10 NIGHTS GUIDE PRICE £3,300
Canada is proud to showcase awe-inspiring vistas of towering mountains, mighty rivers, ancient forests and turquoise lakes. As a destination it also offers an incredible range of outdoor pursuits, alongside the First Nations culture to discover and that’s before we’ve even mentioned the bears! This action packed self-drive itinerary is best enjoyed during the warmer summer months.
Guide Price & Inclusions
2 nights Vancouver, 2 nights Victoria, 3 nights Tofino & 3 nights Whistler £3,300 per adult and £1,350 per child under 12 sharing including flights, ferries, car hire and accommodation.
Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection
If the budget allows, we highly recommend visiting Knight Inlet, a floating Lodge offering the once in a lifetime opportunity to watch Grizzly Bears in their native habitat. You can also opt to extend your Canadian adventure with a trip into the Rocky Mountains or fly to the beach, Hawaii anyone?!
Best Time to Travel
The best time to enjoy this itinerary is during the warmer summer months of July-September. This is also ideal time for bear and whale watching.
Tips for Families
Canada has some great serviced apartments which offer a ‘home away from home’ experience with kitchen facilities and plenty of space for the family. Many also have access to hotel facilities such as a pool and gym.
- Explore vibrant Vancouver, one of the world’s most picturesque cities
- Opportunities for unforgettable wildlife encounters with whale and bear watching trips
- Discover wild beaches and dramatic scenery on Vancouver Island’s west coast
- Stroll around atmospheric Victoria with its landmark historic buildings
- Visit Whistler – an outdoor adventure paradise!
DAY 1 | FLY TO VANCOUVER
Fly from London to Vancouver (9.5 hours) and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2 | VANCOUVER
A full day to explore this picturesque coastal city. Perhaps hire bikes and cycle around Stanley Park, enjoy lunch at the Public Market in Granville Island and visit Gastown, the city’s oldest district.
DAYS 3-4 | VICTORIA
Collect your car hire and set off for the Ferry to Vancouver Island, before driving on to historic Victoria for 2 nights. Just wandering around the scenic Inner Harbour with a stop at the excellent Royal BC Museum is a real pleasure, but you can also enjoy some exciting adventures such as zodiac trips in search of Orcas.
DAYS 5-7 | TOFINO
A scenic drive west to Tofino (approx. 5 hours) and the windswept Pacific Rim National Park for 3 nights. Wild beaches backed by ancient forests make for a magical setting that feels unchanged from ancient times. Wildlife activities include coastal bear and whale watching whilst you can also try your hand at surfing.
DAYS 8-10 | WHISTLER
Drive east to Nanaimo (approx. 3 hours), take the ferry back to Vancouver and then head to Whistler (90 minutes) for your final 3 nights. Activities on offer include white water rafting and kayaking, mountain biking and zip lining but whichever you choose, we recommend also including the Peak2Peak Gondola for some show-stopping views!
DAY 11 | FLY BACK TO LONDON
Drive back to Vancouver, return your car and fly home.
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In our Client's Words...
We had an amazing experience driving through the Canadian Rockies and on to Vancouver Island. The trip was planned exceptionally well by Bushbaby - the location of the hotels were perfect and the timings of tours, ferries and transfers etc were all excellent.
100% of our clients leaving feedback on AITO.com (the Trip Advisor of Tour Operators) have rated us 'excellent'
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