Whales, Bears and Vancouver Island

Whales, Bears and Vancouver Island

Get the quintessential Canadian wildlife experience in one memorable adventure that will last a lifetime.

With unrivalled beauty, Vancouver Island's scenery and aboriginal culture will ensure a journey of excitement and discovery, leaving you with loving memories to last a lifetime. Experience remote wilderness, unforgettable wildlife and lively cosmopolitan cities in one easy adventure. Whale watching from Victoria, discover Tofino's remote and untamed beauty that is home to grizzly bears and eagles to name a few, and a stay at an authentic wilderness lodge will ensure you get that quintessential Canadian wildlife experience.

Tour highlights

  • Search of Orca, Minke and Grey Whales with a 3-hour Zodiac rigid boat adventure
  • Venture in to truly wildlife territory exploring The Pacific Rim National Park
  • Experience the thrill of a captivating bear watching adventure
  • Indulge in luxury and the wilderness at Sonora Resort
  • Discover the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver

Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 (Arrival and overnight in Victoria, BC)

After a day of travel you'll arrive in Victoria, B.C. - the capital city of British Columbia. Take some time to relax and unwind amongst the peaceful parklands and gardens that surround the area. On your first full day in Victoria step aboard the fast-moving Zodiac rigid boat for some fascinating wildlife viewing. Joining you will be a certified marine biologist to provide incite in to the orca, minke and grey whales you are out to find, so don't forget to keep your eyes peeled and cameras ready!

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 3 & 4 (Victoria to Tofino - 199 Mi)

A panorama of natural beauty is about to unfold in front of your eyes. As you follow the winding roads across Vancouver Island towards Tofino, discover the ancient rainforests and provincial parks that make this region so naturally stunning. Venturing in to true wildlife territory, The Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of geographical and ecological diversity. Get out an explore the rigged coastal terrain along one of the numerous hiking trails, or learn about the cultures of native folk with a visit to the Himwitsa Art Gallery.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 5 & 6 (Tofino to Sonora Island - 185 Mi)

Your journey towards the luxurious Sonora Resort will see you unearth many gems you may wish to stop and explore. View native rock carvings at Sproat Lake or the magical falls at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. A short boat ride from Campbell River will see you arrive this wilderness resort - Sonora Resort. For outdoor enthusiasts, you can enjoy unlimited hiking, tennis and swimming during your stay. After your first night, wake to a hearty breakfast before being escorted by your knowledgeable guide to discover more about the surround wilderness and wildlife.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 & (Sonora Island to Vancouver - 120 Mi)

Leaving the beautiful Sonora Resort behind you, take the BC Ferry from Nanaimo across the Strait of Georgia to arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Home to many excellent restaurant offering anything from traditional Canadian to European to Far East Asian cuisine. If shopping is your thing, Robson Street is lined with boutique stores offering everything from high brand fashions to aboriginal artwork. Don't miss a stroll around Stanley Park either! Interwoven paved forested trails lead to an enthralling zoo at its centre and the fascinating Klahowya Village. Discover the charms and sights of this truly magnificent city on the water.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Hotels

Pricing

This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

Supplements

  • Resort Fee/Tourist Tax - required by some hotels at check in (subject to change)
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