Off the Beaten Track A Fly Drive Circle Tour from Vancouver, Taking in Vancouver Island and Whistler

14 nights


A wonderful route seeing some of the most scenic areas of Vancouver Island plus a ferry ride up the Inside Passage, a drive across cattle country, finishing in the alpine village of Whistler.

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The Breakdown

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Day 1-2


Fly into Vancouver and spend a couple of days exploring this vibrant city.

2 nights in Vancouver.

Day 3-4

Vancouver to Victoria

Collect your hire car and take the ferry to Victoria. 

2 nights in Victoria.

Day 5-7

Victoria to Tofino

Drive through Duncan, with its amazing collection of totems, and Cathedral Grove to Tofino.  Enjoy the magnificent beaches and walking opportunites this area has to offer.

3 nights in Tofino.

Day 8

Tofino to Port Hardy

Drive back across the mountains, north to Port Hardy, maybe stopping for some whale watching at Sayward.

1 night in Port Hardy.

Day 9-11

Port Hardy to Bella Coola

Take the ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola (restricted schedule June – early September), and drive to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. Some of this is unpaved road.  Tweedsmuir Provincial Park offers many activities, one of the best being bear watching. 

3 nights in Bella Coola.

Day 12

Bella Coola to 108 Mile Ranch

Drive past Williams Lake and then south to 108 Mile Ranch, in the heart of Cariboo Country.

1 night in 108 Mile Ranch.

Day 13-14

108 Mile Ranch to Whistler

Travel along Duffy Lake Road to Whistler, one of the world's most famous mountain resorts.  There is so much to do here from golfing to zip trekking, hiking to boutique shopping. 

2 nights in Whistler.

Day 15

Whistler to Vancouver

Return your car to Vancouver Airport in time for the overnight flight home.

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