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Canada West Coast Explorer Private

Canada Adventure Trips

A West Coast Exploration

Beautiful British Columbia has an amazing mix of rugged nature and inspiring culture. On one of our Canada adventure trips, West Coast Explorer Private, you'll explore a variety of spectacular landscapes, from ocean to mountains, glaciers to alpine meadows. You’ll fly over the awe-inspiring Coastal Mountain Range, hike through ancient groves of giant trees, kayak one of Vancouver Island’s most stunning inlets, wander through alpine meadows, and bike along traffic-free trails. You will also visit energetic and bustling downtown Vancouver, a captivating and charismatic city by the sea.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally-supported, private trips. We've applied the hallmarks that we’re known for to our Canada adventure trips: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides plus memorable experiences but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

Trip Details

Recreational
Vancouver to Vancouver
8 Days / 7 Nights


Price per person from: $7,795
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Best Time to Visit

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Day by Day

Drive through the city of Vancouver and on the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler for some different hiking options. This evening, dine out in Whistler Village and discuss the following days’ events with your guide.

Bike the Valley Trail along the Whistler Valley past scenic views of the surrounding lakes, forests and mountains. Stop in at the Village for lunch before taking the chairlift up to the top of the mountain for a scenic hike and views of the surrounding peaks.

Hike Joffre Lakes Provincial Park encompassing a series of three lakes, each offering stunning views. Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to Whistler, stopping in Pemberton to sample some of the Distillery’s award-winning organic vodka and gin.

The choice is yours today! Bike more of the Valley Trail, take a ride up the gondola or zip through the trees of the old-growth canopy. This afternoon, depart Whistler and head west over the Coastal Mountains, touching down on Vancouver Island.

Drive into the town of Tofino and suit up for a sea kayaking and hiking expedition to Meares Island. Arrive at the Big Tree Trail and take the boardwalk through the cedar forest to the Hanging Garden Tree, estimated to be more than 2000 years old.

Walk endless miles of beaches and along some incredible trails through the lush rain forest before arriving on Florence Beach, a massive crescent of sand facing the open Pacific. Catch an afternoon flight to your hotel for the night in downtown Vancouver.

Circumnavigate Stanley Park and ride to Granville Island, Vancouver’s favourite local market for fresh fish, vegetables and other fine foods. This afternoon, continue to English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street or a myriad of other places where local Vancouverites like to congregate on a sunny summer day.

After a final breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and your guide will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home. Bon Voyage!

Hotels

Four Seasons, Whistler

Located at the foot of the Blackcomb side of Whistler’s twin giants, this luxury hotel and resort deftly marries rustic mountain charm with modern European elegance. Under peaked roofs, find impeccable Four Seasons comfort and intuitive care as soon as you walk into its expansive timber, glass and stone lobby. Indulge in the award winning spa, take a dip in the free flowing outdoor pool and enjoy all Whistler has to offer.
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Wickanninish Inn, Tofino

Situated on the westernmost point of Chesterman Beach, the Relais & Chateaux Wickaninnish Inn offers stunning panoramic ocean or beach views from every room. Its 75 deluxe suites feature grand fireplaces and private balconies providing a place for guests to breathe in the fresh salt air and listen to the waves crash up on shore. The hotel also offers the world-renowned Pointe Restaurant and the full-service Ancient Cedars Spa. View hotel website »

Four Seasons, Vancouver

Open the drapes and welcome in plenty of natural light and impressive city views at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the natural beauty of Vancouver has influenced the décor of these luxury accommodations. The on-site Red Cedar spa and indoor/outdoor pool facilities make this a perfect place to relax with family.
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Activity Level

Recreational

Biking distances are short, with some longer options. The terrain is generally flat to rolling. The walking routes are varied and some hilly terrain should be expected. Footing ranges from rocky to boardwalks.

Gear

Canada Adventure Trips

A West Coast Exploration

Beautiful British Columbia has an amazing mix of rugged nature and inspiring culture. On one of our Canada adventure trips, West Coast Explorer Private, you'll explore a variety of spectacular landscapes, from ocean to mountains, glaciers to alpine meadows. You’ll fly over the awe-inspiring Coastal Mountain Range, hike through ancient groves of giant trees, kayak one of Vancouver Island’s most stunning inlets, wander through alpine meadows, and bike along traffic-free trails. You will also visit energetic and bustling downtown Vancouver, a captivating and charismatic city by the sea.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally-supported, private trips. We've applied the hallmarks that we’re known for to our Canada adventure trips: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides plus memorable experiences but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated with wine (selected by B&R)
  • Services of guide(s) and support vehicle
  • Use of all equipment required for activities
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.Learn more about our guides »

Accolades

“We had an unbelievable week on our honeymoon trip! We can't stop talking about the biking, eating, beer, kayaking, fishing & wine. We'll definitely be exploring more Butterfield & Robinson trips in the future as well. We consider this trip just the beginning of a series of fabulous future vacations!”

— Alison & Chase Curtin,
Bespoke BC Biking 2012

West Coast Explorer Private

Notes from the Road

Biking Ontario’s Wine Country

Toronto-based Butterfield & Robinson unveiled a new four-day itinerary last summer through Jordan and nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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Q&A: Zita Cobb,
Fogo Island Inn

When Zita Cobb went back to Fogo, the tiny island of her birth just off the coast of Newfoundland, she returned with not just an executive pedigree, but a vision.
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Insider’s Guide to Vancouver

Lots of cities claim to welcome the world, but few can match the hospitable welcome Vancouver, British Columbia provides her visitors.
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