Haida Gwaii & Vancouver

Discover the rich landscape of British Columbia on this eco-friendly excursion into Vancouver and retreat into the sanctuary of Haida Gwaii.

Tour Description

Begin your exploration of British Columbia's western shores with a stay in Vancouver. Discover the city's cultural highlights and local markets on a guided tour that includes a walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge as you hike through the North Shore's rainforest.

After your time in Vancouver, transfer to Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands), an archipelago situated off British Columbia’s coastline, for an all-inclusive three-night stay at the floating lodge of Ocean House. Enjoy unmatched scenery, luxurious amenities and pampering spa services during your stay at this new hotel nestled into the scenery of Peel Inlet.

Explore the rugged beauty of Haida Gwaii's untouched landscape during two days of touring, which provide a peaceful immersion into nature and insight into the Haida culture. From a magical oasis of waters, legends of the Haida people, and a rainforest trek, you can soak up the area's beauty and peace.

Features & Inclusions

  • 6 nights hotel accommodations
  • 9 meals
  • Private Vancouver city tour
  • Haida Gwaii West Coast Explorer Tour
  • Haida Gwaii Rainforest Trek
  • Transportation by helicopter and private charter

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to the boutique Loden Hotel. You have free time to explore the beautiful scenery of Vancouver or retreat into the hotel's spa amenities and relax. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 2  Private Tour of Vancouver & North Shore
Enjoy a six-hour tour that offers a fascinating look at Vancouver. Points of interest include Robson Street, Chinatown, and historic Gastown. The tour makes a stop in Stanley Park en route to the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the North Shore rainforest. Here, enjoy spectacular views as you cross the 450-foot-long suspension bridge over a spectacular canyon to the Treetops Adventure viewing platforms, and follow the Cliffwalk’s suspended walkways out over the forest and canyon. A highlight of this tour is a visit to Granville Island with its public market, shops, eateries, and galleries along the water. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 3 – Travel to Ocean House Hotel
Transfer from your hotel to the airport for a short flight to Sandspit. From here you will take a helicopter ride to the Ocean House Hotel in Haida Gwaii. You then have the remainder of the day to explore your luxurious surroundings and relax. Overnight Haida Gwaii. (L, D)

Days 4 & 5  West Coast Explorer Tour & Rainforest Trek
For two days, you will explore the environment and ecology of the remote, untouched land that provides unfiltered beauty you won't find anywhere else. Relax as you witness the calm, sacred waters of Haida Gwaii, bounded by rugged shores and towering rain forests. Learn about the legends of the area and the culture of the welcoming Haida community. Tour pristine beaches, lush forests, and watch wildlife in their natural surroundings.

A Rainforest Trek takes you on a guided walk through beautiful landscapes rich with a diverse array of trees and crystal-clear streams. On this tour, your will learn about the local environment and the area's unique plant life. As you trek through the beauty of Haida Gwaii, enjoy the silence and peace of this secluded land. Overnight Haida Gwaii. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 6 – Return to Vancouver
You have a final morning to soak in Haida Gwaii. Then return to Vancouver via helicopter and chartered plane, and transfer to your hotel for a final evening in lovely Vancouver. Overnight Vancouver. (B)

Day 7  Departure
Bid farewell to your relaxing retreat as your immersion into nature comes to an end.

Accommodation Options

Hotels include Loden Hotel in Vancouver and Ocean House in Haida Gwaii.

Dates & Prices

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Prices are correct at the time of publication, however are subject to change at time of booking.
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