Vancouver has, for thousands of years, been a place of meeting, trade and settlement. The presence of people in the Vancouver area dates from 8,000 to 10,000 years ago when the glaciers of the last ice age began to disappear. The first Europeans to explore the area were Spanish Captain José María Narváez in 1791, and British naval Captain George Vancouver in 1792. The area was not settled by Europeans until almost a century later, in 1862. The city grew rapidly following completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) transcontinental line from Eastern Canada, allowing for continuous rail service in the late 1880s.
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International travel without the hassle of a foreign language. Canadians are known for their hospitality and friendliness.
The nine totem poles at Brockton Point are BC's most visited tourist attraction.
Hudson’s Bay Company, founded in 1670, is North America’s longest continually operated company.
- Two Nights Hotel as selected.
- Roundtrip transfers depot-hotel provided by taxi.
- Vancouver Grand City Tour (3.5 hours).
- Transportation to Vancouver by Motorcoach & Ferryboat. (Or return to Seattle-an additional $66 per person)
- Amtrak Cascades® Train or Motorcoach from Vancouver to Seattle. (Or roundtrip from Seattle if not adding Victoria option)
- Hotel and Tour Taxes.
Relax…enjoy the journey. Convenient, daily transportation between Vancouver & Victoria including seasonal Cruise Ship Terminal services. Travel Easy in the comfortable coach and get ready to enjoy a wonderful 95 minute cruise through the Gulf Islands onboard BC Ferries. “Free WiFi” is available on our frequent departures between Vancouver & Victoria.