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Listed below are tours that are being offered from September thru' December.
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 July and August are Tuesdays only from 10:30am-4:30pm.. Office hours from September to December 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.
Wednesday, September 17 - Friday, September 19
Vikings Exhibition and Butchart Gardens - Victoria
The first North American stop for this incredible exhibition, Vikings challenges our commonly held beliefs as they emerge in a fascinating new light. Insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the symbolism of their ships are explored in this interactive exhibition. See hundreds of rare artifacts - jewellery, swords, axes, and clothing - many of which have never been shown outside Scandinavia.
A Heather Tours perennial favourite, Butchart Gardens is always a delight at anytime of the year. This beautiful garden, a designated National Historic Site of Canada, receives close to a million visitors each year. We will visit the Gardens via the Mill Bay/Brentwood Bay ferry which travels across the scenic Saanich Inlet.
Travel (including all ferry costs); accommodation (two nights in Victoria); museum & garden entrance fee; most meals; sightseeing; gratuities, and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Sunday, October 5 DAY TRIP
Please confirm before August 19, 2014.
Enchanted April - Courtenay
Matthew Barber's multi-award winning play Enchanted April, is based on the 1920's novel of the same name by Elisabeth Arnim. It was also made into a successful film starring Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson and Jim Broadbent.
Set shortly after WWI, this romantic comedy tells the story of two downtrodden English housewives, Lotty and Rose, who, (like a more recent stage heroine, Shirley Valentine,) decide to escape for a while from their husbands and treat themselves to a spring holiday in an Italian castle. Unable to afford the cost, they advertise for female companions and are joined by an elderly, somewhat cantankerous dowager, Mrs Graves, and a beautiful young socialite, Lady Caroline. At the castle they are cared for by Costanza, a cheeky maid (who speaks only in Italian throughout). When they are unexpectedly joined by their husbands, Mellersh and Frederick, and the owner of the castle, artist Anthony Wilding, amusing complications ensue, many of which, border on farce.
Travel; theatre ticket; lunch and dinner; sightseeing; gratuities; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Tuesday, October 14 - Thursday, October 16
Please confirm before September 5, 2014.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort, Westminster Abbey, Mission, & Stó:lo Nation Interpretive Centre, Chilliwack
Since 1886, travelers have sought the source that provides warmth to five mineral hot pools and inspiration for healing spa treatments. Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa has been welcoming guests ever since.
Westminster Abbey is a community of Benedictine monks in Mission, British Columbia, established in 1939 from the Abbey of Mount Angel, Oregon. The abbey is home to the Seminary of Christ the King and is a member of the Swiss American Congregation within the Benedictine Confederation. We will be given a tour of this incredibly beautiful abbey.
The Stó:lo Nation is a First Nations Tribal Council in the Fraser Valley region of the Canadian province of British Columbia that is the tribal council for First Nations band governments in the area of Chilliwack, Abbotsford and at Nicomen Island. Located in Chilliwack, Shxwt'a: selhawtxw - The House of Long Ago & Today has been in operation since 1995. This program offers the public a hands-on approach to learning about the Stó:lo way of life, philosophy, technology and culture. Stó:lo artists and crafts people are the cultural interpreters who create original objects and replica pieces while interacting with guests.
Travel; accommodation (two nights in Harrison Hot Springs); side tour fees; most meals; sightseeing; gratuities, and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Saturday, November 22 - Sunday, November 23
Please confirm before September 12, 2014.
Sing-Along Mary Poppins - Campbell River & Explore Quadra Island
The Altrusa Club of Campbell River is presenting its annual sing-along movie event. Get ready for an enchanting outing with the magical, high-flying story of Mary Poppins (starring the incomparable Julie Andrews). An evening of sing-along fun featuring tunes such as Chim Chiminey, A Spoonful of Sugar, Let's Go Fly A Kite, and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Singing is optional (if you are shy), but remember you will be joining in with over 300 others!
(Altrusa of Campbell River is a network of friends with a mission and purpose that binds us together for a greater goal: caring for the community, its children, and its needs.)
Quadra Island, a 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River, is located at the northern end of the Strait of Georgia. It is about 35 km (22 miles) from its northernmost point to its southernmost point. The island at its narrowest point, on its southern peninsula, is less than 2 km (1.25 miles) wide, and at its widest point, about 15 km (9 miles) wide. Quadra Island has many beaches, trails, lakes, and parks. Main Lake Provincial Park is located on the northern part of the island, and Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park is on the eastern shore, near Heriot Bay.
Travel including all ferry costs; accommodation (one night in Campbell River); most meals; theatre ticket; sightseeing; gratuities; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Friday, December 5 - Sunday, December 7
Please confirm before October 23, 2014.
A Christmas Story, the Musical-Victoria Operatic Society & Nutcracker-Royal Winnipeg Ballet
VOS will present A Christmas Story, the Musical at the McPherson Playhouse. This musical is fairly new, has received great reviews and Tony nominations, and has never before been performed in Victoria!
Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official Red Ryder (copyright) Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story , the Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas.
When midnight strikes, young Clara's enchanted Christmas gift leads her into a wondrous world... with the valiant Nutcracker at her side, Clara defeats the Mouse King and his army of mice, and journeys to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. There, the Sugar Plum Fairy bids everyone to dance in their honour.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet's acclaimed production of Nutcracker is a sheer delight, and features endearing Canadian scenes such as a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill and this year's production will be even more heart-warming with the addition of twelve white furry friends! Danced to Tchaikovsky's timeless score, we will be taken to a wondrous adventure this holiday season.
Travel; accommodation (two nights in Victoria); theatre & dance tickets; most meals; sightseeing; gratuities; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Please confirm before October 1, 2014.
Nanaimo Casino Day Trip
Join us on this outing to the Hub City of Vancouver Island! The Heather Tours bus will take you to Casino Nanaimo. The bus seats 15 passengers and, as a result, we are running back to back to back trips (if necessary) to accommodate as many people as would like to make the trip. Travel and slot play voucher provided.
Tues. or Wed., September 2 or 3
Please confirm before August 26, 2014.
Tues. or Wed., October 7 or 8
Please confirm before September 30, 2014.
Tues. or Wed., Nov. 4 or 5
Please confirm before October 28, 2014.
Tues. or Wed., December 2 or 3
Please confirm before November 25, 2014.
Weekend Casino Trip
Travel; accommodation (two nights at the beautiful Inn at the Quay, New Westminster); 2 breakfasts; travel to five casinos (Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver, Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, Starlight Casino in New Westminster, River Rock Casino in Richmond, and the Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby); slot play coupons where available; gratuities, and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Sat., September 20 - Mon. September 22 - Please confirm before September 4, 2014.
Sat. October 18 - Mon. October 20 - Please confirm before October 2, 2014.
Sat. November 15 - Mon. November 17 - Please confirm before October 30, 2014.
Island Casino Hop
Monday, October 27 - Wednesday, October 29
Travel; accommodation (first night in Victoria and second night in Nanaimo);
travel to five casinos/gaming centres (Chances Gaming Entertainment in Duncan, Port Alberni and Courtenay; and Great Canadian Casinos in Nanaimo and Victoria);
slot play coupons where available; two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner; sightseeing; gratuities; and door-to-door pickup will all be provided.
Please confirm before September 30, 2014.