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West Coast Explorer (10 days)

Entrée Canada

Whistler, Canada To Vancouver, Canada

Valid for Departures: 01 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Whistler, BC Canada
Vancouver, BC Canada
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler None

Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you’ll pick up your full-sized rental car and enjoy a two-hour drive along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. Wander the pedestrian zone to check out the myriad shops and cafés before dinner. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Château Whistler in a Deluxe Slopeside Room.

Day 2
Whistler, BC Canada
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler None

Take the Peak 2 Peak gondola (it travels between the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains) for exceptional views, dining, and some of the most spectacular alpine hiking on the continent. In the afternoon, travel through old growth coastal hemlock-cedar forests on a guided bear-watching tour. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Château Whistler in a Deluxe Slopeside Room.

Day 3
Tofino, BC Canada
Whistler, BC Canada
Wickaninnish Inn None

Drive and ferry approx. 7.5 hours from Whistler to Tofino, on Vancouver Island’s magnificently rugged west coast. If there’s time before dinner, start exploring the Pacific Rim National Park. Hike along surf-swept beaches, centuries-old rainforest, or the new Wild Pacific Trail. Accommodations are at Wickaninnish Inn in a 2nd Floor Deluxe Room.

Day 4
Tofino, BC Canada
Wickaninnish Inn None

Enjoy an exciting day’s zodiac excursion, in search of Gray whales, sea lions, & seals. Travel through the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound, stopping at a sea cave, viewing black bears, and visiting a seabird-nesting island. Continue to Hot Springs Cove for a magical soak overlooking the Pacific. Accommodations are at Wickaninnish Inn in a 2nd Floor Deluxe Room.

Day 5
Tofino, BC Canada
Wickaninnish Inn None

During your day “at leisure” in Tofino, options include sea kayaking, coastal bear viewing, guided nature walks, beachcombing, surfing, fishing, and horseback riding. Accommodations are at Wickaninnish Inn in a 2nd Floor Deluxe Room..

Day 6
Victoria, BC Canada
Tofino, BC Canada
The Fairmont Empress None

Drive approx. 4.5 hours from Tofino to Victoria. If there’s time, start exploring the city on your own. Highlights include Antique Row, Chinatown, the famous Butchart Gardens, and afternoon tea at your hotel. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Empress in a Deluxe Harbourside Room.

Day 7
Victoria, BC Canada
The Fairmont Empress None

Enjoy the exhilaration of racing through the seas in an open-air zodiac on a half-day whale watching tour. In the afternoon, continue exploring historic Victoria at your leisure. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Empress in a Deluxe Harbourside Room.

Day 8
Vancouver, BC Canada
Victoria, BC Canada
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver None

Between the drive and ferry, it will take you approx. 4 hours to make your way to Vancouver. From your hotel, take a walk along chic Robson Street, or head to nearby Granville Island or the impressive Vancouver Aquarium. Accommodations are at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver in a Deluxe Room.

Day 9
Vancouver, BC Canada
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver None

Enjoy a private tour of Vancouver, famous for its cultural diversity and spectacular parks. Explore downtown, Chinatown, and 1000-acre Stanley Park, then head to the North Shore for a coastal virgin rainforest walk and gourmet picnic lunch. Accommodations are at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver in a Deluxe Room.

Day 10
Vancouver, BC Canada
None None

Drive to the Vancouver Airport and drop off your rental car in advance of your outgoing flight. Safe travels!

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Description

This 10-day/ 9-night trip is a self-driving adventure that combines two nights each in Whistler, Vancouver and Victoria with three nights in Tofino. In each location, you’ll stay in exquisite hotels, and enjoy enough downtime to hit the spa or simply enjoy your surroundings. Guided tours in Victoria and Vancouver ensure you make the most of each city, while in Whistler and Tofino, you’ll discover wildlife on whale watching and bear viewing excursions, and explore pristine wilderness on zodiac tours and guided hikes. Optional activities include river rafting, golfing, heli-hiking, fishing, ziplining, and sightseeing by floatplane or helicopter.

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By: SJS25


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2013

Very pleased with all of our arrangements in Canada
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

Outstanding

By: Randy


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2015

We had some changed due to mechanical issues and Entree did an excellent making all of the changes necessary.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

Lovely

By: Tired


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Absolutely fabulous, great guides....grand time!! Weather even cooperated.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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By: Jim


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Our experience with Entree Canada was excellent. All of the drivers and cars were very good and the recommended guides were knowledgeable and helpful. They scheduled us on Via Rail Canada from Montreal to Quebec City and the attendants were extremely nice and helpful as were the lady porters. One of our traveling companions lost a hearing aid while on the train and didn't discover it until we reached the hotel, Auberge St. Antoine, who called immediately. The train had departed. Miraculously, the next day Via Rail brought the hearing aid to the hotel. That is really good service. Use Entree Canada if you travel to Canada.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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