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West coast island discovery, 14 Days. Itinerary.

West coast island discovery, 14 Days

2021 Daily departures: May 1 - October 28

ITINERARY:

  1. ARRIVAL IN VANCOUVER
    Arrive at Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently to your downtown hotel. The Roadbook you received will have all the information needed for your journey. The rest of the day is yours to create your own urban adventure amid the stores, parks, restaurants, theatres and other attractions of downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
  2. VANCOUVER
    Today take some time to independently explore this vibrant city, offering many attractions such as Canada Place, the dynamic Robson Street, Chinatown and historic Gastown . Perhaps visit Stanley Park en route to Cleveland Dam and the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the North Shore rainforest. Here you can cross the 137m-long bridge over a spectacular canyon to the Treetops Adventure observation structure for even more incredible views of this old growth forest. Overnight in Vancouver.
  3. VANCOUVER TO WHISTLER (125 km)
    Today you depart on your journey to Whistler - the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics and one of the premier outdoor recreation villages in North America. You will travel along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, traversing five distinct climatic zones from rainforest to semi-arid alpine forest. The road also crosses the historic Pemberton Trail and Gold Rush Trail, used by prospectors in the 18th century. Travelling through small towns such as Squamish and skirting the shores of Daisy Lake, you arrive in picturesque Whistler Village set at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Overnight in Whistler.
  4. WHISTLER
    After another scenic drive down the Sea-to-Sky Highway, it’s time to head up the stunning coastline en route to the first resort of your package! Crossing the pleasant waters of Horseshoe Bay on BC Ferries vessel, disembark in Langdale and travel northward through such small, seaside communities as Davis Bay, and past the headwaters of the stunning Sechelt Inlet. Arriving at Painted Boat Resort, check in to this idyllic retreat for your 2 night stay. Overnight at Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina.
  5. WHISTLER TO SUNSHINE COAST / PAINTED BOAT RESORT SPA & MARINA, MADEIRA PARK (188 km – LAND ONLY)
    After another scenic drive down the Sea-to-Sky Highway, it’s time to head up the stunning coastline en route to the first resort of your package! Crossing the pleasant waters of Horseshoe Bay on BC Ferries vessel, disembark in Langdale and travel northward through such small, seaside communities as Davis Bay, and past the headwaters of the stunning Sechelt Inlet. Arriving at Painted Boat Resort, check in to this idyllic retreat for your 2 night stay. Overnight at Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina.
  6. BOAT RESORT SPA & MARINA, MADEIRA PARK
    Enjoy a full day at leisure, the amenities of the resort enhancing your stay in this outdoor paradise. Relax on your private balcony, or perhaps walk the docks along the waterfront. The infinity pool and hot tubs entice all guests to relax, and canoe and kayak rentals (at additional cost, onsite) allow you to explore the local waterways. Overnight at Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina.
  7. BOAT RESORT SPA & MARINA, MADEIRA PARK TO COURTENAY (113 km – LAND ONLY)
    Today you enjoy the view as much from the water as you do from the road! After departing the resort, you are soon on BC Ferries vessel crossing from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay. A short drive along the coast, and soon you are boarding your second ferry and crossing the deep blue waters of the Strait of Georgia. Arriving in the small town of Comox, the short drive to Courtney will leave plenty of time to check in, relax and explore the local area and beachfront. Overnight in Courtenay.
  8. COURTENAY TO VICTORIA (220 km)
    Departing Courtenay, today’s journey takes you southward along the east coast of Victoria. Beautiful towns that celebrate their island lifestyles such as Parksville and Nanaimo offer the perfect place to stop for lunch and indulge in some local delicacies. If time permits, the murals at Chemainus are a draw for artists and visitors alike, depicting First Nations culture and the history of the area. Arrive in Victoria – the city that celebrates its British heritage with stunning public and private gardens. Overnight in Victoria.
  9. VICTORIA
    Today, explore this elegant capital city. We suggest a visit to Beacon Hill Park and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. You may decide to drop in for afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and experience a taste of British charm. No stay in the city is complete without a tour of the world-famous Butchart Gardens – a brilliant collection of thousands of plants, exploding in lush colours and textures. Overnight in Victoria.
  10. VICTORIA TO SALT SPRING ISLAND (52 km – LAND ONLY)
    Today’s short travel time is capped off by a scenic crossing to Salt Spring Island – a small community that lives life at a more relaxed pace. After checking in, take some time to independently explore the surrounding area and its magnificent views of water. Overnight on Salt Spring Island.
  11. SALT SPRING ISLAND
    We suggest checking with the front desk of your hotel about any local markets or festivals. The local residents often celebrate the long days of summer with gathering and local events that welcome all guests to their small communities. Overnight on Salt Spring Island.
  12. SALT SPRING ISLAND TO GALIANO ISLAND (38 km – LAND ONLY)
    Today is a day of true island hopping enroute to Galiano Island! Two ferries that navigate the local islands reveal the stunning majesty of the inlets, sounds and bays of these quiet waters. Arriving on Galiano Island, check in and perhaps take a drive up Mount Galiano for unsurpassed views, or hike uncrowded trails in blissful solitude. Overnight on Galiano Island.
  13. GALIANO ISLAND TO RICHMOND / VANCOUVER AIRPORT (50 km – LAND ONLY)
    One last ferry crossing of your vacation takes you to Richmond. Once known as only a stopover for the airport, Richmond has developed over the last several years to a vibrant tourist centre, offering a wide variety of Asian inspired authentic restaurants, attractions and venues. Overnight in Richmond / Vancouver International Airport.
  14. END OF PACKAGE
    Today is the end of your programme. Please make sure to depart your hotel and leave ample time to check in at Vancouver International Airport for your departure flight.

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS ($):

  • Day 3 - Whistler: Peak to Peak Gondola
    Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the Guinness World Record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola provides an unpar-alleled perspective of British Columbia's rooftop providing incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests, and ancient glaciers . Disembark and the experience is far from over . The full PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience provides an endless amount of things to do from scenic walking trails, mountaintop restaurants, wildlife viewing, and indoor interpretive displays are all waiting for discovery
    May 28 - Oct 12*: Adult - $60, Child (13-18) - $53, Child (7-12) - $30, Child (0-6) - free
    * - Daily: May 28 - Sep 12; Sat - Sun: Sep 18 - Oct 10
  • Day 8 - Victoria: Whalewatching by Zodiac or Covered Boat
    This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You will ride aboard a zodiac or a regular covered boat with commentary by a certified marine biologist and naturalist. Full-length cruiser suits are provided on the Zodiac boat.
    Apr 1 - Oct 31: Adult - $99, Youth (12-17) - $77, Child (6-11, minimum age: 6) - $69