FAM Tours

Thank you for your interest in the RVC 2014 FAM tours.  All FAM tours are now full.  If you wish to be waitlisted for a tour, please email Christine Jones at Destination BC at Christine.Jones@DestinationBC.ca

The following Pre and Post FAM Tours are organized by Destination British Columbia specifically for RVC buyers and RVC Media.

Pre FAM 1
Sunshine Coast [FULL]
May 24-27, 2014
Hosted by Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Tourism

The Sunshine Coast at its most northern point borders on some of the most rugged natural surroundings in this beautiful province of British Columbia. Stretching 110 miles (180 km) along the shores of the Strait of Georgia from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound, the Sunshine Coast has much to offer visitors. With its coastal mountain range, old growth forests, lakes and inlets, each stop along the Sunshine Coast offers visitors a unique sense of place, featuring local history, cultural heritage and natural attractions.

Immerse yourself in marine activities such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, pleasure cruising, sport fishing, scuba diving, swimming, beachcombing and more! All communities of the Sunshine Coast provide accommodations that range from cozy B&Bs to lakefront cottages or chic oceanfront resorts with fine dining rooms and high-end luxury spas.

Pre FAM 2
Rejuvenate, enrich, inspire as you explore Vancouver Island [FULL]

May 22-27, 2014
Hosted by Tourism Vancouver Island

Welcome to Canada’s far west coast. Paddle through serene coastal waters. Backpack in majestic wilderness parks. Marvel at the furred, feathered and finned wildlife on land and out to sea. Gaze at distant snow-capped mountains while striding barefoot along softly curving beaches. Bomb down mountain bike trails, surf the big waves and swim with the salmon. Inhale crisp, clean ocean breezes and the mossy fragrance of old-growth rainforests.

Pre FAM 3
Best of Haida Gwaii [FULL]
May 22-26, 2014
Hosted by Northern BC Tourism with Aboriginal Tourism BC

Stretching from the Pacific Coast north to the borders of Alaska and the Yukon and east to Alberta, Northern British Columbia offers some of the most diverse experiences in the province. Famous for the spectacular scenery, incredible wildlife viewing, and endless opportunities for outdoor activity, visitors are sometimes surprised to learn that this can all be enjoyed in amazing comfort when based out of one of the region’s welcoming communities. Accommodations range from friendly RV parks and moderate hotels to four-star properties and luxurious floating lodges. A thriving arts and culture scene, a busy schedule of festivals and events, and a varied mix of dining, from fish and chips on the pier to upscale dining lounges, complete the experience. For many, the trip to Northern BC is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get off the beaten track and experience some of the best that Canada has to offer. We can’t wait to welcome you!

Pre FAM 4
Relaxation, Culinary Delights and Adventure in Victoria [FULL]

May 24-26, 2014
Hosted by Tourism Victoria 

Victoria, British Columbia is a unique blend of old-world charm and newworld experiences. An urban  city close to nature and – whether you’re after relaxing rejuvenation, cultural vibrancy or adventurous excitement – once you get here there will be no shortage of options to satisfy your every craving.

In Victoria, heritage architecture, colourful gardens and traditions like afternoon tea mix with a plethora of outdoor adventure, world-class culinary experiences and vibrant arts and culture. Combined with the wild beauty of the Pacific Ocean and old-growth rainforests set against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, Victoria is the perfect getaway and the ideal starting point for all Vancouver Island adventures.

Post FAM 1
British Columbia’s Mountain Playground [FULL]
May 31-June 3, 2014
Hosted by Kootenay Rockies Tourism

The “Hidden Gems of the Kootenay Rockies” FAM tour will offer Rendez-Vous Canada delegates a chance to visit some charming towns and experience tourism activities in BC’s lesser known interior region. If your company is looking for new opportunities and new products in British Columbia, this tour is for you!

Post FAM 2
Kamloops, Sun Peaks Resort and the Shuswap [FULL]
May 31-June 3, 2014
Hosted by Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association 

Located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada’s most western coastal province, the Thompson Okanagan extends itself from the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies to Canada’s only desert, sharing its border with Washington State. This astounding region holds home to 90 unique and interconnected communities and hamlets, and 28 First Nations groups, each lending to our region’s voice of an authentic, creative and healthy lifestyle.

Post FAM 3
Canadian Signature Experiences in BC’s Wine Country [FULL]
May 31-June 4, 2014
Hosted by Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

Spring time is the best time to see a variety of wonderful Canadian Signature Experiences and activities in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. With growing accolades from travel trade and media professionals for everything from top beaches to nationally and internationally acclaimed culinary, wine and outdoor adventure activities, the Thompson Okanagan is increasingly becoming known as the place to go for exceptional experiences.

Post FAM 4
Whistler [FULL]
May 31-June 2, 2014
Hosted by Tourism Whistler 

Embark on a short but breathtakingly scenic trip from Vancouver, British Columbia up the Sea to Sky Highway and arrive in Whistler, Canada. The natural beauty of the Coast Mountain landscape and the welcoming atmosphere make Whistler a truly special, world class destination. The vibrant Village, limitless outdoor activities and two spectacular mountains connected by the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, combine to create a natural playground with endless opportunities for adventure. Unwind in Whistler and let the vibrant energy permeate every unique experience of your getaway.

Post FAM 5
The Great Bear Rainforest [FULL]
May 31-June 3, 2014
Hosted by Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association with Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC

The Great Bear Rainforest – the largest remaining tract of unspoiled temperate rainforest left in the world! Rich in ancient First Nation cultural sites and a striking array of wildlife the Great Bear Rainforest is home to the Kermode or Spirit Bear – a rare, white-colored variation of the black bear that is sacred to BC’s First Nation people. This tour is designed to provide participants with a glimpse into this special place and a taste of the world-class experiences offered here!

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