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SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY

Canada

Wildlife, Wilderness and Wellness

14 NIGHTS FROM £15,470 per person

The best of British Columbia's breathtaking destinations await on this unforgettable Canada tour. Beginning in vibrant Vancouver, there's time to explore the cosmopolitan city with its myriad of attractions and astounding natural beauty. Then its on to the tranquility of the Cariboo region for an authentic luxury ranch experience where outdoor activities and wellness take centre stage. The famous mountain resort of Whistler is next on the itinerary, a world of thrilling alpine adventures, before your journey concludes at the secluded Sonora Resort on the West Coast, nestled in pristine wilderness and offering unparalleled wildlife encounters. Mesmerising landscapes, luxurious accommodation and unique experiences promise to make this Canada journey a trip of a lifetime.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS expand_more

Explore the captivating city of Vancouver with its enviable mix of urban excitement and breathtaking natural beauty.

Stay at an authentic luxury ranch choosing from a range of outdoor activities and unwinding at the spa.

Spend time getting active in the great outdoors surrounded by mountains, forest and coast.

Enjoy unforgettable encounters with some of British Columbia's diverse and iconic wildlife.

Authentic Experience

Make memories with immersive luxury stays and thrilling activities in British Columbia's wilderness, where spectacular surroundings and remarkable wildlife encounters ensure your experience will be truly unforgettable.  

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ITINERARY DETAILS

    DAY 1-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Arrive into Vancouver, a captivating city nestled between majestic mountains and stunning coastline. Blending urban sophistication with outdoor adventure, there's plenty to discover here - spend some time exploring the vast green space of Stanley Park with its West Coast rainforest, stretching coastal path, beautiful beaches and kilometres of trails perfect for hiking or biking. Visit Granville Island, a vibrant art and entertainment hub with a bustling indoor market brimming with delicious food. Get your adrenaline pumping walking across the Capilano Suspension Bridge between towering evergreen tree canopies. Or perhaps just spend some time strolling through Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood, Gastown, with its charming cobblestone streets, historic buildings and chic shops and eateries.

    On day 3 a tour to Victoria on Vancouver Island promises unforgettable memories, as you head out on a whale watching tour to search for some of the area's resident orcas in the nearby waters.

    Rosewood Hotel Georgiakeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: A historic hotel in the heart of Downtown Vancouver
    • Feature: Perfectly placed for both urban and outdoor activities
    • Rooms: 156 rooms & suites
    • Location: Vancouver, Canada
    • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
    MEAL BASIS

    Room only

    DAY 4-7 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    On day 4 pick up your rental car for the six hour drive from Vancouver to Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. On the way, views of British Columbia's inspiring scenery will more than pass the time - travel through the majestic Fraser Canyon before arriving into the Cariboo region, where a beguiling landscape of towering mountains, lush forest and shimmering lakes await.

    Experience some of the region's cowboy culture first-hand with a four night stay at a luxurious yet authentic secluded ranch retreat with beautiful views, a fantastic range of outdoor activities on offer, and a superb wellness programme that makes the most of the surrounding nature. Days here can be spent out in the great outdoors hiking, biking or horse-riding, or perhaps learning new skills on a wilderness survival course. Two spas, an indoor pool, sauna, yoga sessions and unique immersive wellness experiences in nature including forest bathing and horse harmony promise to relax and revitalise body and mind.

    Echo Valley Ranch & Spakeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Lodge
    • Summary: An authentic ranch retreat in Canada's Cariboo Region
    • Feature: Immersive wellness experiences in spectacular surroundings
    • Rooms: 20 rooms and a selection of cabins
    • Location: British Columbia , Canada
    MEAL BASIS

    All-inclusive - three meals a day, snacks, all beverages and all use of all ranch facilities and activities included except for helicopter tours

    DAY 8-10 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Your next stop is the mountain resort town of Whistler with its breathtaking views, world-class skiing and wealth of outdoor activities. The drive-time to your destination is approximately four hours, traversing British Columbia's stunning scenery past charming towns and natural wonders. On arrival check in to your luxury home for the next three nights, Four Seasons Resort Whistler & Residences.

    There's so much to do in Whistler - kayaking, white-water rafting, hiking and mountain biking are just a few of the activities that can be arranged. Ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola for a thrilling sightseeing experience with far-reaching views of towering volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests, and ancient glaciers. Enjoy an unforgettable private bear watching tour included for you on day 9, a rare opportunity to search for black bears and their cubs in their natural habitat.

    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
    MEAL BASIS

    Room only

    DAY 11-14 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Drive to Vancouver Airport, where you will drop your hire car off before flying by helicopter to Sonora Resort, a secluded luxury retreat just off the coast of Vancouver Island.

    Set against a backdrop of pristine forest and unspoilt coast, this is a luxury wilderness experience at its best. Boat trips, helicopter adventures and guided tours reveal the area's spectacular scenery and native wildlife to you, and a range of on-island options are available to keep you busy, including hiking, fly fishing and paddle boarding. Between late August and October it's possible to head out on an exciting excursion searching for Grizzly Bears - encountering these majestic mammals in their natural habitat truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Sonora Resortkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Lodge
    • Summary: A premier wildlife eco-adventure paradise on Sonora Island
    • Feature: Ultra-luxurious Island Currents Spa perfect for relaxation
    • Rooms: 88 rooms & suites within 11 separate lodges
    • Location: Sonora Island, British Columbia , Canada
    • Star rating: Member of 'Relais & Châteaux'
    MEAL BASIS

    All-inclusive including gourmet meals, soft drinks, house wine and beer (spirits and premium wine are chargeable). Wildlife and wellness activities are chargeable.

DAY 1-3ACCOMMODATION
Vancouver

Arrive into Vancouver, a captivating city nestled between majestic mountains and stunning coastline. Blending urban sophistication with outdoor adventure, there's plenty to discover here - spend some time exploring the vast green space of Stanley Park with its West Coast rainforest, stretching coastal path, beautiful beaches and kilometres of trails perfect for hiking or biking. Visit Granville Island, a vibrant art and entertainment hub with a bustling indoor market brimming with delicious food. Get your adrenaline pumping walking across the Capilano Suspension Bridge between towering evergreen tree canopies. Or perhaps just spend some time strolling through Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood, Gastown, with its charming cobblestone streets, historic buildings and chic shops and eateries.

On day 3 a tour to Victoria on Vancouver Island promises unforgettable memories, as you head out on a whale watching tour to search for some of the area's resident orcas in the nearby waters.

Rosewood Hotel Georgiakeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A historic hotel in the heart of Downtown Vancouver
  • Feature: Perfectly placed for both urban and outdoor activities
  • Rooms: 156 rooms & suites
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
MEAL BASIS

Room only

DAY 4-7ACCOMMODATION
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

On day 4 pick up your rental car for the six hour drive from Vancouver to Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. On the way, views of British Columbia's inspiring scenery will more than pass the time - travel through the majestic Fraser Canyon before arriving into the Cariboo region, where a beguiling landscape of towering mountains, lush forest and shimmering lakes await.

Experience some of the region's cowboy culture first-hand with a four night stay at a luxurious yet authentic secluded ranch retreat with beautiful views, a fantastic range of outdoor activities on offer, and a superb wellness programme that makes the most of the surrounding nature. Days here can be spent out in the great outdoors hiking, biking or horse-riding, or perhaps learning new skills on a wilderness survival course. Two spas, an indoor pool, sauna, yoga sessions and unique immersive wellness experiences in nature including forest bathing and horse harmony promise to relax and revitalise body and mind.

Echo Valley Ranch & Spakeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: An authentic ranch retreat in Canada's Cariboo Region
  • Feature: Immersive wellness experiences in spectacular surroundings
  • Rooms: 20 rooms and a selection of cabins
  • Location: British Columbia , Canada
MEAL BASIS

All-inclusive - three meals a day, snacks, all beverages and all use of all ranch facilities and activities included except for helicopter tours

DAY 8-10ACCOMMODATION
Whistler

Your next stop is the mountain resort town of Whistler with its breathtaking views, world-class skiing and wealth of outdoor activities. The drive-time to your destination is approximately four hours, traversing British Columbia's stunning scenery past charming towns and natural wonders. On arrival check in to your luxury home for the next three nights, Four Seasons Resort Whistler & Residences.

There's so much to do in Whistler - kayaking, white-water rafting, hiking and mountain biking are just a few of the activities that can be arranged. Ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola for a thrilling sightseeing experience with far-reaching views of towering volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests, and ancient glaciers. Enjoy an unforgettable private bear watching tour included for you on day 9, a rare opportunity to search for black bears and their cubs in their natural habitat.

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
MEAL BASIS

Room only

DAY 11-14ACCOMMODATION
Sonora Island

Drive to Vancouver Airport, where you will drop your hire car off before flying by helicopter to Sonora Resort, a secluded luxury retreat just off the coast of Vancouver Island.

Set against a backdrop of pristine forest and unspoilt coast, this is a luxury wilderness experience at its best. Boat trips, helicopter adventures and guided tours reveal the area's spectacular scenery and native wildlife to you, and a range of on-island options are available to keep you busy, including hiking, fly fishing and paddle boarding. Between late August and October it's possible to head out on an exciting excursion searching for Grizzly Bears - encountering these majestic mammals in their natural habitat truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Sonora Resortkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: A premier wildlife eco-adventure paradise on Sonora Island
  • Feature: Ultra-luxurious Island Currents Spa perfect for relaxation
  • Rooms: 88 rooms & suites within 11 separate lodges
  • Location: Sonora Island, British Columbia , Canada
  • Star rating: Member of 'Relais & Châteaux'
MEAL BASIS

All-inclusive including gourmet meals, soft drinks, house wine and beer (spirits and premium wine are chargeable). Wildlife and wellness activities are chargeable.

ITINERARY EXCURSIONS

Victoria, Butchart Gardens and Whale Watching with Floatplane Ride
Full Day with Group Activities

Your day begins with a breathtaking 35-minute floatplane flight to Vancouver Island, during which you can enjoy spectacular aerial views of Vancouver, the Gulf Islands and Victoria Harbour. On arrival to Victoria you will board a zodiac or covered boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability for an exhilarating whale watching experience. Search for Orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife on this three hour boat trip whilst an expert marine biologist and naturalist give you an insight into the fantastic marine life in this part of the world. After disembarking you will have some time at leisure to explore the laid back city of Victoria before meeting a guided coach tour for a trip to the magnificent Butchart Gardens, a beautiful 55 acre botanical garden with an incredible variety of plants and flowers from all over the world. After your visit you will travel back to Vancouver on a cruise through the stunning Gulf Islands.

Whistler Bear Viewing
2.5 Hour Tour

Discover the 2010 Legacy Trail network of Whistler Olympic Park, a series of multi-use trails that wind through the beautiful landscape created as a legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, allowing people to explore and experience the same terrain that was used by world-class athletes during the Games. Search for wild mother bears, cubs, and males searching for mates in the pristine forest with breathtaking mountain views as your backdrop as they roam freely through the land. Marvel at the impressive relics from the Winter Olympics including the Olympic rings, biathlon, and training facilities, all in the heart of where the area's resident black bear population eats, sleeps, mates and raises their young.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Milder weather from spring to autumn is perfect for exploring in, with the region's peak tourist season in the summer months of June to September. May to October is the best time of year to see native orcas and bears. 

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14 NIGHTS FROM £15,470 per person

Pricing based upon economy flights from London. Transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals And excursions As specified.

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