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6 DAY WINTER ADVENTURES IN VANCOUVER AND WHISTLER (SELF-DRIVE)

CODE
6WAVW
STARTING FROM
$1,620 USD
PLACES VISITED
Vancouver, Whistler
WHISTLER TOUR
This self-drive winter adventure delivers you an abundance of iconic and classic Canadian experiences. Discover British Columbia's winter forests with a snowshoe or dogsledding experience. Travel the famous Sea to Sky Highway with stunning views of Howe Sound. Get your adrenaline pumping with a snowmobile experience through the Callaghan Valley to a historic goldmine.
Start Location: Vancouver End Location: Vancouver
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Vancouver City Tour
  • Whistler snowshoeing experience
  • Callaghan Valley snowmobile tour
  • Whistler optional extras: Dog sledding excursion, Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Scandinave Spa Whistler.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
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SAMPLE ITINERARY (CUSTOMIZABLE)
Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Experience Vancouver, a vibrant metropolitan city nestled between the mountains, the vast Pacific Ocean, rainforests and scenic parks. Vancouver is a walkable city, and locals take pride in welcoming visitors with clean, safe and vibrant streets.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 2: Half day Vancouver City Highlights

Discover Vancouver’s most popular city highlights on this fully guided excursion. The tour will take you through charming Stanley Park to a totem pole display, as well as to Prospect Point - an art community on Granville Island. There will also be the opportunity to explore many of Vancouver’s lively neighbourhoods, including Gastown, Chinatown, the Vancouver Harbour and the Sandy beaches of English Bay. Once the tour is over, head over to the 140-meter-long Capilano Suspension Bridge, located in North Vancouver to sway on this impressive bridge in the middle of a lush green forest.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 3: Vancouver to Whistler

Pick up your rental car and drive north to Whistler enjoying the breathtaking scenery as you travel along the famous Sea to Sky Highway. Whistler and Vancouver were hosts of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games. You will drive alongside scenic Howe Sound and the Cheakamus Canyon and past the snow-capped peaks of the Tantalus Mountains, before arriving in Whistler Village.Just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler offers natural beauty and a unique mountain lifestyle like nowhere else. Visit any season of the year and you'll be welcomed like family, swept up by the unique energy in the village and have opportunities to go on adventures that inspire and challenge you "“ or simply relax and soak up the stunning scenery. However you decide to spend your time in Whistler, when you find yourself in the mountains, breathing in the wild air, you will realize there is as much to be discovered inside of you, as outside.
Overnight: Whistler
Day 4: Whistler Winter Exploration

The pedestrian-only Whistler Village offers fine dining, vibrant nightlife and outdoor adventure. This afternoon strap on your snowshoes for an introductory snowshoe trip through the snow-covered forests of British Columbia. We also recommend that you experience the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola for a journey to the top of Whistler Mountain and then between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Overnight: Whistler
Day 5: Whistler Winter Exploration

This morning experience something different with our snowmobile ride tour for families and first-timers as we follow mountain trails and enjoy a mix of easy riding and spectacular winter scenery. We will introduce you to the sport of snowmobiling in a safe and exciting environment as you journey through the pristine Callaghan Valley to the historic NorthAir Goldmine site for a fabulous introduction to the backcountry. Follow wide, winding trails at a comfortable pace for beginners. Experience the perfect mix of easy riding and spectacular scenery. Afternoon, there is an optional dog sledding tour with a powerful dog team lead you deep into old-growth forests. Stop for a warm-up at a trapper's cabin on Totem Pole Lake and learn about the history of Canadian fur trappers. Join your musher in harnessing and staging the dogs, learn the commands and feel the thrill of driving your own team. The evening is free to explore Whistler, a mountain village with a very alpine feel.
Overnight: Whistler
Day 6: Return to Vancouver

Drive back in Vancouver, return your rental car before continuing with your onward travels.OPTION: Extend your stay in Vancouver city or Whistler and experience the diverse attractions of some of North America's top ski and winter attractions."ƒ
DATES & PRICES
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Moderate
Vancouver
Vancouver
$1,620 USD
Superior
Vancouver
Vancouver
$2,200 USD
Deluxe
Vancouver
Vancouver
$2,450 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

The itinerary below is an independent package with intercity travel by comfortable train and it can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, available time frame and budget.

Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 5 nights of accommodation
  • 4 day intermediate car rental (terms and conditions apply)
  • Sightseeing and attractions as mentioned
EXCLUSIONS
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Pre/post accommodation
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

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Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
Tour Questions

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your
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These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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INDEPENDENT TRIPS

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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