Whales, Bears & Vancouver Island

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Self-drive Holidays

This self-drive tour takes you from Victoria to Vancouver via the region’s ancient old-growth rainforests and windswept coastline. Along the way you’ll be treated to whale and bear watching trips by Zodiac boat, accompanied by knowledgeable wildlife experts. Elsewhere you’ll find out more about First Nation heritage and culture as well as having opportunities to stop off and explore some of the Pacific coast’s pristine provincial parks. A couple of nights at the Sonora Resort provides plenty of luxury, fine dining, and heated swimming pools, as well as a chance to spot seals, porpoise, and bald eagles, offshore. Completing your tour in downtown Vancouver gives you plenty of time to experience this fabulous city by the sea at your own pace. Souvenir shopping, sea wall strolls and street food stalls – what better way to finish off nine days exploring in Canada’s wild west?

Discover Tailor-Made Travel

  • Award-winning holidays
  • ATOL protected
  • Incredible value


5 meals

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 dinners


8 nights in hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Two nights in historic Victoria
  • Whale watching cruise by Zodiac
  • Bear watching experience from Tofino
  • Old-growth forests and pristine shoreline
  • 5-star luxury and eco-adventures at Sonora Resort
  • Street food and Stanley Park in Vancouver

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Optional excursions


Economy car rental (9 days) with unlimited mileage, third party insurance and CDW – please ask for vehicle upgrades and full terms & conditions. Roadbook with driving instructions and sightseeing tips.


  • 8 nights

  • Canada

  • International flights not included

From £3,237 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 9 days


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