Qualicum beach, British Columbia

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site, Port Edward, BC

Nanaimo, British Columbia

British Columbia Best

Includes Victoria & Inside Passage Sailing

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7 am | Red Deer 9am | Calgary 12pm

Experience the many flavours of Canada’s western-most province.  Relax and enjoy the unique charm of Victoria in your conveniently located hotel near the Inner Harbour in the heart of downtown.  Enjoy sightseeing on the entire east coast of Vancouver Island.  Watch for cavorting seals and feeding whales while onboard a day-cruise through the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert.

  •  Preferred Date
  • 10 days |  Sept 8th, 2017
  • Canada West
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Not Required
1

Edmonton to Calgary to Salmon Arm

Your British Columbia Holiday begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton.  Travel south via Red Deer to Calgary meeting additional travelling companions enroute.  Sit back and enjoy the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies.   Cross the border into British Columbia and continue to Salmon Arm, the “Gem of the Shuswap”.  This evening features a GET ACQUAINTED WELCOME DINNER.

2

Salmon Arm to Victoria

(2 nights) Enjoy the scenery as you travel the Coquihalla Highway.   Motor through Surrey to Tsawwassen and board a BC FERRY for a scenic sailing to Vancouver Island.    Continue to the retirement paradise of Victoria for a two-night stay at the Chateau Victoria Hotel, centrally located in the heart of downtown, one block from the Inner Harbour.

3

Victoria

Flowers everywhere!  Even the lamp posts are fragrantly decorated with baskets of flowers.  Join us this morning for a GUIDED TOUR that combines the best of Victoria’s lovely homes and gardens with points of historic interest.   The balance of the day is free to explore more of the old-world charm of this delightful British city.

4

Victoria to Campbell River

Drive up island, stop in the picturesque coastal village of CHEMAINUS where numerous murals cover entire walls of downtown buildings.  Travel to Nanaimo and make a stop at COOMBS COUNTRY MARKET.  Continue through Parksville and Qualicum Beach.  A shoreline drive brings you to Campbell River, known as the Salmon Capital of the World.

5

Campbell River to Port Hardy

Sit back, relax and enjoy the impressive scenery of the Pacific Coast.  Continue north to Port Hardy for overnight.

6

Port Hardy / Inside Passage to Prince Rupert

(2 nights)  The MV NORTHERN EXPEDITION departs Port Hardy this morning for a 15-hour scenic voyage through the INSIDE PASSAGE.  Along the 300 miles of magnificent coastline, you pass hundreds of islands and waterfalls and may see wildlife such as bald eagles, porpoises or killer whales.  Highlights are the narrows at Bella Bella, the Princess Royal Channel and the long canal-like Grenville Channel.  A RESERVED RECLINING SEAT in the Aurora Lounge is included.  If you wish additional privacy, you can purchase an outside or inside cabin.  As our motorcoach travels on the ferry with us, luggage and other belongings will be stored there.  Arrive in Prince Rupert for two nights.

7

Prince Rupert

The morning is at leisure to visit downtown shops and the acclaimed MUSEUM OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA.  This afternoon, drive to Port Edward located on the Skeena River and visit the NORTH PACIFIC CANNERY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, the oldest surviving salmon cannery village along British Columbia’s coast. It is known today as the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village. Established in 1889, this cannery was typical of those in remote locations in that it provided accommodation through the summer canning season.  Little has changed since the plant closed in the late 1960’s.  Almost 30 buildings linked by wooden boardwalks are open for viewing.

8

Prince Rupert to Prince George

Today, enjoy the scenery while travelling through beautiful northern British Columbia on your way to Prince George for overnight.  There are splendid views of passing scenery as we follow the broad Skeena River and the rushing Bulkley River through the Coast Mountains.  Overnight Prince George.

9

Prince George to Hinton

The Canadian Rockies highest peak, MOUNT ROBSON, welcomes you this morning as you travel east into JASPER NATIONAL PARK.  After a DRIVING TOUR OF JASPER continue to Hinton for overnight.  This evening enjoy the company of your fellow travellers at a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

10

Hinton to Edmonton to Calgary

With fond memories you make a stop in Edmonton and then continue to Calgary.

Option  — Ferry Cabin

Available for the whole day for $120.00 per outside cabin (not per person) or $90.00 per inside cabin.  Cabins have 2 single beds side by side with a separate shower/toilet/basin, TV and desk.  Please request at time of booking.  Cabins are limited.

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air conditioned, washroom equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and taxes
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Travel Bag
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Ferry to Vancouver Island
  • Guided tour of Victoria
  • Chemainus

 

  • Coombs Country Market
  • Northern Expedition Ferry Voyage through Inside Passage from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert
  • Reserved seat in ferry’s Aurora Lounge
  • Museum of Northern British Columbia
  • North Pacific Cannery Village
  • Mount Robson
  • Jasper National Park
  • Driving Tour of Jasper
  • Meals Include: 3 Continental Breakfasts, 2 Dinners including Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner.

Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change

Quad

$1,869.00

GST: $93.45

Triple

$1,969.00

GST: $98.45

Twin

$2,159.00

GST: $107.95

Single

$2,919.00

GST: $145.95

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$43.00

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