Project Fly In
When Frank Sinatra sang that legendary song, Fly me to the Moon, he would certainly have included Super, Natural British Columbia in his thoughts of travelling there. Where would he have explored along the way? Without doubt, stops in Kamloops, Lillooet, Pemberton and Pitt Meadows would have been high on his agenda.
Take part in the 2011 Fly-In and you, too, can discover these unique treasures of British Columbia hospitality and friendship. There are two sets of dates to choose from: August 18 – 23, 2011 and September 2 – 7, 2011.
Upon arrival all participants will be greeted with BC’s Friendliest Welcome at the Kamloops Airport. A great way to start your journey! An information booth and package will be provided to all participants by a knowledgeable host that will be able to answer any questions that you may have. The package will include information about communities that you will be visiting, maps and valuable coupons to use during your stay. A designated welcome and rendezvous area will be set up at the East end of the Kamloops Airport on both Thursday, August 18th and Friday, September 2nd from 8:30 to 16:30 each day.
Be the first to take this pre-planned journey as the communities come together to offer many authentic experiences, such as Centre of the Universe in Kamloops, ancient fishing grounds and pithouses in Lillooet, the Slow Food movement in Pemberton and exciting tree top adventures in Pitt Meadows. So many more possibilities wait for you at www.vcmbc.com/flyin, where there is also information on accommodation and travel.
If you have 2 hours:
Take a walk in downtown Maple Ridge and visit our local shops such as Little Cricket Gift Gallery, Denzie Italian Bakery and Roots Natural. Estimated Cost: F to $$$
Head out to Golden Ears Park or Malcolm Knapp Research Forest and hike or stroll along one of the many scenic trails.Estimated Cost: F
Check out our wonderful local produce at either the Haney Farmer’s Market or the Pitt Meadows Farmer’s Market. Estimated Cost: F to $$
Stroll through Osprey Village which leads to Dyke trails along the Fraser River. Grab a cup of coffee at the local cafes. Estimated Cost: F – $
Head out to Wild Play for exciting tree top adventures. Make your way through a series of challenging games suspended between six and 60 feet up in the trees. Estimated Cost: $$
Pamper yourself at the exclusive Ecotique Spa. Estimated Cost: $$-$$$
Sample some exceptional, one of a kind berry wines at Blue Heron Winery. Take a FREE tour around the family run farm and then enjoy a tasting of the cranberry and blueberry wines. Estimated Cost: $$
Rent a bike at The Local Ride Bike Shop and take a journey around Alouette Lake or one of the many trails. Estimated Cost: $-$$
Book a 2 hour horseback riding tour in Golden Ears Park or around Pitt Lake. Estimated Cost: $$$
Paddle Alouette lake by renting a canoe or kayak from Ayla Canoes Sales and Rentals. Estimated Cost: $$
Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge, British Columbia If you have 4 hours
Enjoy dinner in downtown Maple Ridge followed by a memorable, meaningful and entertaining experience at The Act Arts Centre and Theatre. Estimated Cost: $$
Golf at one of our beautiful golf courses such as Swan E Set, Golden Ears Golf Club and Pitt Meadows Golf Course. Estimated Cost: $$-$$$
Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Head out for a night of camping with Canadian Adventure rentals. They will provide you with a truck, all your camping gear, plus bikes, canoes or kayaks. All of the camping gear that is essential from your tent and pans, to your salt shaker. Estimated Cost: $$$
Enjoy the hot summer nights with Bard on the Bandstand presented by the Emerald Pig Theatre Society, or Music on the Wharf overlooking the mighty Fraser River.Estimated Cost: F to $
Go dancing at Roosters, one of the country cabarets available here Estimated Cost: $
Have an overnight Horse adventure with Equutrails and your group can go camping in Golden Ears Park. Estimated Cost: $$$
Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge, British Columbia Estimated Costs: F (Free) $ (Value), $$ (Mid-priced), $$$ (Luxury)