Overview: For show-stopping scenery of dramatic peaks, beautiful parks, and crystal clear lakes – look no further than the Paradise in Pacific Canada tour. Spend 10-days being dazzled at every turn as you travel thorough Vancouver, Whistler, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Tofino and Victoria Islands. You will also be impressed by the friendly locals, relaxing atmosphere, and shopping malls.  This amazing package includes flights, accommodation, breakfast and transfers.

Holiday Highlights:

  • Visit Stanley Park
  • Explore Grouse Mountain
  • See Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Trip to Granville Island Public Market
  • Visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens
  • Trip to the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre
  • Take a ride up on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola
  • Tour of Nanaimo
  • See Campbell River
  • Trip to Tofino

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrival:

Gear up for an exciting adventure as you jet off on your flight to Vancouver. The red-carpet treatment will be rolled out for you at the airport, where you will be welcomed by a guide who will escort you to your hotel. After check-in, unpack your bags and unwind in your guestroom. Or feel free to independently explore the city. You will be impressed by its walkable neighborhoods, drink-and-dine delights and an array of outdoor activities that are framed by dramatic vistas.

 

Day 2 – Vancouver:

Peel back the fascinating layers of Vancouver and be amazed by its soaring skyscrapers, architectural masterpieces, urban beaches, and coastal rainforests. Your full day tour will take you through the city’s famous attractions starting at Stanley Park, with a stop at Prospect Point for a photo opportunity.  Next, you will head to Grouse Mountain – this self-proclaimed ‘Peak of Vancouver’ is a mountaintop playground and offers smashing views of downtown glittering in the water below.  You will also explore Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and Robson Street – Vancouver’s ever-popular shopping hub’ gas town, as well as Chinatown, and English Bay. You will end the day with a trip to Granville Island Public Market. Browse through the stalls selling fish, cheese, fruit and bakery treats. Pick up some nibbles for a picnic at nearby Vanier Park or hit the international food court for a sit-down meal.

 

Day 3 – Victoria Islands & Vancouver:

Prepare to be dazzled today, as you enjoy a day trip to British Colombia’s famous Victoria Islands. You will travel by ferry crossing the inside passage into the Island. As soon as you arrive, you will explore the town on a short tour followed by a visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. This is full of stunning flowers and trees. You will want to pull out your selfie stick and snap photos that you will treasure for years to come. Finally, as the sun sets you will return back to your hotel in Vancouver.

 

Day 4 – Whistler:

Sit back and relax as you enjoy a scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway with stops at Shannon Falls and the Tantalus View Point. Once you arrive at Whistler, you will enjoy a guided tour.  Nestled in the formidable shadow of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the village has a frosted, Christmas-card look in winter. But summer visitors now outnumber their ski-season equivalents, with many lured by the area’s scenic hiking, biking and thrill-popping outdoor adventures. It’s surprisingly easy to get lost walking around the labyrinthine little village but you’re unlikely to find yourself too far from your destination once you turn around the next corner. This will be followed by a visit to the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre. Here you will learn all about the First Nations and later take the ride up on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

Day 5 – Nanaimo:

Start the day with a scrumptious breakfast, before checking out of your hotel and continuing your journey to Nanaimo. Soon after you arrive, you will check into your hotel. You will have time to freshen up before setting off on a tour of the town. You will visit some of the town’s famous attractions, so be sure to have your camera ready to snap pictures of this stunning town. You will be impressed by its good selection of shops, eateries, and museum.

 

Day 6 – Campbell River: Today you will be driven to Campbell River – the salmon capital of the world. After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and leave by road. Once you arrive, you will check into your hotel and then have the rest of the evening at your leisure. You can head to the waterfront on your own for seal and boat-bobbing marina views or wander through the shops and restaurants on Pier Street.

Day 7Campbell River: Today you will explore the natural beauty of this quiet island. Relax at one of the lakes or choose some fishing or kayaking activities for the day. Or you can capture the spirit of Campbell River with a stroll in the sea breezes on Discovery Pier. Keep your eyes peeled and you might see a salmon, eagle, or whale. Take in views of the rugged Coast Mountain range and restore your soul amidst streams and lakes in forests.

Day 8 – Tofino: Today you will travel to Tofino, which is a short distance from Campbell River. Tofino is Vancouver Island’s favorite outdoorsy retreat. It’s not surprising that surf fans, and families keep coming as it is packed with activities and blessed with spectacular local beaches. It sits on Clayoquot Sound, where forested mounds rise from roiling, ever-dramatic wave. After checking into your hotel, you will leave for a boat tour to witness the gigantic whales in the Pacific Ocean.

Day 9 – Victoria Island: After a relaxing breakfast, you will check out of the hotel to continue your journey to Victoria Island. The capital of the BC Island and home to many British architecture and colonial heritage. On arrival, you will explore the town on a short tour followed by a visit to the world famous Butchart Gardens again. A relaxing stroll here, will soothe your soul as you take in views of the stunning flowers and trees.

Day 10 – Departure:  Feast on a delicious breakfast before being transferred to Vancouver airport for your flight back to the UK. As you buckle up for your return journey, you will leave with happy memories of this wonderful country. If you wish to extend your stay or travel in a premium cabin, then please speak with our travel specialists who will be happy to assist you.


Accommodation: 

Empire Landmark Hotel, Vancouver – This luxury hotel offers stunning views thanks to the famous Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant and Lounge. In fact, all the guest room balconies at the Empire Landmark Hotel all have views of the city, mountains, or ocean. Rooms are also equipped with a 40″ flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and tea and coffee making facilities. Private bathrooms include free toiletries. The hotel is only an 11-minute walk from the beach, which means you are only moments away the stunning sea-air.  The hotel is located in the heart of Vancouver city centre on Robson Street and boasts a fitness centre, spa as well as free wi-fi. Guests can visit the gift shop and beauty salon on site.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Fitness centre & spa
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Concierge service
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily maid service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities

 

Room facilities & amenities: 

  • Balconies with views of the city, mountains, or ocean
  • 40″ flat-screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Free toiletries

 

Aava Hotel, Whistler – This luxury hotel is a great place to unwind thanks to its outdoor pool, and hot tub with view of the mountains. This hotel is just a 2 minutes’ walk from the heart of Whistler Village. Whistler Conference Centre and Whistler Golf Club are half a mile away. Guests can enjoy free wi-fi, which is great for anyone who likes to check emails and social media. Guests can also enjoy the fitness centre to maintain their exercise regime. A guest launderette, and a complimentary bike and ski valet are offered. A flat-screen cable TV and an iPod docking station are featured in all rooms at Aava Whistler Hotel. Tea and coffee-making facilities and a mini refrigerator are provided. Free toiletries, bathrobes and a soaker bath tub or shower are also included.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

 

  • Outdoor pool
  • Ski storage
  • Pets are allowed
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Hot tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Skiing
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Internet in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Parking
  • Concierge service
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Vending machine
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms

 

Room facilities & amenities: 

  • Cable TV
  • iPod docking station
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Soaker bath tub
  • Shower

 

Best Wester Dochester, Nanaimo – Stay in the heart of all the action as this hotel, which is a 5-minute walk from the beach. It overlooks the Inner Harbour and is across the street from the Seaplane Terminal.  Inside, the hotel offers free wi-fi, and free parking. It’s rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A coffee maker and free local calls under 30 minutes are also provided. Meal times are a treat at the Deep Blue restaurant which offers views of the Inner Harbour and a seasonal menu. Guests can also enjoy a drink in the Oasis Lounge.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Terrace
  • Pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities

 

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Free wi-fi
  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels
  • A coffee maker
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes

 

Best Western Plus Austrian Chalet, in Campbell River – There is so much to see and do at this hotel which is near a wide range of leisure activities such as golf and fishing. This hotel in Campbell River also offers stunning views of the ocean and Discovery Passage. The hotel serves a deluxe continental breakfast every morning. Guests will also enjoy free high-speed internet access and the indoor pool. After working out in the fitness centre, guests can cook dinner in the oceanfront barbecue area. The helpful staff can assist in planning salmon fishing trips, bear watching or kayaking. Guests can also go whale watching or skiing.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Hot tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Pets are allowed on request.
  • Mini golf
  • Hiking
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Internet
  • Free public parking is possible on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Heating
  • Safety deposit box
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers

 

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Cable TV
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Free toiletries

 

Best Western Tin Wis Resort, Tofino – This hotel is a 9-minute walk from the beach, which means you are only moments away from sinking your toes into the warm sandy beach.  This beautiful hotel is located off the Pacific Rim Highway and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The hotel offers an indoor hot tub and rustic design. Guestrooms include a refrigerator, tea & coffee-making facilities and sliding doors leading to the balcony. Guests can enjoy ocean views from all rooms. Beds have plush white and red bedding. The Beachfront Bistro has views of Mackenzie Beach and the Pacific Ocean, and is open daily for breakfast and dinner. The Best Western Tin Wis is surrounded by wildlife, both flora and fauna. There is so much to see and do locally. Whaling Tour Port and Coastal Bear Watch is a 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Surfing lessons and equipment rental are available on site at Tofino Paddle Surf.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Pool
  • Beach towels
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Fitness centre
  • Pets are allowed on request.
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Vending machine
  • Non-smoking throughout

 

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Refrigerator
  • Tea &coffee-making facilities
  • Sliding doors leading to the balcony
  • Ocean views from all rooms
  • Beds have plush white and red bedding

Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour, Victoria Island – This hotel has all you need for a comfortable stay including spacious guestrooms and is just minutes from Victoria’s best known attractions, including Butchart Gardens and the Royal BC Museum. Quality Inn features comfortable accommodations boasting hardwood furniture, a mini-fridge and 42-inch TVs. Enjoy the indoor pool or take a soothing steam bath all year round. Guests can also stick with their workout routine at the fitness center. This hotel in the heart of Victoria allows easy access to the entertainment provided by performers and musicians along the harbor causeway, as well as the area’s fine-dining and shopping.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

 

  • Garden
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Pets are allowed on request
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Vending machine
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Family rooms

 

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Hardwood furniture
  • Mini-fridges
  • 42-inch TV
  • Telephone
  • Tea & coffee making facilities