Victoria, Vancouver Island
Victoria, Vancouver Island
Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge
Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge
Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge
Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge
Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge Superior Double Room
Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge Superior Double Room
Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge Superior King Room
Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge Superior King Room
Incredible wildlife sightings from the Whale Watching Adventure
Incredible wildlife sightings from the Whale Watching Adventure

Experience Southern Vancouver Island

7 nights from £1,749 per person Including Flights

Overview

Embark on this 7-night self-drive adventure starting in Vancouver. Enjoy the scenic ferry ride across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria, and explore the Inner Harbour, Harbour, Royal BC Museum and vibrant downtown. Then it’s on to the scenic West Coast Trail Lodge for a real Vancouver Island experience, including a superb whale and wildlife watching cruise.

The next stop is the lovely seaside resort of Parksville, with its glorious sandy beaches. Finally, return to Vancouver on a different ferry route from Nanaimo, concluding your journey. Add an extra night in Vancouver for a relaxed end or head directly to the airport. This diverse itinerary promises cultural richness, natural wonders, and unforgettable experiences.

Optionally, add an extra night in Vancouver for a relaxed end or head directly to the airport. Experience diverse landscapes, wildlife, and cultural richness on this unforgettable adventure (TM/ JV)

Itinerary Overview

Fly in and out of Vancouver: 1 night – Victoria 2 nights – Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge 2 nights – Parksville 2 nights

Daily departures May - Sept

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  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
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  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Vancouver

Fly into Vancouver and make your way independently to your hotel. We recommend 2-3 nights in Vancouver to explore this beautiful waterfront city to discover, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gastown, and savour diverse dining.

Overnight: Century Plaza Hotel or similar

Day 2 - 3

Vancouver – Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay via BC Ferries – Victoria (71 miles)

Pick up your car this morning and make your way to Tsawwassen and onboard the ferry to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. Enjoy the short drive to reach Victoria, explore the historic Inner Harbour, visit the Royal BC Museum, enjoy Butchart Gardens, and experience the vibrant local culture and cuisine.

Overnight: Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites or similar, 2 nights

Day 4 - 5

Victoria – Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge, Port Renfrew (67 miles)

Depart Victoria and drive to the Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge in Port Renfrew Upon arrival at West Coast Trail Lodge, settle in and explore the grounds. Port Renfrew, a stroll away, and local beaches teem with diverse flora and fauna. Begin your West Coast adventure with a 3.5-hour whale watching and wildlife tour. Discover iconic landmarks, hear the region's history, and spot whales, sea lions, and marine birds. Keep an eye out for wildlife amidst old-growth forests. Return to the lodge for a leisurely remainder of the day.

Accommodation is in the main lodge; each standard room is equipped with 2 queen beds and private bathroom. The Main Lodge is within short walking distance to the Port Renfrew pub.

Overnight: Wild Renfrew West Coast Trial Lodge, 2 nights

Day 6 – 7

Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge, Port Renfrew – Parksville (107 miles)

Explore Parksville Beach's sandy shores. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park offers an expansive sandy beach and low tide for long walks. Hike and discover waterfalls at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. Cathedral Grove showcases giant trees. Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park features stunning waterfalls and trails. Parksville Community Park offers waterfront paths and events. Visit Morningstar Farm for local produce and a petting zoo. Immerse yourself in Butterfly World and Gardens' tropical rainforest with thousands of butterflies.

Overnight: The Beach Club Resort or similar, 2 nights

Day 8

Parksville – Nanaimo Bay to Horseshoe Bay via BC Ferries – Vancouver (69 miles)

This morning depart Parksville and head to Nanaimo and return to Vancouver via ferry. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife throughout your time on board. Once arrived in Horseshoe Bay, make your way to Vancouver airport for your flight home. Alternatively, add on an additional night in Vancouver for a leisurely end to your trip.

  • International return flights
  • 7 nights accommodation as described or similar
  • Fully inclusive car rental – upgrades available at a supplement (eg: SUV or convertible)
  • Electronic roadbook
  • 2 nights at the Wild Renfrew West Coast Trail Lodge in Port Renfrew including 3.5 hour whale and marine wildlife boat tour by Zodiac (PPWRA2)
  • Day 2 - BC Ferries crossing Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay
  • Day 8 - BC Ferries crossing Nanaimo Bay to Horseshoe Bay

What’s not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals
  • Fuel or parking fees
  • Entrance fees to national parks and attractions
  • Optional excursions

Approximate from prices per person:

  • Vancouver Granville Island Market Tour - 2 hours - £90
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Tour - 48 hours including Vancouver Lookout - £50
  • Victoria Whale Watching by Catamaran - 4 hours - £100
  • Victoria Downtown Food & City Walking Tour - £50
  • Victoria Castles, 'Hoods & Legends Bike Tour - 2 hours - £50
  • Malahat Skywalk Vancouver Island - £30

Speak to our sales specialist on pre-booking these excursions for you

 

Emma Bolton
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