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KVLU announces summer 2011 trip to Canadian Rockies

Lamar University public radio KVLU-FM announced this week that plans are in place for a trip through the Canadian Rockies by rail July 18-26, 2011.

An informational meeting on the trip is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the lecture hall of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main St. in downtown Beaumont.

Being organized in conjunction with Collette Travel, the trip will take travelers through some of the most scenic vistas on the North American continent, traveling through British Columbia from Vancouver to Calgary and staying in some of the finest resorts, including the renowned “Castle in the Mountains,” the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, said Melanie Dishman, KVLU co-manager for advancement.
Part of the trip will include an overnight stay aboard “The Canadian,” the famous rail car with a dome that offers a 360-degree view of the glaciers. Other highlights of the 9-day trip are Pyramid Falls, Maligne Canyon, Lake Louise, Athabasca Falls and the Columbia Icefields.

“For the sixth year in a row, KVLU is pleased to sponsor another exciting travel adventure,” Dishman said. “We put a lot of thought into what kind of trip we wanted to offer for this year, and Canada was at the top of the list.”

The cost of the trip is $4,199 for double rates and includes airfare, 13 meals and first-class accommodations. The deadline to make reservations is Feb. 18, with discounts available for early bookings. A complete itinerary of the nine-day excursion with full details is available at Interested travelers may also call Dishman at (409) 880-8164 with any questions.

KVLU, at 91.3 on the FM dial, is a public radio station licensed to Lamar University with broadcast studios located on the main campus. Serving a five-county region, KVLU is in its 37th year of service to Southeast Texas.