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Vancouver Island Coastal Discovery
Experience Vancouver Island’s sandy beaches, lush forests, rocky coastlines and spectacular wildlife.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Victoria
Day 1 Victoria
Arrive into British Columbia’s attractive capital city by flight or ferry and check in to your hotel, located just a few minutes walk from the bustling Inner Harbour.
Day 2 Victoria
Originally settled by the British in 1843, Victoria’s ancestry is still visible in its historic architecture, colourful gardens and tea rooms. Today, the city successfully combines its old world charm with bohemian shopping, innovative dining and an array of outdoor attractions. Enjoy a locally brewed beer on the harbour and be sure to take a whale watching cruise.
Day 3 Victoria to Parksville
Pick up your car and start your journey north to Parksville. The drive takes you through enchanting old forests and past some lovely ocean views.
Day 4 Parksville
Known for its picture-perfect crescents of golden sand, Parksville’s family-friendly beaches offer calm waters and scenic vistas back to the mainland. The area also boasts ancient forests, deep lakes and a multitude of scenic hiking opportunities. Explore the town’s craft shops and galleries, tour a local winery or play a round of golf on one of the many local courses.
Day 5 Parksville to Tofino
Cross the island to the windswept west coast, the captivating town of Tofino and stunning Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
Day 6 Tofino
Discover the dense rainforest and stroll along the area’s infinite beaches, watching the waves strike the sand and local surfers braving the Pacific swell. Maybe take a bear watching cruise to search for black bears, who regularly emerge from the shoreline forests to search for food.
Day 7 Tofino
Today visit the town to sample some of Tofino’s unpretentious yet excellent restaurants. Its active arts scene, ingrained in nature and First Nation’s culture, is on display in a number of galleries and independent shops.
Day 8 Tofino to Victoria
Depart this morning to travel back across the island to finish your trip. Additional Options Travel further north on the island and transfer to one of the area’s exceptional bear lodges. Alternatively, start your journey in Vancouver and arrive into Victoria in style by sea plane, or from Seattle arriving by high speed catamaran.
Additional Options:Travel further north on the island and transfer to one of the area’s exceptional bear lodges.
Optional Excursions:Pre-book These Unmissable Experiences:
Victoria Whale Watch Cruise
Tofino Bear Cruise
Tofino Whale Watch Cruise
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 6 days National Enhanced Intermediate car hire including a free tank of fuel, 3 additional drivers, 24 hour Roadside Assistance and no surprise compulsory charges on pick-up.
- 7 nights 3 to 3+ accommodation
- International flights
- National Parks fees payable locally
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Victoria Whale Watch Cruise by Zodiac
Victoria Whale Watch Cruise by Covered Boat
Sunset Whale & Wildlife Cruise
Tofino Hot Springs Adventure
Tofino Whale Watch Tour by Covered Boat
Tofino Whale Watch Tour by Zodiac
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