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Canadian Family Adventure

14 NIGHTS FROM £14,600 per family

For a fun-filled adventure the whole family can enjoy, there is no better destination than Western Canada. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, before heading to the charming shores of Victoria. Enjoy a wilderness escape in Tofino before finishing your self-drive itinerary in the mountain resort of Whistler. This tailor-made itinerary offers plenty of incredible wildlife encounters, from spotting black bears in their natural environment to taking to the waters on a whale watching discovery. Stunning seascapes, outdoor adventures and bucket-list ticking memories make this a family holiday you will want to relive again and again.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS expand_more

Cross the famous Capilano suspension bridge spanning a heart-pounding 450 feet across and 30 feet above Capilano River

Take to the skies by seaplane for an incredible aerial view of Vancouver, soaring over lush rainforest and towering the Coast Mountains

Discover Tofino’s wilderness and wildlife on a wonderful bear watching adventure via custom-built zodiac boat

Soar above the mountains on the Whistler gondola experience with spectacular views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, lakes and snow-capped peaks

Authentic Experience

Tofino is Canada's undisputed surf capital, where a temperate marine climate reigns! The waves break year-round against a spectacular natural backdrop of wide, sandy beaches and rainforest - and there are a variety of waves and beaches for every skill level, from the novice to the seasoned surfer.

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ITINERARY DETAILS

    DAY 1-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Your family adventure begins with three nights in vibrant Vancouver, an impressive city combining the sophistication of a world-class metropolis with spectacular natural surroundings. Boasting colourful downtown neighbourhoods, thriving green parks, and an abundance of fantastic restaurants, interesting museums, and impressive architecture, you’re sure to find something to do in this cosmopolitan city. Spend time exploring and taking in the beautiful landmarks from Stanley Park to Gastown and Granville Island Market. Take a trip the rugged North Shore, explore Capilano Suspension Bridge Park or soar from coast to coast at FlyOver Canada, an impressive state-of-the-art flight simulation.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer from Vancouver International Airport to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: A stylish harbour front hotel with plenty of urban charm
    • Feature: Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the sweeping harbour views
    • Rooms: 489 rooms and suites
    • Location: Vancouver, Canada
    • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
    DAY 4-5 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Pick up your rental car and depart Vancouver on BC Ferries to Victoria. Disembark and drive to the southernend of Vancouver Island for a two night stay. Victoria is an attractive destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts with plenty of things to keep the whole family entertained. See the free-flying butterflies and exotic birds at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens plus an array of tropical wildlife from iguanas to flamingos. Try your hand at the Canadian backyard sport ofaxe throwing, visit Butchart Gardens or take a whale watching cruise. 

    TRANSFERS

    Self-drive from Vancouver to Victoria on board BC Ferries.

    The Oswego Hotel
    • Summary: The Oswego Hotel offers a chic boutique retreat in the heart of Victoria
    • Feature: A range of modern suites with kitchens and balcony views of surrounding ocean, mountain and cityscape scenery
    • Rooms: 80 modern studio, one and two bedroom luxurious suites
    DAY 6-9 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Head into the heart of the Vancouver Island's west coast via a breathtaking drive along the Pacific Rim Highway. Spend four nights being captivated by the stunning natural scenery and remote wilderness that Tofino has to offer. You won't want to miss the immersive wildlife tours from watching black bears as they forage and scour for breakfast whilst you look on in amazement, to taking to a zodiac boat in search of Orcas and many other species of whale. Outdoor activities and adventure are a specialty here, with sea-kayaking, surfing, biking or fishing all on the agenda. Spend your last evening gazing at the stars after an epic few days discovering the great outdoors and reliving unforgettable wildlife discoveries.

    TRANSFERS

    Continue your self-drive adventure heading north from Victoria to Tofino.

    Wickaninnish Innkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury 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: Vancouver Island , Canada
    • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
    DAY 10-15 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    After taking the ferry back to the mainland, drive north along the Sea to Sky Highway and arrive in the mountain resort of Whistler, which will be your home for the next five nights. Spend an afternoon exploring the eclectic downtown shops and cafes, hiking along nature trails, or relaxing and breathing in the fresh mountain air. There are plenty of activities for all ages from enchanting canoe tours, riding up the mountain on the awe-inspiring gondola, to boardwalks through the trees and exhilarating zipline rides. Whistler is truly a year-round destination filled with plenty of adventure options from skiing in the winter to biking in the summer. On your last day, you will fly back to the UK.

    TRANSFERS

    Self-drive to the east coast of Vancouver Island before boarding the BC Ferries to Halfmoon Bay. Drive north to Whistler along the scenic Sea to Skys Highway.

    Four Seasons Resort Whistler & Residenceskeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: A modern mountain retreat
    • Feature: Spectacular restaurant with wonderful views
    • Rooms: 273 rooms & suites
    • Location: Whistler, Canada
    • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
DAY 1-3ACCOMMODATION
Vancouver

Your family adventure begins with three nights in vibrant Vancouver, an impressive city combining the sophistication of a world-class metropolis with spectacular natural surroundings. Boasting colourful downtown neighbourhoods, thriving green parks, and an abundance of fantastic restaurants, interesting museums, and impressive architecture, you’re sure to find something to do in this cosmopolitan city. Spend time exploring and taking in the beautiful landmarks from Stanley Park to Gastown and Granville Island Market. Take a trip the rugged North Shore, explore Capilano Suspension Bridge Park or soar from coast to coast at FlyOver Canada, an impressive state-of-the-art flight simulation.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer from Vancouver International Airport to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

Fairmont Waterfront Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A stylish harbour front hotel with plenty of urban charm
  • Feature: Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the sweeping harbour views
  • Rooms: 489 rooms and suites
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
DAY 4-5ACCOMMODATION
Victoria

Pick up your rental car and depart Vancouver on BC Ferries to Victoria. Disembark and drive to the southernend of Vancouver Island for a two night stay. Victoria is an attractive destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts with plenty of things to keep the whole family entertained. See the free-flying butterflies and exotic birds at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens plus an array of tropical wildlife from iguanas to flamingos. Try your hand at the Canadian backyard sport ofaxe throwing, visit Butchart Gardens or take a whale watching cruise. 

TRANSFERS

Self-drive from Vancouver to Victoria on board BC Ferries.

The Oswego Hotel
  • Summary: The Oswego Hotel offers a chic boutique retreat in the heart of Victoria
  • Feature: A range of modern suites with kitchens and balcony views of surrounding ocean, mountain and cityscape scenery
  • Rooms: 80 modern studio, one and two bedroom luxurious suites
DAY 6-9ACCOMMODATION
Tofino

Head into the heart of the Vancouver Island's west coast via a breathtaking drive along the Pacific Rim Highway. Spend four nights being captivated by the stunning natural scenery and remote wilderness that Tofino has to offer. You won't want to miss the immersive wildlife tours from watching black bears as they forage and scour for breakfast whilst you look on in amazement, to taking to a zodiac boat in search of Orcas and many other species of whale. Outdoor activities and adventure are a specialty here, with sea-kayaking, surfing, biking or fishing all on the agenda. Spend your last evening gazing at the stars after an epic few days discovering the great outdoors and reliving unforgettable wildlife discoveries.

TRANSFERS

Continue your self-drive adventure heading north from Victoria to Tofino.

Wickaninnish Innkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury 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: Vancouver Island , Canada
  • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
DAY 10-15ACCOMMODATION
Whistler

After taking the ferry back to the mainland, drive north along the Sea to Sky Highway and arrive in the mountain resort of Whistler, which will be your home for the next five nights. Spend an afternoon exploring the eclectic downtown shops and cafes, hiking along nature trails, or relaxing and breathing in the fresh mountain air. There are plenty of activities for all ages from enchanting canoe tours, riding up the mountain on the awe-inspiring gondola, to boardwalks through the trees and exhilarating zipline rides. Whistler is truly a year-round destination filled with plenty of adventure options from skiing in the winter to biking in the summer. On your last day, you will fly back to the UK.

TRANSFERS

Self-drive to the east coast of Vancouver Island before boarding the BC Ferries to Halfmoon Bay. Drive north to Whistler along the scenic Sea to Skys Highway.

Four Seasons Resort Whistler & Residenceskeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A modern mountain retreat
  • Feature: Spectacular restaurant with wonderful views
  • Rooms: 273 rooms & suites
  • Location: Whistler, Canada
  • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond

ITINERARY EXCURSIONS

Vancouver Coastal Mountains Tour
Private Tour

Travel into Vancouver's coastal mountains to visit the original Vancouver tourist attract: Capilano Suspension Bridge. Spend time exploring the temperate rainforest and learn all about the salmon at the Fish Hatchery, before continuing up Grouse Mountain, where you'll take the Skyride to the Peak of Vancouver, enjoying breathtaking views over the Lower Mainland and Coast Mountain Range. After time well spent in 'Vancouver's back yard', your guide will take you back downtown to your hotel.

 

Vancouver Panorama Classic
20-minute Aerial Tour by Seaplane

Embark on a thrilling and ultra-scenic introduction to seaplane aviation, on this incredible tour departing from downtown Vancouver's bustling Coal Harbour. Enjoy a complete aerial flight over the city and surrounding mountains, absorbing breathtaking views. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during take-off and landing. Please note that a voucher and photo identification is required upon check in.

14 NIGHTS FROM £14,600 per family

Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.Pricing based upon a departure date of 01 Aug 2024 with economy flights from London. Transfers, UK airport lounge passes, meals and excursions as specified.

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