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Clayoquot Sound

Ultimate Pacific Coast Experience

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Clayoquot Sound
Soak in the scenic landscape and pristine wilderness of Canada’s coastal British Columbia with our 11-day self-drive package.
Self-Drive
Independent tours

Highlights

Whistler Peak2Peak Gondola Ride

Clayoquot Sound Whale Watching Tour

Pacific Rim National Park & Butchart Gardens

 

Wildlife Adventure Tour

Soak in the scenic landscape and pristine wilderness of Canada’s coastal British Columbia with our 11-day self-drive package. This itinerary will take you to the famous resort town of Whistler to the charming city capital of Victoria. Your journey starts from Vancouver. Drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway until you reach Whistler. Located in the stunning Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is a popular destination offering numerous activities including skiing, snowboarding, hiking and more. After your stay in Whistler, venture to Horseshow Bay where you will take a cruise to the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sunshine Coast then continue to Quadra Island. From Quadra Island, take a ferry ride to the picturesque Tofino on the West Coast. Enjoy a 3-hour cruise and get up close with wildlife such as gray whales, sea lions and more. After your adventure in Tofino, travel back to east to Vancouver Island then head to south to the charming city of Victoria.

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Included

10-night accommodation
Peak to Peak Gondola (seasonal)
Clayoquot Sound Whale Watching tour
Wildlife Adventure Tour
Butchart Gardens (admission included)
B.C Ferries tolls

Excluded

  • Car rental
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Road tolls

Itinerary

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Day 1
Vancouver - Whistler (122 km)

This morning, depart Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs.

Day 2
Whistler

Explore this charming alpine resort nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy an extensive range of summer activities from golf on one of the 4 championship designer golf courses, water activities on any of the 5 lakes or numerous rivers, to mountain top dining. Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to Whistler Mountain’s sub-alpine summit at 2181 metres above sea level.

Day 3
Whistler - Sunshine Coast (244 km)

Return down the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Horseshoe Bay and sail for 45 minutes on BC Ferries to the Sunshine Coast. This scenic cruise takes you through fjord-like waters with mountains blanketed with virgin forests and glaciated peaks. Return down the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Horseshoe Bay and sail for 45 minutes on BC Ferries to the Sunshine Coast. This scenic cruise takes you through fjord-like waters with mountains blanketed with virgin forests and glaciated peaks.

Day 4
Sunshine Coast

The beautiful natural landscape of Canada’s Pacific Coast will allow you to take part in a host of outdoor adventures.

Day 5
Sunshine Coast – Quadra Island (78 km)

Today, travel north to Earls Cove for a 50-minute BC Ferries ride to Saltery Bay; then continue following the coast to Powell River to board another BC Ferries service across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Continue north to Campbell River and your destination on Quadra Island.

Day 6
Quadra Island – Desolation Sound

Cruise through breathtaking Desolation Sound and enjoy the majesty of Toba Inlet to seek out Black Bears in their natural habitat.

Day 7
Quadra Island – Tofino

Depart Quadra Island on a short BC Ferries ride to Vancouver Island and head south-west to Tofino on the rugged West Coast.

Day 8
Tofino - Pacific Rim National Park

Walk along the famed Long Beach, with its miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf or explore the rain forests on a selection of well-groomed trails. Also enjoy a 3-hour whale watching cruise through the Clayoquot Sound, revealing sensational scenery and wildlife such as gray whales, sea lions, porpoises and killer whales. The area is also known for its variety of birds, including tufted puffins and resident bald eagles.

Day 9
Tofino - Victoria (313 km)

Travel back to the East Coast of Vancouver Island and head south to Victoria. En-route stops should be made at the artist community of Chemainus, where you can admire the giant murals which adorn the exterior walls throughout the town and Duncan the “City of Totems”. If time permits, visit the Quw’utsun’ Heritage Village which provides you with an insight into the lives of the northwest coast people (seasonal hours - admission not included).

Day 10
Victoria

Today is free to explore Victoria, with its turn-of-the-century architecture and British traditions such as high tea. Admission is included to the Butchart Gardens with its 50-acre display of magnificent colours.

Day 11
Victoria - Vancouver (69 km)

Leaving Victoria drive north to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for a 90-minute ferry ride across the Strait of Georgia to Tsawwassen. Package ends upon arrival in Vancouver

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Currency
Canadian Dollars
10 nights
from AUD2,825
per person, twin share
Vancouver
mid-May to mid-September
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