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8 Day Ultimate West Coast Explorer Tour

Country: Canada
City: Vancouver
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Seasonal Events Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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8 Day Ultimate West Coast Explorer

Style: Independent Touring

Combine the highlights of these three scenic cities. Explore the vibrant metropolitan city of Vancouver, see the unique white beluga whales at the Vancouver Aquarium, try the tree-top walk at Capilano Suspension Bridge, wander along English Bay, and shop on Robson street.

In Victoria visit the renowned Butchart Gardens, with over 22 hectares of colorful gardens. In Whistler, you can join in one of the many adventure activities or just wander through this picturesque alpine resort.

Day 1: Arrive in Vancouver

Vancouver - a vibrant metropolitan city, Vancouver is nestled between majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests, and beautiful foliage. All four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Day 2: Vancouver Sightseeing

Join the Hop-On, Hop-Off your where you're stopping at 25 stops within downtown Vancouver and 6 stops in beautiful Stanley Park. Take the entire tour in two hours or spend the whole day experiencing it. Included today is also a Vancouver Harbour Cruise and entrance to the Lookout

Day 3: Vancouver Sightseeing

You begin with a slow drive over The Lion's Gate Bridge spanning the entrance to Vancouver's port. The longest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed it offers unparalleled views of the harbor and English Bay beyond. Once across to the North Shore, it is a short drive up the mountain to your first stop at the Capilano Fish Hatchery (11 am Tour Only).

Then travel onto the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Walk among the towering trees of this temperate rain forest and learn the ways of the local first nations' peoples. Then walk across the world's longest foot suspension bridge to the other side of the river where you can climb to the canopy and stroll through the "Treetops Adventure" walkway high above the canyon floor and the river below.

Experience The Grouse Mountain Skyride - Take the tram to a 1,200 meter (3,700 feet) viewpoint above the city and enjoy what the seasons have to offer.

In summertime: Meander the mountaintop meadows and be amazed by the Logging Sports show. Be enthralled by the, now grown, orphaned grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. Next kids of all ages are enraptured by the raptor's daily bird show of hawks and owls - not even a fence between you and these beautiful birds! In wintertime, guests can enjoy the hibernating bears by seeing a great movie at the Theater in the Sky, and taking part in sleigh rides and ice skating.

Day 4: Vancouver - Whistler (Rail)

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery between Vancouver and Whistler, hosts of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. During your three-and-a-half-hour train trip, you'll travel through the scenic Howe Sound and the Cheakamus Canyon and past the snow-capped peaks of the Tantalus Mountains, before arriving in Whistler Village.

Day 5: Whistler Activity

Board the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola and journey between the top of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Step off and you'll find yourself in a ruggedly breathtaking environment a million years in the making. Lucky for you, a network of alpine hiking and interpretive walking trails, a freshly-prepared meal, and a cappuccino bar were also part of the evolutionary process

Day 6: Whistler - Victoria (Floatplane)

This is Harbour Air Seaplanes tour departing from Whistler to Victoria's Inner Harbour. This one hour trip is an ideal introduction to seaplane aviation and includes spectacular vistas of the Olympic Mountains, downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Once in Victoria, enjoy unique views of the buildings surrounding the harbor and the grand houses perched above the rugged coastline. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during the landing

Day 7: Victoria Sightseeing

Established in 1985, Five Star was instrumental in establishing Victoria, British Columbia as a world-famous whale watching destination. We are a family business offering unparalleled service and location. Five Star Charters Whale Watching is proud to help you discover the picturesque West Coast of Canada and Vancouver Island, home to the largest population of Killer Whales (Orcinus Orca) in the world.

Our area of operations in the water surrounding Southern Vancouver Island, Victoria, and the Gulf Islands, is the home of pods "J", "K", and "L" numbering approximately 90 whales in total. Our "Five Star" crews are waiting to introduce you to these magnificent mammals and share with you the myriad of other natural wonders abundant in this pristine marine environment.

The luxurious five-star SuperCat provides a smooth and stable ride with plenty of seating, spacious observation decks, and a full onboard washroom.

Day 8: Victoria - Vancouver (Coach/Ferry)

Package Includes:

7 nights of accommodation
Hop-on hop-off pass
Vancouver Harbour Cruise and entrance to the Lookout
North Shore tour including Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
Peak 2 Peak gondola ride in Whistler
Floatplane Whistler to Victoria
City tour of Victoria
Whale watching excursion
One way tour Victoria to Vancouver including Butchart Gardens.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy.

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