Explore the natural beauty of Whistler and the pristine wilderness of Vancouver Island at your own pace with a self-drive which takes in the highlights of Canada's Pacific Coastal areas. Explore this area at your leisure on this self drive journey to Vancouver, Whistler and Vancouver Island.

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Whistler & Canada's Pacific Coast

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Day 1

Vancouver - Whistler

Depart Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler. Highlights include the cascading Shannon Falls. 

Day 2

Whistler

This charming alpine resort is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Experience the beauty via the Peak Adventure on Whistler Mountain as you soak in the unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes and snow-capped peaks.  

Day 3

Whistler - Tofino

Take a ferry to Vancouver Island and head to the rugged West Coast. Stop at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar trees plus the Mars Water-Bombers at Sproat Lake, the world’s two largest water-bombers.

Day 4

Tofino

Walk along famed Long Beach, with miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf, or explore the rain forests trails. Later, enjoy a whale watch cruise through Clayoquot Sound, revealing sensational scenery, and wildlife such as Gray Whales, Sea Lions, Porpoises and Killer Whales.

Day 5

Tofino - Victoria

Make your way to Victoria. En-route stop at  Chemainus, to admire the giant murals on the exterior walls throughout the town and Duncan the “City of Totems”. 

Day 6

Victoria

Today is free to explore Victoria, with its turn-of-the-century architecture. Admission to Butchart Gardens is included.

Day 7

Victoria - Vancouver

Enjoy the scenery of the Gulf Islands as your ferry crosses the Strait of Georgia. Drive to Vancouver and return your rental car.   

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