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Ultimate Pacific Coast Experience Fly Drive

  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Quadra Island
  • Tofino
  • Victoria
  • 14 nights from
  • £2,899 per person
  • Trip Code: 732

Holiday Overview

An Exclusive Canada Fly Drive Road Trip Holiday

 

Experience Canada’s Pacific Coast as you drive the Sea to Sky Highway, from Vancouver to Whistler. Explore the Sunshine Coast with a wilderness stay at West Coast Wilderness Lodge before heading to Quadra Island, across the Strait of Georgia, where you have the chance to seek out whales and wildlife in their natural habitat. Continue east to the Pacific Rim National Park for a 3-night stay in coastal Tofino, you can expect spectacular beaches, stunning sunsets, hikes and trails through the rainforest. During your stay you will enjoy a coastal Bear viewing adventure before travelling south to visit picturesque Victoria famous for its Inner Harbour and Victorian architecture. End your last night in Canada with a stay in Vancouver, complete with the scenic Sunset Dinner Cruise.

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Ultimate Pacific Coast Experience Fly Drive includes:

  • Return UK flights
  • 14 nights Accommodation
  • Car Hire (We recommend adding Sat Nav)
  • BC Ferries tolls for vehicle & passengers
  • 2 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners at West Coast Wilderness Lodge
  • Peak to Peak Gondola Ride (operates daily May 26th to September 16th, price for non operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking)
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour
  • Scenic floatplane transfer from Victoria harbour to Vancouver harbour
  • Wildlife Adventure Tour
  • Victoria Tour - Butchart Gardens or Eat Like a Canadian (your choice)
  • Vancouver Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Tofino Coastal Bear Watching Tour
  • Vancouver hotel to Airport transfer
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Day 1 - Fly from the UK to Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel.

Transfer not included.

Featured accommodation

The Listel Hotel Vancouver

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Georgian Court Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

Spend today sightseeing in Vancouver with your Hop on Hop off Sightseeing pass. 

Explore Vancouver onboard clear-top buses and San Francisco-style Trolleys. This flexible Dual Pass combination of the CITY and PARK Routes offers all the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour.

This flexible city tour offers up the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver's urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don't forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. Full commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean & Mandarin on the clear top convertible Hop-On, Hop-Off busses. Enjoy Commentary in English onboard the San Francisco-style Trolleys. Both bus types (clear top and trolley) will be travelling on all routes. There is no designated bus type per route.

Highlights: - Commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin (clear top buses only) - Convertible clear top buses for stunning views, rain or shine - Hop-Off at any stop in Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Chinatown, Gastown and more

Featured accommodation

The Listel Hotel Vancouver

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Georgian Court Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 3 - Vancouver to Whistler (122 km/76 mi)

This morning you depart from Vancouver and head along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway and on to Whistler. Along the way why not take in the magnificent Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock, world renowned amongst climbers who come to climb the cliffs of granite. You should arrive into Whistler by early afternoon..

Featured accommodation

Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel

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Aava Hotel

Four Seasons Whistler

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Day 4 - Whistler Exploring

This delightful alpine resort is situated between the world famous Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. There are an extensive range of activities during the summer to enjoy - why not try out your golf on one of the 4 championship designer golf courses or if golf is not your thing, a huge array of water activities on any of the 5 mountain lakes or numerous rivers, or sit back at the top of a mountain, taking in the stunning views whilst dining on superb cuisine. Or just relax and enjoy some of the many excellent cafes and restaurants in town. Be astonished by the beauty of Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment via the newly opened Peak Adventure on Whistler Mountain. Take the Whistler Gondola to Whistler Mountain’s sub-alpine and then rise to over 7,000 feet via Whistler’s premier open chairlift. At the top of the Peak Chair, guests will be treated to unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, snow-capped peaks and more. Gondola dates of operation: May - Sep, Summer dates are subject to change due to factors such as weather and snowpack, if Gondola is not operating a refund will be issued.

Featured accommodation

Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel

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Aava Hotel

Four Seasons Whistler

Unmissable Experiences

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

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Day 5 - Whistler to Sunshine Coast (244 km/151 mi)

Head back down the Sea to Sky highway to Horseshoe Bay and sail for 45 minutes on BC Ferries (ferry toll included) to the Sunshine Coast. This short cruise takes you through picturesque fjord like waters almost surrounded by mountains covered with untouched forests and glaciated peaks. your ferry and then drive along the relaxing and stunningly beautiful route, through multi coloured forests and scenic coastal fishing villages onwards to your overnight accommodation.

Featured accommodation

West Coast Wilderness Lodge

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Day 6 - Sunshine Coast

Why not spend today taking part in the huge variety of outdoor adventures that this stunning natural landscape offers.

Featured accommodation

West Coast Wilderness Lodge

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Day 7 - Sunshine Coast to Quadra Island (78 km/47 mi)

Today you head north to Earls Cove for a 50 minutes BC Ferry ride (ferry toll included) to Saltery Bay. From there, continue following the coastal road to Powell River, where you will board another BC Ferry service (ferry toll included) across the strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. On landing on Vancouver Island, continue north to Campbell River and your destination for the night - stunning Quadra Island.

Featured accommodation

April Point Resort & Spa

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Day 8 - 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 9 - Quadra Island to Tofino (225 km / 140 mi)

Depart Quadra Island onboard a short BC Ferry ride (ferry toll included) to Vancouver Island and, from there,  head  south west to Ucluelet on the rugged West Coast of the island. En-route, we recommed a stop to see the Mars Water - Bombers at Sproat Lake. They are the world’s two largest water-bombers whose sole purpose in life is putting out forest fires. Continue on and head through the splendid Sutton Pass and the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains to arrive in Tofino around mid afternoon.

Featured accommodation

Middle Beach Lodge - at the Beach

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Long Beach Lodge Resort

Wickaninnish Inn

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Day 10 - Tofino (Pacific Rim National Park)

Spend today at your leisure taking in Tofino and the Pacific Rim National Park. A sunset at Tonquin Beach is spectacular.

Featured accommodation

Middle Beach Lodge - at the Beach

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Long Beach Lodge Resort

Wickaninnish Inn

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Day 11 - Explore Tofino (Pacific Rim National Park)

We would thoroughly recommend a walk along the renowned Long Beach, with its mile upon mile of untouched sandy beaches and pounding surf or, you could explore the nearby rain forests on a selection of well groomed trails.  Today we have included a Coastal Bear Viewing tour from Tofino. The departure time depends on the tides, it is a 2 hour 30 minute tour.  This tour features black bears and explores the fjord inlets of Clayoquot Sound. During the winter, local black bears are in semi-hibernation. Come May, they leave their dens and head for the closest food source - the ocean! While the bears forage in the intertidal zone, you can unobtrusively observe and photograph their behaviour. You will experience the tour aboard an open-air, rescue-style, 24' rigid-hulled Zodiac suitable for this calm water program. The vessel's shallow draft is especially good for manoeuvring in the small sheltered bays while you are watching for bears and learning about this unique environment.

Featured accommodation

Middle Beach Lodge - at the Beach

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Long Beach Lodge Resort

Wickaninnish Inn

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Day 12 - Tofino - Victoria (313km/195mls)

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). Drop off your hire car at the Victoria downtown depot late afternoon.

Featured accommodation

Oswego Hotel

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Hotel Chateau Victoria

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

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Day 13 - Victoria Exploring (Butchart Gardens)

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. We have included a tour today the choice is yours between a visit to Butchart Gardens with it's 50 acre display of magnificent colour or a food tour of Victoria (Eat Like a Canadian)

Featured accommodation

Oswego Hotel

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Hotel Chateau Victoria

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

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Day 14 - Victoria - Vancouver

Depart your hotel and make your way to Victoria harbour for your incredible floatplane transfer taking you to Vancouver harbour. From here take a short taxi ride to your downtown hotel. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure before joining the Sunset Dinner Cruise this evening from Vancouver's Coal Harbour area.

Featured accommodation

The Listel Hotel Vancouver

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Georgian Court Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 15 - Fly Vancouver to UK

Depart your hotel for your flight back to the UK. (transfer included)

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