West Coast Romance

There’s no denying the romantic appeal of British Columbia’s wild West Coast.  Sophisticated Vancouver with its bright lights and chic streets will have you swooning.  Tofino’s crashing surf is ideal for long moonlit walks on the beach, and Victoria’s picturesque gardens and castles are a fairy-tale come to life. This trip takes in what are arguably the highlights of British Columbia’s beautiful coastline. First, spend three spectacular nights in Vancouver. Explore the great city and everything it has to offer. The following three nights are near Tofino, gateway to the old growth forests of Pacific Rim National Park. The trip ends with two nights in quaint Victoria, Canada’s “garden city.” This is a trip for romantics who enjoy a leisurely pace, seclusion and lots of places to kiss!

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The Itinerary

Day 1

Upon your arrival at the Vancouver Airport, your driver will meet you for the 30-minute transfer to downtown Vancouver. This evening is at leisure; start exploring the city and enjoy dinner on your own (we’ll be happy to assist with reservations or suggestions). Accommodations are at the Loden Hotel in a Park Vista Room.

Day 2

Enjoy a private half-day tour of Vancouver, a city famous for its cultural diversity and spectacular parks. Discover the West End, Gastown, Chinatown, and 1000-acre Stanley Park, plus head to Capilano River Canyon for a rain forest adventure. In the afternoon, keep exploring—or head to the chic boutiques of Robson Street for some shopping. Accommodations are at the Loden Hotel in a Park Vista Room.

Day 3

Enjoy a day of leisure in Vancouver—explore historic Chinatown and Yaletown, wander through vast Stanley Park, or hit the chic boutiques of Robson Street. Accommodations are at The Loden Hotel in a Park Vista Room.

Day 4

A private transfer will deliver you a short distance where you will board a charter flight for Tofino, on Vancouver Island’s magnificently rugged west coast. Accommodations are at Wickaninnish Inn in a 3rd Floor Deluxe Room.

Day 5

Enjoy a private half-day guided walk designed to introduce you to the extraordinary creatures that call the Pacific Rim National Park home. You choose whether to focus on surf-swept beaches, the outer waters, centuries-old rainforest, or the new Wild Pacific Trail. Accommodations are at Wickaninnish Inn in a 3rd Floor Deluxe Room.

Day 6

A day at your leisure in Tofino. Options include sea kayaking, whale watching excursions, coastal bear viewing, guided nature walks, fishing, surfing…or simply wandering the beaches and boardwalk trails to hot springs hidden in the heart of old-growth forest. Accommodations are at the Wickaninnish Inn in a 3rd Floor Deluxe Room.

Day 7

Today you will board a charter flight for Victoria. Here, you will stay in a wonderful hotel along Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Accommodations are at the Inn at Laurel Point in a Terrace Bedroom Suite.

Day 8

Explore Victoria on your own. Highlights of the historic city include its Antique Row, Chinatown, and heritage mansions; a stroll through the famous Butchart Gardens; and taking afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Accommodations are at the Inn at Laurel Point in a Terrace Bedroom Suite.

Day 9

On your final day, board a charter flight back to Vancouver. You will be met by your driver and delivered to the Vancouver International Airport in time for your departure flight. Safe travels!

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The Route

 

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