This 20-day independent tour of Western Canada takes you from the coastal city of Vancouver, via Vancouver Island and on to Canada’s Sunshine Coast, the hidden gem of British Columbia.

Enjoy stunning scenery on the ferry journey to Vancouver Island, including Campbell River, known as the Salmon Capital of the world, and an abundance of wildlife. If you’re lucky, you'll get to spot bears and whales on your included excursions.

Drive along the Sea to Sky Highway via beautiful cities, sweet villages, beaches, rain forests and rugged coastal scenery as you make your way to Whistler in the heart of the mountains. As you head back towards Vancouver there’s an included excursion on the Sea to Sky Gondola for stunning views across the fjords across to the Pacific Ocean.

Duration: 20 days

Holiday Type:
Independent Motorhome Tours

Price from:
£3,499  per person

Departure dates:

  • May to September 2022 & 2023
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Highlights

  • The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver
  • The harbour city of Victoria
  • Driving the scenic Malahat Drive and Duncan, the City of Totems
  • Bear watching cruise from Tofino
  • Whale watching cruise from Campbell River
  • Scenic ferry cruise between Comox and Powell River
  • Sechelt and Harmony Falls
  • Driving the Sea to Sky Highway
  • Whistler with its soaring mountains and dramatic waterfalls
  • Ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish

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What's Included

  • International flights to Canada
  • All transfers
  • Ferry crossings to and from Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast
  • 3 nights in a centrally located hotel in Vancouver including breakfast
  • 15 nights pre-booked campsites
  • A bear watching cruise from Tofino
  • A whale watching cruise from Campbell River
  • A ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish
  • Fraserway C-Medium RV hire for 16 days with Full Inclusive Package including:
    • Convenience Kits
    • Preparation Fee
    • CDR, Unlimited km’s
    • Collision Damage Waiver
    • Kitchen Equipment, linen, and bedding
    • Reversing camera
    • Camping chairs
    • Road map
    • 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

Available Vehicles

You have the choice of all the Fraserway and Four Seasons motorhomes for this tour. The prices displayed are based on the Fraserway C-Medium model or you can upgrade to any of their other motorhomes for an additional cost. Click on the images for more details and specifications of each motorhome.

Itinerary

Days 1 - 3: UK - Vancouver

This cosmopolitan city sits right on the edge of nature, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and crammed with delightful green space. Choose to explore the city on foot or take a hop-on/hop-off bus which will include stops at Canada Place, Jack Pool Plaza and Stanley Park. You'll also see the famous Totems and Prospect Point, English Bay, Yaletown, Chinatown and the historic Gastown.

Be sure to spend time on lively Granville Island, a peninsula famed for entertainment, artwork, and food. Stroll the fresh-food market, checking out the artisan workshops, or enjoy a coffee overlooking the ocean.

Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver you’ll find the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. At 230 feet high and 450 feet long, the bridge has been thrilling visitors since 1889. Adventure into the rainforest and the seven suspension bridges of Treetops Adventure, a unique, tree-friendly encounter high in the forest.

Days 4 - 5: Victoria

Distance: 121km (76miles)

Transfer to the depot to collect your motorhome and after stocking up on groceries, make your way to the ferry which will take you across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. A stop Butchart Gardens is a must and here you can marvel at the beautiful flowers and gardens.

Today you are free to explore Victoria’s inner harbour with the surrounding Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel. There’s also the Royal BC Museum and China Town to visit or you could take a whale watching cruise.

Available Excursions:
Days 6 - 7: Nanaimo

Distance: 110km (69miles)

Admire the panoramic ocean views to distant Mount Baker as you drive along the scenic Malahat Drive. Perhaps make a stop in Duncan, the “City of Totems”, and in Chemainus to see the world’s largest outdoor gallery of murals and sculptures. Try a Nanaimo Bar in Nanaimo, and visit Coombs, famous for its market with the goats grazing on the roof.

Days 8 - 9: Ucluelet

Distance: 182km (114miles)

Wind your way through the ancient Douglas fir trees of Cathedral Grove as you drive across the island. Check out the Mars fire bomber based at Sproat Lake and take a walk further along the beach, for a close-up view of the ancient petroglyphs.

Every day at low-tide, black bears can be seen wandering out of the temperate rainforest and onto the rocky shores of Barkley Sound to forage for food. This natural behaviour provides an excellent opportunity to view black bears, often seen with their cubs, turning massive rocks in search of Rock Crabs and clams. On your included cruise you will travel along the Sound which provides a chance to see sea lions, seals, herons, and eagles as well as the bears, all in their natural environment.

Days 10 - 11: Campbell River

Distance: 245km (153miles)

Heading north to Campbell River, make a stop at Parksville where you can relax on the sandy beaches and admire the stunning shoreline of Qualicum Beach. Continuing north, you end up at Campbell River, the Salmon Capital of the World.

From Campbell River, board your covered boat for a guided trip through the Discovery Passage into Johnston Strait. View whales in the world-famous Robson Bight ecological reserve. On your journey you will have the opportunity to see humpback, gray and minke whales, pacific white-sided dolphins, porpoise, seals, and sea lions in their natural environment.

Days 12 - 13: Lund

Distance: 115km (72miles)

The glorious Sunshine Coast is the next stop on your journey. In Comox, you’ll board the ferry to Powell River, the hub of the Sunshine Coast that successfully combines the great outdoors with historic and cultural appeal.

Lund is the ideal place for a cruise to watch for whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals, and coastal marine birds on a scenic cruise into Desolation Sound. Alternatively, you could take a water taxi ride from Lund to Savary Island; the island’s white sand beaches and warm swimming waters are reminiscent of more tropical destinations.

Days 14 - 15: Sechelt

Distance: 130km (81miles)

Today you board another ferry for the scenic cruise to Earls Cove. Here you can see Harmony Falls and at Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park, walk the easy 4-km/2.5-mile trail to a viewpoint where turbulent waters form spectacular whirlpools and white-water during peak tide change.

Days 16 - 17: Whistler

Distance: 148km (93miles)

Return to the mainland by ferry and drive the scenic ‘Sea-to-Sky’ Highway along the many fjords of the Pacific Coast to Whistler. Discover scenic ocean vistas, soaring mountains, dramatic waterfalls, bustling communities, parks, and outdoor activities. Stop in Squamish whilst on your way to Whistler to enjoy a ride on the spectacular Peak-to-Peak Gondola.

Today there are endless possibilities! Explore downtown Whistler, hire a bike to explore the area, hike to Lost Lake, take a seaplane over the mountains and glaciers or take a 4WD in search or bears.

Available Excursions:
Day 18: Burnaby

Distance: 170km (106miles)

Drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway alongside the Pacific Ocean. You’ll see everything from stunning waterfalls to a copper mine and beautiful vistas. Included is a ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola, where at the peak there are some great walks, viewing platforms and the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge.

Days 19 - 20: Burnaby to Vancouver

Distance: 50km (31miles)

Return your motorhome to the depot in Vancouver and take the shuttle transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Additional Information

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

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