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Victoria Independent Stay Put Vacation

January 18 – February 15, 2021

The coastal serenity that awaits you in British Columbia’s capital city is unlike any other. Victoria’s mild climate and walkable city limits make this island oasis an ideal winter getaway. Nicknamed “the garden city” for good reason, Victoria’s radiant west-coast terrain is home to some of Canada’s most acclaimed gardens and parks. While the rest of the country is covered in snow, spring in Victoria begins in January, making this a fantastic time to experience all the city has to offer. Whether exploring Victoria’s quaint downtown core, taking an historical walking tour, spotting a whale, or indulging in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding beaches and rainforests, there is no shortage of adventure to experience at your own pace.

Travac’s marvelous winter escape to Victoria includes 4 weeks accommodation at the Royal Scot, located in the heart of the city just steps from the Inner Harbour and within walking distance to Beacon Hill Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ogden Point, and several neighbourhood amenities. Each suite comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen, and laundry is available on-site.

Refresh and recharge this winter with Travac in the city of wide-open spaces. Whether you’d like to experience the vibrant offerings of a cultural centre within a safe and physically-distanced environment, indulge in the beauty of Victoria’s acclaimed gardens and natural surroundings, or simply relax in the blissful tranquility of the Pacific coast, this holiday has it all. Book early to avoid disappointment!

All bookings must be received by November 1, 2020.

Only 10 rooms left on this holiday.

The Sunken Garden at Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site

Hotel Information


Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
425 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC
V8V 1W7
1-800-663-7515



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Vancouver Independent Stay Put Vacation

February 1- February 22, 2021

Nestled between a breathtaking vista of mountains, forest, and ocean, the seaport city of Vancouver is the vibrant gem of the Pacific Northwest. With its mild year-round climate and perpetually sunny disposition, Vancouver offers an almost endless plethora of things to see and do. Travac wants to send you on the ultimate winter vacation to experience the very best of Vancouver: staying in the west end of downtown at the foot of Stanley Park, your home base will border Vancouver’s 400-hectare urban oasis where you can enjoy gorgeous daily walks amidst its world-renowned cultural landmarks and magnificent scenery overlooking English Bay.

This welcoming and accessible city is yours to enjoy: discover world-class shopping, gourmet meals, awe-inspiring public art, and live outdoor entertainment; or walk the seawall, take a harbour cruise, and indulge in the natural beauty of the Pacific coast. Your hotel is the Times Square Suites Hotel.  All suites come complete with full kitchenettes, in-suite washer and dryer, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi and cable T.V. so you can enjoy the comforts of home while on holiday. Vancouver’s safe and spectacular surroundings offer an unforgettable winter escape and this holiday is sure to sell out quickly- book now to avoid disappointment!

All bookings must be processed by November 15, 2020.

Only 10 rooms left on this holiday.

The Vancouver Seawall in Stanley Park

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Times Square Suites Hotel

Hotel website


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Hotel Address
1821 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC
V6G 3E4
1-877-684-2223



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Iles de la Madeleine & Prince Edward Island

Iles de la Madeleine

Located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a green archipelago surrounded by white-sand beaches and red cliffs wields a magnetic attraction on everyone that steps on its shores. Iles de la Madeleine offers a perfect summer escape. Renowned for their warm hospitality, the islanders here have created a perfect summer getaway with exquisite seafood, fabulous attractions including wonderful galleries and shops.

While on PEI you will experience Charlottetown as well as landscapes filled with rolling hills and green forests. You also have a chance to stroll along the beckoning sandy beaches with their dunes and red sandstone cliffs. Imagine walking in the footsteps of Lucy Maud Montgomery, creator of Anne of Green Gables. During the tour of this island you will be charmed by the yarns of our local host as he guides you through some of the most beautiful and colourful villages in Canada.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Ottawa to Edmundston

This morning you will depart Ottawa and travel east along the south shore of the St Lawrence River. Expect to arrive in Edmundston in the late afternoon.

Overnight – Edmundston

Day 2

Edmundston to Summerside

Leaving Edmundston we will continue our journey along the Trans-Canada highway making your way east through New Brunswick to the sea, where you will cross Confederation Bridge. Confederation Bridge spans the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick. It won’t take long once you have crossed this engineering marvel to reach Summerside, your home for the evening. (B)

Overnight – Summerside

Day 3

Summerside to Iles De La Madeleine

After a leisurely breakfast and a bit more time in Summerside, you’re off to Souris for the ferry crossing to Iles De La Madeleine. Our route to the ferry will take us along the north coast of PEI. (B, D)

Overnight – Iles de la Madeline

Day 4

Iles De La Madeleine

The Îles de la Madeleine is an isolated archipelago made up of seven inhabited islands in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Six of these islands are linked by the main road, Route 199, while the seventh, Entry Island, is only accessible by boat. The total population of the islands is under 15,000. While on the islands you enjoy a complete change of pace. Today we tour the western part of the archipelago. In the morning we will visit the villages of Cap-aux-Meules, L’Etang-du-Nord and La Cote. In the afternoon we have the opportunity to explore the island of Havre-Aubert. Dinner is included tonight.

Overnight – Iles de la Madeline(B, D)

Day 5

Iles De La Madeleine

Today we visit the eastern part of the islands. In the morning, we explore the village of Havre-aux Maisons and make a stop at the Pointe-Basse Harbour to visit the herring smokehouse economuseum. We will then make our way to the Echourie lighthouse before stopping at Dune-du-Sud for a walk on the beach and a look at the brilliant cliffs carved by the sea. In the afternoon we will visit the villages of Grosse-Isle and Grand-Entrée. Dinner is included tonight. (B, D)

Overnight – Iles de la Madeline

Day 6

Iles De La Madeleine- Charlottetown

After an early breakfast we will journey to PEI. Upon our arrival the remainder of the day will be at leisure. (B)

Overnight – Charlottetown

Day 7

Charlottetown

This morning, we will be met by our local guide for a tour of this appealing island. We will start off with a tour of Historic Charlottetown. Next, we will be off to Anne’s Land. Your journey will take you to Cavendish, one of the prettiest towns on the island. The fictional redheaded Anne of Green Gables is everywhere in this area. When the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, most people could only dream of visiting its magical setting. Your visit will take you to Green Gables heritage place. Green Gables, part of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site, is famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic tale of fiction. We will also visit PEI Preserve Company, North Rustico, PEI National Park, and a stop at a winery. (B)

Overnight – Charlottetown

Day 8

Charlottetown to Edmundston

After a hearty breakfast you will begin your homeward journey stopping again in Edmundston. (B)

Overnight – Edmundston

Day 9

Edmundston to Ottawa

It will be an early start back to Ottawa. Expect to be back in the city for dinner. (B)

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Hotel Information


Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston, or similar

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
100 rue Rice Street
Edmunston, NB
E3V 1T4
(506) 739-7321


Quality Inn and Suites Summerside, or similar


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
618 Water Street
Summerside, PEI
C1N 4H7
(902) 436-2295


Auberge Madeli (Iles de la Madeleine), or similar


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
485 chemin Principal
Cap aux Meules, QC
G4T 1E4
1 866-332-3590


Rodd Charlottetown, or similar

Hotel website


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Hotel Address
75 Kent St
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 7K4
1-800-565-7633



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Newfoundland

 Newfoundland

Grand Tour of Newfoundland

Travac would like to take you to the most easterly edge of North America……Newfoundland!

This summer– join Travac as we travel to the province where the Vikings first landed over 1000 years ago leaving their indelible mark. You’ll have a chance to visit the oldest settlement and the oldest city in North America. At the same time you will traverse this vast land with its relatively small population and meet some of its friendly inhabitants. Here you can immerse yourself in the solitude of the provinces wilderness one day and embrace its vibrant culture the next.

Your tour covers over 3300 kilometers of beautiful scenery and will take you from Newfoundland’s vibrant towns to its quaint villages and outports.  You will follow stunning coastlines and take in some of the most incredible sky-scapes that you will ever see. You will visit Gros Morne National Park, UNESCO National Historic Site L’Anse aux Meadows, Trinity and Bonavista as well as many quaint and picturesque villages as you head into St. John’s.

Your first step to secure your space on this exciting adventure is to simply call Travac Tours and have one of our helpful agents reserve your spot. With only 40 available spots on each tour it is bound to sell out early!

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Today you will depart Ottawa Airport for your flights to Deer Lake. Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Gros Morne National Park. This world heritage site takes its name from Newfoundland’s second highest mountain peak

Overnight in Cow Head or Rocky Harbour


Day 2

Gros Morne Park is famous for its spectacular scenery. Apart from enjoying this incredible landscape by land, you will also venture off on a boat tour within the park on Bonne Bay. This will allow you an entirely different perspective on the millennia old striking landscapes. It will also give you the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the region.

Overnight in Cow Head or Rocky Harbour


Day 3

Moving north we will visit the Port au Choix National Historic Site. Here you’ll find the crossroads of 6000 years of human history. The sea’s bounty drew Maritime Archaic Indian, Dorset and Groswater Paleoeskimo, and Recent Indian’s here long before Europeans arrived. Seals on passing iceflows were hunted by the Dorset and used for food, shelter and clothing.

Overnight in St. Anthony’s


Day 4

This morning you will make your way to the UNESCO National Historic Site, L’Anse aux Meadows. It was here in 1960 that a group of archeologists discovered the remains of what was an ancient Norse encampment that would have housed as many as 100 Vikings. While here, you will have a chance to view some of the recovered artifacts. Your guide will also go over how the encampment was discovered. Near the original encampment are several re-created sod and timber buildings depicting how life was lived 1,000 years ago.

In the afternoon, we will take a guided tour of Sir Wilfred Grenfell Mission. The Grenfell Mission provided some of the earliest permanent medical services in Labrador and northern Newfoundland. Before the mission opened its first hospital at Battle Harbour in 1893, almost no health-care resources existed in the area.

Overnight in St. Anthony’s


Day 5

This morning we will leave the northern peninsula. There will still be many opportunities to enjoy its natural beauty and you driver will make stops along our route in order to allow time for picture taking.

Overnight in Rocky Harbour


Day 6

After breakfast, we will make our way to Gander. Gander is most famous for the role that it has played in Canadian aviation history. This role extends back the 1930’s and was most prominent in World War II when over 10,000 airmen were stationed in Gander. Most of the streets in Gander are named after famous aviators, such as Amelia Earhart, Alcock and Brown, Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, Marc Garneau and Chuck Yeager.

Overnight in Gander


Day 7

Today you will make your way to visit Twillingate, one of the most picturesque outports in all of Newfoundland. Located on the northeastern shore of Newfoundland, Twillingate is affectionately known as the ‘Iceberg Capital of the World’. Twillingate was once an active fishing community and is one of the oldest ports on the island.

Overnight in Clarenville


Day 8

Your journey today will take you to Bonavista and Trinity. In Bonavista you will have the chance to view the cliffs and enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery. It was here that John Cabot made landfall in 1497. This is also a major center for the fishing industry in Newfoundland. From Bonavista you will continue on to Trinity. Trinity is one of the oldest communities in North America and is a gem of a village.

Overnight in Clarenville


Day 9

Today will take you into St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland. A stop at Cape Spear with a tour will be made onroute.

After time for lunch (on your own) in St. John’s, we will embark on a 3 hour city tour. The city enjoys a long and vibrant history as the oldest English-founded city in North America. While the city owes a great deal to the fishing industry, it has been transformed into a modern city famed for its nightlife and its rich musical culture. Evening is free.

Overnight St. John’s


Day 10

This morning you will travel down the Avalon Peninsula to the town of Bay Bulls. From here you will make your way to Witless Bay where you will embark on a boat tour and have a chance to view thousands of Atlantic Puffins, Murres and other seabirds that make their home here in the summer.

Tonight there will be a farewell dinner.

Overnight St. John’s


Day 11

Your guide will advise you of your transfer time to the airport for your return flights back to Ottawa from St. John’s. We are sure that you will have many fond memories of your wonderful Newfoundland experience.

Itinerary Subject to Change


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Important Information


Itinerary subject to change.

Please note that you are required to have valid Government issued photo-identification with you (driver’s license or passport).




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