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Vancouver branch Field Tour - Gibsons, Sunshine Coast

September 22, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
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Vancouver branch Field Tour to Gibsons, Sunshine Coast

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us during the beginning of fall for a day on the Sunshine Coast.  On Saturday Sept. 22, 2018, the group will board a bus downtown Vancouver and head to Horseshoe Bay to catch the morning ferry to Langdale.  Our day at Gibsons will include a tour of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, time to look around the Gibsons Public Market, and tour Persephone Brewing Company and farm.  On the bus we will have a discussion with a member of the ALC and Lunch and a tasting will be provided at Persephone Brewing.  The limit is 25 people and it will be first come, first serve, so please sign up early.  More information about each tour stop click HERE.   

Download the tour description as a PDF.

MEETING LOCATION     Waterfront Skytrain Station, on West Cordova.  Bus will be waiting on West Cordova right in front of Waterfront Station


8:30-9:00: Check in and load bus **Bus will leave at 9 am so please arrive by 8:45 am

9:00-9:30: Travel (Discussion from an ALC Member) (TBC)

9:50: Ferry to Langdale (40 minutes: arrive 10:30 am)

10:30-10:45: Travel to Marine Centre

10:45-12:30: Tour the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre (and

Gibson Public Market if time permits).

12:30-12:45: Travel to Persephone

12:45-2:45: Lunch and Beer tasting at Persephone and Farm Tour

2:45-3:00: Travel to Ferry

3:30-4:10: Ferry to Horseshoe Bay (40 minutes: arrive 4:10 pm)

4:10-4:45: Transport back to Waterfront Station

COST:                    BCIA members - $40      Non-members - $65     Students: $20  Login as a member and register below.  (Students who are not members, please contact the BCIA office at 1-877-855-9291 or email admin@bcia.com)

Registration fee includes transportation, ferry fee, lunch, beer tasting and snacks. 

The maximum capacity for the event is 24 and is open to BCIA members and their guests. Please sign-up early to avoid disappointment!

Phone registration & payment; call BC Toll Free: 1-877-855-9291 or (250) 380-9292    

All registrations must be completed by the end of the day Monday September 17, 2018.

* 72 hours cancellation notice (by end of the day Tuesday September, 18 2018) is required or full payment will be charged ($40)

Questions can be directed to:  vancouverbcia@gmail.com

Transportation:   The group will be transported from Vancouver Waterfront Station to Gibsons by bus. http://www.translink.ca/en/Schedules-and-Maps/SkyTrain/SkyTrain-Station-and-Elevator-Maps.aspx#map

More information about each tour stop click HERE.