What an amazing journey it was! This trip was for our 25th wedding anniversary and we've never been to Canada before. What an awesome way to see and learn about a country!!! If you like awesome scenery, getting out and experiencing nature, and learning about history and culture this company is for you!
Our tour guide Meghan was organized, professional, friendly, and fun! She is an excellent driver and makes the traveling very fun. We were given a Bingo sheet of things to be on the lookout for which made it very fun. We had a small, friendly group of 10 travelers which also made it very fun! Our bus was very comfortable and Meghan kept it very clean. We got out to do short hikes and see beautiful waterfalls, so we got to stretch our legs. You are given choices of activities to do which are "a la carte." We did the gondola ride in Banff, the boat ride to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, kayaking on the Campbell River, and Buchart Gardens for our extras. Even riding the huge ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy was an amazing experience through the Interior Passages. We saw Bald Eagles in the trees along the way and everything was just so scenic!
We had heard about the passing of Queen Elizabeth at the beginning of our trip and when we were toward the end of our trip in Victoria we came into town at the very moment they had the bells tolling 96 times for her 96 years. We were able to pull over and participate in the solemn moment of silence with those gathered there at the Parliament building with the flags at half mast to honor the Queen. That was a moment in history that will never be repeated and that was very special. My husband and I toured the Royal B.C. Museum and loved it. The Natural History exhibit and the Climate Change exhibit were great. We loved the Train Time IMAX movie, as well. It was all about the train history in the US, and had wonderful music, scenery, and graphics. It made me appreciate trains in our world,
This was, by far, the best vacation I have ever experienced and am so thankful for the memories. At times the scenery is so breathtaking you can't take it all in. Canada is so beautiful and it is overwhelmingly beautiful. The people are so nice, and it is very clean. I am so thankful to Meghan and Discover Canada Tours for such an amazing, fun, and memorable journey! It was a trip of a lifetime!!! Look out for the Goats on a Roof!!!!