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Discovery Passage BC Ferry from Port Hardy - Bella Coola British Columbia, Vancouver Self Drive Tours, Campbell River Bear Viewing Tours
Vancouver Island Whale Watching, Tweedsmuir Park Ranch Stay, Chilcotin Ranch Horseback Riding, Vancouver Hotel & Rental Car Packages
SDR#20 Discover West Canada (BC Ferry Discovery Passage )
British Columbia & Alberta - Canada’s West Coast Provinces, offers some of the most dramatic and changing scenery in the world - it’s yours to discover with our self-drive tour. Travel by car from Vancouver to Victoria and along Vancouver Islands east coast to Port Hardy. Take a break in Campbell River where you can watch the bears of Bute Inlet or go on marine wildlife & whale watching cruise. From Port Hardy you take a ferry and cruise through the scenic Discovery (Inside) Passage to the remote settlement of Bella Coola. The full day tour onboard the BC Ferry takes you past calm inlets, lush evergreen covered island and near majestic coastal mountains. Stay for two night at a ranch and explore parts of the Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. Here your have the option to join a trail ride or even a cattle drive. The Rocky Mountains are providing a multitude of sightseeing opportunities: Jasper, the Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise and Banff.
Surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery and many attractions. Visit Stanley Park, Granville Island or the historic Gastown area. Try some of the excellent prepared seafood specialties in one of the many restaurants.
Spend the day to visit the sights & attractions of Vancouver including Stanley Park, the vibrant shopping district along Robson Street, historic Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. A tram ride on the top of Grouse Mountain offers incredible views of the city.
Vancouver - Campbell River
Your vacation starts with a 1.5-hour ferry cruise from the mainland to Nanaimo or Victoria on Vancouver Island. Drive along the coastline north past Parksville and arrive in Campbell River - also known as the salmon fishing capital of British Columbia.
Campbell River
Today you have the opportunity to enjoy a whale watching cruise or attend a bear viewing tour. The wildlife viewing tours take you along the shorelines of the narrow waterways and past abandoned villages. Watch killer whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, deer and eagles and other birds and marine wildlife on your journey through the Discovery Islands. The bear viewing is done from viewing platforms that provide a safe area to wait and watch for the Bears of Bute.
Campbell River - Port Hardy
On your way to Port Hardy, make sure to stop-by at Telegraph Cove. The picturesque "boardwalk village" with the whole community raised on wooden stilts over the waters offers great whale watching tours. Arrive at Port Hardy. The important ferry terminal is serving remote coastal communities and the famous Inside Passage.
Port Hardy - Bella Coola
(Discovery Passage Ferry)
The ferry follows BC's rugged coastline to remote native or fishing settlements. During layovers get to know the way of living in the First Nation Communities of McLoughlin Bay and Shearwater. Depends on the ferry schedule you may overnight onboard the ferry or in Bella Coola.
Bella Coola - Tweedsmuir Park
Continue your journey on the rugged Bella Coola Gravel Highway into Tweedsmuir Park. Still virtually undiscovered, a land of mystery where wild nature, ancient cultures and everyday adventure co-exist. Arrive at your lodge near Big Creek. Dinner is included.
Tweedsmuir Park
The Tweedsmuir Park provides unparalleled outdoor activities. Capture its stunning natural beauty during a hiking trip, ATV tour or in wilderness photography. Unique horseback riding adventures - trail ride, ranch riding or a cattle drive take you to remote places seldom visited. Maybe you wish to even try your luck and pan for gold. All meals are included today.
Tweedsmuir Park – Wells Gray
After breakfast, your journey continues through the Cariboo & Chilcotin region to Clearwater. Wells Gray is known as the waterfall park as there are over 250 waterfalls located within the area. Take a day trip into the pristine beauty of Wells Gray Park and hike to Dawson Falls and the spectacular Helmcken Falls - Canada's fourth highest waterfall. If you are here in July/August don’t miss the flower meadows of the Trophy Mountain region.
Wells Gray - Jasper National Park
Travel towards the Canadian Rockies, past Blue River and Valemount. Stopover at Mount Robson Park with Mt. Robson, the highest peak in West Canada. After a short drive you’ll arrive in Jasper. Time to visit the area attractions or to attend a leisurely rafting trip on the Athabasca River.
Jasper National Park
Jasper is located amidst the most beautiful wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. In the morning visit Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and glacier-fed Maligne Lake. From here you may take a scenic cruise to Spirit Island. Don’t miss with the Jasper tramway to the top of Whistler Mountain (Elevation 2277 meters) with a spectacular 360-degree view of Jasper National Park.
Jasper - Banff National Park
One of the world's greatest mountain highways, the Icefields Parkway offers outstanding viewpoints and wildlife observation. At the mighty Columbia Icefield you can take a Snowcoach tour onto the Athabasca Glacier for an awe-inspiring experience. Stopover at famous Lake Louise, the 'Jewel of the Rockies'. Explore the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and don't forget to take picture of stunning emerald green lake.
Banff National Park
Banff National Park offers spectacular mountain scenery and many attractions. Visit today the Upper Hot Springs, Bow Falls, the Hoodoos or play golf in front of the Banff Springs Hotel. Well worth is the gondola ride to the Top of Sulphur Mountain.
Banff - Calgary
It is time to leave Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains. Travel on the Trans-Canada-Highway #1 to Calgary and return your rental car.
Departure Dates
June - September
Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Rates in CAD$ per Person
Hotel Category Single Double Triple Quad
June 01 - June 30
Superior $3690.00 $2190.00 $1760.00 $1510.00
July 01 - August 31
Superior $3790.00 $2250.00 $1790.00 $1530.00
September 01 - September 03
Superior $3690.00 $2190.00 $1760.00 $1510.00
June 01 - June 30
First Class $4180.00 $2470.00 $1970.00 $1660.00
July 01 - August 31
First Class $4380.00 $2570.00 $2020.00 $1690.00
September 01 - September 03
First Class $4180.00 $2470.00 $1970.00 $1660.00
   Rates per Child: $330
Services included

- 13 Nights Hotel Accommodation (All rooms with private bathroom)
- Goods & Service Tax (GST)
- Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
- 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner
- 14 Day Compact Rental Car (Dollar, National and/or Alamo Car Rental)
- Unlimited Free Km
- CDW Car Insurance
- LDW Car Insurance
- Airport Handling Fee
- Tour Documentation
- BC Ferry Transportation Port Hardy – Bella Coola (Passengers)
- BC Ferry Transportation Port Hardy – Bella Coola (Rental Car)

Optional Charges

Car Rental Upgrade (Rates per rental):
Mid Size $140.00, Full Size $320.00, SUV Jeep $380.00, Standard SUV $660, Mini Van $460.00, Van (7 seats) $680.00

A one way drop fee may be applicable upon pick up

Sightseeing Tours (+ tax)
Campbell River: 4 hrs Marine Wildlife & Nature Cruise, lunch included
Campbell River: 6 hrs Whale Watching Cruise, lunch included
Campbell River: Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour (7 hrs, lunch included) from August 25 - October 20
Telegraph Cove: 3 hrs Whale Watching Cruise
Banff: Discover Banff Tour & Wildlife
Banff: Discover Banff Tour & Wildlife
GyPSy Guide Rental (7 Days)
Single Room Rate:                  
1 Adult – Room with 1 Queen Size Bed or 1 King Size Bed
Double Room Rate:
2 Adults – Rooms with 2 Queen Size Beds or 1 King Size Bed
Triple Room Rate:         
3 Adults – Rooms with 2 Queen Size Beds
Quad Room Rate:         
4 Adults – Rooms with 2 Queen Size Beds
Child Rate up to 12 Years:                         
Sharing Single, Double or Triple Rooms with Adults. Max 2 Children per Room