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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Cancelled: Cowichan Valley/Gulf Islands Tour

  • Monday, September 14, 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
  • 4:30 PM
  • Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands
  • 0


  • Deposit only . Balance due Aug 15 ($1000)

Water taxi traveling at "no wake speed" in Ganges Harbour, Saltspring Island en route to the Gulf Islands and another day of adventure for the EVCC cyclists aboard.

Late summer tour of British Columbia's Gulf Islands

  • A traditionally dry time of year in this area

  • Visit the highest and longest rail/trail trestle in the Commonwealth

  • Cider & wine tasting; great food and cafes; Ganges Saturday market

  • We will ride a loop from Sidney (north of Victoria) - Schwartz Bay - Gulf Islands (Saltspring, Penders, Galliano and Mayne) - Vesuvious - Crofton - Chemainus - Duncan - Cowichan Lake - Genoa Bay - Cowichan Bay - Kinsol Trestle - Shawnigan Lake - Mill Bay - Brentwood Bay - Sidney

  • Day trip water taxi shuttles to Pender, Galiano and Mayne Islands from our base on Saltspring

  • Quiet but hilly roads

This is a reschedule of the cancelled trip in April and is contingent on the status of C-19 contagion in September.

The tour departs mid-day from Victoria Airport (Sidney) on Monday Sept 14 and arrives back in time to prep bikes for a late afternoon flight back to Calgary Wednesday September 23. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Victoria.

A gear shuttle van will carry baggage between airport and from one accommodation to the next.  Usually a  bike shuttle from Calgary to Victoria (return) is be available for those who would like to fly, however that will depend on the availability of the airline option. Lockers are available at Victoria Airport to stow bicycle airline shipping cases.

Bill Hannon rides Clam Bay Rd on

N Pender Island

The tour price is $1300 ($300 deposit at registration plus $1000 balance by Aug 15) and includes double occupancy hotel accommodation (single room rate available on request), luggage shuttle, ferries and Gulf Island water taxi.

If you’d like more details, please phone or email Don Hollingshead 403-289-7061. donhol at nucleus dot com.

Spring blooms on the islands

Cancellation Policy

Once your deposit/payment has been received, a cancellation fee of $25 will be deducted from your refund, regardless of when you cancel, up to 45 days from the tour departure.

On Aug 15, an event go, no-go decision will be made regarding Covid-19 restrictions.  If the event is cancelled, all registration fees will be returned to registrants.  If the event goes ahead, the policy below is in effect: 

Up to 45 days prior to tour departure: Full refund minus the $25 cancellation fee. 44 - 30 days prior to tour departure: 50% refund.

Less than 30 days, no refund.

Note: If a paying replacement is found to take your seat, then you will receive a full refund minus the $25 automatic cancellation fee. In the unlikely event that the tour is entirely cancelled, your payment will be fully refunded.

Costs such as air-line tickets, costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations or illness and related costs incurred by a member but not included in the EVCC trip fee are not refundable by the EVCC. Members are advised to purchase their own travel cancellation insurance.

Please note:  To cancel your registration, make sure you are signed into the system, click on the "already registered" button, then click the "Cancel Registration" button.  

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