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Vancouver Island Explorer

Discover Vancouver Island

VANCOUVER ISLAND EXPLORER

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Fairmont Empress Hotel | Victoria
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Butchart Gardens | Victoria
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Wild Pacific Trail
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Overview

This itinerary explores the best of what Vancouver Island has to offer. Begin with a spectacular BC Ferries crossing from Vancouver to BC’s capital city of Victoria, where we spend the night. Explore the famous Butchart Gardens and have sufficient time to explore the city at your leisure. Stay in the seaside town of Parksville before heading to the laidback town of Tofino, the whale watching and surfing mecca of BC. The drive on the Pacific Rim Highway is stunning with views of the rugged coastline and lush rainforest.

Itinerary

1

Vancouver to Victoria

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BC Ferries
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Victoria
  • At your leisure take the ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island.
  • Depending on the arrangements you wish to have included we can provide you with an open ticket for the ferry or a specific ferry reservation (additional charges apply).
  • Once you arrive on Vancouver Island a multitude of amazing things await you.
Ferry
BC Ferries to Victoria
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Victoria

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Victoria
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Butchart Gardens
  • Most of today is at your leisure.
  • Explore the city with Fisherman’s Wharf, the Inner Harbour and Government Street or head out to more nature at East Sooke Park or Brentwood Bay.
  • We included admission to the famous Butchart Gardens for you today.
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Butchart Gardens
3

Victoria to Parksville

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Victoria
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Parksville
  • Say goodbye to Victoria, BC’s capital.
  • Via the Malahat Highway and its pretty views over the Southern Gulf Islands head north towards Central Island.
  • Make sure you arrive in Parksville in time to watch the sunset. They are almost as pretty as the sunrises here.
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Parksville

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Parksville Qualicum Beach
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Parksville
  • Today is at your leisure.
  • The world – or the area around Parksville – is your oyster.
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Parksville to Tofino

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Tofino
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Tofino
  • Travel West – Tofino is today’s destination.
  • Once you arrive in Tofino and the Pacific Rim National Park simply sit by the beach and watch the surfers or stroll through the quaint fishing village.
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Pacific Rim National Park

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Whalewatching Tofino
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Wild Pacific Trail
  • Today is mostly at your leisure to explore the stunning beaches and secluded coves that the Pacific Rim National Park has to offer.
  • The highlight today will be an amazing adventure – a 3 hour Whale Watching Tour.
WhaleWatching
Whale Watching Tour
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Tofino to Vancouver

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Tofino
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BC Ferries
  • Today, head back to the ferry in Nanaimo and cruise back to the mainland.
Ferry
BC Ferries to Vancouver
duration

Duration

7 Days | 6 Nights
duration

Price

From $1379/pp
*From price is the adult retail price in a twin share room based on the shoulder season. It includes all applicable taxes. All prices are in Canadian Dollars.
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Highlights

  • Explore the best of what Vancouver Island has to offer.
  • Explore the famous Butchart Gardens
  • Whale watching at Tofino.
  • Stunning views of the rugged coastline and lush rainforest

Inclusions

  • Bed6 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • VICTORIA - 2 Nights
  • PARKSVILLE - 2 Nights
  • TOFINO - 2 Nights
  • FerryRoundtrip BC Ferries sailing for 2 adults and 1 standard size vehicle between Vancouver Mainland and Vancouver Island
  • WhaleWatchingWhale Watching Tour in Tofino (approximately 3 hours)
  • AdmissionAdmission to Butchart Gardens
  • TravelDocsDetailed travel documents with recommendations of things to see and do
  • DiscountDiscounted optional activities If you book in advance
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