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Pacific Rim Whales and Bears

6 Nights from £1,419 per Person

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A wonderful adventure in British Columbia, spotting magnificent wildlife in their own environment - see Black Bears, Orca and Humpback Whales. Take an exhilarating ride in a Zodiac along the coast in search of whales. Travel up through Vancouver Island to the Pacific Rim National Park, then cruise to the bears feeding grounds. Take a scenic flight over the wilds of Vancouver Island. This six night tour, starting and ending in Vancouver, can be added to another Canadian itinerary if you’d like to explore more of this diverse and beautiful country. Or simply add a few more days in the charming city of Vancouver to see more of the sights and sample the delicious, diverse cuisine.


  • Whale watching from Victoria on Vancouver Island
  • Bear watching on a boat tour from Tofino on the Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island
  • Scenic flight transfer from Tofino to Vancouver
  • Stay two nights in Vancouver, two nights in Victoria and two nights in Tofino



Day 1

Arrival in Vancouver

Fly to Vancouver International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel.
Overnight: Standard – Century Plaza Hotel; Superior - Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel

Day 2


A full day to explore the lovely Oceanside city of Vancouver. With a backdrop of the mountains, you will enjoy strolling this pedestrian-friendly city on foot, exploring the different neighbourhoods. Or you could rent a bike to cycle the network of trails through the city and Stanley Park. There is so much to do in Vancouver, that you might want to extend your stay by a few extra nights
Overnight: Standard – Century Plaza Hotel; Superior - Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel

Day 3

Vancouver to Victoria

Today you’ll be transferred by coach to the ferry terminal and then board a ferry. You will cruise across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, giving you chance to admire the rugged coastline and tranquil beaches. Arrive in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, with a fascinating maritime heritage and colonial charm.
Overnight: Standard – Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour; Superior - Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria

Day 4


This morning you will embark on a wildlife adventure, as you take a whale-watching trip. This coastal cruise is an exhilarating round trip of more than 50 kilometres in search of whales. You will ride aboard a custom built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with great stability, giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whale-watching experience
Overnight: Standard – Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour; Superior - Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria

Day 5

Victoria to Tofino

Today you will leave Victoria to head north through Vancouver Island. Transfer by coach to Tofino, taking the road across Vancouver Island to the Pacific Coast, winding through ancient forests and provincial parks. The Pacific Rim National Park is renowned for its ecological and geographical diversity.
Overnight: Standard/Superior - Best Western Tin Wis Resort Tofino

Day 6


Today you will experience a thrilling bear watching expedition. At low time, board the Stella Sea, a 14 metre panoramic cruiser, and speed along the lush coastline to the bears feeding grounds. Return to dry land and explore the rugged coastline along the network of hiking trails.
Overnight: Standard/Superior - Best Western Tin Wis Resort Tofino

Day 7

Tofino to Vancouver

Leave Tofino by air this morning, enjoying a scenic flight across the wilds of Vancouver Island and the waters of the strait. On landing at the South Terminal Vancouver Airport, take the free shuttle to the International Departure Terminal and your flight home. Or you can head back into the city for a few more days in Vancouver, or perhaps a tour of the Canadian Rockies.


  • Return international flights
  • Transfers from Vancouver to Victoria, and Victoria to Tofino, and from Tofino hotel to airport
  • Flight from Tofino to Vancouver airport
  • Accommodation as listed (or similar)
  • 3 hour whale watching excursion from Victoria by Zodiac
  • 2 hour bear watching tour in Tofino by boat

What’s Not Included

  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Airport transfers

Important Information
Luggage allowance for flight transfers from Tofino to Vancouver: maximum weight for checked baggage 13.5kg and 2 pieces of luggage including carry-on. Additional luggage will be charged at $2.50 per kg


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