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Itinerary

Pacific Rim whales and bears, 7 Days

BLACK BEAR • ORCA • HUMPBACK WHALES

2021 DEPARTURE DATES (daily): May 1 - October 10

 

ITINERARY:

  1. ARRIVAL IN VANCOUVER
    Arrive Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the oceanside city of Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
  2. VANCOUVER
    Today is yours at leisure in Vancouver. This bustling metropolis may be western Canada’s largest city, but it retains a pedestrian-friendly charm and embraces a love of nature. Spend the day walking the sea wall of the mainland, or perhaps rent a bike and explore the vast network of trails throughout the city, one of the most memorable being the expansive Stanley Park. Trails criss-cross the park through forests and open grass fields that interconnect to a city-wide trail system. The park’s aquarium features beluga whales and other large marine mammals as well as daily shows. Overnight in Vancouver.
  3. VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA
    Today you will be transferred by ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, passing the rugged coastline and tranquil beaches of the Gulf Islands. Make your way to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, with its maritime heritage and colonial charm. Overnight in Victoria.
  4. VICTORIA
    Today you will embark on an exciting whalewatching tour This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of whales. You will ride aboard a custom built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whalewatching experience. Overnight in Victoria.
  5. VICTORIA TO TOFINO
    Transfer by coach to Tofino. Your road leads across Vancouver Island to the Pacific Coast winding through ancient rainforests and provincial parks. You’re venturing into true wildlife territory here: Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of ecological and geographical diversity. Overnight in Tofino.
  6. TOFINO
    Today you are taking part in a thrilling bear watching expedition. At low tide, board the Stellar Sea, a 14 metre panoramic cruiser, and speed along the lush coastline to the bears’ feeding grounds. 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 in search of shells and driftwood. Overnight in Tofino.
  7. TOFINO TO VANCOUVER / DEPARTURE
    Depart Tofino by air this morning, enjoying a scenic flight across the wilds of Vancouver Island and the waters of the strait before landing at Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal. Take the free shuttle to the International departure terminal for your flight home.

 

SPECIAL NOTE:
Luggage allowance for flight transfer from Tofino to Vancouver: Luggage limit is 18 kg per person total of all checked and carry on pieces. Large hard sided suitcase risk being bumped to another flight time or day due to size and weight. Please advise passenger maximum suitcase size is 71 x 46 x 36 cm including handle and wheels. Please note, additional luggage may not travel on the same plane or same day as passenger due to weight and space limitations.