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Ideas for Special Event

We are visiting Vancouver from Scotland in June. While the whole holiday will be special (hopefully!) I would like to have a "blow-out" day and treat ourselves to something a bit different. I'm thinking of something like a skyplane ride, a hot air balloon trip etc. I won't say money is no object, but happy to part with a few hundred dollars for something we'll always remember. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Nanaimo, Canada
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1. Re: Ideas for Special Event

How about snorkeling with the seals in the Pacific Ocean near Snake Island in Nanaimo? Or paddle a Big Canoe, fashioned after a West Coast First Nations canoe. End the day on a floating pub in the Nanaimo Harbour!

justdiveinadventures.com/index.php…

Watch the video at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94NcSw-Z6PY

albernioutpost.com/kayak-tours-vancouver-isl…

http://www.dinghydockpub.com/

Edited: 05 April 2011, 15:05
Port Moody, Canada
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2. Re: Ideas for Special Event

Check Harbor Air.. they used to do a wonderful day tour to Princess Louisa Inlet. fly from downtown Vancouver..to Princess Louisa Inlet, have a picnic lunch, then fly back via Whistler overflight with view of glaciers..in a small 4 seater float plane.. did this once for a special BD and it was spectacular.

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3. Re: Ideas for Special Event

I was thinking the float plane trip too traveller47. If it's too pricey I think a tour of Vancouver is around 100.00.

So what traveller47 said.

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4. Re: Ideas for Special Event

Helicopter Sightseeing with glacier landing and a picnic lunch on the glacier.

Floatplane to any lake side resort with lunch or even stay overnight:

Poet's Cove - Pender Island (Harbour Air has scheduled flights in/out right in front of the hotel)

Sook Harbour House - Vancouver Island (private floatplane charter)

My favorite but expensive Clayquot Wilderness Resort (via SeaAir from Richmond)

Floatplane from downtown Vancouver right into Butchart Gardens, tour the gardens, finish off with lunch, then head to the inner harbour for some leisure time or whale watching, return after, or overnight in Victoria. You can return the next day via ferry or floatplane.

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5. Re: Ideas for Special Event

Ahh... so many wonderful options!! Not sure if there is something specific you are looking for, but here's one more to look at:

pacificyellowfin.com/site/our_cruises/gulf_i…

Also, bc4me - didn't you once post a link to a really high end spa resort on the Sunshine Coast. That looked spectacular as well. On my to-do list for a romantic weekend.

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6. Re: Ideas for Special Event

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone - should have no problems finding something to fit the bill. I'll look into a number of them before I decide. Cheers!

Sechelt, BC
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7. Re: Ideas for Special Event

This resort Vancouverite?

http://www.sunshinecoast-resort.com/map.html

Or could be the Rockwater -

http://rockwatersecretcoveresort.com/

Or maybe the Painted Boat Spa: (bc4 shamelessly take every opportunity to go on, and on, and on, and on......................... ;o)

http://www.paintedboat.com/

Vancouverite - I agree - I have so many places on my list too and it's growing ever day when someone posts another amazing spot on this forum. Point no Point, Cariboo/Barkerville and the Bowren Lake chain (and a visit with Catter), Savary Island or Powell Lake this summer? Or a combo pack? Yikes - summer needs to be longer.

(bc4 waddles out to start the petition) Yoooooo - Hooooo Mr. Vanderzalm.....could ya give me a hand please?

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