This 13-day self-drive itinerary combines
the scenic highlights of British Columbia
with luxurious hotels and opportunities
to discover the region’s fascinating
culture and diverse wildlife.
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Arrive into Vancouver and make your own way
to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia for 2 nights. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore Vancouver at
your own pace. Recommended visits include
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Chinatown and
Stanley Park. (N)
Collect your hire car this morning and drive
along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway to the
mountain resort of Whistler. Upon arrival, stay 2
nights at Nita Lake Lodge. (N)
Day at leisure in Whistler. Recommended
attractions include the Peak 2 Peak gondola
(ticket included) for panoramic views of the
surrounding landscapes and the Squamish
Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an insight into the
indigenous peoples of the area. (B)
Drive west to the magnificent Sunshine Coast.
Stay for 2 nights at the West Coast Wilderness
At leisure to relax or explore the pretty beaches
and small towns of the Sunshine Coast. (N)
Today begins with a drive to Powell River to
board a car ferry over to Comox on Vancouver
Island. On arrival, drive north to Campbell River.
Stay overnight at Painter’s Lodge. (N)
Drive to the small town of Tofino on Vancouver
Island’s rugged west coast today. On arrival, stay
2 nights at the Wickaninnish Inn. (N)
This morning, join a half-day shared cruise
exploring the fjord inlets of Clayoquot Sound in search of either black bears or gray whales. (N)
Drive to British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria,
passing through Duncan, a small city known for
its totem poles. On arrival, stay 2 nights at Oak
Bay Beach Hotel. (N)
Day at leisure. Entrance to nearby Butchart
gardens is included. Other recommended
activities include whale watching or afternoon
tea at the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel. (N)
Board a ferry back to the mainland and drive
to Vancouver. Drop off your hire car, then make
your own way to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia
for 1 night. (N)
Make your way to the airport for your flight
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most
luxurious accommodation throughout the tour.
Rooms are based on the standard category.
International flights are not included
with this itinerary. Transfers are also not included
as taxis are easy, reliable and affordable in
Canada. If you would prefer to have transfers
included, or for flight options and prices, please
call your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Based on an Intermediate Automatic
(Chrysler Sebring or similar) for 10 days. Fuel
and hotel parking is at your own expense.
For a price quote including
flights, transfers or alternative accommodation
standards, or to tailor this itinerary, please call
020 7808 6789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set on the shores of Nita Lake in the historic Creekside Whistler, Whistler's original location, the luxurious Nita Lake Lodge is just a 5-minute drive from the main Whistler village and 500 metres from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola. All suites have a private balcony, fireplace, complimentary wireless internet access and modern amenities.
Features: 77 suites; restaurant; outdoor patio overlooking the lake; cafe; yoga sessions.
Room amenities: Television, DVD player, kitchenette,...
Located just a short drive from the city centre of Victoria, the 4-star Oak Bay Beach Hotel is situated in the village-like suburb of Oak Bay. Perched on the edge of the ocean against the backdrop of island and glacier capped mountains, the property is a Tudor style boutique hotel with just 100 rooms. Each of the spacious rooms has custom-crafted solid wood furniture, a kitchenette and modern amenities. Facilities include a fine dining restaurant, pub with casual dining, cafe and a...
The 4-star Painter's Lodge is located on the shoreline of the Strait of Georgia with views towards Quadra Island. The 94 rooms have modern amenities and views of either the gardens or water. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, restaurant and a bar. Guests are able to use the spa at the sister property April Point Resort & Spa, located on nearby Quadra...
Set in the heart of Vancouver city centre, the elegant Rosewood Hotel Georgia opened in 1927 and has played host to a long list distinguished guests, from Errol Flynn and Sir Laurence Olivier to HRH Edward, Prince of Wales. Restored and re-opened in 2011, the property has been returned to its former grandeur. All rooms and suites blend state-of-the-art technology with luxurious furnishings.
Features: 156 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, indoor pool, spa, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, Nespresso coffee...
Located on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, the West Coast Wilderness Lodge lies between the water and vast forested wilderness. The lodge has just 26 rooms and suites, each with views of the ocean or the forest and all with a private balcony. Facilities at the lodge include a restaurant, complimentary Wi-Fi, a bar and a...
A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, the 5-star boutique Wickaninnish Inn is situated on a rocky point surrounded by water on three sides, with old-growth forest as a backdrop and direct access to Chesterman beach. The 75 rooms and suites all have ocean and / or beach views, fireplaces and balconies. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, cafe, bar, spa, fitness centre, library, complimentary valet parking and complimentary wireless internet access throughout the...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria was established in 1843 by James Douglas...