Western Canada highlights tour

“Adventurous and scenic West Canada holiday from Vancouver, featuring bears, whales and sea kayaking.”

Highlights

Vancouver | Vancouver Island | Victoria | Whale watching | Pacific Rim National Park | Bear-watching by boat through the fjords | Quadra Island | Hiking and sea kayaking |

Description of Western Canada highlights tour

If you’re thirsting for adventure, take a look at this thrilling tailormade holiday in West Canada for inspiration. 10 days of exploring national parks, islands, fjords, rainforests, nature reserves and private beaches in search of wildlife-viewing opportunities will prove unforgettable.

Begin in trendy Vancouver, ranked one of the world’s most liveable cities, from where it’s a short cruise across to Vancouver Island and Victoria, your base for the next few days as you head out by dinghy to track down the majestic whales commonly found in these waters.

Later on, drive the steep, winding roads to Tofino, at the northern tip of Pacific Rim National Park. Stay in a wooden lodge moments from a private beach as you sail with a guide along the fjords of Clayoquot Sound, keeping an eye out for bears on the banks. Walking trails through cedars and rainforest abound as well.

Your final destination on this tailormade Canada wildlife holiday is Quadra Island, as rich in flora and fauna as it is in stunning sunsets. Here you can hike to your heart’s content, or embark on a sea kayaking trip to try and track down one of the island’s largest inhabitants – sea lions.

Perfect for the adventurous traveller, this Canada tour will reveal some of the country’s most spectacular wildlife while challenging you with a wide range of fun activities.

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Departure information

Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
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Western Canada highlights tour

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

This itinerary focuses on the rich wildlife of Vancouver Island. We work with partners here who share our passion for the welfare of the local wildlife. All of our guides also know the areas very well and show respect and care when taking clients around on the trips, ensuring that all clients keep a safe distance away from the animals so as not to negatively impact their environment.

Wherever possible, we also actively support accommodations that have their own environmental policies in place and encourage clients and staff to practice care and compassion towards their local environment.

In our 'Know Before You Go' documentation, which is sent to our clients before they travel, we encourage our clients to take care with their own water usage and ensure that they do all that they can to protect the environment of the destination they are travelling to.

Our environmental policy begins in our Brighton office where we are very passionate about recycling - using a local company to ensure we all know where our waste is going, we encourage a no wastage policy - asking staff to take leftover food home and try to use as little paper as possible.

Community

We share the same values as our local partners, ensuring our clients are taken to the ‘real’ Canada in an authentic and meaningful way. Our partners are locally-based in central British Columbia and comply with all relevant laws that protect the rights of their employees.

In our pre-travel documentation, we inform our travellers on the appropriate customs and etiquette when travelling in Canada, including the cultural sensitivities around First Nation cultures and traditions.

Wherever possible, we use locally owned accommodation that supports the communities in the area and provides employment to the local population. For example, our first-choice accommodation on Quadra Island, is owned and run by the local First Nation population.

Closer to home, we support local communities and businesses in our Brighton-based office, with daily lunches from a vegetarian catering company, stationery and waste collection provided by a local company and selecting partners based on their values and company ethos.

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