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Home to British Columbia’s historic capital, ancient rainforests, and carefree surf towns, this sprawling island is dotted with eclectic communities begging to be explored. The Island stretches for 460 kilometres, from the ornate colonial capital of Victoria in the south to Cape Scott’s windswept beaches and rocky headlands at its northern tip. Along with the Gulf Islands, this rugged paradise combines old-growth forests, snow capped mountains, and untamed shorelines to create one of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems. Experience world-class whale watching, birding, and fishing, or just let your worries drift away in the waves of the Pacific.

Inclusions
  • 4-nights accommodation including
    2 nights in Parksville in a 4-star Hotel in an Oceanview Room
    2 nights in Tofino in a 3-star Hotel in an Oceanview Room
  • Self-drive itinerary with all of the suggested things to see and do
  • Roundtrip BC Ferries sailing for 2 adults and 1 standard size vehicle between Vancouver Mainland and Vancouver Island
  • Bear Viewing Tour in Tofino (approx. 2h)
  • Detailed itinerary with recommendations of things to see and do
  • Exclusive Save $50 per couple! (price reflects below)

 

Double Single
October 1 – 11, 2020 $979 + $64 tax $1749 + $103 tax
October 12 – 26, 2020 $929 + $62 tax $1649 + $98 tax
Surcharge when staying in Tofino on a Friday and/or Saturday night or on Sept. 17 from $110 per night
Rates are starting from and per person.

 

  • Add 2 nights in Sooke in a 3-star Hotel in an Oceanview Room & Whale Watching Tour in Victoria* (approx. 3h)
Double Single
September 3 – 8, 2020 $1599 + $95 tax $3039 + $167 tax
September 9 – 30, 2020 $1299 + $80 tax $2349 + $133 tax
October 1 – 9, 2020 $1209 + $76 tax $2129 + $122 tax
October 10 – 26, 2020 $1149 + $73 tax $1999 + $115 tax
Surcharge when staying in Tofino on a Friday and/or Saturday night or on Sept. 17 from $110 per night
Rates are starting from and per person.

 

*Activity Information Whale Watching Victoria:
-Please provide the following preference: Zodia or covered vessel
-Tour time: morning or afternoon (covered vessel only available in the morning).
-Please note that Zodiac tours are not recommended for guests that are pregnant or have back injuries.

Important Information:
· Cancel up to 8 days in advance: 100% refundable, less $40 per person ($25 processing fee + $15 booking management fee). Cancel 7 days or less prior to departure are 100% non-refundable
· Daily departures possible starting Sept. 7 (Earlier departures on Request)
· Sales Status: On Request
· Up to 2 people per room, based on sharing beds (3 or 4 people per room on request)
· Black out Dates – Parksville: Sept. 3
· Black out Dates – Tofino: Sept. 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 24,25, Oct. 9, 10, 11

Package Excludes:
· Personal expenses
· Meals
· Additional attractions
· Parking charges
· National Park Pass
· Ferry reservation

4 Nights Itinerary

Day 1: Vancouver – Parksville
At your leisure take the ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. Depending on the arrangements you wish to have included we can provide you with an open ticket for the ferry or a specific ferry reservation (additional charges apply). Once you arrive on Vancouver Island a multitude of amazing things await you.

Day 2: Parksville
Today is at your leisure. The world – or the area around Parksville – is your oyster.

Day 3: Parksville – Tofino
Travel West – Tofino is today’s destination. Once you arrive in Tofino and the Pacific Rim National Park simply sit by the beach and watch the surfers or stroll through the quaint fishing village.

Day 4: Pacific Rim National Park
Today is mostly at your leisure to explore the stunning beaches and secluded coves the Pacific Rim National Park has to offer. The highlight today will be an amazing adventure – a 2h Bear Viewing Tour.

Day 5: End of trip
Today, head back to the ferry in Nanaimo and cruise back to the mainland.

 

6 Nights Itinerary

AUTH- Discover Canada - Vancouver Island map

Day 1: Vancouver – Sooke
At your leisure take the ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. Depending on the arrangements you wish to have included we can provide you with an open ticket for the ferry or a specific ferry reservation (additional charges apply). Once you arrive on Vancouver Island a multitude of amazing things await you.

Day 2: Sooke & Victoria
Most of today is at your leisure. You can head north from Sooke and explore more remote beaches and communities or head back into Victoria, stroll along busy Government Streets with its restaurants and shops, visit the Royal BC Museum or pop by Fisherman’s Wharf. Today’s highlight is a 3h whale watching tour on a larger, coverend vessel (tour times vary between 10 am-3 pm).

Day 3: Sooke – Parksville
Say goodbye to Sooke and Victoria, BC’s capital. Via the Malahat Highway and its pretty views over the Southern Gulf Islands head north towards Central Island. Make sure you arrive in Parksville in time to watch the sunset. They are almost as pretty as the sunrises here.

Day 4: Parksville
Today is at your leisure. The world – or the area around Parksville – is your oyster.

Day 5: Parksville – Tofino
Travel West – Tofino is today’s destination. Once you arrive in Tofino and the Pacific Rim National Park simply sit by the beach and watch the surfers or stroll through the quaint fishing village.

Day 6: Pacific Rim National Park
Today is mostly at your leisure to explore the stunning beaches and secluded coves the Pacific Rim National Park has to offer. The highlight today will be an amazing adventure – a 2h Bear Viewing Tour.

Day 7: End of trip
Today, head back to the ferry in Nanaimo and cruise back to the mainland.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287