The title says it all really. Vancouver Island is the size of England and like England has a great variety of scenery. You will see quite a lot of it on this 7 night tour which makes a great add-on to an Alaskan cruise.
You will have time to enjoy both Victoria, British Columbia’s capital and the joy that is Tofino on the west coast. With its crashing surf, calm bays, rainforest and wildlife – Tofino will be a true highlight of your holiday.
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.
Mrs Hastings - Travelled Alberta & BC
"We are in love with Canada"
Thank you enormously for the fabulous holiday you put in place for us. Everything went smoothly and the hotels were great. The Fairmont at Jasper were amazing - upgraded us, provided champagne and strawberries for our anniversary! Our favourite hotel was probably the Magnolia in Victoria which was just lovely - beautifully presented and such friendly and helpful staff. We are in love with Canada and would love to go back - the Rockies were literally awesome, and we also really enjoyed the buzz of vancouver and victoria. It all went far too quickly and hopefully we can return and do it all again! If so, I would not hesitate to come back to you and will recommend you to anyone I can.
Itinerary (7 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.
Arrive into Vancouver International airport and make your own way downtown. Spend the next 2...
Arrive into Vancouver International airport and make your own way downtown. Spend the next 2 nights exploring this fantastic city; be sure to see Gastown, Stanley Park and Granville Island.
2 nights in Vancouver.
Collect your car in downtown Vancouver and drive south to Tsawwassen to catch the 95...
Collect your car in downtown Vancouver and drive south to Tsawwassen to catch the 95 minute ferry as it cruises through the Gulf Islands to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. From there is it a 30 minute drive in Victoria. On the way in, you could visit the world famous Butchart Gardens.
2 nights in Victoria.
Take a 3-hour whale watching tour to see the orca and other marine life before...
Take a 3-hour whale watching tour to see the orca and other marine life before lunch at one of the excellent restaurants around the Inner Harbour. Spend the afternoon exploring Victoria on foot perhaps visiting the Royal British Columbia Museum with its innovative displays of First Nation and early Canadian artefacts.
Today you will have a 4-hour drive through Chemainus, known for its murals, Duncan, city...
Today you will have a 4-hour drive through Chemainus, known for its murals, Duncan, city of totems, Cathedral Grove where you must stop for a short walk amongst the towering first-growth Douglas Firs and across the mountains to Tofino, a delightful fishing village, on the west coast.
3 nights in Tofino.
Two days to enjoy whale-watching (grey and humpback whales) as well as sea lions and...
Two days to enjoy whale-watching (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.