This flexible self drive holiday takes you across to the natural wilderness of Vancouver Island. Here you will drive through pristine forests and over scenic passes, take a floatplane flight to the remote Knight Inlet where you will embark on your first bear watching adventure. Continue through Cathedral Grove with its 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar trees to Tofino where you have the choice of a whale watching or Black Bear watching cruise. Visit quaint artist communities such as Chemainus where the city walls are adorned with murals, and Duncan, the 'City of Totems'.
Another whale watching adventure awaits you in Victoria, where you will travel 50 - 80 kms in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine life before heading back to Vancouver via Butchart Gardens.