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Sunshine Coast Circle Tour

  • Sunshine Coast
  • Quadra Island
  • Tofino
  • Victoria
  • 8 nights from
  • £1,619 per person
  • Trip Code: 518

Holiday Overview

A fantastic road trip itinerary, featuring the "hidden gem" of British Columbia - The Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. Enjoy time at the wonderful West Coast Wilderness Resort before heading to Quadra Island, where you have the opportunity to seek out black bears in their natural habitat!

Your journey continues to the Pacific Rim National Park and the town of Tofino, where we include a whale-watching cruise through the Clayoquot Sound. Your holiday experience concludes with a stay in picturesque Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens - a must see!! (Admission included)

 

Sunshine Coast Circle Tour includes:

  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 8 nights
  • BC Ferries tolls for vehicle & passengers
  • Zodiac Eco Tour into Desolation Sound
  • Whale Watch Tour from Tofino
  • Admission to the Butchart Gardens
  • Car hire (We recommend adding Sat Nav).
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Day 1 - Vancouver to Sunshine Coast (103 km/64 mi)

Leaving Vancouver, head for the Sunshine Coast & the West Coast Wilderness Resort

(Approx 3.5 hours)

Featured accommodation

West Coast Wilderness Lodge

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Day 2 - Sunshine Coast

The beautiful natural landscape of Canada’s Pacific Coast will allow you to take part in a variety of outdoor adventures.

Featured accommodation

West Coast Wilderness Lodge

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Day 3 - Sunshine Coast to Quadra Island (78 km/47 mi)

Today, travel north to Earls Cove for a 50-minute BC Ferries ride (ferry toll included) to Saltery Bay, continue following the coast to Powell River to board another BC Ferries service (ferry toll included) across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Continue north to Campbell River and your destination on Quadra Island (ferry toll included).

Featured accommodation

April Point Resort & Spa

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Day 4 - Wildlife Adventure Cruise

By Zodiac, cruise among the Discovery Islands and observe local BC wildlife in their natural habitat. Watch for Stellar sea lions, seals, Minke whales and Pacific white-sided dolphins. You’ll see bald eagles swoop from the tree tops and majestic herons fishing in the tidal pools. At low tide, there is an opportunity to see black bears. (included) 

Featured accommodation

April Point Resort & Spa

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Day 5 - Quadra Island to Tofino (225 km/140 mi)

Depart Quadra Island on a short BC Ferries ride (ferry toll included) back to Vancouver Island and head south-west to Tofino on the rugged West Coast. En-route, picture stops should be made at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the splendour of 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar trees plus the Mars Water-Bombers at Sproat Lake, the world’s two largest water-bombers used for the sole purpose of putting out forest fires. After the Mars Water-Bombers drive through the majestic Sutton Pass and the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains to arrive in Tofino around mid-afternoon.

Featured accommodation

Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Enhance your experience

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

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Day 6 - Tofino (Pacific Rim National Park)

You may wish to walk along the famed Long Beach, with its miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf, or explore the rain forests on a selection of well groomed trails. Also today, enjoy a 3-hour whale watch cruise (included) through the Clayoquot Sound, revealing sensational scenery, and wildlife such as Gray Whales, Sea Lions, Porpoises and Killer Whales. The area is also known for its variety of birds, including tufted puffins and resident bald eagles.

Featured accommodation

Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Enhance your experience

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

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Day 7 - Tofino to Victoria (313 km/195 mi)

Travel back to the East Coast of Vancouver Island and head south to Victoria. En-route stops should be made at the artist community of Chemainus, where you can admire the giant murals which adorn the exterior walls throughout the town and Duncan the “City of Totems”. If time permits visit the Quw’utsun’ Heritage Village which provides you with an insight into the lives of the northwest coast people (seasonal hours - admission not included).

Featured accommodation

Hotel Chateau Victoria

Enhance your experience

Inn at Laurel Point

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Day 8 - Victoria Exploring

Today is free to explore Victoria, with its turn-of-the-century architecture, and British traditions such as high tea and shops full of woolens and china. Admission to the Butchart Gardens is included with it’s 50 acre display of magnificent colour

Featured accommodation

Hotel Chateau Victoria

Enhance your experience

Inn at Laurel Point

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Day 9 - Victoria to Vancouver (69 km/43 mi + Ferry)

Leaving Victoria, drive north to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for a 90-minute ferry ride (ferry toll included) to Tsawwassen. On-board BC Ferries enjoy the scenery of the Gulf Islands as you cross the Strait of Georgia. From Tsawwassen continue on to downtown Vancouver where your Flexidrive ends.

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