Tofino beach

Black Bear, Vancouver Island, BC

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Island — Victoria and Pacific Rim

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

Discover the west coast of Vancouver Island known for its spectacular beaches, scenic wilderness and casual hospitality. A picnic lunch on the beach and a fun whale-watching cruise will make for an unforgettable day!

Highlights include the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, the unique charm of Victoria, the floral beauty of Butchart Gardens, the historical full-size murals in Chemainus and the stately Cathedral Grove.

  •  Preferred Date
  • 8 days |  May 23rd, 2017
  • Canada West
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Not Required
1

Edmonton to Calgary to Salmon Arm

Your Vancouver Island 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.   Continue to Salmon Arm, the “Gem of the Shuswap” for overnight.

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 Huntingdon Manor Hotel.  This historic property is conveniently located in the picturesque inner harbour just a short walk to downtown.  Includes daily hot breakfast buffet.

3

Victoria

Enjoy a GUIDED TOUR this morning that combines the best of Victoria’s lovely homes and gardens with points of historic interest. A tour of the beautiful BUTCHART GARDENS will conclude a memorable day.  See 50-acres of floral wonderland mixed with spacious lawns, streams and lily ponds

4

Victoria to Tofino

(2 nights) Bid farewell to Victoria. Travel the Malahat Highway north, make a stop in the picturesque town of CHEMAINUS, travel through Nanaimo and continue to COOMBS COUNTRY MARKET, famous for the goats grazing on its roof. Travel west through CATHEDRAL GROVE, home of 800 year-old Douglas Fir trees. Arrive at the coastal community of Tofino for a two-night stay at the Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge with its oceanfront rooms and landscaped grounds leading down to peaceful sandy MacKenzie Beach.

5

Tofino

A special highlight is in store for you today.  Board a vessel for an unforgettable WHALE WATCHING CRUISE.  You will have the opportunity to see the mammal that was considered close to extinction in the 1930’s.  This afternoon, enjoy a PICNIC LUNCH with FREE TIME on the beach to bury your toes in the sand, build sand castles or beachcomb along the shore

6

Tofino to New Westminster

Travel back to the east coast of Vancouver Island, board a BC FERRY and sail to Horseshoe Bay. Arrive early afternoon in Vancouver and enjoy a DRIVING TOUR of this exciting cosmopolitan city.  Continue a short distance to New Westminster.  Your unique hotel, the Inn at the Quay, is in a wonderful location stretching out over the mighty Fraser River, right next door to the Riverfront Boardwalk and within walking distance of the Skytrain Station to downtown Vancouver.  Choose to relax and watch the boats go by from your riverview room or go exploring.

7

New Westminster to Three Valley Gap

Depart the Fraser Valley, travel through Merritt and Kamloops to the Three Valley Lake Chateau to enjoy the last evening together.  Join your travelling companions for a tour of GHOST TOWN prior to enjoying a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

8

Three Valley Gap to Calgary to Edmonton

Today’s travel provides a variety of unforgettable mountain scenery.  Wind your way over the majestic ROGERS PASS.  Enjoy a short DRIVING TOUR OF BANFF with lunch enroute.  Arrive mid-afternoon in Calgary and then continue to Edmonton.

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air conditioned, washroom equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodation and taxes
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings as indicated
  • Guided tour of Victoria
  • Butchart Gardens

 

  • Chemainus
  • Coombs Country Market
  • Cathedral Grove
  • Whale Watching Cruise (Limited Seating)
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Free time on the beach
  • Driving tour of Vancouver
  • Tour of Ghost Town
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Rogers Pass
  • Driving Tour of Banff
  • Meals Include: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Picnic Lunch, 1 Farewell Dinner.

Pricing

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

Quad

$1,309.00

GST: $65.45

Triple

$1,359.00

GST: $67.95

Twin

$1,459.00

GST: $72.95

Single

$1,969.00

GST: $98.45

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$29.00

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