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Canada Pacific Coast

1 review
5 Days / 4 Nights
Vancouver to Vancouver
From USD$634 per person
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I would give it ten stars if it was possible.

Janet, New Eltham, United Kingdom

Experience the best of Vancouver Island on this popular 5-day self-drive exploring British Columbia's coastline and inside passage. Beginning in Vancouver you'll travel to Tofino for your choice of whale watching or cruising to view black bears. The world-famous Butchart Gardens are also included in Victoria, with its dazzling 50-acre display of magnificent flowers.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Vancouver to Tofino
Day 2
Tofino Sightseeing | Whale Watch or Black Bear Cruise
Day 3
Tofino to Victoria
Day 4
Victoria Sightseeing | Butchart Gardens
Day 5
Victoria to Vancouver

Day 1 Vancouver to Tofino (221 km/138 mi + Ferry) Depart Vancouver for Horseshoe Bay and sail for 1 hr 45 min on BC Ferries (ferry toll included) to Vancouver Island. At Nanaimo head west to Tofino on the rugged West Coast. En-route, picture stops should be made at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the splendour of 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar trees plus the Mars Water-Bombers at Sproat Lake, the world’s two largest water-bombers used for the sole purpose of putting out forest fires. After the Mars Water-Bombers, drive through the majestic Sutton Pass and the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains to arrive in Tofino around mid-afternoon.

Day 2 Tofino Choose Whale Watch or Black Bear Cruise You may wish to walk along the famed Long Beach, with its miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf, or explore the rain forests on a selection of well groomed trails. Also today, enjoy either a Whale Watch cruise in search of gray whales, humpback whales, sea lions, sea birds and resident bald eagles, or a Bear Viewing Cruise in search of black bears who head for the closest food source - the ocean!

Day 3 Tofino to Victoria (313 km/195 mi) Travel back to the East Coast of Vancouver Island and head south to Victoria. En-route stops should be made at the artist community of Chemainus, where you can admire the giant murals which adorn the exterior walls throughout the town and Duncan the “City of Totems”. If time permits visit the Quw’utsun’ Heritage Village which provides you with an insight into the lives of the northwest coast people (seasonal hours - admission not included).

Day 4 Victoria Exploring (Butchart Gardens) Today is free to explore Victoria, with its turn-of-the-century architecture, and British traditions such as high tea and shops full of woolens and china. Admission is included to the Butchart Gardens with its 50-acre display of magnificent colour.

Day 5 Victoria to Vancouver (69 km/43 mi) Leaving Victoria, drive north to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for a 90 min Ferry ride (ferry toll included) to Tsawwassen. On-board BC Ferries enjoy the scenery of the Gulf Islands as you cross the Strait of Georgia. From Tsawwassen continue on to downtown Vancouver where your Flexi Drive ends.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 4 nights
  • Return BC Ferries toll for vehicle & passengers between Vancouver and Vancouver Island
  • Choice of Whale Watch or Black Bear Cruise in Tofino
  • Admission to the Butchart Gardens
  • Travel Documentation

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls
  • BC Ferries reservation Fee

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Tofino / Ucluelet - Water’s Edge Shoreside Suites (One Bedroom Suite)
  • Victoria - Doubletree by Hilton Victoria (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Tofino / Ucluelet - Black Rock Oceanfront Resort (One Bedroom)
  • Victoria - Inn at Laurel Point (Laurel Wing Guest Room)

Moderate Grade

Waters Edge Shoreside Suites

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Tofino,Ucluelet

DoubleTree by Hilton Victoria

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Victoria

Superior Grade

Black Rock Ocean Front Resort

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Tofino,Ucluelet

Inn at Laurel Point

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Victoria

I would give it ten stars if it was possible.

I toured on the Vancouver, Whistler and Vancouver Island tour. It was brilliant. The bus drivers were very helpful and knowledgeable. The sea to sky experience was wonderful and it was great going to the top of the mountains and the cultural museum was very interesting. The whales very kindly decided to perform when I was whale watching. Apparently it was only the third time this year the marine biologist had seen them so active and of course the Butchart Gardens were magnificent. The three hotels in which I stayed were all first class. I could not fault anything, even the weather was hot and sunny. I would give it ten stars if it was possible.

Janet, New Eltham, United Kingdom

Departure dates

(Tour Code: SD2) Departs from Vancouver: Daily

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade

01 May - 28 May, 2020 29 May - 14 Jun, 2020 15 Jun - 15 Sep, 2020 16 Sep - 28 Sep, 2020 29 Sep - 30 Oct, 2020

$694
$790
$924
$790
$634

$1,198
$1,387
$1,654
$1,387
$1,082

$568
$633
$722
$633
$527

$108
$109
$109
$109
$108

Superior Grade

01 May - 28 May, 2020 29 May - 15 Sep, 2020 16 Sep - 28 Sep, 2020 29 Sep - 30 Oct, 2020

$931
$1,002
$941
$821

$1,673
$1,810
$1,689
$1,455

$726
$774
$734
$651

$108
$109
$109
$108

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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