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Grizzlies, Orcas & Black Bears Self Drive

Holiday Ref: 16308

On this 10 night tour you will go in search of the Bears and Whales of Vancouver Island You will search for the Black Bears of Tofino and the Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet. For those that love their wildlife have your camera ready on this wonderful journey.

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Day 1: UK to Vancouver

Transfer (Independently) to your Vancouver Hotel, remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver

Full Day at leisure. Overnight Vancouver

Day 3: Vancouver to Campbell River

Pick up your hire car and take a ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Vancouver Island. Depart BC Ferry and head north through Vancouver Island’s largest city Nanaimo and on through Parksville. Your destination is Campbell River.
Overnight Campbell River

Day 4: Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge and the Grizzly Bears

Leave the car behind today and take a thrilling 30 minute floatplane ride to Campbell River arriving at the mouth of the Glendale River where Knight Inlet Lodge floats on large cedar booms. Don’t forget your camera – you will be going on a bear watch and wildlife viewing tour in search of grizz;y bears.
Overnight Knight Inlet Lodge (lunch & dinner included )

Day 5: Knight Inlet Lodge to Tofino

Early this morning you will have another opportunity to bear watch before departing for Campbell River by floatplane. Collect your hire car and head south west to Tofino.
Overnight Tofino

Day 6: Tofino Choose 1 of 2 cruises Whale Watch or Black Bear Cruise

Today enjoy a Whale Watch cruise in search of gray whales, humpback whales, sea lions, sea birds and resident bald eagles, or a Bear Viewing Cruise in search of black bears who head for the closest food source - the ocean! 
Overnight in Tofino

Day 7: Tofino to Victoria

Travel back to the East Coast of Vancouver Island and head south to Victoria. 
Overnight in Victoria

Day 8: Victoria Exploring

This morning depart on an exhilarating trip in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. This afternoon is free to explore Victoria. 
Overnight in Victoria

Day 9: Victoria to Vancouver

Leaving Victoria, drive the short and scenic route to Butchart Gardens (admission included) - fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display, continue driving north to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for a 90 min ferry ride (ferry toll included) to Tsawwassen. On-board BC Ferries enjoy the scenery of theGulf Islands as you cross the Strait of Georgia. From Tsawwassen continue on to downtown Vancouver, return your hire car and make your way to your overnight hotel.
Overnight Vancouver

Day 10: Vancouver

Full day at leisure to explore Vancouver.
Overnight Vancouver

Day 11: Vancouver to UK

Check out of your Vancouver Hotel and make your way (independently) to Vancouver Airport and your flight back to the UK

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10 Nights from £2,599 pp
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Please Note all of our trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements

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What's Included:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 7 Days Car Hire Including Insurance
  • 10 Nights accommodation
  • Visit: Vancouver, Campbell River, Knight Inlet, Tofino & Victoria
  • Floatplane return transfers to Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Grizzly Bear Viewing at Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Whale Watching Tours – Grey Whale & Orca
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Exclusive Documentation Pack
Tailor-Make Your Holiday

You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation to build your dream holiday.

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