Whistler Trip
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$1,580 USD
Victoria, BC, Whistler, Campbell River, Tofino,...
On this comprehensive self-drive, you will experience what they call 'island life'.
Start Location: Victoria, BC End Location: Vancouver
  • Choice of activity in Tofino (coastal bear watching excursion, whale watching excursion OR a sea kayaking and rainforest tour)
  • Wildlife Zodiac morning tour
  • PEAK 2 PEAK gondola ride
  • Choice of activity in Whistler (Ziptrek Ecotour, ATV tour, white water rafting, horseback-riding OR scenic valley bike tour)
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
  • Britannia Mine Museum
Day 1: Victoria - Nanaimo (1½ hours)

Follow Highway 1 and travel through the Cowichan Valley, which is populated with wineries, farms, and artisan markets. In Duncan, visit carvers at work at the Quw'utsun' Cultural Center and see the world's widest totem pole.
Overnight: Nanaimo
Day 2: Nanaimo - Tofino (3 hours)

On this route you pass through towering old growth forests of Catherdral Cove, majestic Sutton Pass and through the Pacific Rim National Reserve.
Overnight: Tofino
Day 3: Tofino activity

The stunning beauty and ecological diversity of Tofino's location in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is the source of all activities. Choose between a coastal bear watching excursion, whale-watching excursion OR a sea kayaking and rainforest tour.
Overnight: Tofino
Day 4: Tofino - Campbell River (3½ hours)

Return to Parksville, where you continue north to Campbell River. Stroll along the Discovery Pier and you might see salmon, eagles or whales.
Overnight: Campbell River
Day 5: Wildlife Zodiac morning tour

Guided by a trained naturalist you explore the Discovery Islands and see local BC wildlife thriving in their natural habitat.
Overnight: Campbell River
Day 6: Campbell River - Nanaimo - Whistler (5 hours)

Return to Nanaimo, to connect with the BC car ferry crossing to Horseshoe Bay on the mainland (payable locally), then travel the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler.
Overnight: Whistler
Day 7: Whistler activity

Choose between a ziptrek ecotour, ATV tour, white-water rafting, horse-back riding or scenic valley bike tour. Also included is a Peak 2 Peak gondola ride and admission to the Squamish Lil'wat cultural centre.
Overnight: Whistler
Day 8: Whistler - Vancouver (2 hours)

Travel the Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver.
Victoria, BC
$1,580 USD
Victoria, BC
$1,720 USD
Victoria, BC
$1,890 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

* This itinerary is a self-drive package, it can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame, and budget. Please do not hesitate to call one of our travel specialists for a customized package.

Itinerary is available in reverse from Vancouver to Victoria.

(does not include applicable taxes)

Note: One way drop fee for car rental is an additional charge, may be charged locally.
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 8 day mid-size car rental including unlimited kilometres (special conditions apply)
  • Sightseeing and attractions as listed
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Drivers
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary

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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?

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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.

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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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