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6 Day Explore the West Coast from Richmond

6 Days (5 Nights) | From $1119

Day 1: Arrive Richmond, BC

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Make your way to Richmond, home of Vancouver International Airport. An island city Richmond lies on the shores of the Straight of Georgia and mighty Fraser River.


Day 2: Richmond Sightseeing

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Today we will venture out to experience majestic Orcas, Humpback whales, Dall’s porpoises, seals and more. Join professional Wildlife Guides for a three to five-hour tour, 15 minutes from the hotel. Travel through the spectacular Gulf Islands on zodiac-style vessels equipped with washrooms.

After that, visit Steveston Village and immerse yourself in Richmond's history and you will discover that Richmond's roots are as dynamic and fascinating as the city today. Step foot in the fishing village of Steveston, where the boats ebb and flow in the harbour and historic buildings line the streets. Explore the 1894-built Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and learn about the history of the fishing and canning industry through captivating guided tours and exhibits.


Day 3: Victoria Sightseeing

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You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the ferry terminal to board the ferry ride to Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island. Continue through the countryside to Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. With the journey to Victoria equally as fascinating as the city itself, today you will enjoy the scenic ocean travel, a captivating series of gardens, and an introduction to the enchanting waterfront city of Victoria.

Here you will be given a short introduction to the area where you will have some free time to explore the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for photos of the Victoria Parliament Building and the Fairmont Empress Hotel, both impeccably dressed for the season. Continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens - what else is better to end the day than wandering through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive Sunken Garden and a dancing fountain. You will be then taken back across on BC ferries and transferred back to the hotel.


Day 4: Vancouver Sightseeing

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Today, discover Vancouver’s most popular sites on this fully narrated city excursion. Stop to explore the totem pole display and Prospect Point in Stanley Park, the art community on Granville Island, and ascend the Vancouver Lookout tower to the viewing deck for a bird’s-eye view of the city. Additional highlights include viewing historical Gastown, Chinatown, Vancouver Harbour, and the sandy beaches of English Bay.

Enjoy the luxurious nightly Sunset Dinner Cruises with live entertainment, and Luncheon Cruises sailing through the calm blue waters of a coastal mountain range only accessible by boat before heading back to your Richmond hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 5: Richmond – Whistler

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Today, pack your luggage as we leave for Whistler along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway with the ocean to our left and the steep mountains on our right before arriving at the 3rd highest waterfalls in British Columbia, at Shannon Falls. You will have the opportunity to ride the Sea to Sky Gondola, one of British Columbia’s newest attractions that takes you steeply up alpine slopes with views of 2600 meters. high snow-capped peaks on one side and the glacier cut fjord of Howe Sound on the other.

We end the day rejuvenating at the Scandinave Spa Whistler, which is just minutes from Whistler Village. Enjoy the hot baths, wood-burning Finnish Sauna, eucalyptus steam room and refreshing waterfalls, and melt away with a relaxing massage in Whistler's unique Health & Wellness Spa.


Day 6: Transfer to airport

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Your package ends upon check out from your hotel. Direct shuttle service to the airport is scheduled around your flight arrival, so if time permitting, spend some time around Whistler at your leisure.

Package Includes: 5 nights of accommodation, coach/ferry transfer from Richmond to Vancouver and Victoria, sightseeing and attractions as listed below:

Highlights:

  • Zodiac-style whale watching tour
  • Steveston Village
  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Sea to Sky Gondola Admission
  • Vancouver Lookout Admission
  • Vancouver Harbour Tour
6 Day Explore The West Coast From Richmond
Style: Independent Touring Start: Richmond
Days: 6   End: Whistler
         
Moderate pricing from:   $1,119.00
Superior pricing from:   $1,159.00
Deluxe pricing from:   $1,649.00
Pricing is per person, double occupancy
CAD (does not include applicable taxes)

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