Tofino | Credit: Destination BC Jordan Dyck
Peace of Mind
Freedom of Choice
Wild Canada Self-Drive
Tofino | Credit: Destination BC Jordan Dyck
Glendale Cove | Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge
Tofino | Credit: Destination BC/Yuri Choufour
Tofino | Credit: Tourism Vancouver Island/Jordan Dyck
Victoria Harbour
Butchart Gardens | Destination Canada Brian Caissie

Wild Canada Self-Drive (Tour code: 11836)

Starts and Ends
in Vancouver
Travel Periods
21 May 24 - 10 Oct 24
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Be captivated by the unrivalled beauty of Vancouver Island's scenery on this 7-day self-drive adventure in the remote wilderness.


Bear Viewing excursion while staying overnight at Knight Inlet Lodge

Return floatplane flights from Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge

Freedom of Choice days in both Tofino and Victoria

Cruise through the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound to view beautiful scenery and wildlife

7 days
AUD 5,260
per person, twin share
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Your Wild Canada adventure begins in the urban oasis of Vancouver, a haven of art, culture, food and nature. From Vancouver, you will pick up your rental car and depart for Campbell River. Along the way you will pass by Nanaimo, also known as the Harbour City and the seaside town of Parksville. You will then spend the night in Campbell River, the "Salmon Capital of the World".

Your next destination is Knight Inlet Lodge, fly 30 minutes by float plane to Knight Inlet, a remote fjord and a natural habitat of the grizzly bear. Next head south west to Tofino on the rugged West Coast. During your time in Tofino you will have the choice of coastal bear watching or a whale watching cruise. Your final stop before heading back to Vancouver is Victoria, British Columbia's capital city. You can explore the wonderful floral display at Butchart Gardens or eat like a Canadian on a food tour!

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned


1 night in Campbell River at the Comfort Inn & Suites
1 night at Knight Inlet Lodge
2 nights in Ucluelet at Black Rock Resort
2 nights in Victoria at Inn at Laurel Point
Return Floatplane from Campbell River to Knight Inlet
7 Days intermediate size car rental including GPS
Meals included as per Itinerary
Return BC Ferries to Vancouver Island
Freedom of Choice Days
Freedom of Choice

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days.

Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day, as follows:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 4
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 6

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Please note, if more than one room is selected during the booking process, our team will contact you afterwards to discuss options.

Day 1 Vancouver Campbell River

Depart Vancouver for Horseshoe Bay and sail aboard BC Ferries to Vancouver Island. Upon departing BC Ferries head north through Vancouver Island’s second largest city, Nanaimo, known as the Harbour City, and Parksville, the beginning of Beach Country and home of the annual International Sandcastle Competition. Your destination today is the city of Campbell River, historically renowned as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” lying at the heart of neighbouring Strathcona Park, Desolation Sound, Mount Washington and Robson Bight. 

Overnight in Campbell River at Comfort Inn & Suites

Vancouver → Campbell River
Nanaimo | Credit: Harbour Air Seaplanes

Day 2 Campbell River Knight Inlet Lodge

Today’s destination, Knight Inlet Lodge, is not accessible by road, so you’ll fly in by floatplane from Campbell River. A thrilling 30-minute flight brings you to the mouth of the Glendale River where Knight Inlet Lodge floats on large cedar booms. Bring your camera - you’ll be going on a bear watching and wildlife viewing tour in search of the grizzly bears that frequent this area.

Overnight at Knight Inlet Lodge 

​Knight Inlet Lodge Inclusions:
- Interpretive guided bear viewing tour
- Knight Inlet sightseeing cruise (weather permitting, no substitute)
- Use of kayaks on organized estuary tours
- All meals and snacks while at the lodge
- Complimentary house wine with dinner
- Rain gear if required: rubber boots, coats, pants

Lunch, Dinner
Campbell River → Knight Inlet Lodge
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge

Day 3 Knight Inlet Lodge Tofino/Ucluelet

Early this morning, enjoy a bear viewing experience for a last photo opportunity before departing for Campbell River by floatplane. Collect your car and head south west to Tofino on the rugged West Coast. En route, picture stops should be made at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the splendour of 800-year-old Douglas Fir and Cedar and the Mars Water-Bombers at Sproat Lake, the world’s two largest water-bombers used for the sole purpose of putting out forest fires. After the Mars Water-Bombers, drive through the majestic Sutton Pass and the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains to arrive in Tofino around mid-afternoon.

Overnight in Ucluelet at ​​Black Rock Oceanfront Resort 

Knight Inlet Lodge → Tofino/Ucluelet
Hot Springs Cove Tofino | Credit: Tyler Cave

Day 4 Tofino/Ucluelet

Today you can personalize your day with a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight in Ucluelet at ​​Black Rock Oceanfront Resort 

Freedom of Choice Options

  • Coastal Bear Watch Cruise:

    Search for foraging bears from the comfort and safety of a 24’ Zodiac vessel. Abundant on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, black bears roam the shores at low tide in search of their favorite delicacy, the Rock Crab.


  • Whale Watching Cruise:

    Cruise through the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound to view beautiful scenery and wildlife. Depending on the time of year, you may encounter gray whales, humpback whales, sea lions, sea birds and resident bald eagles.

Tofino | Credit: Destination Canada

Day 5 Tofino/Ucluelet Victoria

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).

Overnight in Victoria at Inn at Laurel Point 

Tofino/Ucluelet → Victoria
Victoria Inner Harbour | Credit: Destination BC / Reuben Krabbe

Day 6 Victoria

It's time to explore Victoria with a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight in Victoria at Inn at Laurel Point

Freedom of Choice Options

  • Butchart Gardens Admission:

    On its 100th birthday in 2004, the Butchart Gardens was named a National Historic Site of Canada. Explore 22 Hectares/55 acres of breathtaking gardens on the 53 hectare/130 acre estate.


  • Eat like a Canadian Food Tour:

    Not many people can define exactly what Canadian food is. From local ingredients to historic dishes, this tour is the best way to experience Canadian culinary culture. Sip and savour local cuisine, explore the iconic Inner Harbour, and meet the chefs and owners that make Victoria such an exciting culinary hot spot.​

Butchart Gardens

Day 7 Victoria Vancouver

Leaving Victoria, drive north to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for a 90 min ferry ride to Tsawwassen. On-board BC Ferries enjoy the scenery of the Gulf Islands as you cross the Strait of Georgia. From Tsawwassen continue on to downtown Vancouver where your self-drive package ends.

Victoria → Vancouver


Comfort Inn & Suites

Campbell River
Located on the waterfront in downtown Campbell River, the Comfort Inn & Suites offers unparalleled comfort in distinctive, West Coast style. After enjoying a great night’s sleep in our 100% smoke-free hotel, power up your morning with a free hot breakfast, admire the ocean views from your spacious suite or start your day with a soak in our indoor pool and hot tub. You can even bring your pet – to the hotel, not the pool!  All of our hotel rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, phone calls within North America, flat-screen HDTV, mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Plus, at our complimentary business centre, you can print out boarding passes and more. Whether you’re searching hotels in Campbell River for business or pleasure, our hotel is your perfect base for discovering the abundant pleasures and hidden treasures of northern Vancouver Island.

Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet
Situated 60 kilometres from the mouth of the inlet is Knight Inlet Lodge. Our floating resort is tucked into Glendale Cove, which offers one of the few protected anchorages in the inlet, and it is here that you will begin each day's adventure. The lodge is a modern one story facility consisting of 5 cement floats, we like to call ourselves a floating village, plus support buidlings. All guest rooms feature comfortable queen size beds plus private washrooms with showers. The resort is finished with western cedar board and batten siding to give it a real west coast British Columbia look and feel.  There are 2 outside deck areas, one complete with gas fireplace, for relaxing on those warm summer evenings.

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

A 6-minute stroll from the Wild Pacific Trail, this chic oceanfront hotel built from granite and glass is also a 14-minute walk from downtown Ucluelet. Amenities include an ultrahip bar and restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and a seasonal patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There's also a serene spa with 2 hot tubs, a lounge and a seasonal plunge pool.

Inn at Laurel Point

Overlooking Laurel Point Park, this waterfront hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Black Ball Ferry Line and a 10-minute walk from the Royal BC Museum. Featuring private balconies with water views, the airy rooms include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. There's a heated indoor pool, an exercise room and a Japanese garden, plus a Pacific Rim-inspired restaurant with a patio and harbour views.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars


  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package


Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family-owned, award-winning business with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday experience.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of Entire Travel Group's attributes, we have settled on "When Experience Matters" as the quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. We have the experience to ensure your itinerary makes the dream holiday possible. Our continually enhanced technology allows our team to provide a quality customer service experience, and our partnerships with outstanding operators ensure we are confident of the on-ground experience for our customers.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.

What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?

  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.

How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?

  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

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Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.

How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

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When experience matters