Something magical happens in the city when warm weather comes. Sunglasses, iced lattes, and the latest fashion fill the streets. Northshore Mountains stand proudly behind skyscrapers reflecting clear blue skies. There is a feeling that summer holidays and adventure are just around the corner.
Summer in Canada is the best time for traveling. Warm weather means you can pack light and more daylight means you can be outside longer. Travelers from all over the world pick Vancouver as a destination to visit in the summer months. The reason? It’s close proximity to mountains and beaches.
Greystone College believes students need a break in the summer to come back refreshed and focused.
It’s important to start planning and prioritizing what you want to do. This valuable time off will come and go quicker than you think!
It can be overwhelming figuring out travel logistics on top of your studies. To guarantee a fun and affordable trip we recommend looking no further than Greystone partners, West Trek Tours. They are Vancouver travel experts and have two amazing tours that are happening over your break.
Tofino and Ucluelet
If you are the kind of person who loves the ocean, this tour was made for you. Tofino and Ucluelet on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is a favorite getaway spot for British Columbians and is world famous for Canadian surfing! No matter where you are from, you have never seen beaches like this. The coastal rainforest and the Pacific Ocean make this a special place that bears and whales call their home. It can be difficult and expensive to coordinate ferry times and car rentals on the island, we suggest you look into the tour below as an option for you!
There is a 3-day tour departing July 3 and returning July 5. This 3-day tour will take you from downtown Vancouver to Horseshoe Bay, onto a ferry through the Georgia Strait and across Vancouver Island to the West Coast. It includes transportation, accommodation, tour guide and discounted optional activities like Surfing Lessons, Whale Watching and a tour to Hot Springs Cove! Get ready for gorgeous Pacific sunsets, old growth trees, beach campfires and good times with new friends.
If you are looking for a different kind of adventure, then you are sure to like this one.
On July 10th there is a 4-day Rocky Mountain Explorer departing. If you have not heard of the Canadian Rocky Mountains then stop reading and open Google Images! Banff National Park is the most visited National Park in Canada and Lake Louise is thought to be the most photographed lake in the world according to National Geographic. Lucky for you, July is the best time all year to go to the mountains. On tour expect lots of activities, prizes, sights that will literally take your breath away (think Grizzly Bear … right beside our bus), a fun and informative tour guide, campfire and S’mores. It will likely be one of the best weekends of your life!
We hope this blog post has inspired you to travel over your break and you will consider your travel options. If you have any questions you can go to the West Trek website or call them directly at (604) 408-9378.