West Coast Wildlife Explorer

12 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


A typical 4* holiday costs from

£5,860 per person


(Based on two people travelling. Low season can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)

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Day 1
Fly to Vancouver today. On arrival take a walk around the city and head up the Sky tower for stunning 360 degree views.
Day 2
Explore Vancouver today – we recommend hiring a bike and taking a leisurely cycle around Stanley Park where you will find lovely viewpoints alongside pretty gardens and interesting monuments and sculptures.
Day 3
Collect a hire car today and take the ferry over to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Stop and have a look around Butchardt Gardens en route.
Day 4
This morning you join a whale watching trip to go looking for the Orca that spend time in the surrounding waters. You have the option of either a thrilling zodiac experience or a gentler covered boat.
Day 5
Make your way to Tofino today, passing through the scenic interior of Vancouver Island. You will pass Cathedral Grove where a short walk will take you to an impressive stand of giant Douglas firs.
Day 6
This morning join a fantastic bear watching trip from Tofino. Here you can spot bleak bears foraging along the shoreline at low tide.
Day 7
Make your way back to the east coast of Vancouver Island today and relax for the night in the town of Campbell River.
Day 8
This morning you will fly to Knight Inlet Lodge; surrounding by forest and ocean this is a superb spot for wildlife viewing, particularly grizzly bears. You will spend the afternoon today exploring the nearby estuaries on the lookout for these charismatic creatures.
Day 9
Today you have a full day at Knight Inlet, the perfect opportunity to spot bears and other wildlife.
Day 10
A final day at Knight Inlet and the opportunity to take a kayak or boat trip to spot some marine wildlife and seabirds.
Day 11
Return to Campbell River and take a flight to Vancouver where you overnight. Why not take a stroll and enjoy a final dinner in one of the waterfront restaurants.
Day 12
Enjoy a final morning in Vancouver - take a stroll around Stanley Park - before taking your overnight flight home.
Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

The west coast of Canada, including Vancouver Island, is a truly fantastic place to spot some iconic Canadian wildlife such as black bears, grizzly bears, eagles and orca. This self-drive itinerary features several opportunities to go wildlife watching and includes a stay at a remote wildlife lodge.

2 nights Vancouver – 2 nights Victoria – 2 nights Tofino – 1 nights Campbell River – 3 nights Knight Inlet Lodge – 1 night Vancouver

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