This carefully planned escorted tour gives you the chance to explore Western Canada, taking in Vancouver, Whistler, the fabulous Sunshine Coast and some of the world’s most stunning natural landscapes.

You’ll visit Vancouver Island, Campbell River (Salmon Capital of the World) and have the chance to explore untouched stretches of Canada’s Pacific coast. You’ll cruise along the iconic Sea to Sky Highway, experiencing amazing scenery, from snow capped peaks, glaciers, tranquil lakes and ancient forest, as well as sensational seascapes. With luck, you may even spot bears and whales. This is an unmissable itinerary, with expert, local guides to ensure you enjoy the experience of a lifetime in the comfort of your own motorhome.

Duration: 20 days

Holiday Type:
Escorted Motorhome Tours

Departure dates:

  • 11 Sep, 2021 from
    £3,899  per person
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Highlights

  • The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver
  • Victoria and Butchart Gardens
  • Driving the scenic Malahat Drive and Duncan, the City of Totems
  • Ucluelet for whale and bear watching
  • Campbell River – the salmon capital of the world
  • Scenic ferry cruise between Comox and Powell River
  • Lund for sea life
  • Sechelt and Harmony Falls
  • Whistler with its soaring mountains and dramatic waterfalls
  • Driving the Sea to Sky Highway

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What's Included

  • International flights from London to Vancouver
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Transfers to and from the motorhome depot
  • 3 nights in a centrally located hotel in Vancouver including breakfast
  • 15 nights pre-booked campsites
  • Locally guided by professional and experienced Canadian guides
  • Welcome Dinner
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Fraserway C-Small RV hire for 16 days, including:
  • Full Inclusive Package including Convenience Kits, Preparation Fee, CDR and unlimited km’s
  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Kitchen Equipment, linen and bedding
  • Reversing camera
  • Camping chairs
  • Road maps
  • Personalised road book with travel tips and day-to-day driving itinerary with local area information
  • Mobile itinerary app with offline maps and real time itinerary updates

Itinerary

Days 1 - 3: UK to Vancouver

Landing in Vancouver, you’ll be transferred to a hotel in the city centre. Vancouver is a cosmopolitan delight, a gateway to the stunning snow-capped mountains and a city full of interest. Take to the friendly streets on foot or catch a hop-on/hop-off bus, maybe stopping off at Canada Place, Jack Pool Plaza and Stanley Park where you can hire bikes and pedal through the temperate rainforest and the adjoining 8 km seawall.

Don’t miss the famous Totems and Prospect Point, English Bay, Yaletown, Chinatown and the historic Gastown. Also visit Granville Island, famous for its lively entertainment, artwork and food market – stroll among the artisan workshops and enjoy a coffee gazing out over the Pacific.

Just a few minutes from central Vancouver is the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. It’s been part of the city life since 1889, a distinctive feature at 230 feet high and 450 feet long high above the river gorge. Venture into the rainforest and discover the seven suspended footbridges of Treetops Adventure, a wonderful trail high up in the cedar-scented treetop canopy.

Days 4 - 5: Victoria

Distance: 121km (76miles)

Today you’ll be taken to the motorhome depot for a familiarisation and to collect your motorhome. Then you’re on your way to the ferry heading across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Pause at Butchart Gardens where you can admire the beautiful flowers and gardens.

Take the time to wander around Victoria’s inner harbour with the surrounding Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel. Don’t miss the Royal BC Museum and China Town and of course a whale watching cruise is an unmissable opportunity for many.

Days 6 - 7: Nanaimo

Distance: 110km (69miles)

Cruising along Malahat Drive you’ll enjoy the mesmerizing views out over the Pacific to distant Mount Baker. A popular stop off is in Duncan, the ‘City of Totems’, and in Chemainus to see the world’s largest outdoor gallery of murals and sculptures. Be sure to try the local speciality in Nanaimo – a Nanaimo bar, a kind of moreish fridge cake.

Coombs is a popular option, famous for its country market known locally as ‘the Goats on the Roof’ for the goats which graze on its grassy roof.

Days 8 - 9: Ucluelet

Distance: 182km (114miles)

Once on the island, weave through the timeless Douglas fir trees of the stately Cathedral Grove. Look out for the Martin Mars water bomber, the largest Allied seaplane of World War 2, based at Sproat Lake. Stroll along the beach to see the ancient stone carvings in the rock face - the petroglyphs are up to 3,000 years old.

There’s plenty to do from the small village of Ukee. Wildlife abounds and you can go whale watching or bear watching, fishing, surfing, hiking, biking, ocean kayaking or zip lining. It’s a popular spot for ornithologists too. A pleasant way to end the day is the Ukee dining experience on a sunset cruise. Nearby in Tofino you can explore the Pacific Rim and Long Beach.

Days 10 - 11: Campbell River

Distance: 245km (153miles)

Following the road up to Campbell River you’ll stop at Parksville for a chance to hit the beach and enjoy the stunning arc of sandy shoreline at Qualicum Beach, at the foot of Mount Arrowsmith. Continuing north, you come to Campbell River, known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, where five species come to spawn.

Explore the town and see the hundreds of chainsaw carvings (there’s an annual competition here). Down at the Discovery Pier you might be lucky enough to spot a whale out at sea – it’s always a pleasant stroll. Strathcona Provincial Park is a ruggedly wild and pristine place with snow capped mountains, towering waterfalls and dense forest.

Days 12 - 13: Lund

Distance: 115km (72miles)

It’s time to head for the fabulous Sunshine Coast, a 180km stretch of paradise that blends spectacular unspoilt scenery with a rich cultural heritage. In Comox, catch the ferry to Powell River back on the mainland.

You’ll find Lund is a perfect chance to take a whale watching cruise into Desolation Sound (look out for sea lions, porpoises, seals and coastal marine birds too). Alternatively catch a water taxi from Lund to Savary Island where the white sandy beaches and warm waters have a rather tropical appeal.

Days 14 - 15: Sechelt

Distance: 130km (81miles)

Today you’ll take another ferry, this time for a scenic cruise to Earls Cove. You can see Harmony Falls and at Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park, take the easy 2.5 mile trail to a vantage point where the tidal change creates violent whirlpools and whitewater up to nine feet high during peak tidal change. It’s a go-to spot for serious kayakers.

Days 16 - 17: Whistler

Distance: 148km (93miles)

Return to the mainland by ferry and cruise along the sensational Sea-to-Sky Highway along the photogenic fjords of the Pacific Coast to Whistler.

Whistler is known for world class skiing but summer is a great time to visit this gorgeous town amid its mountainous alpine surroundings. Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for a bird’s eye view of the amazing mountain scenery with magnificent hiking and biking trails laced across the slopes. There are even options for a seaplane flight over the mountains and glaciers or perhaps an off-road 4WD tour in search of bears.

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Day 18: Burnaby

Distance: 170km (106miles)

Return south along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway beside the Pacific Ocean. You’ll pass stunning waterfalls, copper mines, craft breweries and there are immense seascapes and mountain views at every turn. The Sea to Sky Gondola at Squamish is a cable car which takes you 7.5 km up for wraparound views and some great walks.

Days 19 - 20: Vancouver to UK

Distance: 50km (50miles)

Time to hand back your motorhome at the depot in Vancouver and catch the shuttle transfer to the airport, ready for your flight back to the UK.

Additional Information

Price per person is based on two people sharing, prices for solo travellers are available on request.

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Duration: 20 days

Holiday Type:
Escorted Motorhome Tours

Departure dates:

  • 11 Sep, 2021 from
    £3,899  per person
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