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Vancouver Island Camping Adventure - Camping Trips

 

Overview

Hotel description:

9 days | 8 nights

Start off in beautiful Victoria, BC, and travel through breathtaking old growth forests and rugged coastlines on this nine-day tour. Your trip will also take you to the secluded beaches and lovely vistas of Salt Spring Island. Set up camp on spectacular beaches and by beautiful lakes as you get to know your fellow campers and experience the wonders of the West Coast.

If you're looking for a trip where someone takes care of the details while you get to focus on the fun, then a Guided Tour is the perfect option for you. All of the flights, meals, activities, and accommodations are booked and prepared in advance, which means all you have to do is explore, discover, and have the time of your life.

Location

Vancouver Island

 

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flight to Victoria (if flight and camping tour option is selected)
  • 8 nights of accommodation (1 night hotel, 7 nights tenting)
  • Camping equipment: Spacious 2-person tent with hard-foam mattress, camping gear (except sleeping bag), cooking and eating utensils, camping fees
  • Barkley Sound adn Broken Group Island cruise; hot springs zodiac tour from Tofino
  • English-speaking tour guide throughout
  • 20 Meals
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

Itinerary


Day 1       Fly to Victoria
Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Spend the evening visiting this charming seaside city.

Day 2       Victoria - Juan de Fuca Marine Trail (40 km)
Tour Victoria's Inner Harbour and historic downtown. Later, head west to the Pacific coast where you'll set up camp overlooking the Olympic Peninsula.

Meal: Dinner

Day 3       Juan de Fuca Marine Trail - Sproat Lake (221 km)
Load up on a fresh, healthy breakfast before travelling north along the west coast of Vancouver Island. Stop to marvel at beautiful tidal pools around rugged Port Renfrew. Stand beneath the tallest trees on the coast in Cathedral Grove before settling down to camp on the pleasant shores of Sproat Lake.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4       Sproat Lake - Tofino (23 km)
Bright and early, set out on a scenic cruise of Barkley Sound. Watch for humpback whales and eagles near Broken Group Islands, and sea lions as you pull into Ucluelet. Continue north to the endless beaches and rainforests of Tofino. Set up camp at Bella Pacifica, right on the beach.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5       Tofino
Embark on a high-speed boating excursion through the deep fjords of Clayoquot Sound en route to Hot Springs Cove for a soothing soak in the natural hot springs.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6       Tofino - Strathcona Provincial Park (295 km)
Drive east along the famous "Highway of Waterfalls", heading for Strathcona Provincial Park. Stop in Coombs, a popular market filled with locally made art, delicacies and souvenirs. Camp beneath the starry sky of Buttle Lake.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7       Strathcona Provincial Park
Explore Strathcona Provincial Park on a day-long hike through old growth trees, meandering up to a brilliant, open alpine world and Bedwell Lake. Picnic beside the lake before returning to camp.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8       Strathcona Provincial Park to Gulf Islands (278 km)
Explore Campbell River before enjoying a scenic drive to the ferry that takes you to Salt Spring Island. Enjoy a relaxing day on the secluded beaches, and an evening around a warm fire. (

Meal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9       Travel back to Victoria (28 km) then Fly home
Enjoy a final breakfast together before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Meal: Breakfast

 

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

Standard Room

During the Guided Tour, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels, unless otherwise specified.

The cities and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Victoria: Coast Victoria Harbourside or similar
  • Vancouver Island: Spacious two-person tent

Room occupancy: Maximum 2 persons


Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
June 7, 18 & 28
July 26
August 6 & 30
September 13

Not included in package

  • Sleeping bag (optional rental)
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure in Victoria
  • Personal equipment and light day pack
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Guide/tour director gratuities
  • Personal expenses and travel insurance

Intensity levels of hikes

The tour begins with short walks in the beginning and progresses to easy hikes during the following days. The intensity of the day-long hike on Day 7 will depend on the group and can be adjusted accordingly. Individuals in the group can choose to participate in part of the hike rather than the entire distance. There is a lot of flexibility so that the guide can accommodate varying hiking abilities and fitness levels.