Vancouver is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful locations in Canada.  It is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities.

It is a popular filming location and is surrounded by mountains and water.

This magnificent city has thriving art, theatre, and music scenes.

Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life.

During this retreat, I will introduce you to many of my favorite spots in Vancouver.  

We will also take a short day trip to Whistler and another to the Island to visit Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia.

This trip will be customised by it’s participants.

The itinerary below is simply to give an idea. For those interested you will receive a menu of sorts to determine the daily activities.

About this retreat

Number of participants 8 (Spouse can join for an additional fee)

Duration 8 days

Date To be announced.

Set up a time to chat. This will give us the chance to answer any questions and also ask a few of our own.

Nothing personal, just your interests and to make sure that you will get a chance to experience everything you want.

If you don’t see a time that fits email therese@laflechelingo.com


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WHAT’S ON THE ITINERARY?


 
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DAY 1 | THE ADVENTURE BEGINS 

This afternoon we will take a nice stroll through Gastown known for its whistling Steam Clock and mix of souvenir shops, indie art galleries and decor stores in Victorian buildings.  

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DAY 2 | WHALE WATCHING

The Wild Whales experience allows you to observe whales and the diverse wildlife of the Pacific Coast in their natural habitat. It is an unforgettable, trip of a lifetime!

Afterwards we will explore Granville Island.

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DAY 3 - STANLEY PARK

We won’t just walk through the park, we will start our visit of Stanley Park  by Horse-Drawn Carriage.

We will then have lunch overlooking the Lions Gate Bridge.

From here we will spend the afternoon walking through the park and visiting other sites such as Siwash Rock, the Stanley Park Hollow Tree and so much more.

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DAY 4 - WHISTLER

While here we will also visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and enjoy indigenous inspired food for lunch such as a smoked salmon bannock panini, bison pot pie, and venison chili.

After lunch we will get a unique perspective of the mountain town and the surrounding alpine scenery, as we soar above it all on the Sea to Sky Gondola ride. 

Once we arrive at the top, there is much to explore.  We will take a walk on one of the nearby hiking trails and check out the 100m long Sky Pilot suspension bridge and the 465 sq m viewing platform, both of which offer stellar views.

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DAY 5 BOTANICAL GARDENS

We’ve had a few long days so time to slow things down a bit.  Today we will enjoy a relaxing walking tour of VanDusen Botanical Garden before group cooking and game night.

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DAY 6 VICTORIA

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DAY 7 JERICHO BEACH AND CHINATOWN

Start the day with a walk along Jericho Beach to enjoy the beach and feed the local rabbits.  That’s right rabbits!

Vancouver has the third largest Chinatown in the world, so we will head out here in the afternoon to discover all the shops and merchandise as well as dinner at one of the most popular restaurants among Vancouverites.

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DAY 8 GRANVILLE ISLAND

This is an island full of buskers, artists and performers.  

Since we only had time for a quick glimpse of it on day 2, today we will return to really take the time to discover a few of the many art galleries which highlight the incredible artwork of local First Nations.

From here you will go your own way to test your new language abilities and complete a few challenges you will receive at breakfast.

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