Canada & USA Destination Planner 2019-20 Canada Destination Planner - Page 98

VANCOUVER ISLAND ACCOMMODATION & TOURING / British Columbia 6 Day Vancouver Island Self-Drive Vancouver Island has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems with rainforests, marshes, meadows, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes. A premier location for whale watching and birding as well as salmon and trout fishing. Highlights (included): • Choice of Tofino activity (coastal bear watching excursion, whale watching excursion OR sea kayaking and rainforest tour) • Wildlife zodiac excursion in Campbell River Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Victoria – Nanaimo (1 ½ hours) Nanaimo – Tofino (3 hours) Tofino activity Tofino – Campbell River (3 ½ hours) Campbell River activity Campbell River – Victoria (3 hours) Package includes: 5 nights of accommodation, 6-day mid-size car rental including unlimited kilometres (special conditions apply), sightseeing and attractions as listed above. Please refer to pricing insert for dates and prices. Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia Coast Bastion Hotel - Nanaimo Coast Discovery Inn & Marina The Coast Bastion Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo with spectacular views of the harbour. Located between Victoria and Tofino, the Coast Bastion makes for the perfect hub to explore the untouched beauty of Vancouver Island by day, yet return to the comfort of a full-service hotel at night. Enjoy the 179 bright and modern renovated rooms, featuring complimentary Wi-Fi as well as access to the business and fitness centres. The hotel features contemporary West Coast- designed dining at Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge, easy ferry terminal access, walking distance to the seawall walkway, restaurants, bars and boutiques of all kinds. The Coast Bastion Hotel is the only premier full-service hotel in Nanaimo, and it is the number one reviewed hotel in Nanaimo on TripAdvisor. Located right in the heart of downtown Campbell River and just across the street from the ferry terminal, the Coast Discovery Inn is the perfect place to take in everything Campbell River has to offer. Stunning views, beautiful boutiques, and great entertainment are right outside the door. The Coast Discovery Inn features modern, well-appointed guest rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and local calling. You’ll also start your day off right with a complimentary hot buffet breakfast. Plus, we provide all of our guests with complimentary parking. Capture the spirit of Campbell River with a stroll in the sea breezes on Discovery Pier and you might see a salmon, eagle, or whale. Take in views of Discovery Passage, Quadra Island and, in the distance, the rugged Coast Mountain range of mainland British Columbia. From $198 From $194 Superior Tofino Whale Watching Tours Moderate Tofino Bear Watching Tours At low tide, enjoy a scenic two-hour boat ride from Tofino to the tranquil sheltered inlets of the Clayoquot Sound. Black bears in this region emerge from their winter rest to feed on protein along the shorelines all spring, summer and fall. Breathe the fresh Pacific air as you marvel at the bears and cubs turning over rocks and boulders in search of crab and other seafood. From $109 With grey whales, humpbacks and orcas, Tofino’s waters, known as the Clayoquot Sound, present some of the best whale watching in the world. These waters are rich with food and the whales gain over 30 per cent of their body weight while feeding here. A scenic three-hour tour takes you to the feeding grounds to watch these gentle giants. Bring your camera on the “whale safaris” as there are also other marine mammals to see including sea lions, otters, eagles, seals, porpoise and more. Whale Safaris take place on Transport Canada Safety Certified vessels with a Master Captain and Naturalist onboard. The heated cabins have restrooms and there are many outdoor viewing platforms and seating for the entire family. Perfect for all ages and abilities. Helly Hansen rain jackets and PFDs are provided for all guests. Tours depart rain or shine. From $109 96 Hot Springs Cove Tour At the edge of the continent, backdropped by rainforest and the Pacific Ocean, eagles soar. Take it all in from a sensuous pool of thermally heated rainwater at Hot Springs Cove, a secluded, off-grid, natural hot spring. Spend six hours in a pristine Pacific paradise, captivated by wildlife, wilderness walks, scenic boat tour and a relaxing soak in a one-of-a-kind setting. From $139 ANDERSON VACATIONS