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The Wilds of Canada’s Vancouver Island Road Trip

Victoria, Tofino, Sonora & Vancouver

Best time to travel
May – Oct
Ideal length
11 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€4,379 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Victoria and home from Vancouver.
  • All water taxi and ferry transfers as well as 5 days' intermittent car hire.
  • 11 nights’ accommodation in Victoria, Tofino, Sonora and Vancouver.
  • Wildlife excursions including whale watching by Zodiac and bear watching by boat.
  • Guided Eco-nature walk through the beautiful inlets and valleys of Sonora Island.
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Canada’s wilderness is home to truly spectacular landscapes and iconic wildlife. From the mighty bears to the majestic orca, this suggested itinerary is a delight for adventurists, wildlife enthusiasts and budding photographers alike. In between land and sea adventures, we’ve arranged cultural explorations of the historic city of Victoria, the beaches of Tofino and the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia.

Pick up your pre-arranged rental car and transfer to your historic hotel in the heart of the city, where you will spend three nights.

Set out on cultural explorations of Victoria.

Throughout your stay, enjoy exploring Victoria’s landmarks, museums and galleries. When you’re not exploring, let us arrange decadent afternoon teas, scenic picnic lunches and elegant dining experiences.

Victoria BC
Take to the water for a whale watching excursion by Zodiac boat.

Board the boat with your guide and set out along the coastline and on towards the marine wilderness. Witness marvellous scenes of orca and humpback whale as they spyhop, lobtail and breach the water.

Whale watching Canada
Transfer via car and ferry to the wilds of Tofino for your luxury beach stay.

Spend two nights on the sandy banks of Cox Bay, surrounded by ocean and cedar forest views. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities like biking, paddle boarding and surfing.

Tofino Beach Canada
Explore Tofino’s scenic inlets in search of black bears.

On a guided boat tour, watch bears emerge on the shoreline to search for rock crabs and fish. You may even witness them teaching their cubs how to forage for food. Keep an eye out for wolves, river otters and bald eagles too.

Black Bear Canada
Transfer by car and water taxi to Sonora Island.

Spend three nights in a sustainable resort in the beautiful wilderness. Catch up on some rest by bathing in the scenic outdoor heated pools or enjoy water sports activities like ocean kayaking and canoeing in Lake Florence.

Sonora Island
Enjoy a guided nature walk through the inlets and valleys of Sonara Island.

A photographer’s delight, set out through the scenic landscape of the island, home to river otters, minks, kingfishers and bald eagles. If you wish, we can enhance your experience with a Zodiac boat expedition.

Otter, Canada
Set out by car and ferry transfer to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver.

Spend three nights in a luxurious hotel in central Vancouver and enjoy exploring the city, dining in celebrated restaurants and catching up on some well-deserved relaxation.

Vancouver Aerial Bay View
Drive to the international airport for your flight home.

Upon returning you rental car at the airport, board your international flight. Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Fairmont Empress

Fairmont Empress

Established in 1898, the Fairmont Empress has been a celebrated structure in Victoria for many years. Located on Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the property is close to many of the city’s main attractions.

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Sonora Island Resort

Sonora Resort

Set amidst the wilds of British Columbia lies the Sonora Resort, a Relais and Châteaux property. Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife and unspoiled beauty, set out on adventures or unwind in the remote landscape.

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia excels at creating a luxurious and elegant space in the heart of Vancouver. Reminiscent of the roaring twenties, interiors are opulently defined by grand marble staircases.

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Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Located directly on the sandy banks of Cox Bay, Pacific Sands is a modern property in Tofino.  Surrounded by red cedar trees, the property feels distinctly Canadian and has a wonderful beachy atmosphere.

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What people are saying

“We recently travelled to Barcelona and Mallorca with the expert help of Oroko and will never book a holiday any other way again! The staff were so friendly and knowledgable and made the process of booking extremely easy. The travel pack was very impressive with our luggage tags, complimentary treats for the airport, and comprehensive guide to both areas with recommended restaurants which didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t speak highly enough of our experience with this company and would highly recommend to friends.”

Orla & partner – Mallorca 2019


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