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Elegant Resorts

ELEGANT JOURNEYS

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Canadian Wilderness Adventure

For more information, please call our Travel Consultants on:01244 897 221

Journey Enquiry

Journey Highlights

Fall under the spell of Canada’s wilderness as you travel from the beautiful city of Vancouver to the rugged west coast and Vancouver Island; adrenaline junkies can enjoy high-octane adventures whilst everyone will be awed at the sight of a grizzly bear playing and feeding in the river. For those in pursuit of a gentler adventure the amazing scenery, gourmet cuisine and world-class wines will provide plenty to write home about.

Cities Wildlife Encounters Romance and Couples
Perfect for:

Couples seeking a thrilling outdoor adventure

Guide Price:

From £5,045 per person. The price includes flights, transfers, accommodation and car hire.

Best Time To Travel

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In general, the best time to visit Canada is between May and September - which, coincidentally, is also the best time for Black Bear-viewing; however, autumn can be beautiful, as the leaves are turning red and the weather is still warm, whereas winter brings the snow and temperatures can fall well below freezing.

Fly from London to Vancouver, Canada

Fly from London Heathrow to Vancouver, approximately 9 hours and 30 minutes.

Private car transfer from Vancouver Airport

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Vancouver, Canada

Staying at

Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

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Experience a luxury holiday in Vancouver with Elegant Resorts, where you’ll find a beautiful coastal location, offering an eclectic mix of big city excitement and natural splendour. Comprising many distinct neighbourhoods, this destination truly has something for everyone. Delight in the historic atmosphere of Gastown, the origin of this glorious city, and discover it’s vast array of indie restaurants and bars. World-class shopping opportunities can be found throughout the city, from the exceedingly popular Robson Street in Downtown, to the particularly upscale Oakridge Shopping Centre, which offers brands such as Tiffany & Co. and is Vancouver’s chicest fashion centre. For lovers of the outdoors, Vancouver has some of the best experiences in the world. The 1,000 acre Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America, and includes a ten-kilometre-long seawall that can be enjoyed by bike or on foot. From the overlooking Grouse Mountain, savour spectacularly scenic views of the city below and the beautiful surrounding area, including Vancouver Island, Mount Baker and the striking British Columbian coastline.

Staying at

Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

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Occupying the first fifteen floors of a gleaming sixty-one-storey tower in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver - Shangri-La's first venture into Canada - offers its guests a stylish base from which to explore British Colombia. A host of sightseeing and shopping options are, literally, on the doorstep, with local skiing and hiking trails just fifteen minutes away. Interiors are a contemporary take on Asian glamour, with black-lacquer screens, Italian crystal chandeliers and a two-storey, single brushstroke calligraphy painting by the Shanghai artist, Wang Xuyuan at the heart of it all. Guest rooms and suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows - perfect to enjoy the fabulous views - and offer a host of high-tech conveniences, including bedside controls to adjust the lighting and curtains. For those who like their luxe comforts close-to-hand, MARKET by Jean-Georges and Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La will ensure all your gourmet and wellbeing requirements are met.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:One of only two Shangri-La hotels in North America
  • Feature:Highly acclaimed restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Rooms:119 rooms & suites
  • Location:Canada
  • Nearest airport:Vancouver International Airport
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Drive to the BC Ferry Terminal

Collect your hire car and drive to BC Ferry for the ferry ride to Vancouver Island. The journey to Wickaninnish Inn takes approximately three hours, providing plenty of opportunity to take photos of the incredible scenery.

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Vancouver Island, Canada

Staying at

Wickaninnish Inn

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Wickaninnish Inn sits on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, at the gateway to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve where you’ll find some of Canada’s most spectacular seaside scenery, ancient rainforests and of course some great wildlife viewing opportunities. Battered by the Pacific, the surf-swept beaches and rocky headlands provide for everyone – surfers ride the waves at Long Beach, fishermen cast for lingcod while clam diggers probe the sands and beachcombers search for exotic treasures as well as the many marine creatures that have made it their home. The waters around Tofino are rich in salmon and halibut and between March and May, Gray Whales stop to stock up as part of their migration to the Arctic Ocean while ‘resident’ Gray and Humpback whales can be viewed between June and November.

Staying at

Wickaninnish Inn

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For those in search of the quintessential luxury wilderness lodge, there really is only one place to stay - Wickaninnish Inn, set on Vancouver Island's rocky ocean coastline on Canada’s west coast. Weathered by a constant beating off the Pacific Ocean and backdropped by lush rainforest and a sweeping beach, the greatest allure of this splendid retreat is its temperament - the threat of a brewing storm, complemented by an atmospheric and turbulent coastline. In fact, the inn is a popular base for guests who wish to enjoy winter storm-watching in November - at other times of the year, however, the weather is very pleasant and benign, with warm and dry summers giving way to rainier weather into the autumn. A wonderful feature of the inn is the expansive Pacific Ocean or Chesterman Beach views from every guest room and suite, as well as from the spa, restaurant and cafe, with binoculars provided to observe Grey Whales on the Pacific Ocean's choppy horizon during their migration in March. Most guests embark on various treks and walks while here, including complimentary nature hikes, while others prefer to admire the views from the full-service, award-winning Ancient Cedars Spa or while dining at The Pointe Restaurant over a platter of freshly caught seafood. You can be assured of excellent service at this Relais & Chateaux property, with the Les Clefs d'Or Concierge team ready to assist with the little details that will guarantee a memorable, relaxing stay.


  • Type:Lodge
  • Summary:A lovely luxury lodge set on a rugged coastline
  • Feature:Guest rooms are perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean
  • Rooms:75 rooms & suites
  • Location:Canada
  • Nearest airport:Vancouver International Airport
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Vancouver Island to Sonora Island

Drive to Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marine to connect with the water taxi which will take you to the gloriously situated Desolation Sound for your three-night stay at Sonora Resort on Sonora Island.

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Sonora Island

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Sonora Resort has a well-earned reputation for being a premiere wildlife paradise and is an excellent base for salmon fishing. Situated on Sonora Island - just off the coast of Vancouver Island and only accessible by air or sea - this secluded luxury coastal resort is perfect for those seeking an unspoilt wilderness. Set against a spectacular natural backdrop of lush forest and unspoilt coastline, the Sonora Resort experience can be as energetic or as restful as you require, with activities organised to guests' requirements, including first-class fly-fishing and kayaking. Wildlife tours to see Grizzly Bears and Orcas in their natural setting can be easily arranged, as can a treatment or two in the ultra-luxurious Island Currents Spa. Dining plays an important part in the overall experience at the resort, with freshly prepared Pacific Northwest cuisine partnered by fine wines from around the world and accompanied by breathtaking views of the gorgeous surroundings.

Take a water taxi, followed by the BC Ferry

Take the water taxi transfer from Campbell River, followed by the BC Ferry to Vancouver, then drive to your VAncouver hotel.

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Vancouver, Canada

Staying at

Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

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Experience a luxury holiday in Vancouver with Elegant Resorts, where you’ll find a beautiful coastal location, offering an eclectic mix of big city excitement and natural splendour. Comprising many distinct neighbourhoods, this destination truly has something for everyone. Delight in the historic atmosphere of Gastown, the origin of this glorious city, and discover it’s vast array of indie restaurants and bars. World-class shopping opportunities can be found throughout the city, from the exceedingly popular Robson Street in Downtown, to the particularly upscale Oakridge Shopping Centre, which offers brands such as Tiffany & Co. and is Vancouver’s chicest fashion centre. For lovers of the outdoors, Vancouver has some of the best experiences in the world. The 1,000 acre Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America, and includes a ten-kilometre-long seawall that can be enjoyed by bike or on foot. From the overlooking Grouse Mountain, savour spectacularly scenic views of the city below and the beautiful surrounding area, including Vancouver Island, Mount Baker and the striking British Columbian coastline.

Highlights

Sonora Resort is a luxury wilderness retreat situated on the Inside Passage of Vancouver Island and is perfect whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or not - the Resort has a wellness spa complete with hot mineral pools overlooking the Pacific, tennis courts, a gym and outdoor pool for those looking to relax. For those who like exploring there are hiking trails and eco adventure tours as well as guided salmon-fishing expeditions and kayaking on the Inside Passage. Between August and October you can watch Grizzly Bears feeding on the banks of the Orford River and if you’re feeling really adventurous you can enjoy white-water rafting on the Nimpkish River. If the idea of high adventure doesn’t really appeal but you enjoy magnificent scenery and gourmet cuisine opt for a Helicopter Glacier tour and discover the polar beauty of the west coast with its snow- capped mountains and glacier fjords.

Staying at

Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

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Occupying the first fifteen floors of a gleaming sixty-one-storey tower in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver - Shangri-La's first venture into Canada - offers its guests a stylish base from which to explore British Colombia. A host of sightseeing and shopping options are, literally, on the doorstep, with local skiing and hiking trails just fifteen minutes away. Interiors are a contemporary take on Asian glamour, with black-lacquer screens, Italian crystal chandeliers and a two-storey, single brushstroke calligraphy painting by the Shanghai artist, Wang Xuyuan at the heart of it all. Guest rooms and suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows - perfect to enjoy the fabulous views - and offer a host of high-tech conveniences, including bedside controls to adjust the lighting and curtains. For those who like their luxe comforts close-to-hand, MARKET by Jean-Georges and Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La will ensure all your gourmet and wellbeing requirements are met.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:One of only two Shangri-La hotels in North America
  • Feature:Highly acclaimed restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Rooms:119 rooms & suites
  • Location:Canada
  • Nearest airport:Vancouver International Airport
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Fly from Vancouver to London

Make an enquiry for this Luxury Journey from one of our expert Travel Consultants

Journey Enquiry or please call our Travel Consultants today on: 01244 897 221

Our expert Travel Consultant, Nick says ...

Our Experts

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Spend your first night at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, where you're perfectly placed to explore this picturesque and intriguing city. Downtown Vancouver's glass towers and copper topped skyscrapers sit in complete contrast to Gastown, a charming mix of cobblestone streets and restored 19th century buildings, whilst Chinatown, which is older than Vancouver city itself, is filled with busy streets and unique stores that offer delightful glimpses into the Oriental culture.

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Why Choose Elegant Resorts


As the foremost British pioneer of luxury travel – and boasting an ever-increasing collection of prestigious accolades that celebrates this – Elegant Resorts is a tour operator with the expertise, knowledge and reputation to deliver only the very finest tailor-made luxury holidays to our clients, honed by almost thirty years of experience in this niche travel business.

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