Vancouver Island Adventure

  • 6 Days
  • 18 People Max

    14 people max

  • Activity Level 3
    • Activity Level 3

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  • Trip Start: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Trip End: Victoria, British Columbia
Vancouver Island Coast

Discover wild, rugged beauty and relaxed, welcoming charm on this 6-day Vancouver Island Multi-Sport Adventure

Breathe in the crisp, fresh air of the Pacific Northwest and set off to discover the wild beauty and relaxed charm of Vancouver Island. Stand in awe before centuries old Douglas firs and towering cedars. Understand the deep connection between the First People of Canada and the lands you explore each day. Get your blood pumping on daily adventures and relax in all the creature comforts Black Rock Resort has to offer. Vancouver Island is wrapped in an indescribable magic you’ll keep with you forever – there's nowhere quite like it!

Vancouver Island Adventure ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Victoria, British Columbia Trip End: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Day 1Victoria pick-up, hike in Goldstream Provincial Park, scenic bike ride

  • Day 2Cathedral Grove hike, rainforest bike ride

  • Day 3Sea kayaking in Ucluelet Harbour and Barkley Sound

  • Day 4Hot Springs Cove Boat Tour

  • Day 5Rainforest and Canyon Zip Line Tour, return to Victoria

  • Day 6Explore Butchart Gardens, say your goodbyes

  • Day 1

    Victoria pick-up, hike in Goldstream Provincial Park, scenic bike ride

    Your Vancouver Island adventure begins in Victoria, the charming capital of British Columbia. After a brief welcome meeting, you’ll head just outside the city to Goldstream Provincial Park for a short hike where you’ll behold thundering falls and towering trees hundreds of years old. We then hop on our bikes to enjoy part of the Chemainus Valley Trail with a chance to see totem poles and the largest trestle in Canada. During your scenic bike ride, you’ll stop at a tranquil lake for a picnic lunch. Then, its on to the seaside town of Parksville where you’ll take a short hike to Englishman River Falls before sitting down for a well-deserved dinner.  
    Bayside Oceanfront Resort (Lunch, Dinner)

    Goldstream Provincial Park Hike: 1.6 kilometres (1 mile)

    Biking Distance: 16 kilometres (11 miles) 

    Englishman River Falls Hike: 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles)

  • Day 2

    Cathedral Grove hike, rainforest bike ride

    This morning, wander among the giants of Cathedral Gove on a short, yet awe-inspiring hike among centuries-old Douglas firs. You'll then wind your way through the rainforest by bike with a short walk in the middle to really take in the lush scenery that surrounds you. Enjoy lunch on the beach before hiking part of the Wild Pacific Trail to your home for the next three nights – Black Rock Resort. Relax and re-join your fellow travelers a bit later for dinner in the resort’s restaurant.
    Black Rock Resort (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Cathedral Grove Hiking Distance: 1.6 kilometres (1 mile)

    Biking Distance: 16 kilometres (11 miles)

  • Day 3

    Sea kayaking in Ucluelet Harbour and Barkley Sound

    After a hearty breakfast, you’ll embark on a kayaking adventure from Ucluelet Harbour to Barkley Sound. The area provides excellent opportunities to view both marine and terrestrial wildlife as you paddle along shorelines and through island channels & reefs that can only be accessed by sea kayak. Rest and enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach before taking a costal hike to some of the beautiful coastal bays. Tonight is free to do as you please! 
    Black Rock Resort (All meals)

    Sea Kayaking: 3-4 hours 

    Hiking Distance: 4.8 kilometres (3 miles)

  • Day 4

    Hot Springs Cove Boat Tour

    The wild natural beauty that surrounds Tofino unfolds before you today. En route to Hot Springs Cove – a remote area on Vancouver Island’s west coast with natural geothermal hot springs – scan the seas and the skies for whales, black bears, seals, sea lions, puffins, sea otters, bald eagles and more on a 90-minute cruise. Step off the boat and onto a boardwalk trail that winds through a lush old-growth forest. You’ll have time to soak in the hot springs, explore the jagged rock formations and steaming waterfalls, and eat a picnic lunch before your 90-minute return cruise. Discuss the day's adventures over dinner at a bistro in Tofino before returning to your hotel. 
    Black Rock Resort (Breakfast, Lunch)

    Cruise Duration: 3 hours 

    Hiking Distance: 1.6 kilometres (1 mile)

  • Day 5

    Rainforest and Canyon Zip Line Tour, return to Victoria

    A thrilling adventure is in store for you this morning on a zip-line tour through Ha’uukmin Tribal Park. As you hike among the series of lines, a local guide will educate you about the history and lands that have sustained the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations people for generations. Feel the wind (and a smile!) on your face as you zip across the canyon. Refuel with a picnic lunch before departing for Victoria. We’ll break up the long drive with a short hike, allowing you to stretch your legs and take in more of the wild, rugged beauty of Vancouver Island.
    Westin Bear Mountain (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Total Hiking Distance: 1.6 to 3.2 kilometres (1 to 2 miles)

  • Day 6

    Explore Butchart Gardens, say your goodbyes

    Take a moment to stop and smell the roses this morning at Butchart Gardens. Explore the 5-acre Sunken Garden with tens of thousands of vibrant flowers and plants and experience the peaceful bubbling streams of the Japanese Garden. Your trip ends this afternoon, leaving you with memories (and hopefully new friendships) to last a lifetime!
    (Breakfast)

Vancouver Island Adventure Departure Dates

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USD $4399/pp (+tax)

Our New Zealand trip fares are subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST 15%)

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Useful Information

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip, our two pick-up locations are DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria at 8am or the Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort at 8:30am. You are welcome to stay at any hotel in Victoria for your pre-night, though you must make your own way to one of the two pick-up points at the pre-designated times.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Victoria International Airport at 12:30pm in time for flights below or at a hotel of your choice in Victoria around 1pm.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Victoria at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the city prior to your trip start.
Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Victoria after 2:30pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

What's the maximum group size on this trip?

This trip has a maximum of 12 guests plus two experienced guides.

Will I have contact with my guides before the trip starts?

Your guides will call your cell phone the night before your trip begins to touch base on the first day’s plan. If they don’t get through to you, they will leave a voicemail on your cell phone with all the details you need to plan for your first morning.

What should I bring with me on the first day?

When you speak with your guides the night before your trip, they will give you a detailed description of what to bring with you on Day 1. Typically, this includes a day pack with your rain jacket, sunglasses, hat, camera, etc. Anything you want easy access to during the day should go in your day pack as the rest of your luggage will go in the locked cargo trailer pulled behind the van. Your guides will provide you with a water bottle on the first morning of your trip and will always have water available for refills. There will be snacks available at all times in the van. Your guides will also have bug spray and sunscreen accessible for you to use.

What are your recommended guide gratuity guidelines?

You will have 2-3 guides on your Austin Adventure (depending on group size). We recommend $15-25 per day, per guest, per guide. Typically, gratuities are offered by check or cash in local currency on the final morning of the trip and can either be given to each guide individually or to one guide to be equally distributed. Most of our guides these days also accept gratuities via Venmo (please note this app does not work in Canada). All dining, housekeeping and activity tips are included in your trip price.

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Why Travel With Us

benefit group size

Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience with the perspective of an insider.

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Award-winning guides lead the way

It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, are experts in motivation, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

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You’ll never need to sweat the details

When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. Every detail is handled; all you need to do is show up!

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Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted vendors and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides and our seasoned operations team at headquarters.

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Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries and sustained relationships for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

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"Wow Moments” take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary

For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience. If we’ve done our job, they’ll have you saying “wow!”

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