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Optional Weekend Excursions and Daytrips

We offer optional weekend excursions and daytrips that can be added on to any program and tailored to meet the needs and budget of our clients.

suspension bridge


Visit historic Stanley Park, including the totem poles, witness the jaw-dropping scenic views from Capilano Suspension Bridge, shop along famous Robson Street, explore the history and boutiques of Gastown, the city’s oldest neighbourhood, and marvel at the artisans and local produce on Granville Island.

Some groups flying into Vancouver airport find it desirable to include a one- or two-night stay in Vancouver before being transported to TRU. However, including a Vancouver trip at the end of the program can be a nice finale to your time in Canada.

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort

Kamloops is located 45 minutes away from beautiful Sun Peaks Resort. Regardless of the season, there is always an adventure waiting for you at this world-class resort. During the winter months, outdoor enthusiasts come from all over to ski and snowboard, while summer brings golfing, hiking, outdoor concerts and the local farmers market.

Okanagan Vineyard

Okanagan Wine Country

No trip to BC is complete without a visit to BC’s largest grape growing region, beloved for the unparalleled climate and landscape. If you are interested in learning about wine and visiting local wineries, this is the trip for you. Included in this trip is a stop at Orchard Park Shopping Centre, Kelowna’s premier shopping mall.



Located in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, Banff is a town within Banff National Park, and well worth the trip to explore its outdoor beauty. The drive from Kamloops to Banff will fly by as you stop at many sightseeing locations along the way and marvel at the beauty outdoor your bus window. Sightseeing stops include Emerald Lake, Jasper and Mount Robson Viewpoint, just to name a few.

Victoria parliament buildings


Visit the capital of British Columbia, located on Vancouver Island and well known for its old-world charm and new-world experiences. Home to the parliament buildings, the Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park and numerous colourful gardens — including Butchart Gardens. Victoria is well worth a visit.

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain

Whistler Blackcomb, home to some events held during the 2010 Winter Olympics, is located four hours from Kamloops. Ranked North America’s Number 1 ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb offers over 200 marked runs during the winter months and a variety of activities during the summer — including sightseeing on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

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