Bus Trips

For the latest schedule and to register, please visit the City of Coquitlam registration page.


Vancouver Christmas Market and Van Dusen Festival of Lights: December 10, 2022  $114.00

Christmas fantasy comes to life with 1.4 million bulbs at VanDusen Garden’s Festival of Lights and an authentic German Christmas Market featuring Bavarian-style shops, food, drink and a ride on the Christmas Carousel. Purchase your own food and drinks of choice.
• Admission to VanDusen Festival of Lights
• Admission to Vancouver Christmas Market
• Christmas Carousel ticket
Proof of Vaccination Required.
Leave Glen Pine at 1:45 p.m. Estimated return at 8:15 p.m.
Leave Dogwood at 2 p.m. Estimated return at 8 p.m.


Chinese New Year Celebration: January 22, 2023  $109.00

This exciting, fun-filled event features lion dances, marching bands, parade floats, martial arts performances, cultural dance troupes, firecrackers, and more. The parade includes over 3,000 people from various cultural and community groups in Vancouver.
Leave Glen Pine at 9:15 a.m. Estimated return at 4:45 p.m.
Leave Dogwood at 9:30 a.m. Estimated return at 4:30 p.m.
Activity Level: Easy Level
Chinese New Year Parade (chair included)
• Chinatown Plaza covered viewpoint
• Peaceful Restaurant Lunch
• Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
This is an ENJOY the Journey all-inclusive trip.


Northwest Flower and Garden Show (USA): February 18, 2023  $119.00

The Washington State Convention Centre in Seattle hosts The 2023 Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Take 4 hours free time to explore six acres of flowers, plants, gardens, exhibits, seminars and many other features.
Leave Glen Pine at 8 a.m. Estimated return at 8:15 p.m.
Leave Dogwood at 8:15 a.m. Estimated return at 8 p.m.
Activity Level: Easy Level
• Northwest Flower & Garden Show
• 4 hours free time at show
• Haggen Washroom / Food Stops – Meals on your own.
• MUST HAVE PASSPORT/TRAVEL and INSURANCE DOCUMENTS for the USA.
This is an ENJOY the Journey Tour.


Afternoon Tea and a Ride on the Westcoast Express: February 27, 2023  $129.00  

Visit Adonia Tea House in Kerrisdale for an eight-piece assortment of homemade finger sandwiches, pastries and a scone, accompanied by your choice of tea. See a morning tea demonstration at the Chinese Tea Shop and ride the West Coast Express departing Vancouver at 3:50pm arriving at Mission Station at 5:05pm.
Leave Glen Pine at 9:45 a.m. Estimated return at 6 p.m.
Leave Dogwood at 10 a.m. Estimated return at 6:15 p.m.
Activity Level: Easy Level
• Adonia Afternoon Tea
• Chinese Tea Shop Demonstration
• West Coast Express Ticket
This is an ENJOY the Journey all-inclusive trip.


Queen of Peace Monastery: March 7, 2023  $119.00

This Dominican Nun’s Monastery is located at the base of Cloudburst Mountain in the Squamish Valley. Meet Sister Claire, witness the sisters singing their morning hymns and visit the monastery’s chapel and unique gift shop. Enjoy a walk on the Squamish River and lunch at the Squamish Valley Golf Club.
Leave Glen Pine at 8:15 a.m. Estimated return at 5:15 p.m.
Leave Dogwood at 8:30 a.m. Estimated return at 5 p.m.
Activity Level: Easy Level
Queen of Peace Monastery Tour
• Dominican Nun’s Daily Singing
• Squamish River Walk
• Lunch Squamish Valley Golf Club
This is an ENJOY the Journey all-inclusive trip.


Fantastico Italiano! March 30, 2023  $129.00

The definitive Italian experience starts in Little Italy with a brief history and Italiancoffee. Enjoy an authentic Italian lunch at Arriva Ristorante on Commercial Drive, a sweet treat and shopping time at Bosa Foods. Finish at the Italian Cultural Centre for indoor group bocce fun and access to the museum art gallery.
Leave Glen Pine at 8:45 a.m. Estimated return at 5 p.m.
Leave Dogwood at 9 a.m. Estimated return at 4:45 p.m.
Activity Level: Easy Level
Little Italy Coffee
• Arriva Ristorante Lunch
• Italian Cultural Centre
• Bocce playing or watching
• Bosa Foods Sweet Treat
This is an ENJOY the Journey all-inclusive trip.


Register for these trips on the City of Coquitlam Recreation Registration site.

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BUS TRIP ADVICE

Arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. The bus will not wait for any late-comers.
• Return times are approximate.
• Dress appropriately for the weather and trip.
• When you register, inform the front desk if you need to bring a wheelchair or a walker. We require a minimum two week notification to arrange wheelchair transportation.
• The walker/wheelchair must be very compact and portable. If an attendant is required, this person must register as a participant and pay full fare as bus trip volunteers cannot assist with lifting or pushing wheelchairs.
• Trips are non-transferable. If you are unable to make the trip, please notify the front desk to confirm alternative arrangements.
• Please take note of Glen Pine Extended Parking requirements.
• For trips to the USA:
» Bring your valid travel documentation (passport, enhanced drivers license).
» It is your responsibility to buy extra medical insurance.
» Be aware that laws prohibit some merchandise from being brought back across the border.

NOTE: Bus trip pick up spots are at Dogwood and Glen Pine (Spirit Square on Burlington Drive across from City Hall, meet in the Hub when Glen Pine is open). These are the only designated stops or pick ups. Prices include school bus transportation unless otherwise stated.
REFUND POLICY: Full refund shall be issued if the request is made five days in advance of the bus trip.
No refund under five days. If a bus trip is full, place your name on the wait list. There is a strong possibility that another bus can be booked or another day planned. For theatre performances, we try our best to have you sit with whom you wish but there is no guarantee. We do our best to make the trip accessible and accommodate participation.
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