Pacific Rim Whale & Bear Watching Tour

Vancouver • Victoria • Tofino

This thrilling holiday takes you into the heart of British Columbia’s wilderness to explore nature and spot wildlife in its natural environment. Begin with two nights in the coastal city of Vancouver, brimming with culture and activities. Ferry to Vancouver Island and explore British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria where you spend a further two nights and enjoy a high-speed whale-watching excursion highlights your stay. You then travel across the island to Tofino and venture into the wilds of Pacific Rim National Park, where a thrilling bear-watching expedition along the island’s lush coastline offers a glimpse at the area’s wildlife and ecology.

From £1479pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to Vancouver
  • 6 NIGHTS accommodation (more details below)
  • Coach/ferry transfer from Vancouver to Victoria and from Victoria to Tofino
  • 3-hour whale watching tour in Victoria
  • 2-hour bear watching tour in Tofino
  • Canoes & equipment
  • Flight from Tofino to Vancouver
  • Quote Ref 1566952

Staff Tips

Vancouver is truly one of the most scenic and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Start exploring the city of Vancouver by taking the Big Bus which is a Hop On Hop Off fully narrated Sightseeing Bus. Why not take the Skyride up to Grouse Mountain where you can enjoy stunning views of Vancouver and don't forget on your way back down to stop off at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park.

Nicola Dougan

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Vancouver Arrival
Vancouver - Free Day
Vancouver to Victoria
Victoria Whalewatching
Victoria to Tofino
Tofino Bear Watching
Tofino to Vancouver
  • Day 1 Vancouver Arrival

    Arrive Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the Oceanside city of Vancouver.
    Overnight in Vancouver at the Century Plaza Hotel.

  • Day 2 Vancouver - Free Day

    Today is yours at leisure in Vancouver. This bustling metropolis may be western Canada’s largest city, but it retains a pedestrian-friendly charm and embraces a love of nature. Spend the day walking the sea wall of the mainland, or perhaps rent a bike and explore the vast network of trails throughout the city, one of the most memorable being the expansive Stanley Park. Trails criss-cross the park through forests and open grass fields that interconnect to a city-wide trail system. The park’s aquarium features beluga whales and other large marine mammals as well as daily shows. Overnight in Vancouver at the Century Plaza Hotel.

  • Day 3 Vancouver to Victoria

    Today you will be transferred by coach and ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, passing the rugged coastline and tranquil beaches of the Gulf Islands. Make your way to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, with its maritime heritage and colonial charm.
    Overnight in Victoria at the Quality Inn Downtown.

  • Day 4 Victoria Whalewatching

    Today you will embark on an exciting whalewatching tour. This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of whales. You will ride aboard a custom built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whalewatching experience.
    Overnight in Victoria at the Quality Inn Downtown.

  • Day 5 Victoria to Tofino

    Transfer by coach to Tofino. Your road leads across Vancouver Island to the Pacific Coast winding through ancient rainforests and provincial parks. You’re venturing into true wildlife territory here: Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of ecological and geographical diversity.
    Overnight in Tofino at the Tin Wis Resort.

  • Day 6 Tofino Bear Watching

    Today you are taking part in a thrilling bear watching expedition. At low tide, board the Stellar Sea, a 14 metre panoramic cruiser, and speed along the lush coastline to the bears’ feeding grounds. Back on dry land, you’re free to explore the rugged coastline along the network of hiking trails or to walk the shoreline of long Beach in search of shells and driftwood.
    Overnight in Tofino at the Tin Wis Resort.

  • Day 7 Tofino to Vancouver

    Depart Tofino by air this morning, enjoying a scenic flight across the wilds of Vancouver Island and the waters of the strait before landing at Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal. Take the free shuttle to the International departure terminal for your flight home.

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