICTORIA. As you travel to Victoria, you will visit the murals of Chemainus and the totem poles in Duncan. Stroll through the beautiful floral displays of the Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. 3 nights in Victoria.
DAY 6, MAY 28TH (MONDAY) (B): VICTORIA. This morning - a guided city tour of Victoria, which includes Oak Bay, Beacon Hill Park, Mile 0, Cattle Point, Mount Tolmie, Songhees Point and more. This afternoon, tour Victoria by water - aboard a Harbour Ferry. A forty-five minute tour where you can jump off at Fisherman's Wharf for some fish n' chips or ice cream.
DAY 7, MAY 29TH (TUESDAY) (B): VICTORIA. FREE DAY. Explore on your own, visit relatives, relax or soak up the sun.
DAY 8, MAY 30TH (WEDNESDAY) (B): VICTORIA - VANCOUVER. Early start to board the ferry back to the mainland. Once you land, you will have a guided city tour of Vancouver, which includes China Town, Gas Town, Queen Elizabeth Park and more.
DAY 9, MAY 31ST (THURSDAY) (B). VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE. QUILT CANADA 2018 is a 3-day show providing a forum for Canadian quilters of all ages and levels to share and learn about the Canadian quilting scene. To promote and celebrate quilting and Canadian quilters by preserving the traditions, while looking to new and creative ways to enhance quilting for the present and future. Also to promote a greater understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of the art, with the highest standards of workmanship and design in traditional and innovative work, while fostering cooperation and sharing between quilt-makers across the country. You can sign up for a quilt class, enjoy the large vendor mall and hanging quilt displays.
DAY 10, JUNE 1ST (FRIDAY) (B). VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE. QUILT CANADA 2018.
DAY 11, JUNE 2ND (SATURDAY) (B). VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE. QUILT CANADA 2018. Your final day at Quilt Canada before heading to Pitt Meadows.
DAY 12, JUNE 3RD (SUNDAY) (B): VANCOUVER - KELOWNA. Visit Fort Langley, a former trading post of the Hudson's Bay Co., commonly referred to as "The Birthplace of British Columbia". Travel along the Coquihalla Highway to Merritt and Kelowna.
DAY 13, JUNE 4TH (MONDAY) (B)(D): KELOWNA - CALGARY. Stopping at Sicamous, Golden, Kicking Horse Bridge, and a brief stop at the Castle Mountain Camp Internment Memorial, for the immigrant prisoners of Ukrainian, Austrian, Hungarian and German descent. Enjoy Bow Falls and a windup banquet in Banff, then overnight in Calgary.
DAY 14, JUNE 5TH (TUESDAY) (B): CALGARY - PRINCE ALBERT. Return home with fond memories and new found friends. Heading back through Medicine Hat, Swift Current, Regina, Saskatoon, Duck Lake, and last stop Prince Albert.
**ITINERARY TIMES AND ATTRACTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.**
PA NORTHERN BUS LINES - DRIVER, SOUND SYSTEM, LAVATORY, RECLINING SEATS AND COACH CLEANED DAILY.
ACCOMMODATIONS WITH LUGGAGE HANDLING WHEN OFFERED AND OF PROPER WEIGHT 1 BAG ROUND TRIP.
2 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORS WHOSE CARE AND ATTENTION INSURE YOU HAVE A WORRY FREE TOUR.
GUIDED CITY TOURS.
ALL (B) BREAKFASTS, WINDUP BANQUET (D).
TIPS FOR DRIVER, DIRECTORS AND GUIDES.
PRICE: BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.
TIPS, TAXES, FEES ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
$2939.00 DOUBLE. $2379.00 TRIPLE. $3939.00 SINGLE. $2189.00 QUAD.
DEPOSIT: $500.00/person (to secure seat).
BALANCE DUE: MARCH 21ST, 2018. PAY BY cash, cheque or credit card.
PASSPORTS: Are not required for this tour.
MEDICAL INSURANCE: Passengers MUST HAVE adequate medical insurance.
MANULIFE WORLD TRAVEL INSURANCE: Personalised coverage financially protecting against the cost of unexpected emergencies that happen prior to or during your trip. For your insurance rates call Dana at Lobstick Travel (1.800.665.0171). Passengers have the option to obtain insurance at their discretion. If you decline or purchase insurance elsewhere, we require our waiver form to be signed and returned to Val.
CANCELLATION: If you must cancel for any reason IMMEDIATELY contact DANA at Lobstick Travel 1.800.665.0171.
CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Apply the day you notify us.
60 days or more prior - loss of deposit
59 - 31 days prior - 50% total loss
30 days or less prior - 100% total cost
RESPONSIBILITY: LOBSTICK TRAVEL & TOURS ACTS ONLY AS AN AGENT FOR THE PASSENGERS AND ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DELAYS, LOSS, MISCONNECTIONS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY, ANY MECHANICAL DEFECT OR FAILURE, HOWEVER CAUSED OR ANY SUBSTITUTION OF CARRIER EQUIPMENT BEYOND OUR CONTROL, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, OR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES ASSOCIATED THEREBY.