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No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
Listed below are tours that are being offered from March through to July 1.
Further information, including prices, can be obtained by contacting the office at 604-483-3345 or by clicking the Contact link above.
Office hours for January and February are Tuesdays only from 10:30am-4:30pm.. Office hours from March 1 - June 30 are 10:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The answering machine is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please leave a message and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
Would you like to come on a tour, but you don't have a partner? Give the office a call and we'll see what we can do!
If you are interested in any of the following Theatre, Music, Sightseeing, or Casino tours, please contact the office.
Please note that the Casino tours are at the end of the page.
Sunday, March 1
Pirates of Penzance - Port Theatre, Nanaimo DAY TRIP
The South Island Musical Theatre Society presents The Pirates of Penzance with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Wacky and irreverent, this musical is as entertaining today as when it first opened in 1879. This production spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the ridiculous dictates of duty.
Travel; theatre ticket; sightseeing; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Wednesday, March 11 - Thursday, March 12
Please confirm before February 1, 2015.
Celtic Thunder Symphony Tour - Victoria
Celtic Thunder is an Irish singing group whose stage show is frequently featured on PBS concert specials.
Celtic Thunder is known for its eclectic, theatrical style show. The group is backed by the Celtic Thunder Band on their concert tours, and their live shows are known for the use of dramatic set pieces (often invoking symbols of ancient Celtic mythology), visual effects, and highly choreographed staging.
Travel; accommodation (one night in Victoria); concert ticket; continental breakfast; sightseeing; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Tuesday, March 17 - Wednesday, March 18
Please confirm before February 1, 2015.
The Irish Rovers - Farewell to Rovin' - Port Theatre, Nanaimo
The Irish Rovers celebrate 50 Years of Music on March 17th. This concert will be filmed LIVE, so beware - you may appear on camera!
With a career spanning 50 years the Irish Rovers are slowing down their touring schedule - ironically at a time when they're getting some of the best reviews of their career.
At the concert, fans will enjoy a mix of The Rovers' hits, rollicking jigs and reels, plus hilarious stories from their years on the road. A behind-the-scenes camera will be filming concert-goers who would like to share a birthday message or Irish Rovers story. "The Irish Rovers, 50 Years" triple CD set will be available at the concert.
Travel; accommodation (one night in Nanaimo); concert ticket; sightseeing; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Thursday, April 9 - Sunday, April 12
Please confirm before February 10, 2015.
Around the World in 80 Days - Palm Court Light Orchestra, Sydney & Madame Butterfly - Pacific Opera, Victoria
Victor Young's famous song "Around the World in 80 Days" sends us on a musical journey that includes The Warsaw Concerto, music by Eric Coates, Leroy Anderson and Robert Farnon.
Palm Court music brings forth images of potted palms, gracious grand hotels and ballroom dancers in elegant evening dress. The Palm Court Light Orchestra typically plays popular light classics from the early 1900's as well as marches, ragtime, and musical gems from the early days of cinema, between the two world wars. It is best described as light-hearted music that sends you home smiling!
In Madame Butterfly a young geisha renounces her family to marry an American man. When he leaves to go back to his own country, she waits with their child for his return. Though she is the gentlest of heroines, Butterfly has formidable inner strength. Guided by honour and fidelity, sustained by hope, she refuses for the longest time to believe she has been abandoned.
Puccini himself loved Butterfly above all his heroines - "her for whom I wrote music in the night." And what music! The score pours out lush melodies, infused with delicate Japanese harmonies - it is as ravishing as anything in opera!
Travel; accommodation (three nights in Victoria); concert ticket; opera ticket; sightseeing; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Thursday, May 14 - Friday, May 15
Please confirm before February 1, 2015.
The Mousetrap - Chemainus Theatre
The Mousetrap is the longest running London theatre performance in history!
Who will escape Monkswell Manor? A snow storm traps curious guests, a police detective and a killer in a series of betrayals and murders. No one escapes suspicion ... no one is safe ... until the final moments of mystery!
Travel; accommodation (one night in Chemainus); theatre ticket; one dinner and one continental breakfast; sightseeing; gratuities; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Wednesday, May 20 - Thursday, May 21
Please confirm before April 14, 2015.
Brittania Mine - Brittania Beach & Explore Bowen Island
The Britannia Mine Museum, a National Historic Site, formerly known as the British Columbia Museum of Mining, was established in 1971 to preserve the material and social history of mining in British Columbia, and to educate the public about mining. Knowledgeable interpreters will take you aboard the mine train and usher you deep inside the mine where ancient drills will once again be fired up. There are dozens of clever exhibits, films, displays and hands-on activities, including gold panning!
The Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal provides transportation to Langdale and to Bowen Island. This marks the first time Heather Tours will explore the island that has as its slogan "Within Reach, Beyond Comparison". Approximately 6 km wide by 12 km long, the island has a permanent population of 3,402 that swells to almost 5,000 in the summer. We will travel the island roads and visit The Bowen Island Museum & Archives and Artisan Square.
Travel; accommodation (one night in Horseshoe Bay); mine museum ticket; Bowen museum admission; sightseeing; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Monday, June 8 - Wednesday, June 10
Please confirm before April 21, 2015.
Explore The Cowichan Valley
The Cowichan Valley, nestled between Nanaimo and Victoria with its "Gourmet Trail," is an ideal location for food and wine enthusiasts. As well, its towering old-growth forests, alluring beaches, and meandering rivers attract numerous outdoor adventurers.
The Valley takes its name from an Aboriginal word meaning "the warm land" - fitting, as the valley enjoys Canada's warmest mean temperature.
Our tour will include as many of these the Cowichan Valley highlights as possible: B.C. Forest Discovery Centre, 40 larger-than-life historic murals in Chemainus, Cowichan Bay Village, Kinsol Trestle, the totem poles and Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference in Duncan, Cowichan Valley Museum, Shawnigan Lake, and Whippletree Junction. Glass blowing, native carvers, potters and artists, wineries, lavender and tea farms.
In three days we won't be able to see everything, but we'll try! Good walking shoes are a must!
Travel; accommodation (two nights in Duncan); all side tour fees; sightseeing; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Saturday, June 13 - Monday, June 15
Please confirm before May 7, 2015.
Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tour - New Westminster to Steveston
We will board the M.V. Native, an authentic paddlewheeler, for an adventure on the mighty Fraser River! With live narration of facts and fiction about the Fraser and its history, we'll encounter all the activity of a busy working river as well as the ever-present sights and sounds of wildlife such as seals, ospreys, great blue herons, eagles, salmon and sturgeon.
>p>Onboard we will be served a luncheon buffet before we spend some time exploring Steveston. The Valley takes its name from an Aboriginal word meaning "the warm land" - fitting, as the valley enjoys Canada's warmest mean temperature.
Steveston, in Richmond, is a hidden wonder tucked inside hundred-year-old buildings. We will have a chance to discover this alluring seaside mix of historic sites, delicious dining and charming shops that together make up one of British Columbia's most beloved destinations.
Travel; accommodation (two nights at the Inn at the Quay, New Westminster); riverboat ticket; buffet lunch onboard; sightseeing; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Sunday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 1
Please confirm before May 14, 2015.
Frances Barkley Freighter, Port Alberni to Ucluelet & Tofino
"You are about to spend a day much as you might have done over 70 years ago, when the Lady Rose was a baby and the principal means of transportation along the B.C. coast was by ships and crew similar to the Lady Rose and today's Frances Barkley. The Frances Barkley emulates the slower pace of life of yesteryear and while aboard you'll have plenty of time to look for wildlife and enjoy the scenery as well as make the acquaintance of your fellow passengers."
A popular tourist destination in the summer, Tofino's population swells to many times its winter size. It attracts surfers, nature lovers, campers, whale watchers, fishermen, or anyone just looking to be close to nature. In the winter it is not as bustling, although many people visit Tofino and the west coast to watch storms on the water. Close to Tofino is Long Beach, a scenic and popular year-round destination, at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
Travel; accommodation (one night in Port Alberni and two nights in Tofino); freighter ticket; sightseeing; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Please confirm before May 5, 2015.
Nanaimo Casino Day Trip
Travel and slot play will be provided on this one day trip to Casino Nanaimo in the Hub City of Vancouver Island.
Wed., March 4
Please confirm before February 25, 2015.
Wed., April 1
Please confirm before March 25, 2015.
Wed., May 6
Please confirm before April 29, 2015.
Wed., June 3
Please confirm before May 27, 2015.
Weekend Casino Trip
Travel; accommodation (two nights at the beautiful Inn at the Quay, New Westminster); travel to five casinos (Edgewater in Vancouver, Hard Rock in Coquitlam, Starlight in New Westminster, River Rock in Richmond, and Grand Villa in Burnaby); two breakfasts; slot play, where available; gratuities; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Sat., March 14 - Mon. March 16 - Please confirm before February 26, 2015.
Sat. April 18 - Mon. April 20 - Please confirm before April 2, 2015.
Island Casino Hop
Monday, April 27 - Wednesday, April 29
Travel; accommodation (first night in Victoria and second night in Nanaimo); travel to five casinos (Chances Gaming Entertainment in Duncan, Campbell River and Courtenay; and Great Canadian Casinos in Nanaimo and Victoria); one continental breakfast; slot play, where available; sightseeing; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Please confirm before March 31, 2015.
Four Day Casino Trip
Travel; accommodation (three nights at the beautiful Inn at the Quay, New Westminster); three breakfasts; travel to eight casinos (Grand Villa in Burnaby, Hard Rock in Coquitlam, Starlight in New Westminster, River Rock in Richmond, Cascade in Langley and Fraser Downs in Cloverdale, Hastings Racecourse and Edgewater in Vancouver); slot play vouchers where applicable; gratuities; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Sat. May 9 - Tues. May 12 - Please confirm before April 23, 2015.
Sat., June 20 - Tues. June 23 - Please confirm before June 4, 2015.