V2V Vacations, the catamaran cruise experience that sails daily between Vancouver and Victoria, has announced details of its new Salish Pass.
This entitles locals to savings on tickets on board the V2V Empress for the rest of the 2019 season, ending Oct. 31. BC residents can now book four one-way trips for $299 on the premium service, representing a 33% saving. They can also get an additional 50% off further adult bookings in Royal and Premium Class for the remainder of the year. Recipients also get the first offer of a Season Pass for 2020.
This year, V2V announced new Victoria day tours and experience options, to accompany its later 4:30 p.m.
departure time from Victoria to Vancouver. These tours are available until Sept. 30, allowing guests to enjoy sunset on the Georgia Strait and the Vancouver skyline.
Tourism Vancouver has launched an immersive “Disney Descendants 3 in Vancouver AR Adventure,” now available for free download on App Store and Google Play.
The self-guided adventure is inspired by Descendants 3, the third movie in Disney Channel’s global franchise. All three movies in the franchise were filmed in Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
The new AR (augmented reality) app encourages Descendants fans to visit key filming sites like the Britannia Mine Museum, the BC parliament buildings and Hatley Castle. There, visitors can use their phones to unlock site-specific film clips, movie and tourism trivia, scavenger hunt missions and AR animations.
SKY Helicopters of BC is a premium helicopter company that provides sightseeing tours, including backcountry helicopter landings and hikes, heli-fishing and winery tours, plus charter services to Whistler, the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan Valley.
One of its newest tours is the Porsche Off-Road Driving Experience, which takes passengers on a flight from Vancouver along the Sea-to-Sky corridor to the Callaghan Valley near Whistler. There they get a Porsche Cayenne S to drive through the valley’s trail system and designed off-roading course.
Two award-winning Canadian photographers have signed on to an exclusive “Enhanced Photography” program by expedition cruise company One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) of Vancouver for the Antarctica 2020-2021 season.
Top lens men Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka will join guests as photography guides on cruises through the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica with OOE. Both have been named as a Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS). Guests will get daily pre-excursion meetings, dedicated photography Zodiacs, specialty landings, interactive workshops and excursions.