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10 DAY WHALES, BEARS & VANCOUVER ISLAND

self-drive tour  |   VANCOUVER
 10 days   |  Meals and accomodation as specified  |  Includes return flights with Air Canada  |  Price per person

→    Includes 10 day car hire

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Journey across the beautiful landscape of British Columbia in search of some of the most prominent creatures that make their home along the west coast of Canada. Keep your eyes open for sightings of whales, dolphins and seals on a Zodiac powerboat in Victoria and stay alert for grizzly bears after a floatplane trip to Knight Inlet.

Day 1: Arrive in Vancouver
Upon your arrival in Vancouver, collect your car hire and drive to your designated downtown hotel.

Day 2: Vancouver - Victoria
Board the BC Ferry today to cross the Strait of Georgia over to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Explore the area at your leisure, taking in the beautiful scenery and discovering the hotspots and highlights of the city at your own pace.

Day 3: Victoria
Head on in to the Pacific today aboard a Zodiac powerboat, keeping an eye out for orca, minke and grey whales as well as a variety of seals, dolphins and indigenous marine life. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Butchart Gardens, renowned as one of the most beautiful gardens on Earth, the area is filled with sunken gardens, impressive statues and a variety of rare flora genus.

Day 4: Victoria - Tofino
Today you head across Vancouver Island to the Pacific Coast, a gorgeous route that winds through provincial parks, ancient rainforests and the spectacular Pacific Rim National Park.

Day 5: Tofino
Spend the first part of the day on a whale watching expedition in Tofino, seeking glimpses of pacific grey whales, sea lions and puffins before spending the remainder of the day at your leisure on the rugged coastline.

Day 6: Tofino - Campbell River
Drive through pleasant rainforests over to Vancouver Islands east coast city of Campbell River, the self titled “Salmon Capital of the World”. Marvel at the views of Discovery Passage, Quadra Island and the majestic Coast Mountain range beyond as you uncover the numerous sights of the city.

Day 7: Campbell River - Knight Inlet
Begin the day with a 30 minute floatplane voyage to the mount of Glendale River and the floating Knight Inlet Lodge where you can go in search of bears and local wildlife on a viewing tour.
  • Standard: (L,D)
  • Superior: (L,D)

Day 8: Knight Inlet - Vancouver
Depart the Knight Inlet today via floatplane back to Campbell River. Take in the views of the coastal scenery as you drive along the eastern coastline of Vancouver Island, staying vigilant to spot any wildlife that inhabit the area before taking a ferry back to Vancouver.
  • Standard: (B)
  • Superior: (B)

Day 9: Vancouver
Spend the day at your leisure exploring the various landmarks of the city of Vancouver. Perhaps take a walk around magical Stanley Park, sit atop the logs at English Bay or peruse the wares of Granville Island.

Day 10: Depart Vancouver
Time permitting, you can enjoy some last minute sightseeing or shopping around Vancouver before returning to your car and driving to the airport for you onward journey.
  • Visit the magnificent Butchart Gardens in British Columbia’s capital, Victoria.
  • Ride aboard a Zodiac powerboat in search of whales, porpoises and seals.
  • Tour around Campbell Valley and uncover the wonders of the coastal city.
  • Catch a floatplane to Knight Inlet and search for grizzle bears.
  • Explore the metropolitan city of Vancouver at your own leisure.
  • 9 nights accommodation in standard category hotels
  • Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Ferry crossings & floatplane to Knight Inlet
  • Bear watching at Knight Inlet Lodge; whale watching in Victoria & Tofino
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