Pacific Rim Whales & Bears

Adventures await in the heart of Canada's wilderness, including whale-watching and bear-spotting expeditions.

Tour Description

This thrilling vacation takes you into the heart of British Columbia's wilderness to explore nature and spot wildlife in its natural environment. Begin in the coastal city of Vancouver, brimming with culture and activities. Ferry to Vancouver Island and explore British Columbia's capital city, Victoria. A high-speed whale-watching excursion highlights your stay. Travel across the island to Tofino and venture into the wilds of Pacific Rim National Park, where a thrilling bear-watching expedition along the island's lush coastline offers a glimpse at the area's wildlife and ecology. 

Features & Inclusions

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Ferry transfer from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria
  • Zodiac whale-watching tour in Victoria
  • Bear watching tour in Tofino by boat
  • Scheduled coach transfer from Victoria to Tofino
  • Transfer from Tofino hotel to Tofino airport
  • Flight between Tofino and Vancouver International Airport (South Terminal)
  • Shuttle from Vancouver South Terminal to Vancouver International departure terminal


Day 1 - Arrive 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 ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, passing the rugged coastline and tranquil beaches of the Gulf Islands. Arrive in 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 - Vancouver Departure
Depart Tofino by air this afternoon, 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 (international flights should be scheduled after 6pm; post-night hotel accommodations available upon request).

Accommodation Options

Value Accommodations
Blue Horizon Hotel, Quality Inn Downtown Victoria, Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Superior Accommodations
Delta Vancouver Suites, Inn at Laurel Point, Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Dates & Prices

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Luggage allowance for flight transfer from Tofino to Vancouver: Luggage limit is 40 lbs (18 kg) per person total of all checked luggage and carry on pieces. Large hard-sided suitcases risk being bumped to another flight time or day due to size and weight. Please advise passenger maximum suitcase size is 28 x 18 x 14 inches including handle and wheels. Please note, additional luggage may not travel on the same plane or same day as passenger due to weight and space limitations.
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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