Pacific Rim Whales & Bears

See bears and whales in the heart of Canada's wilderness.

Tour Description

This thrilling excursion takes you into the heart of Canada's wilderness to see bears and whales in their natural habitat. Start with the metropolitan experience of Vancouver, enjoy the coastline of Victoria, and then venture into the wild of Pacific Rim National Park.

Features & Inclusions

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Scheduled coach/ferry transfer from Vancouver to Victoria
  • 3-hour whale-watching in Victoria by Zodiac
  • 2-hour bear-watching tour in Tofino by boat
  • Scheduled coach transfer from Victoria to Tofino
  • Transfer from Tofino hotel to Tofino airport
  • Flight transfer from Tofino to Vancouver International Airport (South Terminal)
  • Shuttle from Vancouver South Terminal to Vancouver International departure terminal

Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival in Vancouver
Arrive Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the west coast seaport of Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 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 crisscross the park through forests and open grass fields that interconnect to a citywide trail system. The park’s aquarium features orcas and other large marine mammals as well as daily shows. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3  Vancouver to Victoria
Today you will be transferred by coach and 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.

Day 4  Victoria
Today you will embark on an exciting whale-watching 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 whale-watching experience. Overnight in Victoria.

Day 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.

Day 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.

Day 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.

Accommodation Options

Value Accommodations
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa, Harbour Tower Hotel & Suites, Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Superior Accommodations
Delta Vancouver Suites, Inn at Laurel Point, Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Dates & Prices

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Luggage allowance for flight transfer from Tofino to Vancouver: maximum weight for checked baggage: 30 lbs/13.5 kg and 2 pieces of luggage including carry-on. A service fee will be charged for additional luggage. Prices are land-only, per person. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Prices are in USD. Prices for singles, triples and children are available on request.

A valid passport is required for international travel. Meals (B=Breakfast, L = Lunch, D=Dinner)
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