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West Coast Explorer (10 days)

Entrée Canada

Whistler, Canada To Vancouver, Canada

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Oct 2019


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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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.

About Us

At Entrée Canada we live for unique travel experiences. The kind of out-of-the-box personalized travel moments that fulfill dreams, tick off bucket lists, and create memories, stories and legends for our guests. Our dedication to meticulously planned journeys has made us a leader in the field, but what feeds our soul is giving our guests what they never dreamed possible. This could be helicopter fishing in a remote glacial-fed river, coming face-to-face with polar bears on the tundra, or witnessing the breathtaking magic of the aurora borealis.

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By: SJS25

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2013

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


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

Friendly service

By: Joanna787

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

We had a great trip, and would do it again!
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael


By: Tired

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Absolutely fabulous, great guides....grand time!! Weather even cooperated.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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Trip to Canada

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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Perfect Day

By: Dana

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2018

Such a great day! Our two guides (whose names sadly escape me at this moment ) were so kind, knowledgeable , and engaging that they really made our tour a highlight of the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Loni Truitt


By: Grammy

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

very helpful and immediately available
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt
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highly recommend!

By: Canada

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Our Canadian honeymoon was fantastic. The coordination between our advisor and Entrée was seamless and the excursions planned based on their recommendations were unforgettable! We will be returning to Canada and would utilize Entrée's services again!
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Cowell

Canadian Rockies

By: PF

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

Entree Canada was great. There was a contact at the airport waiting for us to help get the trip started on the right foot. We loved all the guides they recommended for us - they fun and knowledgable, and took us to places both on and off the beaten path. Entree checked in with us during the trip as well to make sure that everything was running smoothly which was a nice touch.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder

Honeymoon in the Canadian Rockies

By: James

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2018

Entree Canada was a great partner with our travel agent to make our Honeymoon a trip we will never forget. In each leg of our trip, we felt like we were being taken care of and that they would only provide us the best. The seamless travel experience made for some exceptional first few days as a married couple and thankful for all they did to help us make those memories.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Rollins
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