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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. 
1741 NUUANU AVE. 2ND FLOOR
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
PHONE: 536-8618/538-7854 FAX: (808) 524-1054 
TOLL FREE PH: 1-888-966-3666
HAWAII GUIDE: MR. ROSS TERANISHI 

TOHOKU TRAVEL’S 2013 CANADA’S TOTEM CIRCLE TOUR 
DEPART: SEPTEMBER 06, 2013 (FRIDAY) / RETURNS: SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 (THURSDAY)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 06 
DEPARTS 
Leave Honolulu International Airport after check-in on United Airlines Flight #396. 
Please be sure to bring your PASSPORT. (Must be same name as on the Airline Ticket).
(HNL / SFO ; UA #396 (08:45 PM – 04:43 AM) {SFO /YVR ; UA #946 (07:55 AM / 10:08 AM)}

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 07 
DAY 01 ARRIVE VANCOUVER SANDMAN SUITES ON DAVIE
Arrive in Vancouver today! The balance of the day Enjoy at your leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring.
Your Tour Cosmos Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 08 
DAY 02 VANCOUVER – FERRY CROSSING - VICTORIA EXECUTIVE HOUSE HOTEL 
Morning sightseeing focuses on Vancouver’s Chinatown, the beautiful beaches and harbor, and lovely STANLEY PARK. Afterward, set sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an area known for its Mediterranean like climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world famous BUCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 09
DAY 03 VICTORIA EXECUTIVE HOUSE HOTEL
Be sure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, a whale watching cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street. This evening, join our optional excursion in Chinatown, complete with colorful lanterns and dinner at an authentic restaurant.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10 
DAY 04 VICTORIA – CHEMAINUS – PORT HARDY PORT HARDY INN
An early departure from Victoria follows the eastern coastline of Vancouver Island, stopping at Chemainus, the unique village with more than 30 murals depicting pioneer settlement of the area. Then, it’s through the port of Campbell River, the “Salmon Capital of the World.”

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 
DAY 05 PORT HARDY – INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE – PRINCE RUPERT THE CREST HOTEL 
Early this morning, embark on BC Ferries for what is referred as one of the world’s most beautiful ocean voyages.
The scenery is spectacular, with towering mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands, and virgin rainforest. Animals and marine life abound, often with sightings of sea lions, eagles, and porpoises you may even spot a killer whale!
Late evening arrival in Prince Rupert.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12
DAY 06 PRINCE RUPERT THE CREST HOTEL
Depart for an orientation tour of Prince Rupert, then visit the NORTH PACIFIC HISTORIC FISHING VILLAGE for a guided tour of British Columbia’s oldest cannery village. Learn the canning process and what life was like in the village during the peak of production earlier this century. With your free time this afternoon you may opt for an outing to learn the secrets of the totem. See a totem pole being carved and visit a longhouse to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day lifestyle of the First Nations culture (the native people in Canada are referred to as the First Nation).

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13
DAY 07 PRINCE RUPERT – VIA RAIL TRAIN – PRINCE GEORGE SANDMAN INN PRINCE GEORGE

This morning, board VIA Rail’s Jasper to Prince Rupert train for the trip of a lifetime. Sit back and enjoy as it winds its way through the Majestic Coast Mountains, follows the mighty Skeena River – often referred to as the “River of Mists”
And concludes in the Pacific Coast rainforest. You’ll retrace ancient First Nations trading routes and follow the paths of the earliest fur traders. Soaring bald Eagles, inquisitive Black bears, browsing Moose, and other wildlife may be spotted from the glassed-in observation dome that provides 360-degree views.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14
DAY 08 PRINCE GEORGE – MOUNT ROBSON – JASPER CHATEAU JASPER

As we continue onward to JASPER NATIONAL PARK the peak elevation grows, culminating with Mount Robson, the highest of Canada’s Rockies at almost 13,000 feet. Overnight in Jasper.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15
DAY 09 JASPER – COLOMBIA ICEFIELD – BANFF SPRUCE GROVE INN

Winding our way down the western fringe of Alberta, our journey takes us through some of the Canadian Rockies most breathtaking wilderness. Our first highlight on today’s agenda is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience
the Ice Explorer, an All Terrain Vehicle that travels on the ice measuring 1,000 feet (305 meters) thick.
Precipitous gorge, snowcapped mountains ranges, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the
Motor coach scales two mountain passes on the journey south to Banff.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16
DAY 10 BANFF SPRUCE GROVE INN

Banff is one of Canada’s favorite year round resorts, with summer activities including hiking, boating, horseback riding,
And fishing. Cosmos has arranged for an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies.
This evening, join the optional excursion to Oh Canada Eh for a 5-course dinner and musical entertainment.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17
DAY 11 BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – YOHO NATIONAL PARK – KELOWNA RAMADA HTL & CONF. CENTRE

This morning’s visit takes us to Lake Louise. Its cold waters perfectly mirror the surrounding mountains and Glaciers.
Afterwards, enter the spectacular beauty of YOHO NATIONAL PARK, one of Canada’s most popular recreational areas
And the site of pre-Cambrian fossil finds. On to GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, where the motor coach climbs 4,379
- foot-high Rogers Pass, a perfect spot for Photos of the impressive surrounding mountains cliffs and glaciers.
Continue on to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Okanagan Lake.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18
DAY 12 KELOWNA – CASCADE MOUNTAINS – VANCOUVER SANDMAN SUITES ON DAVIE

Today, continue through the fertile Fraser Valley with grand vistas of vineyards and orchards.
Next, travel over the towering Cascade Mountains into Vancouver.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19
DAY 13 VANCOUVER – HONOLULU 
The Tour ends today with our departure to Honolulu! Thank You Very Much!!!
Depart VANCOUVER on UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT #378 to SAN FRANCISCO.
(YVR/ SFO – UAL#378 01:00 PM – 03:21 PM)
9:40 PM Arrive HONOLULU on UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT #599 at 9:40 PM.
(SFO/HNL – UAL#599 7:00 PM – 9:40 PM)

Optional Excursions: Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

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TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON:
DATE: AUGUST 18, 2013 (SUNDAY) TIME: 12:00 PM (NOON)
PLACE: HAWAII TOKAI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE CAFETERIA
2241 KAPIOLANI BLVD. HONOLULU, HI.

** “MEAL COST”: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS
ATTIRE: INFORMAL-MUUMUUS, ALOHA SHIRTS
(LUNCHEON TAKES ABOUT 1 ½ HOURS)
LIMITED SPACE

Because of the popularity of the tour, we weren’t allotted all of the spaces requested. So, if you really want to go on this tour, you should put your deposit in as soon as you are definite. BUT REMEMBER, DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE WITH COSMOS. So please be sure that you can definitely go on this tour before putting in your deposit or protect yourself with Travel insurance.

Vacation Overview
Experience British Columbia and Alberta on this fun-filled Canadian vacation. Start your trip in Vancouver with a city sightseeing tour before taking a ferry to Vancouver Island, where you’ll make stops in Victoria, Chemainus, and Port Hardy. Your time in Victoria includes two overnights; world-famous Butchart Gardens, a floral extravagance with 55 acres; and time to explore on your own. Cruise one of the world’s most beautiful ocean voyages on the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert. The breathtaking scenery includes towering mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands, and virgin rainforest. Watch for sea lions, eagles, and porpoises. In Prince Rupert, visit British Columbia’s oldest cannery village and board Canada’s VIA Rail®’s Jasper to Prince Rupert train to Prince George. On this train journey, watch for soaring bald eagles, black bears, moose, and majestic mountains.

Leave British Columbia and cross the border into Alberta, where you’ll overnight in both Jasper National Park and Banff National Park. Other fabulous highlights on this vacation include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies; Columbia Icefield, where you’ll take a thrilling ride in an all-terrain vehicle on Canada’s largest expanse of ice; Lake Louise; and Yoho National Park, one of Canada’s most popular recreational areas. Your vacation ends back in Vancouver. To see spectacular scenery by land, train, and boat, this vacation offers it all!

Sightseeing:
In Vancouver and Victoria; Stanley Park, Butchart Gardens; orientation tour of Prince Rupert; guided visit to the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village; and Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride).
Scenic Highlights:
Strait of Georgia, Gulf Islands, coastline of Vancouver Island, Campbell River, Skeena River, Pacific Coast rainforest, Jasper National Park, Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Glacier National Park, Rogers Pass, and the Cascade Mountains.
Guides:
Services of a professional Tour Director.
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