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FARM TOUR TO CANADA Including The Calgary Stampede 27 TH JUNE - 9 TH JULY 2018 Optional Extension 8 th - 18 th July 2018 - Calgary to Montreal The tour starts on Vancouver Island and Victoria, before transferring by ferry to the mainland and on to Fraser Valley, travelling east through the Rocky Mountains to Calgary in time for the annual Stampede. With farm visits including, dairy, beef, sheep, crops, cheese, goats, orchards and wine, the majesty of The Rocky Mountains, the spectacular Stam- pede and Vancouver Island, the tour encompasses the best of Canada. The tour is being offered in conjunction with our international partners from New Zealand so you will enjoy the company of Kiwi farmers also participating in this unique tour. There is also the opportunity to extend your tour to include Eastern Canada. Flying from Calgary to Toronto after the Stampede you will visit Niagara Falls, Ottowa, Quebec and Montreal before flying back to the UK. Alternatively, you can join the tour for the Calgary Stampede and continue your tour, travelling east to Toronto, Quebec and Montreal. ©Calgary Stampede
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  • FARM TOUR TO CANADA

    Including The Calgary Stampede

    27TH JUNE - 9TH JULY 2018

    Optional Extension

    8th - 18th July 2018 - Calgary to Montreal

    The tour starts on Vancouver Island and Victoria, before

    transferring by ferry to the mainland and on to Fraser Valley,

    travelling east through the Rocky Mountains to Calgary in

    time for the annual Stampede. With farm visits including,

    dairy, beef, sheep, crops, cheese, goats, orchards and wine,

    the majesty of The Rocky Mountains, the spectacular Stam-

    pede and Vancouver Island, the tour encompasses the best

    of Canada.

    The tour is being offered in conjunction with our international

    partners from New Zealand so you will enjoy the company of

    Kiwi farmers also participating in this unique tour.

    There is also the opportunity to extend your tour to include

    Eastern Canada. Flying from Calgary to Toronto after the

    Stampede you will visit Niagara Falls, Ottowa, Quebec and

    Montreal before flying back to the UK.

    Alternatively, you can join the tour for the Calgary Stampede

    and continue your tour, travelling east to Toronto, Quebec

    and Montreal.

    Calgary Stampede

  • Canada Country Information

    The Country

    Canada is the second largest contry in the world after Russia, covering an area of 9,984,670 sq km. it is bor-dered to the west by the Pacific Ocean and Alaska, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south by the Lower 48 states of the USA.

    The landscape is diverse, ranging from the Arctic tun-dra of the north to the great prairies of the central area. Westward are the Rocky Mountains and in the south-east are the Great Lakes, the St Lawrence River and Niagara falls.

    The Agriculture

    Canada is the fifth largest agricultural exported in the world with only around 7% of Canadas land area which suitable for farming, the majority of this is located in Western Canada. The largest acreage farms can be found in the West where there are many crop farms producing oilseeds, wheat, barley and a lot of beef production. They also produce around 85% of the world maple syr-up and are the largest grower of canola, pulses and flax seeds.

    The Weather

    Canadas climate varies based on geography from perma-frost in the north to four distinct seasons towards the equa-tor. In this region, the temperature can climb up to 35C in the summer and descend to 25C during winter. The cli-mate is characterised by its diversity, as temperature and precipitation differ depending on where you are and what time of the year. Most Canadian cities are within 300km of the southern border where mild springs, hot summers and crisp autumns are common during the majority of the year.

    The People

    Canadian society is a multicultural one. Approximately two fifths of the population has an origin other than British, French or First Nations. Since they are the dominant lan-guage groups, the official languages are French and English.

    Time

    Canada spans 6 time zones. Examples: Ottawa (GMT-5), Newfoundland (GMT-3.30), Halifax

    (GMT-4), Regina (GMT-6), Edmonton (GMT-7), Vancouver (GMT-8)

    Web reference: www.worldtravelguide.net & www.yourcanada.ca

  • TOUR ITINERARY

    Day 1 Wednesday 27th June (Meals in flight)

    Fly from London to Vancouver Airport for a connecting flight to Vancouver Island. Take a private transfer to the hotel where you will join the rest of the group and meet with your guide. 2 night stay in Victoria.

    Day 2 Thursday 28th June (B-D)

    Tour of Victoria and visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens, a 130 acre floral extravaganza carved out of an old limestone quarry. Visit a local farm be-fore returning to Victoria for a welcome dinner.

    Day 3 Friday 29th June (B-D)

    Check out and transfer to Vancouver by ferry. Enjoy a tour of the wonderful city including Stanley Park, Granville Island and the water front area. De-part to Westminster to check in for dinner and overnight.

    Day 4 Saturday 30th June (BL-)

    Breakfast and check out. Today you will explore the Fraser River region. Enjoy the journey through this majestic valley with its lush fruit orchards and spectacular scenery. Visit a dairy operation and a horticultural enterprise such as lavender, fruit or a wine producer. Check in to the hotel for a 1 night stay.

    Day 5 Sunday 1st July (B-D)

    Check out and travel to The Rocky Mountains. It is Canada Day so enjoy Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks on one of the most scenic highways in the world. Enjoy a short walk in the mountains before arriving at your hotel for a 1 night stay including dinner in Saskatchewan Crossing.

    Day 6 Monday 2nd July (BL-)

    Depart to Jasper National Park enjoying miles of captivating scenery with the possibility of seeing bears, moose, deer and other wildlife common in the area, as you pass through alpine meadows, waterfall and glacier masses. Take a ride on the glacier in a snow-coach at Athabasca Glacier before departing to stunning Lake Louise. En-joy free time at the lake before checking into your Banff hotel for a 2 night stay.

    Day 7 Tuesday 3rd July (B-D)

    Tour the Banff surrounding area including Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and the Hoodoos. Take a Gondola ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain to enjoy spectacular views of The Rocky Mountains. Return to Banff for free time to explore. In the evening enjoy dinner at a western cookout.

    Day 8 Wednesday 4th July (BL-)

    Check out and travel on to Alberta, one of the largest agricultural areas in Canada. Visit a purebred cattle ranch and the modern Hutterite colony co-operative farm. Lunch on the farm. Check in to Alberta hotel for a 2 night stay. Evening at leisure.

    Day 9 Thursday 5th July (BL-)

    Spend the day visiting local farms, including a sheep breeding operation, a seed farm, a bison/buffalo cropping operation, a 20,000 head beef feedlot growing canola and wheat crops. Evening in Alberta at leisure.

    Day 10 Friday 6th July (B--)

    Travel to Calgary to visit the greatest outdoor show on earth, the Calgary Stampede, including the Rodeo with bucking broncos, bull riding and steer roping. Reserved seats included. Check in for a 2 night stay.

    Day 11 Saturday 7th July (B--)

    Day at leisure to re-visit the Stampede, explore downtown or go further afield using your C Train travel pass. In the evening you have reserved seating for the evening performance at the Stampede, the highlight of which is the Chuck Wagon Race and the Grandstand Show. Return to your hotel for overnight.

    Day 12 Sunday 8th July (B, Meals in flight)

    Depart to Calgary airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

    Day 13 Monday 9th July UK

    Arrive London.

  • OPTION TO EXTEND TOUR TO INCLUDE TORONTO, NIAGARA FALLS, OTTAWA AND QUEBEC

    Day 12 Sunday 8th July (B-D)

    Transfer to Calgary airport for your internal flight to Toronto. Transfer by coach to Waterloo region and check in for a 2 night stay. Dinner in hotel.

    Day 13 Monday 9th July (BLD)

    Spend the day visiting farms in the Southern Ontario region including a modern dairy farm, a beef feedlot, a sheep feedlot, a pure bred angus beef herd and cropping operation and then enjoy a BBQ style lunch on a farm before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 14 Tuesday 10th July (B-D)

    Depart for Mennonite country and Niagara Falls, one of the Worlds Wonders. Explore the many sights such as the boat ride to the base of the falls, a journey behind the falls, White Water Walk or perhaps Fury (a 4D sensation). Check in to your hotel for a 1 night stay. Enjoy dinner overlooking Niagara Falls.

    Day 15 Wednesday 11th July (B-D)

    Check out of the hotel and depart for Ottawa, Canadas capital city. En-route visit a soybean operation facility that processes and customises its product to suit individual clients. Continue to Ottawa and check in to your ho-tel for a 2 night stay. Dinner in a local restaurant.

    Day 16 Thursday 12th July (BL-)

    Take a city tour followed by a visit to Byward Market, which still has a farmers market, that began in the 19th Cen-tury. In the afternoon, visit the Canadian Museum of History and enjoy free time to explore the city.

    Day 17 Friday 13th July (BLD)

    Depart Ottawa and head toward French speaking Quebec. En-route take lunch at the Maple Sugar Shack where you can learn how maple syrup is produced. Check in to your hotel in Charlevoix for a 1 night stay.

    Day 18 Saturday 14th July (BL-)

    Visit a Charlevoix lamb enterprise with emphasis on how lambs get the destination of origin certification, visit to an apple cider producer and an interesting duck Foie Gras operation. Visit a cheese producer milk-ing hundreds of sheep before departing to Quebec city. The hotel is located close to the old walled part of the city where the summer festival is in its final days and performers and music will be everywhere. Check in for a 2 night stay.

    Day 19 Sunday 15th July (B--)

    Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Walled City, strolling the quaint shops and galleries. Rest of the day free to explore or just relax and enjoy the ambiance of the summer festival.

    Day 20 Monday 16th July (B-D)

    Check out and head to Montreal in preparation for your departure to London. En-route visit a manufacturer who designs, fabricates and distributes feed handling equipment. Mid afternoon arrive, check in to your Montreal ho-tel and enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Day 21 Tuesday 17th July (B, Meals in flight)

    Breakfast and check out. Transfer to the airport for your flight to London.

    Day 22 Wednesday 18th July UK

    Arrive London.

    End of Tour Arrangements. (Meal basis: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

    You may prefer to start the tour in Calgary to enjoy the Stampede before taking the optional extension of as a tour. If this may be of interest, please contact us for the appropriate cost to be calculated.

    It is also possible to add an Alaskan Cruise to the extended tour if desired. Contact us for details.

  • Tour Cost: Based on a minimum of 20 travellers.

    4376.00 per person

    (sharing a twin/double room)

    PLUS Airport taxes 430.00

    (subject to change at time of ticket issue)

    695.00 Single Supplement

    Tour Includes:

    Return flights UK to Canada

    Good class hotels (11 nights)

    Meals as indicated

    B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

    Private Coach Transportation

    Agricultural Guides

    Step on city guides as indicated

    Technical & touristic visits as stated, subject to local conditions at the time of travel (weather, crops etc)

    Escorted by NZ Tour Manager

    Tour Excludes:

    Travel to/from airport

    Airport taxes

    Upgrade flights.

    Meals other than stated

    Travel Insurance - you need to be insured to travel with Field Farm Tours Ltd.

    Gratuities

    Drinks / Personal items

    Other Info:

    A Canadian visa is required at CAD $7.00 per person.

    No compulsory health requirements, but con-sult your doctor or health centre for profession-al advice

    Passport needs to be valid for 6 months after your return date.

    Optional extension cost:

    1,818.00 per person

    (sharing a twin/double room)

    575.00 Single Supplement

    Extension Tour Includes:

    Internal Canadian flights as shown

    Good class hotels (9 nights)

    Meals as indicated

    B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

    Private Coach Transportation

    Agricultural Guides

    Step on city guides as indicated

    Technical & touristic visits as stated, subject to local conditions at the time of travel (weather, crops etc)

    Extension Tour Excludes:

    Travel to/from airport

    Upgrade flights.

    Meals other than stated

    Travel Insurance - you need to be insured to travel with Field Farm Tours Ltd.

    Gratuities

    Drinks / Personal items

    To secure a place on this tour, please complete a booking form enclosed and return with

    your deposit of 350.00 per person.

    Notes: The itinerary is subject to change without notice (local conditions, availability of visits at the time of travel, etc) and to terms and

    conditions as per the Companys booking conditions.

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    Tel no: 01636 616060 Fax no: 01636 640282 Email: [email protected]

    The air holiday package in this brochure is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is AT-

    OL 10350. Please see our booking conditions for more information.

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