Bikes, Boats & Bears

2-Week West Canada Family Adventure Holiday

Prices from £2,488 pp

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Duration17 days / 16 nights

ItineraryVancouver-Victoria-Tofino-Quadra Island-Sunshine Coast-Whistler-Vancouver

Suitable for families

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Overview

The West Coast of Canada offers the very best spots to see whales and bears in their natural surroundings. On this two-week adventure, you’ll also cycle around Vancouver’s famous Stanley Park, spot sea lions on an organised kayaking trip and fly through the tree-tops on a zip-trekking experience close to picturesque Whistler.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on a family sharing
  • Airport transfer in Vancouver
  • Excursions as described below
  • Car hire and insurance – prices may vary depending on departure dates

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Bikes & Bays of Vancouver

As well as being the launchpad for Western Canada, Vancouver is a real highlight in itself. So, before heading off in search of whales, bears, lakes, and mountains, why not spend a few days discovering one of the world’s most liveable cities? Family fun can be found across the city, from the famous Stanley Park to Grouse Mountain and Granville Island. You’ll never be short of ways to entertain yourselves! We’ll organise a guided bike ride around the vast Stanley Park for all the family to take in the views from the seawall across to the bustling city.

Tall buildings with body of water

Whales of the Pacific

No family trip to Canada is complete without a spot of whale-watching, and Victoria is the perfect base to spot these gentle giants. On your first morning here, you’ll head out on a covered boat in search of these incredible creatures – with three different species moving around the coast, your chances of seeing them are as high as anywhere. The rest of your time in Victoria is free to enjoy the relaxed, friendly charms of the city.

People on whale watching boat tour

In Search of the Bears

It’s time to take a walk (or boat) on the wild side…The rugged, dramatic coastline of Vancouver Island is not only beautiful, but is home to an estimated 7,000 black bears! You’ll stay in the small town of Tofino or Ucluelet and during your visit, head out on the water to witness these incredible animals foraging in their natural habitat. Elsewhere, you can kayak, hike, surf, or unwind on remote beaches throughout the Pacific Rim National Park.

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Whales & Island Trails

Active families of all ages will love visiting Quadra Island, with plenty of outdoor adventure to get stuck in to, all year round. Hike the nature reserve, kayak at sunset, or rent bikes and traverse its many trails – there is something for everyone, and you’ll spend a couple of nights in a cosy beachfront cabin. You’ll also enjoy an incredible day out on the water in search of orcas, humpbacks and dolphins in one of the greatest whale-spotting regions in the world, before spending your final night in the coastal city of Campbell River.

Whale in Vancouver Island

Treasure of the Fjords

With a shoreline boasting incredible natural scenery and plenty of outdoor activities both on water and on land, the Sunshine Coast is a small slice of paradise just waiting to be explored. You’ll stay in a historic waterfront hotel in the charming village of Lund, and during your stay you’ll kayak the pristine waters, snorkel in search of starfish, and embark on the most scenic treasure hunt of your lives!

Boy and man sitting in kayak on lake

Zipping through Whistler

You’ll head up to the former Winter Olympic village of Whistler – a family-friendly adventure playground which fits perfectly into any trip to West Canada. You’ll be staying in a comfy hotel a short walk from the centre. During your time here, you’ll go on an exciting zip-trekking excursion through the snow-capped peaks and forests, before relaxing and exploring the charms of this famous Alpine village. If you need even more adventure, then bike hire, paddleboarding and hiking can all be arranged locally.

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