Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights Vancouver
- 2 nights Whistler
- 2 nights Sunshine Coast
- 2 nights Quadra Island
- 2 nights Tofina
- 2 nights Victoria
Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK from your chosen airport. Flying into Vancouver, you will arrive same-day and be transferred to your hotel in Vancouver for the night.
Included: International flight, arrival transfer, hotel
Day 2: Free day in Vancouver
Vancouverites are a lucky bunch – they really can ski in the morning and hit the beach in the afternoon. The city is full of cool neighbourhoods, a multitude of great dining options and the wonderful Stanley Park where you can hire bikes or take a stroll around the 8km seawall. The suburbs favour an outdoor way of life and you’ll be able to mountain bike, hike and kayak to your heart's content.
Day 3: Vancouver to Whistler
Depart Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway for Whistler. Along the way you’ll pass the cascading Shannon Falls and climbing hotspot Stawamus Chief Rock.
Travel approx. 122kms
Included: Car hire, hotel
Day 4: Free day in Whistler
A year-round resort, Whistler alpine resort is nestled between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Take the Gondola to connect with the chair lift during summer months and you will be rewarded with some outstanding views out over the glaciers and snow capped peaks. Summer activities include mountain biking, hiking, water sports on numerous lakes and mountain top dining.
Included: Hotel, Gondola & chair lift ride
Day 5: Whistler to Sunshine Coast
Returning back to the Sea-to-Sky Highway, you’ll make your way to Horseshoe Bay for the 45 minute crossing to the Sunshine Coast. Cruise across the fjiord-like waters to a backdrop of glacier-topped peaks. Head along the coast on arrival, through fishing villages and past forests to your overnight accommodation.
Travel approx. 244kms
Included: Ferry crossing, hotel
Day 6: Free day in resort
Get ready for an adventure here on the Sunshine Coast! Your accommodation has many activities on offer and you can rent out equipment or go exploring on your own. There are guides on hand to offer advice and you can canoe, kayak, fish or hike in the wilderness and spot local wildlife. There are nearby islands, pristine lakes and dozens of waterfalls, cedar forests and even float plane tours or heli adventures should you wish.
Day 7: Sunshine Coast to Quadra Island
Crossing bays and islands today you will be heading towards Quadra Island and the Desolation Sound - it’s an impressive journey!
Travel approx. 78kms
Included: Hotel, BC Ferries to Saltery Bay, Vancouver Island and to Quadra Island
Day 8: Eco Wilderness Cruise into Desolation Sound
Cruise by zodiac through the breathtaking Desolation Sound, enjoying the Toba Inlet where you can seek out black bears in their natural habitat.
Included: Hotel, Zodiac tour
Day 9: Quadra Island to Tofino
Head back to Vancouver Island before taking the road south-west to Tofino. The coastline is rugged and you’ll pass centuries old cedar and fir trees, lakes, mountains and some majestic views before arriving in mid-afternoon.
Travel approx. 225kms
Included: Hotel, BC Ferries crossing to Vancouver Island
Day 10: Pacific Rim National Park
The highlight of today will be a 3 hour whale watching excursion at Clayoquat Sound, revealing sensational scenery and an array of wildlife, including Gray Whales, Sea Lions, Porpoises and Killer Whales. You may also wish to take a walk along Long Beach, famed for its pristine sands, or explore the rainforests and their well groomed trails.
Included: Hotel, whale watching excursion
Day 11: Tofino to Victoria
The destination today is Victoria, on the south east coast of Vancouver Island. There are some places of interest along the way, including the artist community of Chemainus and Duncan ‘the city of totems’.
Travel approx. 313kms
Day 12: Exploring Victoria
Today is at leisure to explore the city of Victoria. You’ll find British traditions such as high tea and shops full of woollens and china! Entrance is included into the Butchart Gardens.
Included: Hotel, Butchart Gardens admission
Day 13: Victoria to Vancouver
Enjoy the scenery of the Gulf Islands as you take the ferry back across the Strait of Georgia to the mainland today. This itinerary takes you back to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK – just let us know if you would like any alterations as this is a tailor-made itinerary and can be amended to suit you!
Included: BC Ferries crossing to Tsawwassen
Day 14: Arrive UK
Arrive back into the UK.