Canada from $2,498

Vancouver - Victoria - Sooke

7 days – 6 nights

June 18 - 24, 2022

Check Availability or call 800-638-7640

What's Included?

The land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • 6 nights in superior tourist class hotels with private bath/shower, 2-share rooms - Vancouver: 3 nights, Victoria : 1 night, Sooke: 2 nights
  • All ground transportation by private motor coach or ferry as per itinerary

Meals

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch: Squamish Summit Lodge lunch
  • 3 dinners, including:
    • Welcome dinner at Vancouver Waterfront
    • Beach BBQ in Sooke
    • Farewell dinner on Granville Island

Activities, Admissions & Sights

  • Tour of Vancouver’s Stanley Park and Seawall
  • Bike rental in Vancouver / Stanley Park
  • 1-day hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus ticket in Victoria
  • Admissions to Bucharts Botanical Gardens in Victoria
  • Scenic ferry ride from Vancouver’s Tsawassen Terminal to Victoria and from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay
  • Walking tour of Victoria Harbour
  • Beach yoga class in Sooke
  • BBQ dinner and beach camp fire in Sooke
  • Squamish Sea-to-Sky Gondola Ride to Summit
  • Summit Lodge lunch and stunning views
  • Granville Island excursion
  • Vancouver music scene and much more…

Plus:

  • A private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All service charges and local taxes

Get ready for an amazing adventure. On our journey, we discover trendy cities, track down majestic whales; explore the Pacific Rim National Park; walk trails through rainforests; hike and kayak on the sea in search of sea lions. Not many cities can claim fusing big-city living with the great outdoors, but with its skyscrapers, beaches, forest and mountains, Vancouver has managed to produce that perfect setting. Victoria, on the other hand proudly displays its British charm visible in the historic architecture, colorful gardens and tea rooms. And finally, Sooke with some of South Vancouver Island’s best wilderness areas provides the perfect setting for hiking, kayaking, surfing and discovering amazing wildlife. Welcome to the Pacific Coast!.

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
Find out more

Optional Activities & Excursions Offered on Your Trip.

Have it your way and personalize your trip by adding fun, optional activities. These activities are not included in your land package price to allow free time for those who want to explore on their own. Rates have been specially negotiated with the suppliers and will include transportation to and from the event, if applicable. All options are based on a minimum number of travelers participating.

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Optional Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Excursion
$54

Take a walk on Vancouver's wild side as you stand 230 feet above the waters of the Capilano River on a breath-taking 450-foot-long suspension bridge. This 27-acre park was made famous by its namesake bridge, which was built back in 1889, and has been added onto with even more attractions to let you experience the temperate rainforests of beautiful British Columbia.

Optional beach hike, watersports & picnic
$146

Join us on this optional trip to Mystic Beach, one of the area's most scenic beaches, located along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The area features a small waterfall that cascades from the sheer cliff above the beach area along with incredible views of the rugged, Pacific Northwest coastline. We reach a suspension bridge that crosses Pete Wolfe Creek, then continue along the trail through forests thick with trees before reaching shore. Visit French Beach with time to relax and enjoy a picnic lunch. Take a cool dip in the ocean, test your stand-up paddle board skills or go kayaking. See if you can spot whales or roaming pods of resident orca offshore, as well as otters, seals and sea lions. French Beach is also a good spot to observe Bald eagles, ospreys and a variety of seabirds. We return to the hotel after lunch.

Optional Sooke Potholes Regional Park hike and swimming, pub dinner
$95

Explore the neighboring areas on your own or sign up for an optional trip to Sooke Potholes Regional Park, located on the banks of the remarkable Sooke River, featuring potholes unlike anything you've seen before. These rare geological formations, a series of deep, smooth rock pools, feature some of the best freshwater swimming around. The pools and potholes are crystal clear and refreshingly clean. We end our optional excursion with a visit to a local pub.

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Meals

The included meals have been selected to compliment the itinerary and the atmosphere of the region.

Hotels

We stay at superior tourist class hotels or better, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are conveniently located, or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice.

You'll be provided with a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. If you are a solo traveler and would like to share a room, AESU will attempt to find a same-gender roommate. If we are unable to room you with another traveler, the single supplement will be applied to your invoice.

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EXCHANGE HOTEL VANCOUVER, Vancouver

Located at Waterfront and Vancouver Lookout at Harbor Center, EXchange Hotel Vancouver features rooms with air conditioning. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TV and free WiFi.

BEST WESTERN PLUS INNER HARBOUR, Victoria

The Best Western Plus hotel is located within 5 minutes' walk of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. Rooms feature, balconies or patios and free Wi-Fi as well as a flat-screen TV, microwave and a refrigerator.

PRESTIGE HOTEL, Sooke

The Prestige hotel offers beautiful views of Sooke Harbor and the Olympic Mountains. It is located at the waterfront and features a modern, free WiFi and an indoor pool and hot tub. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen HD TV, iPod docking station and a refrigerator.

HOTEL BLU VANCOUVER, Vancouver

The Hotel Blu features an indoor pool, hot tub and a fitness center. It is located in Vancouver’s city center. Room feature flat-screen TV, desk and seating area as well as free WiFi. A microwave, refrigerator and a coffee machine are also included. Bathrooms are equipped with a hair dryer.

Outdoor Wonderland - British Columbia$2498.00
Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
Start In VancouverEnd In VancouverLand Only
2022
Jun 18  Jun 24$2498

Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

If you purchase your own airfare, book your flight from the USA on the same day as the tour start date listed above.

* Price per person based on a twin share room. If you are a solo traveler, upon request AESU can attempt to arrange for you to share a twin with a same-gender traveler. If you prefer a single room, or if AESU cannot arrange a shared room a single supplement of $985 will be applied to your reservation.

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AIRFARE

Gateway Cities

Fly into Vancouver, return from Vancouver

Airfare is not included in land price.

This is a land package and travelers are responsible for booking their own flights. We strongly recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed departure” next to tour start date).

How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or book online. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 120 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 120 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click “Get a Quote” button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 120 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full, for late bookings, will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $150 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

Payment Plan

After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction and no service fee. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay installments by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 120 days before departure.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. Your Alumni Association offers travel insurance directly. Please visit this link: https://select.travelinsure.com/?pcode=32179 or contact them for information. email: alumnitravel@psu.edu or call 800-548-LION (5466), option 5

Is This Trip Right for You?


"Best vacation. I had a wonderful time and made lifelong friends which made it even better."
-Past traveler

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Contact Us

Penn State Alumni Association

Hintz Family Alumni Center
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 800-548-LION (5466), option 5
email: alumnitravel@psu.edu
Visit the alumni travel web site: alumni.psu.edu/travel


AESU Alumni World Travel

3922 Hickory Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: 410-366-5494
Toll-Free: 800-638-7640
Fax: 410-366-6999
Email: alumni@aesu.com