Take a panoramic tour of Vancouver, Travel the scenic “Sea to Sky Highway” to enjoy the PEAK 2 PEAK experience, and travel by BC Ferry to Vancouver Island. Enjoy Canada’s rugged Northwest in Vancouver during this 8-day trip with a Victoria Food Tour, the Victoria Butterfly Gardens and exciting Whale Watching excursion.
1 Arrive in Beautiful British Columbia
Welcome to Canada’s rugged Northwest in Vancouver and transfer to your
hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m.
for a welcome dinner. Meal: D
2 Vancouver Sightseeing & Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver, the home of Canada’s Golden Triangle
with its dramatic location between the Rocky Mountains and
the Pacific Ocean is sure to inspire you. Enjoy an included
sightseeing tour to see Vancouver’s downtown core, the
spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park.
We head to North Vancouver and visit the impressive
Capilano Suspension Bridge. Originally built in 1889 the bridge
stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano
River. Cross the bridge for spectacular views of the rainforest
and learn the history of the region in the Story Center. Meal: B
3 Whistler’s PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Experience
Travel the fabulous “Sea to Sky Highway” today to beautiful
Whistler. At the base of Blackcomb Mountain climb aboard the
first of three gondolas for a ride to Rendezvous Lodge high atop
The views are spectacular on the PEAK 2 PEAK
gondola, a 1.88-mile long ride across the mountain valley to
Whistler Mountain. At Roundhouse Lodge, have a bite to eat
and explore the mountain. Our final gondola takes you down to
Whistler Village. There's is time for shopping before going back to Vancouver. Meals: B, D
4 BC Ferry to Victoria & Butchart Gardens
This morning, climb aboard the BC Ferry Service for the
journey across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island.
Here, discover why Butchart Gardens are world-famous for
ornate landscaping and superb Italian, Japanese, and rose
On a sightseeing tour, picturesque Victoria maintains
a delightful English flavor, spiced with double-decker buses,
Tudor-style buildings and immaculate gardens. See such sights
as the Parliament Buildings, the British Columbia Provincial
Museum, Beacon Hill Park and Christ Church Cathedral.
Meals: B, D
5 Craigdarroch Castle & Victoria Food Tour
Begin the day at the Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion,
Craigdarroch Castle. Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir
this National Historic Site has been meticulously restored and
gives a glimpse of the privileged life in the 1890s.
a Victoria Food Tour guide for a delicious culinary experience.
This leisurely walking tour takes you to some of Victoria’s finest
restaurants, local favorites and hidden culinary delights where
chefs and cooks await with delectable morsels and culinary
secrets. Meals: B, L
6 Whale Watching Excursion & Free Time in Victoria
Today, the excitement is high in preparation for your
whale watching excursion. The waters around Vancouver
Island are perfect for aquatic life. Resident Orca Killer Whales,
Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales are all
attracted to the Salish Sea due to its abundance of food.
An expert Naturalist is on hand to answer any questions about the wildlife. Enjoy free time in Victoria and shopping and
on own sightseeing. Meals: B, D
7 Victoria Butterfly Gardens & Ride the BC Ferry
Begin the day at one of Victoria’s most popular spots, the
Butterfly Gardens. Here, hundreds of free-flying butterflies,
along with parrots, chameleons, frogs and more co-exist in
a lush indoor jungle. Continue to Swartz Bay and climb
aboard the BC Ferry Service again for the return journey back
Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a farewell
dinner where you gather to share memories of your Canadian
adventure. Meals: B, D
8 Return Home
Following breakfast, depart Canada
from Vancouver Airport with flights out anytime today.