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Pacific Coast & Whistler Self Drive

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Parksville
  • Tofino
  • Campbell River
  • Whistler
  • 13 nights from
  • £1,989 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-595

Holiday Overview

A spectacular road trip of Vancouver Island's Pacific Coast, taking in picturesque Victoria, the famous pristine sandy beaches of Tofino, or perhaps explore the rainforests on a selection of well groomed trails, before relaxing at the oceanfront resorts of Parksville and Campbell River. If this wasn't enough excitement, drive to Whistler, blending the charm of an alpine village with the amenities of an urban centre. Whistler has an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and for those that prefer a slower pace - lakes, pools and spa's. End your stay in Vancouver, from the cobblestone streets of the Gastown District to Little Italy and Chinatown, Vancouver will offer you a truly international flavour as well as a delightful combination of the old and the new.

Pacific Coast & Whistler Self Drive includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Intermediate Car Hire (We recommend adding Sat Nav)
  • Return BC Ferries Vancouver - Vancouver Island
  • 13 Nights accommodation
  • Victoria Whale Watching Excursion
  • Tofino Coastal Bear Watching Excursion
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Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver

On arrival at Vancouver Airport, transfer to your chosen hotel.

Transfer not included

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

Day at leisure in Vancouver. Why not take in a bicycle ride around the seawall at Stanley Park, Vancouver City Tour or take the aquabus to Granville Island

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 3 - Vancouver to Victoria

Pick up your hire car this morning and drive over to Vancouver Island and make your way to your chosen hotel in Victoria. Car - Intermediate size car . BC Ferry crossing tickets for car and passenger are included

Featured accommodation

Oswego Hotel

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Coast Victoria & Marina

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

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Day 4 - Victoria Exploring

Day at leisure to explore Victoria. Visit Butchart Gardens, take a flightseeing trip on a seaplane or take time to do some shopping! You may even wish to pre-book a whale watching trip.

Featured accommodation

Oswego Hotel

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Coast Victoria & Marina

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

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Day 5 - Victoria to Parksville

Drive to Parksville, have relaxing afternoon at the Beach Club with some beautiful picture postcard views or for those that a bit more active explore some of the best biking and hiking trails on offer.

Featured accommodation

The Beach Club Resort

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Quality Resort Bayside

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Day 6 - Parksville to Tofino

Travel to Tofino -  Imagine, all in one place, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, bear-watching, bird watching, camping, hiking, storm-watching and First Nations cultural touring. Surfing is big here, and Tofino was named the best surf town in North America in Outside Magazine’s 2010 Editors Choice awards.

Featured accommodation

Tofino Resort + Marina

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Cox Bay Beach Resort

Wickaninnish Inn

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Day 7 - Tofino Exploring

Day at Leisure - take in some of the best beaches in Tofino for a swim or a stroll - Chestermans's Beach, Cox Bay but don't miss out the sunset at Tonquin Beach. There are also many boat trips on offer.

Featured accommodation

Tofino Resort + Marina

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Cox Bay Beach Resort

Wickaninnish Inn

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Day 8 - Tofino to Campbell River

Travel to Campbell River for a 2 night stay at Painters Lodge in an oceanview room that overlooks the Inside Passage, lookout for wildlife and the cruise ships that pass by. We highly recommend taking the free water taxi from the Lodge over to Quadra Island for some exploring.

Featured accommodation

Painters Lodge Campbell River

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Day 9 - Campbell River

Spend your day at leisure, we recommend taking the free water taxi from the lodge over to April Point on Quadra Island for some exploring. There are various wildlife tours you can book also.

Featured accommodation

Painters Lodge Campbell River

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Day 10 - Campbell River to Whistler

Return to the mainland via the BC Ferries Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay Crossing and drive the sea to sky highway route to your chosen hotel in Whistler. Passenger and car ferry tickets included

Featured accommodation

Aava Hotel

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Nita Lake Lodge

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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Day 11 - Whistler Exploring

Whistler has some spectacular views, it is a must do destination and a popular holiday destination for locals. There is so much to see and do - Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride, Helicopter ride for a birds eye view of the mountain rangers, glaciers and lakes, not to mention the endless hikes and trails.

Featured accommodation

Aava Hotel

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Nita Lake Lodge

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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Day 12 - Whistler to Vancouver

Drive from Whistler to Vancouver, drop off your hire car and make your way to your downtown hotel in Vancouver

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 13 - Vancouver Sightseeing

Spend your last full day taking in the local sights and attractions.

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Enhance your experience

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 14 - Fly Vancouver to UK

Make your way to Vancouver Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK

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