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British Columbia's Whales & Bears

  • Victoria
  • Vancouver
  • Farewell Harbour on Berry Island
  • Whistler
  • 12 nights from
  • £4,419 per person
  • Trip Code: 944

Holiday Overview

For wildlife enthusiasts this itinerary has it all. Relax with a 3 night stay in British Columbia’s capital Victoria, where you will take in a whale watching tour before heading to coastal Vancouver for a 3 night stay. From Vancouver you will fly to Port Hardy and transfer by water taxi to Farewell Harbour on Berry Island. Farewell Harbour will be your home for 3 nights for your big wildlife adventure starts, with grizzly bear viewing on the estuary, followed by a full day marine excursion taking in whales and even more bears. You will end your trip in the alpine mountain resort of Whistler, taking in the famous, awe-inspiring Peak 2 Peak Gondola. No holiday will ever compare to the scenery and wildlife you will see on this itinerary.

British Columbia's Whales & Bears includes:

  • Return UK flights
  • 9 nights superior hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights Farewell Harbour Lodge (full board)
  • Whale Watching tour
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing tour
  • Peak 2 Peak Gondola
  • Transfers throughout (excluding Vancouver South Airport to hotel after Farewell Harbour)
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Day 1 - Fly to Vancouver, transfer - Victoria

Arrive in Vancouver and you will be transferred to Victoria, British Columbia's capital.

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Oswego Hotel

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Hotel Chateau Victoria

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

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Day 2 - Enjoy Victoria

Spend today at your leisure exploring Victoria and its picturesque Inner Harbour, where you can watch the floatplanes take off and land.

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Oswego Hotel

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Hotel Chateau Victoria

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

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Day 3 - Whale Watching

Today we have included a 3 hour Whale Wtaching trip. This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of Orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You will ride aboard a comfortable covered vessel or a custom-built zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whale watching experience. Comments by a marine biologist and naturalist are provided.

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Oswego Hotel

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Hotel Chateau Victoria

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

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Day 4 - Transfer - Vancouver

This morning you will have your transfer from Victoria downtown to Vancouver, where you will have the afternoon at your leisure.

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Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

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The Listel Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 5 - Hop on/off

Today we have included a Vancouver Sightseeing Hop on Hop off pass for you to take in the best of Vancouver at your own pace.

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Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

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The Listel Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 6 - Enjoy Vancouver

Spend today at your leisure. Why not ask one of our Canada experts for some recommended excursions.

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Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

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The Listel Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 7 - Transfer - Farewell Harbour

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Farewell Harbour Lodge

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Day 8 - Enjoy Farewell Harbour

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Farewell Harbour Lodge

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Day 9 - Enjoy Farewell Harbour

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Farewell Harbour Lodge

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Day 10 - Transfer - Whistler

Choose from one of the following options: A short morning sea kayak excursion in the protected and crystalline waters near Farewell Harbour Lodge, a marine excursion, guided interpretive rainforest hike. Return to the lodge for the return water taxi back to Alder Bay arriving for ongoing connections. Itineraries starting in Vancouver will end with a flight from Port Hardy to Vancouver. A complimentary shuttle bus will take you from Vancouver South Terminal to the Main Terminal where you will then pick up your coach transfer to Whistler.

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Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

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Whistler Pinnacle

Four Seasons Whistler

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Day 11 - Peak 2 Peak Gondala

Explore Whistler today and it's mountains with your Peak 2 Peak gondola ticket.

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Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

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Whistler Pinnacle

Four Seasons Whistler

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Day 12 - Explore Whistler

Explore Whistler at your leisure.

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Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

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Whistler Pinnacle

Four Seasons Whistler

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Day 13 - Transfer Whistler to Vancouver, fly to UK

Today you will transfer from Whistler to Vancouver Airport for your flight back to the UK (included).

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