Vancouver Itinerary

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Itinerary Thursday July 9 - Friday July 19

Vancouver and Victoria Maps: http://www.hellobc.com/british-columbia/transportation-maps/maps.aspx?gclid=CMGIvNuWgLgCFWFp7AodIgoADw and https://maps.google.com
36 hours in Vancouver http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/travel/36-hours-in-vancouver-british-columbia.html

Itinerary

  1. July 11 Thursday 8:30 AM Limo to Airport. Fly in. Flight UA 567 Leave San Francisco 11:25 AM - Arrival 1:41 PM. Get bags, get to hotel about 4pm.
    1. Check in Vancouver Sheraton 1)
      1. Eat dinner locally. Walk around. Relax.
  2. July 12 Friday next day more of park (Vancouver Sheraton Night 2)
    1. Morning: rest, walk around
    2. Afternoon:
      1. Stanley Park totem poles
      2. Aquarium or miniature train ride or..
  3. July 13 Saturday (Vancouver Sheraton Night 3)
    1. First Nation Art
      1. Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art http://www.billreidgallery.ca/ (near Fairmont Hotel in downtown Vancouver)
      2. Vancouver Art Gallery http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca (downtown) - Exhibit James Hart the Dance Screen http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_hart.html
      3. Catrionajeffries Studio: http://catrionajeffries.com/about/ (50 minute movie and other art)
      4. Museum of Anthropology at University of British Columbia (20 minute drive from downtown) http://moa.ubc.ca
  4. July 14 Sunday Vancouver Island*
  5. July 17 Monday Painter's Lodge Night 2 Campbell River
  6. July 16 Tuesday - Vancouver Island Hotel Night 1 **Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria
    1. Check out of Painters Lodge Campbell River
    2. Drive down to Victoria visiting interesting sites along the way
      1. Qualcomm Beach http://www.theoldschoolhouse.org/
      2. Pipers Lagoon Park http://www.nanaimoinformation.com/pipers-lagoon.php
      3. Nanaimo Museum http://www.nanaimomuseum.ca/
        1. Art Deco Exhibit
        2. The Snunéymuxw exhibit allows you to see what daily life was like in a traditional longhouse and gain knowledge of the curious objects used in everyday living, including textiles, basketry, trade items, and tools used for fishing by the early Snunéymuxw First Nation.
        3. Tour of the city of Nanaimo: http://www.nanaimoparadisetours.com/
      4. Ladysmith: Art Tours: http://www.tourismladysmith.ca/top10/art-tours.php
      5. Duncan: tour the worlds largest collection of outdoor totems.
    3. Check into Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria
  7. July 17 Wednesday Vancouver Island Night 2 Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria
    1. 9:30 - 11:00 + walk the village
    2. Noon - 2pm: Museum: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
    3. 3:30 PM Butchart Gardens (http://www.butchartgardens.com). Dinner Reservation (http://www.butchartgardens.com/dining). 6:00 PM Reservation #805308481
  8. July 18 Thursday Vancouver Island Night 3 Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria
    1. Empress Hotel High Team 1pm
    2. Side trips to be determined http://www.aboriginalbc.com/regions/vancouver-island First Nations Map http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/firstnation/maps/map_1.htm
  9. July 19 Friday Leave hotel by ??? (by bus 3 hours Victoria to Vancouver Airport) Fly home 4:30 PM Arrive San Francisco 6:54 PM. Flight UA5551
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