Vancouver Island - Beaches, Black Bears & Boreal Forests Itinerary
(Host City: Victoria, British Columbia)
Day 1: Cowichan Valley, winery tours
Day 2: Cathedral Groves, Pacific Rim National Park
Day 3: Tofino, old-growth rainforests
Day 4: Black bears of Clayoquot
Day 5: Gabriola Island, Butchart Gardens
Day 6: Victoria/Departure
From the Field: Vancouver Island Vacations
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Vancouver Island: Beaches, Black Bears, & Boreal Forests
A true taste of British Columbia
Have you ever sea kayaked alongside a pod of orcas? Watched from a Zodiac as black bear - just yards from your perch - foraged for crabs and mussels on shore? Have you ever walked barefoot along rainforest-lined beaches beneath 800-year-old Douglas firs? Sipped wine in the Sook River Valley, or explored the galleries and Native American art in Tofino? Have you ever visited the Butchart Garden's world-famous arboretum, or been treated to an evening of fine dining at the original Butchart family estate? If you've been on Austin-Lehman's 6-day Vancouver Island Adventure, it's likely your answer is yes!
British Columbia's Vancouver Island is an adventurer's dream: hike, bike and kayak the pristine land and sea of Pacific Rim National Park Preserve and explore the island's rich fusion of art, culture and cuisine with Austin-Lehman Adventures.
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6 days/5 nightsNight 1: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Tigh-Na-Mara is Gaelic for "house by the sea," but this is no rustic beach retreat. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by a forest of Arbutus and Douglas fir, guests are pampered in luxuriously appointed, handcrafted log bungalows with gas fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs surrounding the new Grotto Spa, British Columbia's largest.Nights 2 - 4: Middle Beach Lodge
Tofino's "Quiet Place on a Wild Coast" features deluxe timbered suites with balconies, fireplaces and breathtaking views of the ocean and mile-long private beach. The fresh baked breads, pastries and homemade preserves at breakfast are to die for.Night 5: Hotel Grand Pacific
Set in the inspiring, relaxing surroundings of Victoria's Inner Harbor, this award-winning hotel enjoys a reputation as one of the finest 5-star accommodations in British Columbia. Bright and spacious guest rooms come with private balconies, air conditioning, high-speed Internet access, choice of pillows and much more.