15-Day Classic British Columbia

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All-Inclusive | Private Multi-Day Itinerary

15 Day | 14 Night

Whether it’s your first trip to British Columbia or your fifteenth, this classic tour includes some of the province’s best natural attractions, historic towns, and the coastline, from Vancouver and Victoria, to Tofino and Sonora Island. Let us introduce you to the classics of this amazing Pacific Northwest destination!

Tofino Sunset by Fred von Lohmann


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relive the Olympics in Whistler and soak in the majestic mountains
  • Island hop by seaplane and spot for wildlife
  • Discover the culture, food, and fashion of Vancouver
  • Learn about the region’s native peoples
  • Surf, kayak, and whale watch on Vancouver Island
  • Experience the English oasis of Victoria

ITINERARY

Day 1 | Vancouver

Woman shopping at Granville Island Market

Tourism Vancouver/ Clayton Perry

Arrive in Vancouver and meet your guides as you are escorted to your luxurious hotel in downtown. This evening we’ll get to know the sights, sounds, and flavors of Vancouver, a city immersed in the natural elements, yet rich with independent design, culture, food, and fashion. Finish the night with a welcome dinner, where we’ll review the exciting upcoming itinerary.

  • Replenish | Dinner at local restaurant
  • Sleep | The Loden Hotel

 

Day 2 | Stanley Park

Seawall at Siwash Rock in Stanley Park

Tourism Vancouver/ Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)

Today, we’ll escape the city on a full-day adventure through Vancouver’s first green-space, Stanley Park. Featuring lovely beaches, miles of well-maintained paved and dirt trails and Canada’s largest aquarium, this 1,000-acre haven is recognized as one of the greatest urban parks in the world.

  • Replenish | Breakfast, Lunch at local cafe
  • Sleep | The Loden Hotel

 

Day 3 | Whistler

Whistler GondolaThis morning we embark on a scenic mountain drive to Whistler, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Relive the glory of the games with a tour of the Olympic venue and museum and take in the beauty of the surrounding slopes from the village. Even without the snow, you can always grab an après ski!


Day 4 | Whistler

Cross country biking in WhistlerAdventure is the word today. Choose from mountain biking, ziplining, hiking, and kayaking or pack your day with more than one!

 

 

Day 5 | Sonora Island

Sonora Island by Hugo ChisholmToday we’ll fly deeper into Canada to an inlet filled with quiet islands and wildlife. Once settled into your lovely, luxurious room at the Sonora Island Resort, we’ll learn the lay of the land – or should we say water – on an eco-boat tour.

  • Replenish | Breakfast, Lunch at local restaurant
  • Sleep | Sonora Island Resort

 


Day 6 | Sonora Island

Discover the traditional territory of the Kwiakah band of the Kwakiutl Nation. Just a 30-minute boat ride from Sonora Resort, this exclusive ecological and cultural tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to see how the Kwiakah once lived, and their efforts to restore the lands of their First Nation Reserves.

  • Replenish | Breakfast, Cascadian Safari Lunch
  • Sleep |  Sonora Island Resort

Day 7 | Sonora Island

Today choose from kayaking, fly fishing or Grizzly-bear gazing. Then return to the resort for some much-deserved R&R at the spa or golf course.

  • Replenish | Breakfast
  • Sleep | Sonora Island Resort

Day 8 | Tofino

Atleo TofinoAnother seaplane ride takes us to Tofino on the western coast of Vancouver Island for an unforgettable three days in this secluded northwest paradise. This afternoon grab a wet suit and board, and find out why Tofino is the surfing capital of Canada or explore the pocket gardens and old-growth forests that abound.

Day 9 | Tofino

Today pack a day bag with towel and swim suit as we set off to the remote Maquinna Provincial Park for a dip in untouched geothermal hot springs. After you are toasty warm, take a walk along the Cedar Trail, which winds through temperate old growth forests and soak in the beauty of this wild place.


Day 10 | Tofino

Spend today on the water looking for whales and other wildlife with either a kayak, canoe or boat excursion around the nearby islands.

Day 11 | Meares Island & Ucluelet

Just a water-taxi away, we’ll spend today exploring Meares Island. The morning will start with a walk along the Big Tree Trail and then up Lone Cone for heavenly views of Clayoquot Sound. Afterward, return to the resort or join your guide to visit the neighboring community of Ucluelet and the rocky shoreline off Barkley Sound to see the Graveyard of the Pacific.


Day 12 | Victoria

From island life to the English urban oasis in Victoria, you’ll have today to set down roots in this beautiful city, sip high tea and savor its classical atmosphere. After our seaplane flight in, you can wander Fisherman’s Wharf and shop in the city’s walkable downtown.

Day 13 | Victoria

Buschart Gardens by SatanoidLet the morning bloom with a tour of Butchart Gardens and plenty of time to stroll its extraordinary green areas on your own. Then we’ll head out to visit Fort Rodd Hill, Fisgard Lighthouse and other historical sites around the city.

 

 


Day 14 | Victoria & Vancouver

On your last day, relax around town or back at the hotel before we ride the evening ferry back over to the mainland. Tonight we’ll dine together in Vancouver overlooking the bay.

  • Replenish | Breakfast, Lunch at local cafe, Dinner at local restuarant
  • Sleep | The Loden Hotel

Day 15 | Departure

Say goodbye to your guides as they transport you to the airport for your flight home.

  • Replenish | Breakfast

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Vancouver

Described as “Manhattan with mountains” by the New York Times, Vancouver is a city that is easy to fall in love with and hard to leave. Located where the mountains meet the Salish Sea, Vancouver is an eclectic blend of cultures, urban areas, sparkling ocean harbors and lush green spaces. Explore historic neighborhoods like Gastown and Granville, enjoy downtown’s nightlife or stroll through Stanley Park.

Whistler

Located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s premier mountain destination. From its majestic mountains, snow capped and read for epic skiing and snowboarding, to tis championship golf courses, decedent restaurants and bars, rugged hiking trails and relaxing spas, Whistler is an oasis in the mountains, year round.  Ride the longest unsupported lift span in the world at 1.88 miles from peak to peak, put on your hiking boots to walk among towering evergreen forests, or just explore the quaint village and its boutique store fronts in this town that was voted the best overseas ski resorts by Luxury Travel in 2014.


Sonora Island

Sonora Island is one of the outer islands of the Discovery Islands of British Columbia.  Without ferry service, Sonora remains remote, pristine and wild, while home to one luxurious, 5 star eco-resort, the Sonora Resort.  From exploring remote glaciers by helicopter and eco-tours by boat, to fly fishing for salmon and close encounters with orcas, sea lions, porpoises and grizzly bears, this island is the perfect place to experience wilderness from the seat of luxury.

Vancouver Island

Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards ranked Vancouver Island second in the “Top Islands of North America” category. An incredibly diverse ecosystem consisting of rainforests, marshes, meadows, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes that create habitats for multitudes of wildlife species. In fact, the region is one of the world’s premier destinations for wildlife encounters, including birds, elk, bear and whales. Much of the island is protected as it contains pockets of old-growth fir and cedar forests, as well as, naturally occurring groves of Garry oak. The beauty and tranquility of this island also boasts an array of cafes, art galleries, studios and shops selling the unique and local.


Tofino

Located on the West coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is a nature lovers destination year round.  While the population swells in summer with travelers, fisherman, surfers, campers and whale watchers, it is also a spectacular site in March when thousands of grey whales migrate through and in Winter when storm watching on the water is an activity in itself for those who enjoy the comfort of a cozy lodge.  Rich with native history and current day festivals celebrating everything from wine and oysters, to whales and art, the culture is also a big part of every visitor’s experience.

Victoria

Twice named “Best City in the Americas” since the year 2000, Victoria is one of the world’s favorite places.  Imbued with the beauty and amenities of a historic capital city blessed with magnificent nature all around, Victoria if full of life!  From superb cuisine, museums and galleries you have so much to see and do.  Victoria’s city layout is ideal for walking, stroll the Inner Harbor, sightseeing on foot and discovering the city’s colorful history. Heritage buildings, flower baskets hanging from lampposts and ocean and mountain views entice visitors down cobblestone sidewalks and pedestrian-friendly walkways.

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ALL INCLUSIVE

  • Pick-up and drop-off each day
  • Travel in adventure-outfitted Mercedes Vans and luxury SUVs
  • Highly qualified Escape Artist naturalist guide
  • Accommodations as described
  • Morning tea, coffee & scones
  • Afternoon refreshments & snacks
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinners as described
  • Local and/or organic fresh fruit
  • Local wine & craft brew
  • All gear related to activities
  • All entry, tasting and/or park fees
  • Comprehensive naturalist commentary and interpretation

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