This suggested Canada fly drive holiday gives you the best of the west coast of British Columbia. It highlights the popular destinations of Vancouver and Whistler on the mainland and the contrasts of Tofino and Victoria on Vancouver Island. With several days in each, this Canada fly drive holiday gives you time to explore and enjoy the activities in British Columbia with a fair bit of rest and relaxation thrown in!
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
Derek and Jane - Travelled BC & Alberta
"The journey you picked out was super."
Many thanks for another fantastic holiday. Firstly the wedding of our youngest son in Vancouver was a great day for us all. Everything went well and was very enjoyable. Thanks again for selecting a well balanced holiday. The car Jeep Grant Cherokee was only a week old and took all our luggage. The journey you picked out was super. Summit Lodge in Whistler was excellent. The guest house by the lake in Clearwater was one of the best we have ever stayed. Sandie and John were excellent hosts. The rooms and breakfast were fantastic. Wells Grey Provincial Park, is a real gem with fantastic waterfalls and great walks. Jasper was unfortunately a bit damp, but we managed to go on the sky tram after the rain and got some great views. On the way to emerald lake we went on the Brewsters Glacier tour which we all enjoyed. Emerald Lake lodge with the lake view was excellent. I think the views were better than Lake Louise!
Thanks again and look forward in using you again.
Itinerary (11 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
On arrival in Vancouver Airport, head downtown to your selected hotel for three nights in...
On arrival in Vancouver Airport, head downtown to your selected hotel for three nights in the gorgeous city of Vancouver and the chance to explore Stanley Park, Gastown, Granville Island and Capilano Canyon to mention but a few.
3 nights Vancouver
Pick up your hire car and drive the stunning Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler...
Pick up your hire car and drive the stunning Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler for the next three nights. A host of activities here from gentle walks along the valley to heart stopping mountain biking and zip lining. Excellent golf, spoiling spas and lots of water sports plus the remarkable Peak to Peak lift complete the picture.
3 nights Whistler
Another beautiful drive, this time with the Pacific Ocean in your sights as you descend...
Another beautiful drive, this time with the Pacific Ocean in your sights as you descend to Horseshoe Bay and the ferry across to Vancouver Island where you will drive across the Island to Tofino on the west coast for a further three nights. Here you can enjoy whale watching (this time for grey and humpback whales as well as sea lions and bald eagles); a visit to the Hot Springs and bear watching; some world class surfing; a walk along the boardwalks in the rain forest or along the wonderful beaches and explore the art galleries showing Indian artists at their best.
3 nights Tofino
Today on your fly drive holiday exploring British Columbia you will head south on Vancouver...
Today on your fly drive holiday exploring British Columbia you will head south on Vancouver Island to Victoria. Be sure to visit Cathedral Grove where you must stop for a short walk amongst the towering first-growth Douglas Firs, Chemainus, known for its murals and Duncan, city of totems. Your two-night stay in British Columbia’s capital city should include a whale watching tour from the Inner Harbour to see the orca, a visit to the fascinating Royal British Columbia Museum with its innovative displays of First Nation and early Canadian artefacts and of course the world-famous Butchart Gardens
2 nights Victoria
After checking out of your hotel, you will head to Swartz Bay ferry terminal to...
After checking out of your hotel, you will head to Swartz Bay ferry terminal to head back to Vancouver on the mainland. On arrival at Tsawwassen, you will drive to the airport to drop your car before your return flight to the UK.
You may also choose to extend your stay with further time in Vancouver.