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Whales, Bears and Vancouver Island

9 days fr £1,862pp

Vancouver • Victoria • Tofino • Campbell River • Knight Inlet

Save 10% 8 nights fr £2,499 pp plus SUV hire included (Including flights)

Embark on an exciting nine day tour of Canada's West and take the chance to get acquainted with the spectacular wildlife of the region. From the picturesque city of Vancouver, you'll plunge straight into a whale watching journey from Victoria and Pacific Rim National Park. Next, you'll head inland on a float plane, seeking grizzly bears and eagles near Knight Inlet and visit the rugged seascapes of the Sunshine Coast before returning to Vancouver.

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8 nights fr £2,499pp (including flights) Valid 25/05/2019 - 17/06/2019

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TOUR DETAILS
Accommodation:
  • Standard fr £1,862pp
Validity:
  • 01/05/2019 - 28/05/2019
Also included:
  • Accommodation for 8 nights
  • Full Board at Sonora Resort
  • Victoria – 3 hour whalewatching by Zodiac
  • Ferry crossings (car and passengers)
  • Day 5 - 3 hour whalewatching by Zodiac
  • Water Taxi transfers Campbell River & Sonora
  • A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook
  • Ecotour or Bear Watching Excursion
  • Tofino - 3 hour bear watching by boat
Not included:
  • International Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Car rental, taxes and insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified
Overview
On this spectacular nine day tour you will see lively urban centres, remote wilderness destinations and the unrivalled beauty of Vancouver Island’s scenery. From the bustling city of Vancouver, you will plunge right into a whale watching journey from Victoria and Pacific Rim National Park. Stepping aboard a float plane you will head inland to go in search of grizzly bears, eagles and foxes near Knight Inlet. The final leg of your adventure takes you back to the mainland where you will explore the rugged seascapes of the Sunshine Coast on the way back to Vancouver.
Day 1
Vancouver - Victoria
Arrive in Victoria at your downtown hotel and pick up your Jonview Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. Take the rest of the day to create your own west coast island adventure amid the port ands, parks, restaurants and gardens of British Columbia’s capital city. Overnight in Victoria
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Day 2
Victoria
Today you will launch into the Pacific aboard a Zodiac powerboat seeking out orca, minke and grey whales, seals, porpoises and other marine wildlife. Following this excursion, drive through the serene beauty of the Saanich Peninsula for a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of Victoria's most celebrated sites and rated among the most beautiful gardens in the world.
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Day 3
Victoria - Tofino
Be sure that you have your camera at the ready as a panorama of scenic beauty is about to unfold. Your road leads across Vancouver Island to the Pacific Coast winding through ancient rain forests and provincial parks You’re venturing into true wildlife territory here - The Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of ecological and geographical diversity. Overnight in Tofino
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Day 4
Tofino
Today you take part in a thrilling whale watching expedition. Your search for the Pacific grey whale, sea lions and puffins will hopefully be rewarded with unforgettable close encounters in Clayoqout Sound. 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.
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Day 5
Tofino - Campbell River
This morning, the spectacular winding road takes you back to the eastern coast of Vancouver Island with. Your route will introduce you to many gems you may wish to stop at for a brief visit at the native rock carvings at Sproat Lake or the picturesque falls at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. Upon arrival in Campbell River, you board a water taxi for the short boat ride to the stunning Sonora Resort. Settle in for the night at this quintessential west coast resort and prepare yourself for tomorrow’s day of adventure and discovery! Overnight at Sonora Resort. Dinner included.
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Day 6
Campbell River
You have the entire day at this luxurious wilderness resort. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy unlimited hiking, swimming, and tennis throughout their stay. Today you enjoy one of two thrilling nature adventures: Econature Tour (May 1 – Aug 9 departures) featuring a fascinating tour of the surrounding wilderness conducted by a knowledgeable guide. Bear watching by Boat (Aug 10 – Oct 9) takes participants by boat to the prime feeding and gathering areas of the mighty grizzly bear. The guide communicates by headphones to passengers, ensuring the creatures are seen in their most natural an undisturbed state. In the evening, sit down to a gourmet dinner, sip a fine wine on a terrace, or mingle with other guests in one of the lounges or games room. Overnight at Sonora Resort. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
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Day 7
Sonora - Vancouver
Today you board the water taxi for your return trip to Campbell River where you continue your drive south along the eastern shores of Vancouver Island. Small seaside towns such as Comox offer delightful spots to stop for a quick lunch or some shopping for reminders of your west coast experience. Arriving in Nanaimo, you board a BC Ferries vessel and sail across the Strait of Georgia to arrive in Vancouver where the remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to dine out at one of Vancouver’s many excellent restaurants, offering everything from Canadian/European fusion to authentic Far East Asian cuisine. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast and lunch included.
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Day 8
Vancouver
Vancouver.
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Day 9
End of tour
After memorable days enjoying this wildlife adventure on Vancouver Island today your tour comes to an end. Time for some last minute sightseeing or shopping in the city before returning to the airport for your onward flight or journey home.
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