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Experience the incredible natural beauty, breath-taking scenery and stunning wildlife of Vancouver Island. A land of extremes, where modern comforts co-exist with the ancient traditions of First Nations’ peoples who have resided in the ocean-carved lands for thousands of years. Paddle through serene coastal waters, explore wild and ancient rainforests, and indulge in gourmet farm-to-table cuisine with sea-to-sky views. This multi centre itinerary gives you the best of both the island’s worlds, from the rugged natural surroundings of Campbell River to the charming scenery and sights of Victoria.

Duration

8 Days

Guide Price

£1,499 pp

Recommended For

Adventure, Couples, Culture, Self Drive, Wildlife

Options

Private basis

Vancouver Island

Trip Highlights

  • Get up close with the island's incredible and abundant wildlife in Campbell River.
  • Visit the region's world-class vineyards, wineries and restaurants.
  • Stroll along the historic buildings and boutique shops in Victoria's inner harbour.
  • Explore the many breath-taking coves, waterways and shorelines.

Start your Journey

Day 1

Destination 1: Campbell River

Capture the spirit of Vancouver Island's unspoilt wilderness in Campbell River. Situated on the banks of Discovery Passage, the area is the ultimate adventure destination, from guided fishing tours, kayaking, wildlife watching excursions and miles of hiking trails, creeks and caves to explore. Campbell River itself has plenty to see and do from strolling along Discovery Pier where you might spot salmon, bald eagles and whales or take in the sea breezes and picturesque views along the scenic Rotary Beach Seawalk. Why not head out further and discover some of the region's most incredible scenery and famous wildlife. The lush rainforests, rocky shorelines and stretching beaches of Pacific Rim National Park make it ideal for spotting sea otters, black and spirit (blonde) bear, marmots and migrating whales - where contrasting Strathcona Provincial Park's rugged mountains, glaciers and waterfalls where you'll find elk, cougars, black-tail deer and wolves.

Day 1

Destination 2: Victoria

Known as the Garden City, Victoria is famous for its unique blend of old world charm combined with First Nation culture and its lingering traces of British ancestry from traditional gardens to afternoon tea. Whether it's taking a stroll along the picturesque historic buildings and colourful totem poles that surround downtown's Inner Harbour, taking in the eclectic street performers and craft shops of Government Street or historic buildings turned restaurants of Bastion Square where you can enjoy authentic culinary experiences and enviable cocktail and craft beer scenes. Why not head out on the water for superb views of Vancouver Island's rugged coastline and ocean vistas. Victoria is also famous for its Whale Watching an absolute must when you visit, to catch a glimpse of blue whales and orca as they migrate north.

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