Cowichan Valley/Gulf Islands Tour

  • 1 Apr 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10 Apr 2020
  • 4:30 PM
  • Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands
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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.

Spend Easter in British Columbia's Gulf Islands

  • Spring blooms -- tulips and daffodils

  • 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 and the potential for some moisture

The tour departs mid-day from Victoria Airport (Sidney) on Wednesday, April 1 and arrives back in time to prep bikes for a late afternoon flight back to Calgary Friday April 10. 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.  A bike shuttle from Calgary to Victoria (return) will be available for those who would like to fly (AC8551/8558). Lockers are available at Victoria Airport to stow bicycle shipping cases.

Bill Hannon rides Clam Bay Rd on

N Pender Island

The amount paid when you register is just the deposit to hold your place.  The final tour price is to be determined, but includes double occupancy hotel accommodation (single room rate available on request), luggage shuttle, ferries and Gulf Island water taxi.

Register by signing up here. The deposit is $300 (please read the deposit refund guidelines below).  The balance, once determined, is payable by credit card, cheque, or etransfer.  The amount of the balance and other details will be emailed to you.

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.

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, please click on the "already registered" link, then click the orange "Cancel registration" button. For paid events including the Golden Triangle, please contact the event coordinator.  

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