I would like to welcome all the Coasters who have joined the great adventure. There is no other old car tour of its kind in the world. We will spend 55 plus days traveling coast to coast exploring Canada’s diverse cultures and unique scenery. The Provincial Coordinators will find the best of the best in each of their provinces. You will enjoy experiences that no other tour can provide.
A few pieces of housekeeping:
$450.00 per person due December 31, 2020
Deposit of $200.00 per Vehicle due August 30, 2018
Deduct deposit from the Registration Fee on final 2020 payment.
Cheques payable to:
9629 Johnson Rd
This includes: Extensive Tour Book with daily routes and events, Opening luncheon, Closing Banquet, Facility rental at Saanich fairgrounds (Victoria) and St. John’s NL. Your tour clothing, tour licence plate, 50 trading collector lapel pins, Laminated ID lanyard, Portfolio case, 5 million dollar tour liability insurance (5 years) This is tour insurance and not vehicle insurance, NAACC membership (5years)
All overhead costs; phone, mailing and a lot of miscellaneous expenses. There are no paid individuals, all coordinators etc. are volunteers.
Camping fees, en route group meals, admissions to attractions, and special events, We do compile a list of all the extras that are offered to the Coasters by various car clubs and organizations. If the committee feels the cost is exorbitant we will not offer a prepay option and you will be able to pay at the entrance. Again as we prepay these it is often difficult to obtain refunds.
Deposit: We require a $200.00 per vehicle deposit paid by August 30, 2018, the balance paid by December 31, 2020. This is fully refundable prior to December 30th, 2021
Refunds: Most items are prepaid before the tour begins; we do our best to provide refunds.
A refund will be given to those cancelling the tour prior to December 30, 2021, less clothing costs, after that date a refund will be given if someone fills your tour spot.
Refunds: After the tour begins refunds are difficult to get. This was a major problem on previous tours as once booked and pre-paid many places refused to give money back.
Pre-paid Personal Expenses not cover by the registration fee:
Camping, we arrange and pre-book camping. These can include regular campgrounds, City parks, Recreation/sports Centres, etc. A survey of fifty Coasters indicated that City parks and Rec Centers were preferred over campgrounds.
These are prepaid before the tour begins.
At times we are doubled up and we cannot guarantee electric power. If you need power it is your responsibility to use an inverter or generator.
Motels, we try to block motel/hotel accommodations as close to the campground as possible. Motels are not prepaid, these are booked and paid by the individual. You can book other accommodation.
Bus tours, At many location we arrange bus tours as there isn’t parking for all the cars on local tours, these tours include many tourist attractions across Canada.
Group meals, as we travel some car clubs and community groups have group meals for us. This is arranged and prepaid before the tour starts. They are a great social event.
Vehicle, the vehicle must be 25 years old and be of interest to the public to be part of the tour.
We will not allow a modern vehicle to accompany the tour. If your car won't be ready contact us as early as possible so we can add someone from the wait list.
We don't allow tag a longs.
We do several car shows as we travel and you should be proud to show the vehicle you are traveling with. This is not just a drive across Canada, it is a special vehicle tour and your ride should represent the spirit of past tours. THE VEHICLE MUST BE INTERESTING TO THE PUBLIC, CONDITION DOESN'T MATTER, WE HAVE DRIVERS NOT TRAILER QUEENS.
Starting City, All the past tours start where the last tour ended, the 2022 Pre-tour will start in St. John’s Newfoundland on June 30th, 2022 with the tour leaving on July 5th.
Questions, if you have a question no matter how small send us an email or give us a phone call. Asking someone else doesn’t always get the right answer. Get the facts from the Coordinators.
At the Nakusp Coaster get together we had a raffle and collected all the bottles and cans. The raffle raised $295.00 and the bottles and cans raised another $48.20.
After some discussion with several people we decided to use Kiva. It's not a one time donation, Kiva lends the money to individuals interest free.The borrower pays it back in small installments so we can lent it again. We pick who to lend to from a list of applicants. I've been involved for several years with my own account and improved the lives of several people all over the world. Some will disagree with this decision but none have come forward to express this directly to Dorothy or myself. We would lend to Canadians but none have asked for a loan, just handouts.
You can check the Coaster Kiva site at https://www.kiva.org/lender/canadian2329
This site shows who we have lent to and what our loan is for. I normally loan increments of $25.00. If you click on the individual pictures you will see what the loan was for, some history and how much is aid back. Once our balance gets above $25.00 we loan to another individual.
I have worked for many years with Habitat for Humanity building houses around the world. I see how grateful people are with their pride in ownership and it's because the house isn't a handout as they pay back a mortgage.
website is still under construction, you can also check our 2017 site at www.canadiancoasters.ca
Expences not included