In this wilderness journey, we will spend 3 nights navigate along Vancouver Island’s western coast looking for black bears and their cubs as well as humpback whales, seals and many other native animals. Each day in the wild is exciting and very different with activities tailored to your interest and fitness level from fishing to horseback riding and heli-adventures. We will also uncover every inch of Vancouver’s charm through its foods and historic sites and spend a night under the shadow of Blackcomb Mountain
On this private tour, we will discover different faces of Vancouver: Sip your morning coffee at Gastown, stroll through the lush Stanley Park only to be stopped by odd-looking totem poles, do some people watching in Granville Market and explore the oldest Chinatown in Canada. Continuing over the Capilano River Canyon, we will walk gingerly onto one of the world’s longest (140m) and highest (70m) suspension bridges and explore its thrilling rainforest adventure
We will once again experience Vancouver’s diversity – this time through its foods and gastronomy – and taste everything from authentic Chinese Dim Sum to upscale seafood dishes at Vancouver’s hottest restaurant and award-winning gelato. Your foodie guide will also introduce you to some of the most popular hangout spots in Canada Place Harbor and take you to a local wine shop for world-famous British Columbia wines
From Vancouver’s harbor, a short seaplane ride will whisk you away to the capital of British Columbia. Here, take a sweet smelling stroll in the gorgeous 55 acres Butchart Gardens with intricately laid out flower pools and let the beautiful floral display give colors to your day. In the afternoon, take a royal carriage ride and traverse across Victoria’s downtown, passing through rich architecture of the Parliament Buildings and charming James Bay, Victoria’s oldest neighborhood. End your fabulous day with time-honored Victorian-style high-tea that combines old-world English tea with locally produced sweet treats.
Tucked away at the base of behemothic Black Comb Mountain, Whistler is one of the most popular ski destination in the world. That being said, this pedestrian-only village has seen a tremendous growth in summer travelers that consists of hikers, bikers, adrenaline-seekers or tourists who simply want to get away from it all. At the heart of this lovely neighborhood, you will find an astonishing collections of artworks, boutique shops and world-class cuisine crafted by Canada’s leading chef
Soar to the mountain summit abroad the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola and get an incredible bird-eye-view of Whistler Village, mountains slopes and treetop below. Part of the experience, we will also walk across The Cloudraker Sky Bridge that connects Whistler Peak to the west ridge with impressive alpine views wherever you look
Take a 4 x 4 and venture to a sweet spot where magical alpine sunset can be seen. Celebrate the peaceful dusk with a glass of champagne and watch the play of colors as the sun slips behind the snowy peaks
During your days in the wilderness, we will explore Vancouver’s Island rugged west coast like a true pioneer. We will board an inflatable zodiac and jet through the pristine water in search of whales, sea lions and many other unique marine life. Black bears can often be seen flipping rocks along remote foreshore, looking for tasty crabs and other crustaceans. Then, walk through the Wild Side Interpretive Trail that combines wonderful beaches with rugged coast and amazing rain forest. Be alert at all times as we sometimes cross tracks with wolves, cougars, and if you are lucky enough, the black bears.
Combine this itinerary with other wonderful Canada Experiences
Discover glacial lakes, verdant forest and incredible wildlife hidden in the Canadian Rockies on a luxurious glass-domed train journey
Extend your wildlife expedition to Churchill and come face to face with one of the world’s most powerful creatures in its natural habitat
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