7 Day Pacific Rim Whales and Bears

Witness the best of Vancouver Island's wildlife on this spectacular itinerary. In Victoria spot whales, seals and potentially even sea otters on a custom-built zodiac perfect for adventure! Then travel north on Vancouver Island to the quaint coastal town of Tofino. Enjoy a day spotting bears scouring the coastline on a boat tour. 

Price Includes
  • 7 Day Pacific Rim Whales and Bears^ including:
    - 2 nights at Blue Horizon Hotel, Vancouver ★★★ in a Standard Room
    - 2 nights at Quality Inn Downtown Victoria ★★★ in a Standard Room
    - Scheduled ferry transfer from Vancouver to Victoria
    - 3-hour whale watching in Victoria by Zodiac 
    - 2 nights at Tofino Resort and Marina ★★★ in a Standard Room
    - Scheduled coach transfer from Victoria to Tofino.
    - 2-hour bear watching tour in Tofino by boat.
    - Transfer from Tofino hotel to Tofino airport
    - Flight transfer from Tofino to Vancouver International Airport (South Terminal)

Arrive Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the ocean side city of Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver at the Blue Horizon Hotel.
Hotel: Blue Horizon Hotel, 1225 Robson St, Vancouver (604) 688 1411.

Today is yours at leisure in Vancouver. This bustling metropolis may be western Canada’s largest city, but it retains a pedestrian-friendly charm and embraces a love of nature. Spend the day walking the sea wall of the mainland, or perhaps rent a bike and explore the vast network of trails throughout the city, one of the most memorable being the expansive Stanley Park. Trails criss-cross the park through forests and open grass fields that interconnect to a city-wide trail system. The park’s aquarium features beluga whales and other large marine mammals as well as daily shows. Overnight in Vancouver at the Blue Horizon Hotel.

Today you will be transferred by ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, passing the rugged coastline and tranquil beaches of the Gulf Islands. Make your way to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, with its maritime heritage and colonial charm. Overnight in Victoria at the Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour.

Today you will embark on an exciting whale watching tour. This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of whales. You will ride aboard a custom built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whale watching experience. Overnight in Victoria at the Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour.

Transfer by coach to Tofino. Your road leads across Vancouver Island to the Pacific Coast winding through ancient rainforests and provincial parks. You’re venturing into true wildlife territory here: Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of ecological and geographical diversity. Overnight in Tofino at Pacific Sands Beach Resort or Tofino Resort + Marina.

Today you are taking part in a thrilling bear watching expedition. At low tide, board the Stellar Sea, a 14 metre panoramic cruiser, and speed along the lush coastline to the bears’ feeding grounds. Back on dry land, you’re free to explore the rugged coastline along the network of hiking trails or to walk the shoreline of Long Beach in search of shells and driftwood. Overnight in Tofino at Pacific Sands Beach Resort or Tofino Resort + Marina.

Depart Tofino by air this morning, enjoying a scenic flight across the wilds of Vancouver Island and the waters of the strait before landing at Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal. There is a free shuttle to the International departure terminal if required.



Room/Cabin information
twin share
Travel Dates

29 Sep - 10 Oct 22. Add on an extra $306* per person for travel 20 Jun - 28 Sep 22.

Offer Ends

31 Mar 23,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited. 

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 15 March 2022 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offer ends 31 March 2023 for travel until 10 October 2022, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.  Airfare not included. Weekend and peak surcharges apply, rates vary. All savings are included in the advertised price. ^Accommodation may be substituted for another property of similar value depending on availability at time of booking/confirmation. These are our own views and not related to any other rating system. 3 star (★) indicate a comfortable standard of accommodation, 4 star indicate superior standard and 5 star indicate deluxe standard. A half star (✩) indicates an additional half rating. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Viva Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.