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WESTCOAST Sightseeing Merges with Vancouver Trolley Company to Offer Enhanced Services to Visitors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA  (June 13, 2017) – WESTCOAST Sightseeing, a premier tour operator based in Vancouver, BC, is pleased to announce its merger with the Vancouver Trolley Company, which offers year-round sightseeing experiences onboard the city’s only fleet of San Francisco style trolleys. Effective June 30, 2017, this new venture brings together two of the industry’s most reputable organizations and will help to accommodate the ongoing growth and demand within British Columbia’s tourism market.

“We are excited to have both of our companies operating together, which will strengthen our position, and further establish our organization as an industry leader,” says Robert Safrata, Chief Executive Officer of WESTCOAST Sightseeing. “During the 2017 season, it is business as usual, and we will operate as separate entities. Moving forward, the combined management teams will work together to leverage each of our strengths and continue to create outstanding experiences for our local guests and those visiting from around the world.”

Renowned as one of Vancouver’s best and most experienced tour companies, WESTCOAST Sightseeing was selected by owner Jim Storie of Vancouver Trolley Company to continue the legacy he and his team have built over their 21 years in business. This newly formed merger enables both companies to offer improved routes and services, provide operational efficiencies, and be better equipped to strategically grow the brand. Now with more than 200 employees, seven core tours, and a combined fleet of approximately 80 vehicles, including open-top Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing buses, tour buses, highway coaches, and San Francisco style trolleys, WESTCOAST Sightseeing is now one of the largest sightseeing tour companies in British Columbia.

For more information or to book a tour with WESTCOAST Sightseeing, please visit westcoastsightseeing.com, or call 604-451-1600. For the Vancouver Trolley Company, go to
vancouvertrolley.com or 604-801-5515. You may also visit us on our social media channels at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About WESTCOAST Sightseeing

WESTCOAST Sightseeing has been providing premier tours throughout Vancouver and British Columbia since its inception in 1984. The Gray Line affiliated organization operates year-round, and offers an array of sightseeing options including: Hop-On, Hop-Off, ski transfers between Vancouver and Whistler, and charter services. Guided tours provide a personalized experience with a professional driver/guide. Departing daily from Vancouver to Victoria, Whistler, and North Vancouver, WESTCOAST Sightseeing offers local and international guests the option to visit a number of renowned excursions such as, the Vancouver Aquarium, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, Butchart Gardens, and more.

About Vancouver Trolley Company

The Vancouver Trolley Company is Vancouver’s original Hop-On, Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour. It features live and informative commentary, onboard San Francisco-style trolleys, where guests learn what makes Vancouver such a spectacular city. With 33 stops, year-round, Vancouver Trolley is the easiest and most flexible way for visitors to enjoy the city’s most popular areas and attractions, including: Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gastown, Chinatown, and more. Evening tours are offered all summer to Capilano Suspension Bridge, and Grouse Mountain. The company also operates Coach Services – a fleet of highway coaches, mini buses, and trolleys for charter groups, airport transfers, conferences, and special events.

Media Contact:

Nancy Dery
Sloane Street Communications
604-202-1453
nancy@sloanestreet.ca

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