Date
September 7 – 15, 2022
Length
9 days
Pricing from Toronto
$5,669* CAD
Pricing from Toronto
$5,499* CAD
Activity Level
Moderate

Venture beyond Vancouver Island’s mist-shrouded shores, sandy beaches and crashing surf to a land of old growth forest, towering totems, perfect gardens and idyllic towns. Begin amongst the parks and sights of Victoria, the island’s largest city. Enjoy a cider tasting and lunch, afternoon tea by the harbour and a whale-watching tour. Continue past spectacular views, totem poles, ancient forest and the Southern Gulf Islands to Tofino. Visit the botanical gardens, stroll Pacific sands at sunset, take a bear-viewing boat tour and enjoy a beer tasting. Head east to scenic villages, arts communities and sandy beaches and learn about the region’s First Nations. Stop at a farm, have a Nanaimo bar in Nanaimo and end with a farewell dinner.

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  • $25 CAD Beverage card†
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  • 25% savings on CAA Travel Insurance◊

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Victoria – Depart Toronto or Winnipeg to Victoria. Upon arrival, meet the guide and depart for a city tour. After the tour, free time until the welcome dinner this evening D

Day 2

Victoria – Enjoy a morning whale-watching tour in a covered vessel. Return to the hotel to freshen up before afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress B

Day 3

Victoria – Visit Butchart Gardens in the morning. Before returning to Victoria, enjoy a cider tasting and lunch at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse. Remainder of the day at leisure in downtown Victoria B/T/L

Day 4

Tofino − Spend the day driving along the Malahat Highway with stops at Kinsol Trestle, Duncan and Old Country Market. Walk around the ancient rainforest in Cathedral Grove and arrive in the evening in Tofino B

Day 5

Tofino − A guided tour of Tofino and Tofino Botanical Gardens. Look for bears this afternoon on a boat tour. Later, visit Tofino Brewing Company and enjoy a beer tasting. Remainder of the day at leisure B/T

Day 6

Campbell River − Drive back to the east coast of Vancouver Island, stopping in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Later in the day, arrive in Campbell River and get together for a group dinner B/D

Day 7

Campbell River − Early morning departure to the coastal village of Telegraph Cove. Continue to Port McNeill Ferry Terminal and ferry to Alert Bay. Explore the U’mista Cultural Centre. Optional tour: spend the day on a 4- or 8-hour fishing charter B

Day 8

Cowichan Bay − On the way to Cowichan Bay, stop at Morningstar Farm in Parksville. Continue with stops at Nanaimo for a stroll along the Harbourfront Walkway and Chemainus to admire some of the murals this coastal community is known for. Farewell dinner at hotel B/D

Day 9

Transfer to the Victoria International Airport for the return flight to Toronto or Winnipeg B

B - Breakfast | L - Lunch | D - Dinner | T - Tasting

The Magnificence of Vancouver Island From Coast to Coast

Discover Vancouver Island from rolling woods to hidden beaches, ancient history and artistic havens to small town warmth and big city treasures.

Package includes:

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• Return airfare from Toronto or Winnipeg to Victoria

• 3-night stay in moderate-class accommodations in Victoria

• 2-night stay in moderate-class accommodations in Tofino

• 2-night stay in moderate-class accommodations in Campbell River

• 1-night stay in moderate-class accommodations in Cowichan Bay

• Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 tastings and 3 dinners

• Land transportation via first-class motor coach

• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

• Local English-speaking guide throughout

• Hotel porterage of 1 suitcase per person

• Destination transfers

Optional Tours:
4-hour Salmon fishing charter: $429 CAD
8-hour Salmon fishing charter: $739 CAD
Rates are per person based on 2 people sharing a boat.

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