Orca Whale

BC Legislature, Victoria BC

Group Photo 2019, Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

Goats On The Roof, Coombs BC

Beach - TinWis Resort, Tofino

Whale Watching Boat

Vancouver Island — Victoria and Pacific Rim

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7:00 am | Red Deer 9:00 am | Calgary 12:00 pm

Discover the west coast of Vancouver Island known for its spectacular beaches, scenic wilderness and casual hospitality.  A fun whale watching tour will make for an amazing day!

Highlights include the unique charm of Victoria, the floral beauty of Butchart Gardens, themed murals in Chemainus, stately Cathedral Grove and tranquil MacKenzie Beach.

  • 8 days | May 16, 2021
  • 2021 Prices to be announced
  • Canada West
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Not Required
1

Edmonton to Calgary to Salmon Arm

Friday.  Your Vancouver Island Holiday 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 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) Saturday.  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 lovely property is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, near the Inner Harbour.

3

Victoria

Sunday.  Take a GUIDED TOUR this morning 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.

4

Victoria to Tofino

(2 nights) Monday.  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 with its oceanfront rooms and landscaped grounds leading down to peaceful sandy MacKenzie Beach.

5

Tofino

Tuesday.  A special highlight is in store for you today.  Board a vessel for an unforgettable WHALE WATCHING TOUR.  In spring, gray whales arrive to feed as far north as Alaska, making Tofino a great place for whale watching (Limited Seating. If not available a refund will be given for the boat tour). This afternoon, enjoy FREE TIME on the beach to bury your toes in the sand or beachcomb along the shore.

6

Tofino to Vancouver Area

Wednesday.  Travel back to the east coast of Vancouver Island, board a BC FERRY and sail to Horseshoe Bay. Arrive early afternoon in the Vancouver area and continue to your hotel for overnight.

7

Vancouver Area to Three Valley Gap

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

8

Three Valley Gap to Calgary to Edmonton

Friday.  Today’s travel provides a variety of spectacular 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 tax
  • 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
  • Cathedral Grove
  • Whale Watching Tour (Limited Seating)
  • Free time on the beach
  • Ghost Town
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Rogers Pass
  • Driving Tour of Banff
  • Meals Include: 5 Breakfasts, 1 Farewell Dinner.

2021 Pricing to be announced

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