WHERE EAST MEETS WEST

DAY 1

Hello Vancouver (L,D)

Meet your CPAC Tour Guide at the school or Brisbane Airport (for those school’s flying in from other cities)

Fly Brisbane – Vancouver

Depart: 10:05 Non-stop - 13 hours 35 mins   Arrive: 06:40

Transfer to Hotel – (4 hrs allocated for students to unpack, participate in orientation of the hotel and surrounds, plus lunch)

Part 2 Private Vancouver Tour (4-hrs)

Tour through Gastown, Chinatown, Vancouver Harbour & the Olympic Cauldron, Stanley Park (including scenic stops at the Totem Poles & Prospect Point) and English Bay.
Visit Granville Island 

DAY 2

Chinese Immersion (B.L,D)

10:00am – Commence tour of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

A Chinese garden is so much more than a collection of rocks and plants. Let an experienced guide take your students through a journey of traditional Ming Dynasty family life, philosophy, and cultural history. Come to the Garden and discover what treasures lie inside.

11:30am – Traditional Tea Ceremony

Tea drinking is an integral part of Chinese culture. As the original birthplace of tea, China is renowned for its tea-making tradition and history, which spans over 4,000 years. Through the Silk Road and other channels of trade, the customs of tea drinking have spread over to Europe and many other regions over the past millennia. Central philosophies of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism are reflected in the traditional Chinese tea ceremony practice. Includes: Hand-made Chinese tea snacks, a traditional Chinese teacup, teacup pouch.
1:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – Master Fong's Fireworks

Many things were invented by the Ancient Chinese, including modern fireworks.  Learn about Chinese inventions, how fireworks are created and conclude the program by launching an ‘Alka-Seltzer’ fire arrow.

4:30pm – Return to downtown hotel

DAY 3

Chinese Immersion Con't (B,L,D)

9:30am – Pick-up from Downtown hotel

10:00am - 11:30am - Dragon Tales

Students learn about the Dragon Boat festival and how Dragon Boating has evolved from a traditional Chinese celebration to a global competitive sport. This program includes a take home good luck charm craft. 

11:30am: Lunch

12:30pm - 2pm: Dragon Boating

Students participate in this 2000-year-old tradition, where experienced coaches take them out onto the waters at False Creek and teach them the proper technique of dragon boat paddling.  All equipment is provided including flotation devices and paddles.  

(Please note, waivers will need to be signed by parents before students are allowed on the water)

2:30pm – Return to downtown hotel

5:30pm – Dinner. A traditional Cantonese dining experience.

Pick-up from downtown hotel for a traditional Cantonese dining experience which includes a short talk, discussing the cultural aspects of food.

 

DAY 4

Private North Shore Tour (B,L,D)

9:30am - Pickup from a downtown Vancouver hotel
 Tour over the Lions Gate Bridge to the               North Shore
10:00am - Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge (1.5 hour stop)


12:00pm - Visit Grouse Mountain. Includes lunch at Lupins Café and admission to SKYRIDE


3:00pm - Depart Grouse Mountain
 Drive over the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver


3:30pm - Drop off at a downtown Vancouver hotel

5:00pm – Dinner at local restaurant

DAY 5

Whistler Full day excursion (B,L,D)

8:30am - Pickup from a downtown Vancouver hotel

Tour along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler
Scenic stops at Porteau Cove and Shannon Falls

11:30am - Arrive at Whistler village

Includes entrance to the Whistler Blackcomb Coca-Cola Tube Park and Lunch


4:30pm - Depart Whistler

Drive along the Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver

6:30pm - Drop off at a downtown Vancouver hotel

 

 

 

DAY 6

Private Victoria Tour (B,L,D)

7:15am - Pickup from a downtown Vancouver hotel
8:15am - Arrive at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
9:00am - Depart on BC Ferries for Victoria
10:35am - Arrive at Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal on Vancouver Island

11:30am - Arrive in downtown Victoria
Tour through Chinatown, around the Parliament Buildings, along Dallas Road and  through Beacon Hill Park
Free time for lunch and sightseeing around Victoria with teacher’s

3:00pm - Depart downtown Victoria
3:45pm - Arrive at Butchart Gardens (2 hour stop)

The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive over a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada. (Wikipedia)

5:45pm - Depart Butchart Gardens
6:15pm - Arrive at Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
7:00pm - Depart on BC Ferries for Vancouver – Dinner onboard Ferry
8:35pm - Arrive at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
9:30pm - Drop off at a downtown Vancouver hotel

**BC Ferry sailing times are subject to availability at the time of booking**

 

DAY 7

CHINATOWN WALKING TOUR and TEMPLE DISCOVERY

 

9.30am - Pickup from a downtown Vancouver hotel
 

10:00am - Chinatown walking tour,  This is a great way for students to learn about the history of immigration and its impact.  There are numerous shops, architectural styles and culture elements for students to discover a different way of life.

12:00 - Lunch

1.30pm – Visit the International Buddhist Temple 

3.30pm - Afternoon spent roaming Robson street for souvenirs and last-minute shopping(students accompanied by teachers)


5:00pm – Return to hotel at leisure


6:00pm – Check-out of downtown hotel

En route to Vancouver International Airport, you stop for dinner at a local restaurant before checking-in for your return flight to Brisbane

DAY 8

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DAY 9

ARRIVE BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 07:15am

 

 

 

 

 

 

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