Map #3 - Sunday July 9th
Map #2 - Saturday July 8th
Map #1 - Friday July 7th
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VANCOUVER ISLAND TOUR BRITS ON THE BEACH
             Vancouver Island Tour and Brits on the Beach
This event will be a 3-day weekend event on July 7-9th.


                                          Thursday July 6th           
Early arrival for the tour - to allow for early start next day and so you won't have to get up Really early to catch the early ferry!

                                              Friday July 7th
Meet at 9pm at Tigh Na Mara for the start of the tour,   ending in Ladysmith
A dinner, get together, and semi meeting with the Island folk is planned at the Fox and Hound at 6pm.

                                         Saturday July 8th       
Meet in Chemainus at the Best Western Hotel at 9:15pm for the start of the days tour via the Malahat and return to Chemainus at, and if you desire, dinner at the Horseshoe Pub

                                          Sunday July 9th          
Meet at the Best Western Hotel, Chemainus,  and drive to Transfer Beach in Ladysmith, for the Brits on the Beach  . Meet time to be announced.
       
We will be stopping at several locations, bring your GPS or Phone app so that
you can keep up with the group or drive ahead, depending on your preferences.

TOUR - July 7, 2023 Friday   Tigh Na Mara to Ladysmith
Meeting Point  -Tigh na Mara
Start time 9:00am
Exit 19A at Temple Store (top end of Parksville)
Left onto Wright St.
Right onto 19A
Proceed on 19A to Milner Gardens (optional)
Milner Gardens
Pit Stop
Back to Highway 4 and turn right
Turn right westbound onto BC 4A to proceed to Coombs
Stop at the Old Country Market in Coombs (shopping and lunch)
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre (Optional)
Englishman River Regional Park
Proceed onto 4A (North) and turn right at 19A
Junction to Northwest Bay Road.
Turn Left at the junction of Northwest Bay Road and BC 19
Left onto Cedar Road
Stay on Cedar Road
Return onto BC 19 from Cedar Road
Continue onto Yellow Point Road here
Turn left back on to Cedar Road
Turn right off Highway 1 onto High Street
The end of this tour will be here.
End of today's tour

TOUR - July 8, 2023 Saturday 
Start time: 0915 hours.
Meeting Point: Best Western Hotel - Chemainus
We will drive side roads as much as possible, stops will include:
Duncan Saturday Market - beside Duncan City Hall, lots of interesting vendors (optional)
Bridgeman’s Bistro - Mill Bay for lunch (optional)
Malahat Skywalk - admission is required, see their website:
Unsworth Winery - a restaurant is also there, as are very nice wines available for purchase.
Enrico Winery - the current location of E.C.A.I.P. (English Car Affair in the Park - Old English Car Club) - limited food available and very nice wine for purchase.
Horseshoe Bay Pub: We can sit outside, and enjoy the company there, location is across the road from Best Western Chemainus.  If weather doesn’t allow, we can eat inside


Brits on the Beach - July 9, 2023 Sunday
Start time 8:30am
from Best Western Chemainus to Transfer Beach (Ladysmith, B.C.) to attend Brits on the Beach
Meeting Point: Best Western Hotel - Chemainus
We will drive on Chemainus Road north from Chemainus Best Western to the junction with the TCH and proceed north, watch a few hundred meters for signs pointing you to turn right to Transfer Beach (Brits on the Beach venue) and continue down until you see the beach, you will see volunteers waiting to the right to guide you into the parking area.  This will take all of ten minutes from the starting point.
Note: Remember to bring a hamper of nonperishable food (I normally bring about $20.00 worth from the local supermarket in Chemainus), or an equivalent funds donation to present at entry, there is no fee to enter the car show.  Proceeds go to the Ladysmith food bank.  Bringing a picnic lunch with you and folding chairs is suggested.  You will be directed to park the best way to get a shady spot is to arrive by say 0845 hours, remember that there will likely be upwards of 250 cars arriving on site.
Following the event, by 1600 hours, you should be able to head north to Departure Bay or Duke Point or south towards Victoria. 


TOUR DETAILS AND MAPS
Map 1 July 7
Map2 July 8
Map3 July 9
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MAPS