Home' Discover : Discover Winter 2017 Contents *Conditions apply: Prices are per person twin share in AUD unless otherwise specified. Prices are correct as at 18 May 17 & are subject to change without notice & availability at time of booking. Seasonal surcharges & single supplements may apply, & prices may
vary due to currency fluctuations & changes to taxes & surcharges. Valid for new bookings only & not combinable with any other offers. Offer valid until 30 Nov 17, unless sold out prior. EASTERN CANADA & NEW ENGLAND: Price based on on UTEM18: 23 May 2018
departure. CANADA & ALASKA: Price based on UT18LWCS: 26 Apr 18 departure. Limited suites on set departures are available & are subject to availability. A first non-refundable deposit of $1,000pp is due within 7 days of booking. ^Flights must be booked by APT.
One person will receive free return wholesale economy airfare with Air Canada (or an airline of APT choosing) based on two passengers travelling in Economy (L) class, including air taxes up to $220 for companion from selected Australian cities. Passengers must
travel on the same tour departure date & flights. Once class is sold out surcharges may apply. Further conditions may apply. Booking, cancellation & credit card service fees may apply.
CONTACT YOUR TRAVELLERS CHOICE AGENT TO BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY!
BOOK BEFORE 30 NOVEMBER 2017 &
YOUR COMPANION WILL FLY FREE!^
All tours include Accommodation • Sightseeing • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions •
Transfers • Many meals • & much more!
CANADA & ALASKA
From Banff to Jasper and Lake Louise, witness the beauty of Canada’s
Rocky Mountains. Experience the rail journey of a lifetime onboard Rocky
Mountaineer before cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage.
Highlights Calgary • Banff • Jasper • Lake Louise • Rocky Mountaineer rail
journey • Vancouver • Inside Passage cruise • Juneau • Glacier Bay National Park
Departs 26 April 2018
18 days from $11,595*pp
EASTERN CANADA & NEW ENGLAND
Embark on a journey through beautiful Eastern Canada beginning with a visit
to Niagara Falls. Explore Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City and travel by
luxury cruise ship along the Canadian coast through New England to Boston.
Highlights Toronto • Niagara Falls helicopter & cruise experience • Ottawa •
Quebec • Montreal • New England cruise • Halifax • Boston
Departs 23 May 2018
18 days from $11,295*pp
12 Travellers Choice
VANCOUVER IS BETTER KNOWN AS ONE
of Canada’s more contemporary cities; recently,
it’s begun embracing its ancient culture as
well. Start at Skwachàys Lodge, housed in a
Victorian-era style building, which was a former
single-occupancy hotel for fishermen, loggers
and miners in British Columbia.
In 2012 it reopened as a healing lodge with
basic rooms for indigenous people travelling
to Vancouver for health treatments, but it
wasn’t until 2014 that it underwent a complete
refurbishment. Today, this multi-award winning
complex boasts an Urban Aboriginal Fair
Trade Gallery at street level, 24 apartments for
Aboriginal artists-in-residence, and 18 boutique
hotel units for socially responsible travellers.
An 18-metre-long red cedar totem featuring a
man, raven, bear and three watchmen at the top
runs through the heart of the hotel.
A highlight of a stay here is undergoing,
by appointment, a traditional healing with a
medicine man on the lodge’s rooftop sweat
lodge. Inside this tepee, the temperature from
smoldering coals reaches 50° Celsius.
In Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park, join
Talaysay Tours, which offer authentic
Aboriginal cultural and eco experiences such
as the Talking Trees tour, which explains how
indigenous people foraged for food.
Canada’s Aboriginal history is also weaving
• Syd: 16hrs
• Melb: 16 hrs 50 mins
• Bris: 15 hrs 15 mins
AEST-17 (17 hours
equivalent to One
Australian Dollar (AUD).
FESTIVAL: Held in
Nations culture and
includes all sectors of
the performing arts
from theatre, dance,
drumming and music
to the spoken word,
visual arts, and multi-
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
A city known for its
winter rain, head to
the warmer and drier
months of April to
October. In October,
enjoy the changing
colours of the autumn
leaves – for which
Canada is renowned.
its way into the food story of the city.
Vancouver’s only First Nation restaurant
Salmon and Bannock specialises in
wild fish, free-range game meat and the
indigenous flat bread, bannock.
For a comprehensive overview of
Vancouver’s indigenous history, the
Museum of Anthropology houses one
of Canada’s largest collections of First
Nations art, including an impressive
display of traditional totem poles. •••
1. First Nation longhouse car ving, Skwachàys Healing Lodge. 2 . One of the many totem poles found at the Museum of Anthropology.
Despite having an indigenous culture dating back 10,000 years,
compared to Australia, Canada’s Aboriginal tourism product is
still in its infancy. But Vancouver is emerging as one of the premier
places in which to experience First Nations’ culture.
WORDS CHRISTINE RETSCHLAG
ABOUT THE WRITER
Christine Retschlag is an
award-winning travel writer.
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