Austin-Lehman Adventures Offers Up Some Warm, Fuzzy Solutions
Don’t be fleeced by the cost of traveling this year. We set our rates last year and we’re holding to our promise to keep these rates in 2008, even though the cost of gas, lodging and meals, among other things, has skyrocketed.
“This makes traveling with one of our small groups to, for example, British Columbia, a value compared to piecing the same components together by yourself,” says Dan Austin, founding partner and Director.
But there is some fleece, the warm fuzzy kind, involved, he says. “We’re giving away fleece vests to folks who book any of our Canadian adventures from now through the end of May.” The North End “all climate wear” vest retails for $65. “We’re using this as a booking incentive to remind folks that you need not cross an ocean for a truly exotic vacation with an international feel,” he says.
Matt Delany, our British Columbia specialist, says that this easy-to-access, culturally and naturally textured region is an emerging destination for ALA who specializes in immersive, multisport adventures for families and adults.
His favorite highlights on trips in and around the Whistler region include:
- Hiking through the coastal temperate rainforest into Joffre Lakes to witness the hanging Matier Glacier melting into the aquamarine waters of the lake below.
- Rafting the Elaho River in the Paradise Valley, fed by cascades and waterfalls from four pristine glacial systems.
- Gazing out from the alpine heights of Whistler to the distant Coastal Range, surrounded by massive ice fields, towering peaks and vibrant wild flowers.
For details please see Whistler – British Columbia Wilderness Adventure and Whistler Family – Mountains, Meadows & Wildlife Adventure.
Another one of our BC destinations is Vancouver Island. The programs include kayaking, biking, wine-tasting and touring the world-class Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Follow these links to Vancouver Island – Beaches, Black Bears, & Boreal Forests and Vancouver Island Family – Northwest Family Adventure.
All of these 6-day / 5-night multi-sport vacations combine adventure with high-end accommodations and are fully guided and nearly all-inclusive. The per person, double occupancy rates, exclusive of air to/from Vancouver (Whistler trips) or Victoria (Vancouver Island trips), start at $1,998 with child and single supplements available.