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British Columbia / RICHMOND ACCOMMODATION & TOURING 4 Day Richmond City Stay Pacific Gateway Hotel Richmond, home of Vancouver International Airport, is your gateway into Canada and Vancouver - located just 25 minutes away by rapid transit. An island city, Richmond lies on the shores of the Straight of Georgia and mighty Fraser River. Explore the quaint fishing village of Steveston, home to two National Historic Sites, or venture out to spot marine life on a whale watching excursion. Richmond’s dining scene is not to be missed, as well as The Olympic Experience and an array of shopping options. Highlights (included): • Zodiac-style whale watching tour • Steveston Village • Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site • Richmond Olympic Oval Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Arrive Richmond Richmond sightseeing Richmond sightseeing Package ends Package includes: 3 nights of accommodation, sightseeing and attractions as listed above. Please refer to pricing insert for dates and prices. Combining convenience and luxurious comfort, The Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport is your natural choice. We offer 382 guestrooms with mountain and river views and unique dining options featuring local produce and sustainable food. This waterfront property is on the banks of the Fraser River and very close to Vancouver International Airport. Complimentary 24/7 shuttle service to and from Vancouver International Airport is available for guests. We are within 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver and five minutes from the McArthurGlen Designer Outlets. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are only a short distance away with our convenient access to public transportation and ride-share programs. Superior Steveston Village Vancouver Whale Watch Experience majestic Orcas, Humpback whales, Dall’s porpoises, seals and more. Join our professional Wildlife Guides for a three to five-hour tour, departing from historic Steveston, 40 minutes from Downtown Vancouver. Travel through the spectacular Gulf Islands on one of our zodiac-style vessels equipped with washrooms. Shuttle service available on request. From $145 Immerse yourself in history, and you’ll discover that Richmond’s roots are as dynamic and fascinating as the city is today. Step foot in the fishing village of Steveston, where the boats ebb and flow in the harbour and historic buildings line the streets. Explore the 1894-built Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, and learn about the history of the fishing and canning industry through captivating guided tours and exhibits. Experience Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site to see how the multicultural workers in Steveston’s fishing industry lived a century ago. Get up-close and personal with historic town life at the Steveston Museum or visit one of British Columbia’s last-remaining preserved trams at the Steveston Interurban Tram building. Olympic Experience at the Richmond Oval The Olympic Experience museum, embedded within the iconic Richmond Olympic Oval, is a highly interactive and dynamic visitor experience covering the history of the modern Games. It features over 400 Olympic and Sport artifacts, touch-screen archives, state-of-the-art sport simulators, and athletic challenges. The experience begins with a ten-minute inspiring feature film. From $19 Richmond, British Columbia www.andersonvacations.ca 93