Butchart Gardens Autumn Splendour

Parksville Beach Club Resort

Parksville Beach Club Resort Hot Pools

Milner Gardens

Milner Gardens

Milner Gardens

Combs Country Market "Goats On The Roof"

New Tour
Vancouver Island Escape


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

Features three nights at the oceanfront Beach Club Resort in Parksville, the Jewel of Vancouver Island, well-known for its large sandy beaches and exceptional year-round mild climate.  Highlights include the Rockies clothed in their spectacular fall colors, the unique charm of Victoria, Butchart Gardens, themed murals in Chemainus, Coombs Country Market, Qualicum Beach, Cheeseworks, the floral beauty of Milner Gardens with Afternoon High Tea.

  • Guaranteed Date
  • 9 days | October 2, 2021
  • Canada West
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Not Required

Edmonton to Calgary to Salmon Arm

Saturday. Your Vancouver Island Escape begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton. Travel south via Red Deer to Calgary meeting additional travel companions enroute. Sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rocky Mountains dressed in their fall colors.  Cross the border into British Columbia and continue to Salmon Arm, the “Gem of the Shuswap” to overnight at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort.  Your hotel offers a comfortable upscale experience with easy access to the wharf and downtown shops.


Salmon Arm to Victoria

(2 nights) Sunday. 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.  This charming property is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, near the Inner Harbour.



Monday. Join us this morning for a TOUR with a local guide that combines the best of Victoria’s lovely homes and gardens with points of historic interest. A visit to the beautiful BUTCHART GARDENS will conclude a memorable day.  See 50 acres of floral wonderland mixed with spacious lawns, streams and lily ponds.


Victoria to Parksville

(3 nights) Tuesday.  Bid farewell to Victoria.  Travel the Malahat Highway north to the picturesque coastal village of CHEMAINUS for a driving tour of the many murals depicting the heritage, history and nature of the area.  We drive through Nanaimo on our way to COOMBS COUNTRY MARKET, famous for its diverse local and international gifts, in-store baked goods and gourmet food and of course, the goats grazing on the roof.  Time to browse the shops and have lunch.  Continue to Parksville for a three-night stay at the luxurious Beach Club Resort just steps from the water to experience island living at its finest!  Join your travel companions for a HOSTED DINNER in the Pacific Prime Restaurant at your hotel with its famous beachfront patio just off the Parksville Beach Boardwalk.   



Wednesday. Breakfast Included Enjoy a leisurely morning – stroll along Parksville’s boardwalk or sandy beach, take a dip in the pool, relax in the hot tub or pamper yourself at the Stonewater Spa, advance reservations required, for more information call Nagel Tours.  Join our optional tour this afternoon as we travel north to the community of QUALICUM BEACH where you can wander the downtown pedestrian-friendly streets exploring unique shops, bookstores, antique shops, restaurants, outdoor cafes and galleries. Discover MORNINGSTAR FARM and LITTLE QUALICUM CHEESEWORKS with a self-guided tour to meet the farm animals, watch the robotic milker in action, learn about cheese making and enjoy samples in the farmgate store.  Return to the resort to enjoy the many amenities offered.



Thursday. Breakfast Included A free morning to relax or explore.  Then join us for an afternoon to experience the magic of MILNER GARDENS – unspoiled natural beauty steeped in royal history perched on the edge of an oceanfront bluff overlooking the Strait of Georgia.  Experience a traditional HIGH TEA at the Camellia Tea Room.  Enjoy your last night at the resort.


Parksville to Kamloops

Friday.  Breakfast Included Bid farewell to beautiful Vancouver Island as you sail from Duke Point to Tsawwassen. Take in the rugged landscape of the FRASER CANYON on your way to Kamloops, located in the sunny southern interior of British Columbia.  Overnight in the heart of the city at the Doubletree by Hilton.


Kamloops to Golden

Saturday.  Breakfast Included Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you wind your way over the majestic ROGERS PASS.  Continue to Golden for your last evening together overnighting at the BW Mountainview Inn.


Golden to Calgary to Edmonton

Sunday.  Breakfast Included Arrive in Banff for a short DRIVING TOUR prior to lunch enroute.  Make a mid-afternoon stop in Calgary before continuing to Edmonton.

tour route map for Vancouver Island Escape

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 crossings as indicated
  • Guided tour of Victoria


  • Butchart Gardens
  • Chemainus
  • Coombs Country Market
  • Qualicum Beach
  • Morningstar Farm and Little Qualicum Cheeseworks 
  • Milner Gardens
  • Afternoon High Tea at Camellia Tea Room
  • Fraser Canyon
  • Rogers Pass
  • Driving tour of Banff
  • Meals Include: 5 Continental Breakfasts, 1 Afternoon High Tea, 1 Dinner at The Beach Club Resort


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



GST:  $82.95



GST:  $90.95



GST:  $126.45

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twin sharing per person.


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