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Harrison Hot Springs & Victoria Spring Tour

Harrison Hot Springs & Victoria Spring Tour

Join us for our yearly Spring trip to Harrison Hot Springs and Victoria!
After the winter what better way to get into the spring and summer mode than visiting Victoria and seeing the flowers in bloom, smelling the fresh spring air and reminding yourself what is coming to Alberta in a short time.
Meet new friends and enjoy the soothing hot springs, enjoy beautiful evenings with a stroll of the harbour in Victoria, take in some shopping or just enjoy being outside in the fresh spring air.

Pictured above: Harrison Hot Springs Resort
9 days 8 nights

Pick-up Points:
St. Albert Inn & Suites
Super 8 Edmonton South
Executive Royal Hotel, Leduc
Radisson Hotel Red Deer
Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West

Tour Details by Day

Day 1 – St. Albert to Three Valley Gap

Meals Included: Supper

Welcome aboard your coach as your tour begins in St. Albert with pickups in Leduc. Travel south along Highway 2 with pickups in Red Deer and Calgary before heading into Canmore for lunch. Sit back and enjoy the magnificent ruggedness of mountains, lakes, and rivers as you cross into beautiful British Columbia and go through Yoho National Park. After stopping in Golden for coffee, its over Rogers Pass through Revelstoke before arriving at Three Valley Gap Chateau for the evening. Enjoy a meet and greet BBQ supper and Ghost Town tour before settling down for the evening.

Day 2 – Three Valley Gap to Harrison Hot Springs

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast its time to board your coach and begin your trek to Harrison via the Coquihalla Highway. After a lunch stop in Hope, you travel west and arrive in Harrison for a 2 day stay at the luxurious Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Relax in one of the mineral pools or take a walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery this area has to offer. There are several restaurants in the hotel or you may want to dine in one of the many eating establishments near the hotel.

Day 3 – Kilby Historic Site

Meals Included: Lunch

Climb aboard your Golden Arrow Coach for a tour of the Kilby Historic Site with its magnificent 1906 General Store Museum. Visitors will view a fascinating gallery of product packaging dating back to the 1920s and 1930s. Don’t miss the intriguing artifacts in the heritage Post Office and Manchester House Hotel; both were an integral part of the Harrison Mills community at the turn of the twentieth century. We will enjoy lunch at the historic site and then return to the hotel mid afternoon so you can take advantage of the pool once again before our departure tomorrow.

Day 4 – Harrison to Victoria

Meals Included: None

This morning after breakfast it’s off to Victoria. Discover this alluring seaside mix of historic sites, delicious dining and charming shops that together make up one of British Columbia’s most beloved destinations. Then its on to Tsawwassen where you board a B.C. Ferry for a cruise to Vancouver Island arriving at Swartz Bay then onto Victoria. After checking into your hotel relax in the pool or jacuzzi before having dinner in one of the many restaurants nearby.

Day 5 – Victoria City Tour

Meals Included: None

This morning you will have a guided tour of Victoria where you will see its lovely homes and gardens with points of historic interest. We will have you back to the hotel early afternoon which will give you ample time to explore the inner harbour or check out some of the shops on Government Street. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the jacuzzi and dip in the pool before dinner.

Day 6 – Free Day in Victoria

Meals Included: None

Enjoy what Victoria has to offer. Visit curio & antique shops or perhaps a visit to Chinatown or maybe even afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel. The day is free to seek out Victoria’s hidden treasures.

Day 7 – Butchart Gardens & Butterfly Garden Tour

Meals Included: None

Today you will visit two world famous attractions. Butterfly Gardens, a 12,000 square foot tropical garden specifically designed for the housing & breeding of exotic butterflies and moths. These insects fly freely among tropical flowers, plants, and birds. After your tour through these gardens, it’s onto Butchart Gardens where you will see fifty acres of floral wonderland mixed with spacious lawns, streams, and lily ponds. Enjoy lunch at (on your own) before returning to your hotel.

Day 8 – Victoria to Salmon Arm

Meals Included: None

All good things must come to an end so it’s back on the coach for the start of your journey home. We board the ferry in Swartz Bay for your sailing to Tsawwassen on the mainland. We head up the Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops (lunch) and then onto Salmon Arm, your overnight destination.

Day 9 – Salmon Arm to Home

Meals Included: None

Today you travel back on the Trans-Canada Hwy. to Calgary enjoying the scenery of the mountains. Then it’s onto Highway 2 north to Edmonton, returning home with fond memories of your West Coast vacation.