Can’t wait to start your Canadian adventure? Experience the delights of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, on this exclusive Purdue President’s Council Pre-Tour. Explore this relatively quiet city packed with more museums, history, restaurants, and shops than many urban areas twice its size.
2 nights at Fairmont Empress Hotel (Fairmont Gold Harbor View Room): Set in a grand, chateau-style building built in 1908, this upscale hotel, located in beautiful downtown Victoria, is the ideal starting point to explore British Columbia’s stunning natural beauty
Welcome Cocktail Reception at the iconic Library Room at the Fairmont Empress
Victoria Coach Tour: Explore the “City of Blooms” on this short city tour including a cruise around the harbor and along Government Street, dotted with independent boutiques and gift shops
Visit Butchart Gardens: Stroll through the Sunken Garden, the English Rose Garden, and the Japanese and Italian Gardens in this 50-Acre National Historic Site of Canada including an al fresco gourmet picnic lunch and a glass of wine.
Privately Chartered Seaplane Flight: Embark on a Single Otter seaplane flight from Victoria Harbor to Vancouver harbor with spectacular views of the Gulf Islands and rugged Canadian coastline
Private group transfers and luggage service
Sightseeing with English-speaking guides throughout the program
Upgraded accommodations including breakfast, service charges, taxes, porter service, and gratuities for guides and drivers