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Discover Vancouver Island

Discover Vancouver Island

Let’s discover Vancouver Island together! From Victoria in the South to Telegraph Cove in the North, from Campbell River on the East, we will cover most of the Island and experience all that it has to offer on this 12-day scenic trip.

Pick-up Points:
St. Albert Inn & Suites
Super 8 Edmonton South
Executive Royal Hotel, Leduc
Radisson Hotel Red Deer
Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West

Pricing

  • Single: $3739.00
  • Twin: $2569.00
  • Triple: $2199.00
  • Quad: $2079.00

Pricing is based on number of people in your group. Rates below are for the next upcoming departure date. For pricing details about other departures, please click the "View Prices" link next to your desired date in the Departure Dates block to the right.

Applicable taxes may be added at the time of booking.

Tour Details by Day

Day 1 – St. Albert to Three Valley Gap

Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome aboard your coach as your tour begins in St. Albert. Travel south along Highway 2 through Red Deer, Calgary and into Canmore for lunch before crossing into beautiful British Columbia. Sit back and enjoy the magnificent ruggedness of mountains, lakes, and rivers as you go through Yoho National Park. After stopping in Golden for coffee, it’s over Rogers Pass through Revelstoke and into Three Valley Gap, your overnight destination at the Chateau. Enjoy an included BBQ dinner and a Ghost Town Tour.

Day 2 – Three Valley Gap to Langley

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning after an included breakfast, it’s time to board your coach and begin your trek towards Langley via the Coquihalla Highway. After a coffee stop in Kamloops and a lunch stop in Chilliwack, we will make our way to Fort Langley and enjoy a guided tour of the Fort Langley Historic Site. Inside the walls rough-hewn timber buildings recreate the rugged 1800s. See where Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders mingled with the California gold prospectors. Afterward, we will make our way to Langley and our overnight accommodations at Cascades Casino Resort (casino package included).

Day 3 – Langley to Victoria

Meals Included: None

Today it’s time to head to our next destination as we load the coach and make our way to Tsawwassen where you board a BC Ferry for a cruise to Vancouver Island arriving at Swartz Bay. We will then carry onto Butchart Gardens where you will enjoy seeing fifty acres of floral wonderland mixed with spacious lawns, stream, and lily pods – a living wonderland of vibrant colors and the calm of nature. Then it’s onto Victoria and time to check into the Hotel Grand Pacific, your accommodations for the next three evenings.

Day 4 – Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning you will have a guided city tour of Victoria where you will see its lovely homes and gardens with points of historic interest. Enjoy the afternoon on your own discovering all that Victoria has to offer.

Day 5 – Free Day - Optional Tour: Butterfly Gardens

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today you are on your own to enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer. Check out the amazing Provincial Museum, walk the waterfront, or have tea at the Empress Hotel. Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful shops on Government Street as well. The day is yours to enjoy the hidden treasures and many amenities Victoria has to offer. Optional add-on tour to the Butterfly Gardens will be available (extra $ with a minimum of 10 people).

Day 6 – Victoria to Parksville

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to Victoria as we load the coach and head north to Parksville. We will visit one of Duncan’s favourite attractions along the way – the BC Forest Discovery Centre. Here you will enjoy a guided “Foresters Walk” and step aboard their train for a visit around their 100-acre property including the trestle over Somenos Lake. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a lunch break in Duncan before heading to Chemainus – the City of Murals for a visit. Then we’ll continue to Parksville and the beautiful Beach Club Resort for two nights.

Day 7 – Parksville & Area

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a relaxing start to your day and after breakfast we will head to Cathedral Grove to observe some of the most accessible stands of Douglas Firs on the Island. Afterwards, we’ll visit Coombs Market and hopefully catch a glimpse of the goats on the roof. We will return to the hotel early afternoon for you to enjoy this beautiful area.

Day 8 – Parksville to Campbell River

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast today it’s time to load the coach and head to our next destination. We will enjoy a lunch break along the way before stopping for a visit to the Pier Street Farmers Market which draws patrons and vendors from around the Island. Take in breathtaking views of Georgia Strait and the local attractions surrounding the market. Afterwards, it’s time to check into the Comfort Inn & Suites for the evening.

Day 9 – Campbell River to Telegraph Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast this morning we will head to Elk Falls for a visit to the beautiful suspension bridge. Then we’ll make our way north to Telegraph Cove Resort. Voted one of the 10 best towns in Canada to visit, this tiny sawmill and cannery community has a rich and colourful history. Take a walk down the wooden boardwalk and enjoy the view. Then it’s time to head out with Stubbs Island Whale Watching for a 3 1/2 hour ocean adventure. On the return we will enjoy an included BBQ dinner before retiring for the evening at the Telegraph Cove Lodge.

Day 10 – Telegraph Cove to Nanaimo

Meals Included: None

Enjoy a leisurely morning before we load the coach once again and continue our journey south to Nanaimo. We will have a lunch break along the way before arriving to our destination for the evening at the Coast Bastion Hotel. Located in the charming heart of downtown, you are within walking distance to the seawall, restaurants, the Old City Quarter, and all kinds of boutiques. The afternoon will be yours to explore all that Nanaimo has to offer.

Day 11 – Nanaimo to Three Valley Gap

Meals Included: None

All good things must come to an end so it’s back on the coach for the start of your journey home. We board the ferry in Departure Bay for your sailing to Horseshoe Bay on the mainland and then retrace our steps back to Three Valley Gap for the evening at the Chateau.

Day 12 – Three Valley Gap to Home Cities

Meals Included: Breakfast

Wake up on your last day with us for an early breakfast and departure. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Rockies as we travel on the Trans-Canada to Canmore and Calgary. Then it’s onto Highway 2 north to St. Albert where you return home with new friendships and fond memories of your West Coast vacation.