Pacific Rim Whales and Bears

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Pacific Rim Whales & Bears

WILDLIFE TOUR

Black bears, humpback whales, oraca and other marine wildlife can all be seen on this unique adventure. You will also enjoy a thrilling floatplane journey to Knight Inlet Lodge.

              

Arrive in Vancouver

DAY 1

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport, then transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the oceanside city of Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

              

Vancouver

DAY 2

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 impressive being the expansive Stanley Park. The trails that criss-cross the park, through forests and open grass fields, interconnect to a city-wide trail system. The park’s aquarium features orcas and other large marine mammals as well as daily shows. Overnight in Vancouver.

              

Vancouver to Victoria

DAY 3

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.

              

Victoria

DAY 4

Today you will embark on an exciting whale-watching tour. This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of between 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 whale-watching experience. Overnight in Victoria.

              

Victoria to Tofino

DAY 5

Transfer by coach to Tofino. The road leads across Vancouver Island to the Pacific Coast, winding through ancient rainforests and provincial parks. You’re venturing into true wildlife territory here: Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of ecological and geographical diversity. Overnight in Tofino.

              

Tofino

DAY 6

Today you will take 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’re 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.

              

Tofino

DAY 7

Depart Tofino by air this morning, enjoying a scenic fllight across the wilds of Vancouver Island and the waters of the strait before landing at Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal. Take the free shuttle to the International departure terminal for your flight home.