Highlights of British Columbia Professional Learning Tour

Jun 2-8, 2019 / 7 DAYS

Join fellow educators in British Columbia.

Spend a week exploring the cities, sites, and schools throughout one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces. Starting in the coastal city of Vancouver, …

Your package includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Local school visits, Gastown district, Inner Harbor, Ministry of Education, Butchart Gardens, Horseshoe Bay, Sea to Sky Gondola, Sky Pilot Suspension …

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and unpaved trails, with some steep inclines…



Vancouver / 2 NIGHTS

Jun 02: Arrival in Vancouver

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Canada! Gather for your welcome reception and dinner this evening. Enjoy a presentation by the Learning Forward British Columbia affiliate with a discussion and welcome dinner to follow.

Jun 03: School visit & sightseeing tour of Vancouver

Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, head to a local school where you’ll partake in engaging discussions with educators around professional learning practices. Meet up with a local guide and tour the multicultural, cosmopolitan city of Vancouver this afternoon. • Visit Granville Island and Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre public space  • See the historic Gastown district  • View Canada Place and the Vancouver waterfront

Victoria / 2 NIGHTS

Jun 04: Ferry to Victoria, sightseeing tour & Ministry of Education

Included meals: Breakfast

Board a ferry to Victoria, a city known for having the mildest weather in Canada.  • Set off on a sightseeing tour to see the Inner Harbor, Parliament Building, and Empress Hotel  • Enjoy free time to explore downtown and eat lunch  This afternoon, visit the Ministry of Education to learn more about the foundations and future of education in British Columbia.

Jun 05: Butchart Gardens & school visit

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join a local guide for a tour of Butchart Gardens.  • Learn about the Butchart family and how they turned a former limestone quarry into a sprawling, beautiful green space  • Explore the lush gardens to see the wide variety of colorful flowers including hydrangeas, peonies, roses, and more  This afternoon, make your way to a local school. During this unique professional learning opportunity, you’ll meet with educators from the school and engage in discussions around topics that are relevant to teaching and learning in both British Columbia and Colorado.

Vancouver / 2 NIGHTS

Jun 06: Ferry to Vancouver & school visit

Included meals: Breakfast

Board a ferry to travel back to Vancouver. Then, visit a local school.

Jun 07: Sightseeing tour of Greater Vancouver

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

From the depths of the earth to the heights of the mountains, you’ll explore Vancouver from a new perspective today.  • Visit the charming town of Horseshoe Bay  • View the impressive Stawamus Chief, the world’s second-largest granite monolith  • Ascend 2,800 feet while riding on the Sea to Sky Gondola  • Cross the 210-foot-high Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge and see Canada’s southernmost glacial fjord  • Take an underground train ride during a visit to the Britannia Mine Museum  Celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner this evening.

Jun 08: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.


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