Discover Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria on this independent tour of Canada's Pacific Coast destinations with select accommodation staying at the Fairmont Hotels and inclusive of transfers, scheduled excursions and floatplane flights.
A great introduction to these west coast destinations, taking in all the highlights with pre-booked excursions in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria. Enjoy a 4 hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver, a scenic one way sightseeing tour to Whistler with a stop to view Shannon Falls. Take the Whistler peak 2 peak gondola ride, the longest of its kind in the world and then enjoy a spectacular scenic floatplane flight over the Gulf Islands and Black Tusk peak.
In Victoria you will join an exhilarating whale watching cruise and have time to explore the historic Butchart Gardens before taking a floatplane flight across to Vancouver.
Day 1 - Travel to Vancouver
Take your flight from the UK to Vancouver, enjoy the late afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Day 2 - Vancouver City Tour
This morning join a group city sightseeing tour to help you orientate yourself with the city of Vancouver. This half day tour takes you to Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Robson Street, the 1000 acre Stanley Park and the Totem Poles, Prospect Point and English Harbour Beaches as well as Granville island with its famous public market. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city further.
Day 3 - Vancouver to Whistler
Depart Vancouver today by scheduled coach transfer to Whistler along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway enjoying the panoramic vistas of Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountain Range along the way. Highlights on the journey include the cascading Shannon Falls and Stawamus Chief Rock which is a popular challenge for climbers from all over the globe. Once you reach Whistler you will enjoy a village tour before checking in to your hotel.
Day 4 - Whistler Exploring with Peak to Peak Gondola Ride
Today you will take a journey on the longest and highest gondola ride in the world. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola Rice links Whistler Mountains Roundhouse Lodge with Blackcomb Mountain's Rendezvous Restaurant and is a tri-cable gondola lift that spans 1.88 miles. Views are of towering volcanic peaks to coastal rainforest. After disembarking you can enjoy scenic walking trails, mountaintop restaurants and wildlife viewing.
This is morning is free for you to explore downtown Whistler before departing by floatplane for a spectacular flight to Victoria's Inner Harbour. Enjoy aerial views of the Gulf Islands, Black Tusk peak and the Howe Sound on your journey. On arrival at Victoria floatplane terminal you will be transferred to your hotel.
Toda's excursion is one of the main highlights of this tour. Take a 50 - 80 km roundtrip boat tour in search for Orcas, Minke whales, Grey whales, porpoises, Harbour seals and other marine wildlife. The tour is on a 14-metre ocean cruiser or custom built zodiac offer a high speed exhilarating whale experience. Commentary is by a qualified marine biologist and naturalist. On returning to Victoria Harbour the remainder of the day is for you explore the downtown area.
Day 7 - Butchart Gardens & Floatplane to Vancouver
Take a shuttle to the famous Butchart Gardens, 55 acres of glorious gardens where you are free to stroll at your leisure. Butchart Gardens are beautiful to visit at any time of year, created over a century ago by Jenine Butchart, they are now one of the world's premier floral show gardens. Return to your hotel by shuttle ready for your mid afternoon scenic floatplane flight to Vancouver.
Day 8 - Travel Home
Today is a day for you to do some last minute shopping or explore Vancouver further before transferring back to Vancouver International Airport for your homeward or onward flight.
International flights from UK to Vancouver
3 nights at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver on a room only basis
2 nights at Fairmont Chateau Whistler on a room only basis
2 nights at Fairmont Empress, Victoria on a room only basis
Private transfers between Vancouver Airport and hotel return
4 hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver
3 hour one way scenic tour to Whistler with stop at Shannon Falls
Admission to Sqaumish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre
Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride
Scenic floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria
Taxi transfers between Victoria floatplane terminal and hotel
Whale watching tour - option of Zodiac or covered boat
Butchart Gardens Tour
Scenic floatplane flight between Victoria and Vancouver