Vancouver Island Expedition

The west coast of Vancouver Island is known for a laid-back lifestyle, ancient rainforests and the salty air of the Pacific Ocean waves crashing on secluded beaches. Embrace the easygoing feeling of the west coast by taking time to appreciate the awe-inspiring surroundings.

Available every day in May - October

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Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Vancouver Arrival - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 2: Transfer from Vancouver to Nanaimo - overnight in Ucluelet
  • Day 3: Day tour to Hot Springs Cove. Afternoon trail hike - overnight in Ucuelet
  • Day 4: Morning Breakfast and Kayak. Afternoon Cathedral Grove tour. Transfer to Victoria - overnight in Victoria
  • Day 5: End of tour services

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver Arrival

Start your trip by arriving in Vancouver — Canada’s third largest city. Due to its cultural diversity and a bustling arts scene, this west coast gem is home to a number of unique attractions. Explore the city at your own pace.

After a day of exploring popular destinations like Stanley Park, Granville Island and Gastown, you’ll soon realize why Vancouver is often called one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Day 2 - Ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo

Enjoy the ferry ride in the morning and relax to the gentle sway and sound of the ocean as you journey from Vancouver to Nanaimo. The group tour begins in Nanaimo where you’ll be transferred to the west coast of the island. After checking in to your accommodation, feel free to walk along the beach or just sit and watch the waves crash along the shoreline.

Day 3 - Hot Springs Cove

Travel north by boat to the spectacular setting of Hot Springs Cove. A brief hike takes you to natural thermal hot springs that pour out of the rocks and spill into the Pacific Ocean. After relaxing in the hot springs and eating a picnic lunch, we make our way back to the boat where we can view sea lions, harbour seals, bald eagles, and much more. Once back on land, we head to the coastline where we walk beneath the forest canopy and along the spectacular coastline abundant with birds and whales.

Day 4 - Cathedral Grove and Transfer to Victoria

After enjoying some free time to explore the beaches and tidal pools, you have the choice to paddle around the waters of Ucluelet or surf the world-famous beaches of the Pacific West Coast. On our way back to Nanaimo, we stop at Cathedral Grove where we will spend time walking amongst the ancient cedars and Douglas firs of this dense rainforest. Transfer to Victoria in the evening. Overnight in Victoria

Day 5 - Victoria Departure

Your vacation with us ends upon checking out of your hotel. Thank you for traveling with us!

What's Included

  • Local, professional and fun guides
  • All meals, accommodation, and transfers described in the itinerary
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages between meals
  • Alcoholic beverages when appropriate
  • All gratuities for accommodations and restaurants
  • Equipment rentals for activities listed
  • Transfers from Vancouver, Nanaimo and Ucluelet

Not Included

  • Transportation from Vancouver airport (available, please ask for details)
  • Gratuities for guide, hotel and transfer staff
  • Canadian sales tax

2021 Pricing

Hotel Accommodations
SilverLeaf Plus Service

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

14 Aug - 19 Oct

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  • Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
  • Prices are per person and are subject to an additional sales tax.