This trip is a West Coast extravaganza, introducing you to some of the best pockets of BC from three unique settings: the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, MV Pacific Yellowfin, and Sonora Resort. Whether floating, village- or wilderness-based, each accommodation offers unparalleled access to some of the most extraordinary landscapes in Canada. Summer in Whistler offers a world of lush emerald greens—tranquil forests, alpine hiking trails, and manicured fairways—not to mention dramatic peaks and abundant wildlife. Next, we explore Desolation Sound by yacht, as it is considered by many boaters to be one of the top three cruising grounds in the world (along with Fiji and New Zealand’s Bay of Islands). Finally, the Discovery Islands offer an awe-inspiring ocean setting on the Inside Passage.
Note: Price is based upon a family of two adults and two children under 12, peak season departure.
Upon your arrival at the Vancouver Airport, your driver will meet you for the two-hour journey to Whistler along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Accommodations are at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler in a Two Bedroom Four Seasons Executive Suite.
From your luxurious base, explore the hidden beauty of Fitzsimmons Creek and the picturesque forest valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, on a zip-lining adventure. Accommodations are at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler in a Two Bedroom Four Seasons Executive Suite.
A private transfer will deliver you the short distance to Green Lake this morning, from where you will board a charter seaplane flight to Desolation Sound—the largest and perhaps best known marine park in British Columbia, and yours to discover for the next three days. Accommodations are aboard the Pacific Yellowfin.
This virtual cruising playground comes loaded with all the toys needed to maximize your fun on the beautiful coastal waters of British Columbia, including ten kayaks, six scooters, seven bicycles, a waterslide, two 14’ sailing dinghies, a 25’ Powerboat, 22’ Aluminum Fishing Skiff, water skiis, towable toys, beach toys and fishing equipment. Additional on-board toys include DVD and CD Player, Surround Sound, fireplace, wet-bar and barbeque. This is all about making the most of the outdoors.
Days 4 & 5
The sheltered waters, islands and bays of Desolation Sound are perfect for exploration by small boats, kayaks and canoes, with many opportunities to enjoy swimming, fishing, picnicking and hiking. Discover remote hiking trails and cycling paths, enjoy an evening campfire on a secluded beach, or take advantage of serene water teeming with shellfish and salmon. Tenders, cross-country scooters, Sea-Doos, mountain bikes, kayaks, and myriad other water toys and gear are at your disposal. Accommodations are aboard the Pacific Yellowfin.
Say goodbye to your floating accommodations today to take up at another luxury retreat on the Inside Passage of Vancouver Island. Your journey on the Pacific Yellowfin will end as it cruises to Sonora Resort. Start enjoying the five-star amenities prior to your first five-course dinner accompanied by award-winning BC wines. Accommodations are at the Sonora Resort in 2 x connecting Gold Rooms.
Days 7 & 8
Over your two days at Sonora Resort, you can choose to have an action-packed adventure or an exquisite spa and wellness getaway. Options abound (some of which involve an additional fee), including golf, hiking to a nearby lake, white water rafting on the Nimpkish River, getting up close with grizzly bears as they feed on salmon, kayaking on the Inside Passage, guided salmon- and fly-fishing, and helicopter-supported glacier tours. Accommodations are at the Sonora Resort in 2 x connecting Gold Rooms.
A late afternoon helicopter flight will transport you from Sonora Resort to Richmond, where you will be greeted by your driver for the private transfer to your airport hotel. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport in 2 x Fairmont Gold Rooms.
Check in for your departing flight from the kiosk in your hotel’s lobby. Safe travels!