2013 REUNION EVENTS
EVENT A: VICTORIA CITY & BUTCHART GARDENS CRUISE & TOUR
Wednesday, September 4th (6:00 am-10:00 pm) $159.00
Early Bird Tour! You will check into your hotel on Tuesday, September 3rd and enjoy a day of relaxation on your own. On Wednesday, September 4th your exhilarating Victoria, B.C. experience begins when you board the Victoria Clipper high-speed catamaran. As you travel through Puget Sound and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, your sights will be filled with the glorious Olympic Mountains, and quaint island villages. You’ll arrive in downtown Victoria’s Inner Harbor where sightseeing begins as you board your tour bus. Sit back and relax, immerse yourself in the city’s beauty and listen along as the narrator explains the history of Victoria and all her famous sites.
After your Victoria city tour, you’ll step off the bus and enter fifty-five acres of floral splendor at the Butchart Gardens – one of Victoria’s most famous and popular attractions. Begun in 1904 as an effort to restore a worked-out quarry site, the Butchart Gardens have been delighting visitors from all around the world. As you make your way around the gardens, you’ll walk through intimate stone paths and streams lined with colorful arrays of flowers and trees. Each garden is unique, so you will have 2 hours to see everything on your Butchart Gardens tour. After the tour you will return to the Empress Hotel to explore the city on your own. You will time to shop and enjoy an early dinner (not included in the cost of the tour. An on-board early breakfast basket is available for $6.00 and a light dinner basket for $7.00) before returning to Seattle that evening. Please note: Passports are required for travel into Canada. You are required to arrive one hour prior to sailing to clear customs and board the ship for a 0730 (7:30 AM) departure. The Clipper leaves the pier in Victoria at 1845 (6:45 PM) arriving in Seattle at 2130 (9:30 PM).
READY ROOM & REGISTRATION OPENS
Wednesday, September 4th (1300 (1:00 pm) Summits I&II)
After settling in from a long days travel, head to the hospitality room to meet new friends, reconnect with old. Make plans for dinner with friends in one of the hotel’s restaurants or head into Seattle for the evening.