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Vancouver Island Self Drive Tours, Victoria Hotels, Vancouver, Tofino, BC Accommodation, Car Rental Vancouver, BC Sunshine Coast,
BC Ferry, Sea-to-Sky Highway Canada, Western Canada Self Drive Vacation, Northern British Columbia Car Driving Tours
SDR#01 Vancouver Island – Victoria & the Sunshine Coast
Experience the bright side of BC while traveling along the Sunshine Coast’s Sea-to-Sky-Highway. With more than 1500 hours of Sunshine a year the community is known for its pristine beauty and excellent outdoor activities. Here you become familiar with the Coast Salish Native Culture. Continue the journey with a variety of small inter island ferries to Vancouver Island and further on to beautiful Ucluelet or Tofino within Pacific Rim Nat’l Park. Discover incredible whale watching opportunities, endless beaches and rocky shorelines. Conclude the self drive tour with a visit of sophisticated Victoria with its British flair before returning via Butchart Gardens to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Tour extensions available.
01  Vancouver
Pick up your rental car at the airport or in downtown Vancouver. 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 in the evening.
02  Vancouver -  Sunshine Coast
After a delicious breakfast drive to Horseshoe Bay for a short ferry ride to Gibsons. Enjoy the drive along the Sunshine Coast and arrive at your lodge near Earls Cove. Tucked amidst majestic cedars and firs the lodge features spectacular views of the Pacific Coastline. The sheltered waters around the Lodge are calm and perfect for relaxed kayaking -- and the mighty Skookumchuck Rapids, just three miles away, ensures a wealth of diverse and abundant marine life.
03  Earl Cove - Tofino / Ucluelet
Travel on to Powell River and take the ferry to Vancouver Island. Cross the island and arrive at Pacific Rim National Park - one of BC's most prized nature reserves. Experience the pristine wilderness first hand by walking along famous Long Beach or on the Wild Pacific Coastal Trail.
04  Tofino / Ucluelet
Take a whale observation cruise through the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound (optional), revealing sensational scenery, and wildlife such as gray whales, sea lions, seals, porpoise and killer whales. The area is also home to a variety of sea birds. Saltwater fishing is generally excellent for King/Silver Salmon.
05  Tofino / Ucluelet - Victoria
Leave the Pacific Rim area and drive to the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The "Garden City" Victoria sparkles in one of Canada's mildest climates and still shows it's unique British character. Stroll along Inner Harbour where the impressive Empress Hotel is presiding.
06  Victoria
Victoria boasts a fascinating history and many famous landmarks like the Empress Hotel, Chinatown, the Parliament Building, Helmcken House or the Antique Row. East Sooke Park attracts hikers looking for challenging hikes in a wilderness setting.
07  Victoria - Vancouver
On the way to the ferry terminal you may stopover at famous Butchart Gardens. The Gardens have several feature areas including a japanese Garden, a Rose Garden, and a Sunken Garden. Take the ferry from Swartz Bay to Vancouver where your tour ends.
Departure Dates
May 01 - October 31
Daily Departures
Rates in CAD$ per Person
Hotel Category Single Double Triple Quad
May 01 - May 31
Superior $1260.00 $650.00 $490.00 $420.00
June 01 - September 20
Superior $1470.00 $750.00 $540.00 $450.00
September 21 - October 31
Superior $1260.00 $650.00 $490.00 $420.00
May 01 - May 31
First Class $1650.00 $860.00 $630.00 $510.00
June 01 - September 20
First Class $1860.00 $960.00 $680.00 $540.00
September 21 - October 31
First Class $1650.00 $860.00 $630.00 $510.00
Services included
- 6 Nights Superior or First Class Hotel / Lodge Accommodation
- Goods & Service Tax (GST)
- Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
- 7 Day Compact Rental Car (Dollar, National and/or Alamo Car Rental)
- Unlimited Free Km
- CDW Car Insurance with $300 deductible
- LDW Car Insurance
- Airport Handling Fee
- Sightseeing Information & Tour Documentation
Optional Charges
Car Rental Upgrade (Rates per rental):
Mid Size $70.00, Full Size $160.00, SUV Jeep $190.00, Standard SUV $330, Mini Van $230.00, Van (7 seats) $340.00
Add on Sightseeing Tours
per Person
Earl Cove: Wildlife Tour & Princess Louisa Inlet by Zodiac
Tofino: Whale Watching Cruise (2-3 hrs)
Tofino: Hot Springs Cove Day Tour (6 hrs)
Tofino: Black Bear Watching Boat Tour ( 2 - 2 1/2 hrs)
Rates in CAD$ per Person + tax
Additional Nights in Vancouver
Category Single Double Triple Quad
May 01 – May 31
Superior $120.00 $60.00 $45.00 $39.00
June 01 – September 30
Superior $140.00 $70.00 $55.00 $45.00
October 01 – October 31
Superior $100.00 $50.00 $40.00 $33.00
Additional Nights in Vancouver
Category Single Double Triple Quad
May 01 – May 31
First Class $210.00 $105.00 $80.00 $65.00
June 01 – September 30
First Class $220.00 $110.00 $85.00 $70.00
October 01 – October 31
First Class $210.00 $105.00 $80.00 $65.00
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
Child Rate up to 12 Years:                         
Sharing Single, Double or Triple Rooms with Adults. Max 2 Children per Room