Pacific Rim Whales & Bears
An adventure packed with exciting wildlife viewing; experience the diversity of wildlife found in the forests and waterways of Vancouver Island.
Arrive in Vancouver
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.
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
Today you will pass the rugged coastline and tranquil beaches of the Gulf Islands as you are transferred by coach and ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, with its maritime heritage and colonial charm. Overnight in Victoria
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 and other marine life. 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. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Victoria. Overnight in Victoria.
Victoria to Tofino
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.
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.
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.