8-Day Vancouver to ColumbiaIce Icefield, Okanagan Lake and Jasper National Park Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-VAN-177A
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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8-Day Vancouver to ColumbiaIce Icefield, Okanagan Lake and Jasper National Park Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Thu,Fri (2022-06-01 To 2022-08-31)

Highlights :

Explore the great wonders of the Kamloops Sunmore Ginseng Factory.

Visit the Last Spike and Bow Falls.

Explore the great Yoho National Park and all that it has to offer.

Visit the Okanagan Lake and Banff National Park.

Experience how bee’s make honey at the Vernon Planet Bee Honey Farm.

Itinerary

Airport Pick-up Information:

1. Complimentary airport pick-up service of Vancouver International Airport (YVR): 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 17:00. Need to wait at the airport for other passengers to transfer to the hotel according to the bus schedule.

2. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) paid pick-up and drop-off: For arrival flights between 07:00-23:00, the first 2 passengers will be charged $90 (USD$75), and each additional guest will be charged $20 (USD$18), with a maximum of one order 4 people.

3. All guests who arrive (exit) before 11:30 in the morning can participate in the 3-hour Vancouver tour for free. Please wait in the airport lobby and depart from the airport at 13:00.

4. The check in time of the hotel is 15:00, customers arriving in advance can deposit their luggage at the front desk and arrange their own itinerary.

5. If pick-up service is included in the guest's itinerary, please be sure to provide accurate flight information and arrival times at the designated pick-up location. As a result of any inaccurate information provided or an airport pick-up mistake, the travel agency reserves the right to provide second transfer service or charge additional airport pick-up fee which should be paid by customer.

Vancouver Arrival Domestic flight arrival At Claim Belt #3
International flight arrival Arriving Hall Information Center
Cruise Terminal Pan Pacific Hotel Entrance, free pick-up time is 11:30
Quick shuttle station

Free Transfer from River Rock Casino Hotel Entrance

free pick-up time is 18:00

 

Seattle paid pick-up information:

1. Seattle paid airport pick-up is only available in summer: 04/15/2022-10/15/2022: Friday, Saturday, 06/01/2022-09/03/2022: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

2. Seattle paid airport pick-up: one-way $79 CAD (USD$68)/person, round-trip $140 CAD (USD$120)/person, each way service fee $12 USD/CAD/person.

3. At other times, guests can take the Seattle shuttle Quick Shuttle to and from Vancouver at their own expense (Richmond Station is in front of the River Rock Casino Hotel), the company can arrange a bus to pick up guests from Richmond Station to and from the hotel.

4. If you need to arrange a paid airport pick-up service in Seattle, please be sure to specify and order when placing the order. It cannot be arranged temporarily.

Seattle Arrival

Seattle Tacoma  International Airport (SEA)

Bus departs from the Baggage 4-5 Claim area outside door number 6  in Bays 4-5

Departure time: 12:15

Downtown Seattle

Space Needle 

Departure time: 13:45

Seattle Cruise Terminal

Pier 66 or 91

Departure time: 13:15

 

 

Hotel: Hampton Inn / Accent Inn / Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel or Similar.

Named after Queen Victoria, lies the city of Victoria! Victoria is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. It is one of the oldest cities. Victoria has retained a large number of its historic buildings and famous landmarks like the Parliament Buildings. 

Itinerary:

Vancouver → BC ferry (optional, 90 mins) → The Butchart Gardens (optional, 60 mins) → Chinatown (20 mins) → The Parliament Buildings (60 mins) → Victoria Mile Zero Monument (20 mins) → BC ferry (optional, 90 mins) → Vancouver

Hotel: Hampton Inn / Accent Inn / Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel or Similar.


Attractions

Chinatown (Victoria), BC

The China Town in Victoria is the oldest China Town in the whole of Canada and is the second oldest in North America. It was established in mid-19th century and remains an active place.

The Butchart Gardens, BC

The colorful Butchart Gardens cover the area of 22 hectors. They present soul-sapping scenery of nature in its bloom and different kinds of entertainment and eateries to the visitors.

Departing from Vancouver in the morning, along Highway No. 1 across Canada, passing through the Lower Mainland of the Fraser Valley, passing the filming location of "First Blood", which is also a beautiful town during the gold rush a hundred years ago - Hope Town. Then go to Kelowna, the hometown of fruits in BC, take a dip in Okanagan Lake to look for the lake monster "Ogopogo" in Indian mythology, visit the local famous "VQA" winery, taste red and white wines and buy the world Famous Canadian Icewine. Then head to Grizzly/Golden Town for accommodation.

Itinerary:

Vancouver → Drive through Fraser Valley → Kelowna → Okanagan Lake (15 mins) → The Last Spike (30 mins) → Revelstoke / Golden

Hotel: Sandmon Hotel / Coast Hotel / Trvelodge Inn or Similar.

 


Attractions

Lake Okanagan, BC

It is actually a lake located in British Columbia, more precisely in the Okanagan valley. According to the statistics the width of the lake is 5km and the length is 135 km. The superficial area of the lake is 348 km.

Last Spike, BC

Last Spike or Canadian Pacific Railway was actually the final driven spike into the Canadian pacific Railway. The event was held in November 7th, 1885.

Today, we will first go to Yoho National Park to visit Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge. Then go to Lake Louise, known as the "Rocky Mountain Sapphire", surrounded by mountains on three sides with beautiful scenery. Then came to the crystal clear Moraine Lake, surrounded by jagged valleys, like a jewel. In the afternoon, visit the famous town of Banff. There are gift shops and delicious food on both sides of Banff Avenue in the town. You can also take the Banff Gondola to enjoy the beauty of the Rocky Mountain.
 
Itinerary:
Revelstoke / Golden → Yoho National Park → Natural Bridge (30 mins) → Emerald Lake & Lunch (2 hours) → Banff National Park → Moraine Lake (30 mins) → Bow Falls (15 mins) → Banff Town (60 mins) → Banff Gondola (75 mins, Mandatory)

 

Hotel: Irwins Hotel / Rundlestone Lodge / Red Carpet Inn or Similar.


Attractions

Banff Gondola, AB

Banff Gondola is a vantage point atop Sulphur Mountain to get the magnificent view of six mountain ranges. The Gondola is open year-round and offers bird-eye view and summit walks.

Banff National Park, AB

Banff National Park is world premium destination having mountains, valleys, glaciers, meadows, forests and rivers. Camping, hiking, evening programs and explorers programs for kids are the major highlights.

Banff Town, AB

You can experience the spectacular beauty of Canadian Rock Mountains, glacial lakes, wildlife, hot springs and the best authentic art and cultural blend in the small town of Banff.

Bow Falls, AB

Twisting its way through tall mountains, Bow falls makes a picturesque view. Walk along the trail to get to the top of the rushing waterfall.

Emerald Lake, BC

The beautiful lake with the breathtaking views and amazing views in British Columbia is known as Emerald Lake. The lake is highly popular among tourists in California.

Natural Bridge, BC

Natural Bridge is rather a waterfall attraction in the Yoho National Park in British Columbia. The Kicking Horse River which flows beneath almost literally disappeared under the bridge span which seems like rocks wedged together. A certain roar of the waterfall is heard as it disappears under the span and gushes out at the end of the span.

Yoho National Park, BC

The Western Continental Divide Slope in British Columbia at the Rocky Mountains of Canada is known as Yoho National Park. The park was established in the year of 1886.

Today we will visit the beautiful Peyto Lake in Banff National Park. Then head to Johnston Canyon in the Rocky Mountains, a breathtaking natural attraction in Banff National Park. Afterwards, come to the world-famous Columbia Glacier, you can take a giant snowmobile to the 300-meter-deep Altabasga Glacier, allowing you to come into contact with the relics left by the second ice age. Then come to the Glacier Glass Bridge and Ada Pascal Falls next to the Columbia Ice Field. Overnight in Hinton.
 
Itinerary:
Banff National Park → Johnston Canyon (45 mins) → Peyto Lake (30 mins) → ColumbiaIce Icefield (3 hours, you can participate in Giant Snowmobile and Glacier Glass Bridge, Mandatory) → Athabasca Falls (30 mins) ) → Hinton

Hotel: Super 8 Hinton or Similar.


Attractions

Banff National Park, AB

Banff National Park is world premium destination having mountains, valleys, glaciers, meadows, forests and rivers. Camping, hiking, evening programs and explorers programs for kids are the major highlights.

Columbia Icefield, AB

Columbia Icefield, AB Cain the Rocky Mountains of North America, the largest icefield is known as Columbia Icefield. It has the elevation of 3000 meters and located in Alberta.

Icefield, AB

The largest icefield in the North America’s Rocky Mountains is known as Icefield. It has an elevation of 3000 meters and based on area of 325 kilometers square.

Johnston Canyon, AB

The Johnston Canyon is an absolute marvel of scenic beauty and is a tourist attraction. It is located in the well-known Banff National park. The source elevation of the area is 2500m

Peyto Lake, AB

The beautiful Banff National Park in Canadian Rockies has a glacier-fed lake known as Peyto Lake. The parkway ice fields are simply accessible from this location.

In the morning, go to Jasper town for sightseeing. The fashionable shopping malls on Patricia Street, restaurants and lively entertainment venues from all over the world, the old railway station and the quiet chapel are very lively. Then head to Maligne Lake, the largest in the Rocky Mountains, where there is the most famous Elf Island in the world. Then head to Maligne Canyon. Going down, we'll head to BC's second oldest Mount Robson Park and the geographic wonder of Shebahe Falls. Overnight at Sun Peaks Resort.

Itinerary:
Hinton → Jasper National Park → Maligne Lake (30 mins) → Maligne Canyon (30 mins) → Jasper Town & Lunch (90 minutes) → Mount Robson Park (30 minutes → Spahats Falls (40 mins) ) → Sun Peak

Hotel: Coast Sundance lodge Or Similar.


Attractions

Jasper National Park, AB

The Jasper National Park is the largest national park in Canada, it is spread on an area of 10,878 km2. The park is a really beautiful place and has all things like springs, lakes and waterfalls.

Jasper Town, AB

Jasper Town is the center of the Jasper National Park and is a specialized municipality in Western Alberta. Jasper Town was officially recognized and established on 20th July 2001.

In the morning, enter Ganlu City in the semi-desert area, which is the famous production place of ginseng in BC. The guests will visit the planting and processing factory of ginseng, and the special person will explain the cultivation and curative effect of ginseng, and have the opportunity to taste authentic ginseng tea. Then pass through Merritt, a grassland area dominated by animal husbandry and forestry, where the famous movie "Ju Luoji" was filmed. Then drive back to Vancouver.
 
Itinerary:
Sun Peak → Kamloops → Sunmore Ginseng Factory (45 mins) → Hope Town (30 mins) → Vancouver

 

Hotel: Hampton Inn / Accent Inn / Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel or Similar.


Attractions

Kamloops Ginseng Farm, BC

It is the name of a Ginseng Farm which is family owned and which is located in British Columbia which itself is a very famous province of Canada. It is very near to the Kamloops area.

Kamloops, BC

It is a popular city which is located in British Columbia region. The city is located right at the place where both the south and north of Thompson Rivers meet each other. Hiking trails and resorts are the main attraction of the city.

Please select the one-day tour you want to go when you make a reservation, and you can click on the blue font to view the specific itinerary.

Option 2: Whistler 1-Day Tour  Price: USD$60/CAD70 per person

Option 3: Victoria 1-Day Tour Price: USD$76 /CAD90 per person


Attractions

Whistler, BC

The British Columbian Province has a resort in the Coast Mountains South Pacific Ranges of Canada. It is said to be as Whistler. It was incorporated as Municipality in 1975. The Regional district is Squamish Lillooet.


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.​

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.


What's Excluded

 JS Mandatory Fee: including Banff Gondola+ Bus+ Glacier Adventure+ National Pass for $143 for Adult and Senior and $80 for Child per person.
 
 Victoria Mandatory Fee:  Lake Louise Gondola+ Bus+ Glacier Adventure+ National Pass Ticket for $135 for Adult and Senior and $80 for Child per person.
 
  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $10/person.

  Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.

  Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $12 minimum per person. 

  Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages, and laundry services which are private room services.

  Services related to travel insurance.

  Other personal expenses.

Important: We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with a discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, BC $48.00 $17.00 $48.00
FlyOver Canada, BC $28.00 $21.00 $28.00
Rocky Mountain 5-Day Meals, CA $220.00 $193.00 $220.00
Sea to Sky Gondola, BC $48.00 $16.00 $48.00
Whistler Gondola & Peak2Peak, BC $63.00 $30.00 $63.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Complimentary Pickup from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) 9:00, 11:00, 1:00, and 5:00. Passengers will wait for others to transfer to the hotel according to the bus schedule.
  • Free Cruise Pickup, Cruise Terminal, Pan Pacific Hotel Entrance at 11:30 AM.
  • Free Transfer from River Rock Casino Hotel Entrance (Quick shuttle station) at 6:00 AM
  • Seattle paid airport pick-up
    (+$68/person will be charged for selecting this location)

Return Location

  • Kindly book your flights (For domestic) to depart from Vancouver International Airport after 9:30 PM and (For international) after 10:30 PM.
  • Guests who are not participating in day trip will be arranged to take the airport shuttle bus to Vancouver Airport between 7:00 -10:00PM.
  • Seattle paid airport pick-up
  • Depart from Vancouver in the morning and arrive at Seattle Airport in the afternoon, please book a domestic flight departing after 4:30) Or international flights departing after 5:30

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter what the reason of cancellation is no refund or reschedule for any cancellation request made with in last 7 days of departure date. Even if the cancellation request comes in because of COVID.

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

⇒  15 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  8-15 days prior to departure - 55% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  7 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is this processing fee will be deducted from each refund.

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​If you wish to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. A reschedule fees of $25 or 6% (which one is higher) will be applied. Please note that all reschedule requests should be made before 18 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration shall not be entertained.​

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

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