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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 it’s off to Butchart Gardens. Take a leisurely stroll where you will see 50 acres of floral wonderland mixed with spacious lawns, streams, and lily ponds. Afterward, you will be dropped off back at the hotel, where you will again have the afternoon for more discovery on your last day in the BC capital.

Day 7 – Parksville & Area

Meals Included: Breakfast

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful scenery as we make our way north to Campbell River. With a pitstop at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for a tour and picnic lunch, we hope to shake off some of the pent-up stresses of the city with a beautiful natural scenery. Afterward, we will continue to Campbell River for the next 2 evenings.

Day 8 – Parksville to Campbell River

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast we will make our way north up the island 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. We will enjoy a 3-hour boat cruise with Stubbs Island Whale Watching, the first whale watching company in B.C. Enjoy your sea adventure aboard their 60ft cruiser in the whale watching capital of B.C. Afterwards, they’ll be time to explore the shops and enjoy a BBQ dinner, before heading back to Campbell River for the night.

Day 9 – Campbell River to Telegraph Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today after a leisurely breakfast, we will head to Elk Falls Suspension Bridge to see the impressive Falls before we leave the beautiful area of Campbell River. We will continue south on Highway 19A enjoying the scenic ocean before stopping in Deep Bay for a visit to the Marine Station. After we will enjoy lunch and a visit to Rathtrevor Beach before arriving at our destination of Parksville for the next 2 evenings.

Day 10 – Telegraph Cove to Nanaimo

Meals Included: None

Today we will continue our journey to the “wild west” coast of Vancouver Island and visit the town of Tofino. We will stop at Cathedral Grove located in MacMillan Provincial Park and view one of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas firs on Vancouver Island. Then it’s on to Tofino where we will have time to enjoy this coastal town with its unique shops and memorable landscape. After a scatter-lunch, we will take a stroll on one of the many beautiful beaches and enjoy the magnificent scenery. On our way back to Parksville today, we will have a coffee stop at the Coombs Market where hopefully you’ll be able to see the goats on the roof.

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 and head up the Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops. From there we’ll carry on to Salmon Arm and enjoy a farewell supper for our last evening together.

Day 12 – Three Valley Gap to Home Cities

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we travel back on the Trans Canada Highway to Banff and Calgary enjoying the scenery of the beautiful Rockies. Then it’s onto Highway 2 north to Edmonton where you return home with fond memories of your West Coast vacation.