An Evergreen exclusive, the ‘You’re Invited’ program offers a unique and exclusive experiences where guests are welcomed into the lives of locals. These programs offer a unique opportunity to immerse in local cultures and have been chosen to provide you with a better understanding of the areas you visit.
Dinner in Butchart Family Residence
Fur Trader Feast in Sun Peaks
In the mountain town of Sun Peaks British Columbia, a local character will take you on a journey into the history of the Voyageurs and Fur Traders that first settled in the region back in the late 1700s. The evening includes a presentation on the history of Fur Trading and an authentic feast.
Dinner at Jasper stables
Get to know the hidden gem of Jasper, a peaceful township in the midst of Jasper National Park with a Canadian Rockies evening. At the foothills of Pyramid Mountain enjoy an authentic Western-style dinner at the Jasper Stables. Great food, good music and a roaring fire will guarantee a boot-stompin' good time!
Dinner and wilderness walk in Jasper
This evening we journey to the foothills of Pyramid Mountain for dinner. Following this authentic Canadian Rockies Western style meal, you will be treated to a wilderness presentation and short wilderness walk. You will learn about the lives and habitats of local fauna that include black and grizzly bears, wolves, elk, deer and of course beavers.
Breakfast at the Aquarium in Vancouver
Enter the Vancouver Aquarium before it opens and have breakfast with a spectacular variety of marine life from all over the planet.
Breakfast with the Bears - Vancouver
Get up close to Grouse Moutains' resident grizzly bears Grinder and Coola. Enjoy early access to the mountain for a unique “breakfast with the bears” and watch Grinder and Coola explore their habitat. You’ll learn all about them and bear conservation from experienced staff before heading to the Grizzly Lookout Cafe for a beary delicious breakfast.
Dinner First Nations - Whistler, British Columbia
Learn about Canada’s First Nation’s Culture while visiting the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nations surrounded by spectacular Blackcomb Mountain. Enjoy the history and heritage of these people that have coexisted since time immemorial. Break bannock with these fascinating people and indulge in a traditional BBQ dinner that includes local fresh fish, flora and wild game from their traditional lands.
Explore the award winning culinary scene of Whistler on a dine-around dinner. This evening you will be met by a local culinary expert and taken to experience three differing dining destinations. Each course allows you to taste a different part of Whistler’s delights.
Dining First Nation Shuswap - Chase, British Columbia
In the tranquil Little Shuswap region with views of mountains and the panoramic Lake you will learn about the traditions of the Shuswap people. To the people of the Little Shuswap the region is known at Skwlax or black bear. Following the cultural tour you will indulge in a BBQ dinner that specializes in local cuisine.
Sled-dog mushing - Talkeetna Alaska
Learn about the grueling sport of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, held annually in March and the winter training program to prepare the dogs. You will visit the home of champion mushers Kathleen Holden and Jerry Sousa, see a demonstration of sled harnessing, meet the dogs and perhaps get a chance to hold and play with future champions, the puppies.
Sled-dog mushing – Yukon
Get a taste of the Yukon dog-sled experience while visiting the home of Yukon Quest legend Frank Turner who share his acreage with 125 Alaskan Huskies who are born, raised and retire at the ranch. Learn how integral dog sledding is to the Yukon history, then be served a home-cooked lunch to round off this authentic Yukon experience.
Sled-dog mushing – Big Lake Alaska
Live the Alaskan Iditarod with a visit to four time champion Martin Buser’s home and kennel. Martin Buser began mushing at age seventeen in Switzerland and is a compelling presence. His presentations are inspiring, motivational, educational and fun. Meet the canine champions of the Martin Buser Idatarod teams and take a virtual trip along the Iditarod Trail.
Discovery Tour and Dance – Ottawa
You will travel to a camp on Victoria Island near Ottawa. You'll then tour the native village and discover the diversity of Aboriginal cultures across Canada. Following the tour, be treated to a vibrant and interactive performance of traditional Pow Wow dance concluding with a shared "friendship dance".
Cabane a Sucre –Eastern Canada
Enjoy a true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional Sugar Shack in the countryside and its country charm. Learn how to make maple candy and then partake in a delicious French Canadian lunch that showcases traditional fare while enjoying toe tappin’ folk music and perhaps a little jig!
Broadway Show in New York
Take in New York culture with a Broadway show, the pinnacle of theatrical performance. Tonight you will get together with your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner followed by an entertaining Broadway show. This truly is a special event that is a must do when visiting New York City.
Amish Farm and Feast - Pennsylvania
Travel through the Lancaster County, home of the religious Amish and Mennonite communities. Known for simple and traditional culture while avoiding modern conveniences, you will experience the way of the Amish on a tour through a local village. Joined by a local guide, learn about the faith and traditional way of life.
Tour Ryman Auditorium