Whales and Bears of the Pacific Rim
Holiday Reference: 16560
Beautiful British Columbia is aptly named as you will discover while exploring some of its highlights. From cities to mountains, lakes to national parks, this 7-night tour will whet your appetite for Canada’s amazing wildlife. Board a custom-built Zodiac for an intimate whale watching experience; a few days later speed along the lush coastline to the bears’ feeding grounds. This experience will capture your imagination and your heart!
Price based on October 2019 departure. Other dates available May - October 2019 - Call for details!
Arrive Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the Oceanside city of Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
Today is yours at leisure in Vancouver. This bustling metropolis may be western Canada’s largest city, but it retains a pedestrian-friendly charm and embraces a love of nature. Spend the day walking the sea wall of the mainland, or perhaps rent a bike and explore the vast network of trails throughout the city, one of the most memorable being the expansive Stanley Park. Trails criss-cross the park through forests and open grass fields that interconnect to a city-wide trail system. The park’s aquarium features beluga whales and other large marine mammals as well as daily shows. Overnight in Vancouver.
Today you will be transferred by coach and ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, passing the rugged coastline and tranquil beaches of the Gulf Islands. Make your way to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, with its maritime heritage and colonial charm. Overnight in Victoria.
Today you will embark on an exciting whale watching tour This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of whales. You will ride aboard a custom built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whalewatching experience. Overnight in Victoria.
Transfer by coach to Tofino. Your road leads across Vancouver Island to the Pacific Coast winding through ancient rainforests and provincial parks. You are venturing into true wildlife territory here: Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of ecological and geographical diversity. Overnight in Tofino.
Today you are taking part in a thrilling bear watching expedition. At low tide, board the Stellar Sea, a 14 metre panoramic cruiser, and speed along the lush coastline to the bears’feeding grounds. Back on dry land, you are free to explore the rugged coastline along the network of hiking trails or to walk the shoreline of long Beach in search of shells and driftwood. Overnight in Tofino.
Depart Tofino by air this morning, enjoying a scenic flight across the wilds of Vancouver Island and the waters of the strait before landing at Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal. Overnight: Vancouver Airport
Today your adventure comes to and end when you check out of your Airport hotel and board your flight back to the UK with memories to last a life time.