Seattle Featured Attractions
Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour explores the five-block area around Pioneer Square with its turn-of-the century storefronts. The tour includes subterranean sidewalks and storefronts created when street levels were raised 8 to 35 feet following a fire in 1889. The guided tour highlights Seattle’s history in the aftermath of the fire that destroyed 30 blocks of downtown Seattle as well as 10 piers on the wharf.
Evergreen Point Floating Bridge in Seattle, is the world’s largest floating bridge. Consisting of 33 separate pontoon units, it has a total length of 7,578 feet. One section is a telescoping floating span that can be opened to allow passage of large ships, or relieve stress on the bridge during high windstorms.
Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks connects saltwater Puget Sound with the large freshwater harbor comprising Salmon Bay, Lake Union and Lake Washington. The locks are among the busiest in the Americas with acres of botanical gardens.
Museum of Flight features exhibits in the restored Red Barn, Boeing’s first manufacturing plant, document flight from the 13th-century through the late 1930’s. The Great Gallery Complex contains more than 40 aircraft, more than 20 of which are suspended from the ceiling.
Pier 59 is a highlight of Seattle’s waterfront development.
Seattle Aquarium features more than 360 species of birds, fish, invertebrates and marine mammals. Highlights include the 400,000-gallon Underwater Dome, Pacific coral reef, a tide pool exhibit and discovery lab and sea otters.
Seattle Space Needle In 41 seconds you’ll go from ground level to wow. Grab a free telescope and see the marvels beyond – from Mt. Rainier to the Olympics to Lake Union.
Vancouver Featured Attractions
Science World a popular educational family attraction with numerous exhibits and one of the largest Omnimax screens in the world. The silver geodesic dome building is located at the Expo 86 Centre.
Burnaby Village recreates the sights and sounds of an 1890-1925 village in lower mainland British Columbia.
Townsfolk in period costumes welcome visitors to their shops and homes with demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities. You will view activities such as printing, blacksmithing, early education and use of herbs. A restored 1912 Parker carousel is on site.
Gastown a historic district that celebrates the birthplace of Vancouver where “Gassy” Jack Deighton talked a group of loggers and trappers into building him a saloon in exchange for a barrel of whiskey. You will see a lot of old historic 19-th-century buildings, shops, restaurants, the world’s first steam-powered clock and of course a statue of “Old Gassy” where he built his first saloon saloon.
Grouse Mountain offers a panorama of Vancouver from a height of 3,609 feet. An aerial tramway operates all year to the chalet, a striking winglike building at the 3,701-ft level.
Queen Elizabeth Park is on 492-ft Little Mountain, the highest point in Vancouver. The park offers magnificent views of the city, harbor and North Shore Mountains. Other highlights include an arboretum; rose, sunken and quarry gardens; tennis courts; and pitch and putt greens.
Storyeum located in historic Gastown, it is a multimedia journey through time and tells the story of British Columbia from prehistoric time to today. Using live actors, special effects and lighting to bring history alive, you will descend in one of the world’s largest passenger lifts and take a 72 minute guided tour through a series of underground theatres.
Vancouver Maritime Museum From the wooden ships of the hearty explorers whom first settled the area to the hi-tech submersibles that explore the depths of the oceans, the museum is a fun and educational experience. The centerpiece of the museum is the fully-restored St. Roch, a RCMP boat that patrolled across Northern Canada in the 1940’s.
Victoria Featured Attractions
Butchart Gardens contains the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden, Star Pond, Concert Lawn, Show Greenhouse and Ross Fountains. The Sunken Garden was created by the Butcharts on the site of their depleted limestone quarry.
Parliament Buildings The seat of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly, the buildings have elaborately carved facades and are surrounded by 12 –acres of lawns, gardens, fountains and statues of dignitaries.
Whale Watching Tours can be taken between March and November. The best time to view migrating gray whales is during March and April. The Orca (killer) whales are best viewed from May to November.
Enjoy Your Pacific Northwest Experience
- Hotel accommodations (in quads)
- Security Provided Nightly
- Complete Sightseeing of the Area
- Professional Tour Escort
- 4 meals - 2 breakfast/2 dinner (3 day/2 night trip)
- 6 meals - 3 breakfast/3 dinner (4 day/3 night trip)
- All entrance fees and admissions
- All taxes, tips, and gratuities
- Coverage under E.T.C.'s Liability Insurance Policy
One totally free teacher / chaperone
for every ten students (in double occupancy)