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British Columbia Express

Western Canada - British Columbia Express

BOARD:  Room Only    DATE: 07/05/2018    NTS: 7 NIGHTS

FROM £1199

Take Advantage of the British Airways Flash Sale and save up to £500 per person on this epic express trip to Canada! But Hurry! The sale ends on 18 January 2018!
Our Offer Includes:
- British Airways Flights from Manchester (via London Heathrow)
- Car Hire as described
- 7 Nights hotel accommodation on a room only basis
- Ferry Crossing

Call us today on 01928 246 243 and book your British Columbia Express Self Drive! We are Canada Experts and can offer first hand knowledge and advice

Book by 18 January 2018. Call us for up to date prices and availability after this date .


Our resident expert and Canada-native, Jai, has crafted an incredible British Columbia Fly and Drive itinerary, taking advantage of the incredible British Airways flash sale! Perfect if you are looking to experience as much of Western of Canada in a short period of time. This week-long trip takes in the highlights of British Columbia. Your itinerary includes 7 nights hotel accommodation on a room only basis, return Vancouver Island ferry crossing, intermediate car hire with gold package. Based on 2 adults travelling.



Prices for 2018
Our Sale Prices are based on British Airways Flash Sale flights from Manchester. Please contact us for up to date pricing and availability from your chosen departure airport. Sale prices are subject to availability and must be booked by 18 January 2018.

May 2018 - Sale Price from £1199pp / Regular Price from £1699pp

June 2018 - Sale Price from £1399pp / Regular Price from £1899pp

July 2018 & August 2018 - Sale Price from £2099pp / Regular Price from £2399pp


Brief Itinerary
Vancouver- 3 Nights

Tofino, Vancouver Island - 2 Nights
Whistler - 2 Nights



Full Itinerary

Day 1 - UK to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Fly to Vancouver on your chosen airline. On arrival, own arrangements for your transfer to your hotel in Downtown Vancouver. 3 Nights staying at the Century Plaza Resort Vancouver, in a Studio Double on a room only basis. Taxis are readily available at the airport or we can add on a private car transfer for your comfort and ease.


Day 2 & 3 - Vancouver
Free day to explore Vancouver. This fabulous city plays host to some unique sights and attractions as well as a wonderful array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.Take a trip over to Granville Island, a couple of minutes ferry bus ride from the mainland, a melting pot of culture, crafts and culinary indulgences! Listen to street musicians waterside, take a tour of the on-island brewery and sample delights from artisan food stalls and speciality gifts. Explore beautiful Stanley Park, 400 hectares of beautiful parkland, gardens and surrounded by Vancouver Harbour and English Bay. Hire bikes, wander along the beaches, try bird watching, boating or take a horse drawn carriage tour. There is so much to see and do! Ride the gondola up Grouse Mountain, peaking at 1200m, a fun ski resort in winter but equally fun in summer. Hiking trails for the energetic, or a visit to the Wildlife Refuge where you can learn about bear conservation, not to mention the incredible views from the top!  Capilano Suspension Bridge is not for the feint hearted but a must do when in Vancouver! At 140 meters long and 70 meters above the Capilano River, the swinging footbridge suspends over the canyon and really is an exhilarating experience!


Day 4 - Vancouver to Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Collect your hire car from downtown Vancouver and head out of the city, across the Lions Gate Bridge with our suggested stop along Marine Drive for a stop at Lighthouse Park.  Enjoy 1-2 hour walk before getting back on the road and heading to Horseshoe Bay to catch the BC Ferry over to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. You can take your car onto the ferry for the 1hour 40 minute crossing. There are 12 crossing a day to choose from and we recommend a morning departure to make the most of your time. On arrival in Nanaimo, drive north and then west to Tofino, approx. 200kms, 3 hours. We highly recommend a stop at Cathedral Grove in the McMillan Provincial Park, about an hours drive north from Nanaimo and home to some of the most incredible old growth trees to be found on the west coast. Once you arrive in Tofino, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. 2 Nights in Tofino staying at the Best Western Tin Wiz Resort, in a Double Room on a room only basis.


Day 5 - Tofino

A full day to explore this captivating region, on the tip of Vancouver Island which showcases nature at its best. The traditional territory of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, discover ancient rainforest, lakes, beaches and inlets. Tofino provides the perfect opportunity to spot bears in their natural habitat.   



Day 6 - Tofino to Whistler - Leave Tofino for your return journey back to Nanaimo. This scenic journey offers the opportunity to discover some of British Colombia’s incredible Provincial Parks. Still on Vancouver Island, Little Qualicum River Regional Park is a great place for a lovely canyon walk, before heading south to Nanaimo for your ferry crossing back to Horseshoe Bay Vancouver. When you arrive at Horseshoe Bay, head northbound to Whistler, which direct is approx. 100kms, 1 hour. To make the most of this incredible region, we suggest a stop at Squamish approx 40 minutes north of Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls which, at 335 meters above Highways 99 is the third highest falls in the province and boasts stunning views. Also here, The Sea to Sky Gondola is also a must do. At 885 meters above sea level it gives phenomenal natural sights of the Howe Sound.  As you ascend the towards the higher levels of Whistler, Brandywine Falls Provincial Park is worth a stop - a spectacular 70 metre waterfall boasting views across Daisy Lake and the stunning mountain ranges beyond. 2 Nights in Whistler, staying at the Cascade Lodge in a Studio Deluxe on a room only basis.



Day 7 - Whistler
Enjoy a full day in the charming alpine village of Whistler, in the Coast Mountain Range. A popular resort during the ski season and so pretty in summer, Whistler makes for a perfect year-round destination. The quaint pedestrianised village with local shops and great eateries has a relaxed vibe and from here, you can hire bikes, explore hiking trails or enjoy a day horse riding. We recommend taking the trip on the Peak to Peak Gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains boasting spectacular views. If you are feeling energetic, the zip line is perfect for thrill seekers.



Day 8  - Whistler to Vancouver
After a leisurely morning in Whistler, get ready for the 1 hour or so drive back to Vancouver and head to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.



Optional Packages

We highly recommend adding on this Wildlife & Adventure Package from just £329 per person which includes:

 - Whale Watching Tour

 - Coastal Bear Watching Tour

 - Grouse Mountain & Capilano Bridge

 - Vancouver Panorama Seaplane Tour

 - Vancouver Hop On Hop Off Experience


Call 01928 246 243 and chat to our expert travel consultants for more information on this incredible trip!