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Fly Drive Canada

British Columbia Explorer

Begins in and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • All year round

The perfect choice for the first-time visitor to British Columbia, this popular itinerary includes all the locations and attractions that you wouldn’t want to miss. Visit urban-hip Vancouver, mountain-chic Whistler and the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Then it’s over to Vancouver Island which mother nature blessed with idyllic coastlines and a wealth of wildlife. This fly drive includes:

  • Round trip scheduled flights with British Airways or American Airlines
  • Intermediate 4 door car hire including insurances
  • Accommodation as stated


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Day 2


We’ve included a full free day for you to explore Vancouver, and there is plenty to keep you entertained. Visit Stanley Park covering over a thousand acres, historic Gastown, with its myriad of shopping and dining options, and perhaps take a trip out of the city to Grouse Mountain or the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This cosmopolitan city has great nightlife too for the young, or young at heart.

Sightseeing in Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Day 3, 4


This morning collect your rental car and commence your journey of discovery. Today’s short but beautiful drive takes you along the scenic Sea to Sky highway to Whistler. Highlights along the way included Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock, where climbers all over the world migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Your hotel for the next two nights is in the heart of the alpine valley.

Sightseeing in Whistler

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Day 5, 6, 7

Sunshine Coast

78mi / 126km

The Sunshine Coast is one of the most beautiful areas of British Columbia and today’s adventure showcases it perfectly. Take the short drive to Horseshoe Bay, where you board the ferry to Langdale. From here you wind your way along the coastline, enjoying the amazing views as you go. Once in Half Moon Bay, there are so many choices to keep you busy. Take a kayak or boat tour onto the water, hike or bike the trails, explore the quaint villages and unique stores or take a floatplane ride for bird’s-eye views.

Sightseeing in the Sunshine Coast

Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, Halfmoon Bay
Day 8, 9


97mi / 156km

Retrace your footsteps to Langdale this morning, where you board the ferry back to Horseshoe Bay. From here, you take the ferry across the channel to Departure Bay on Vancouver Island. Just a short drive north brings you to Parksville, your base for the next two nights, where your hotel is conviently located to explore the area’s delights.

Sightseeing on Vancouver Island

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville
Day 10, 11


50mi / 80km

It’s a scenic journey from the east coast to the west, through the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains and majestic Sutton Pass. Stop off at Sproat Lake, home to the world’s two largest water-bombers which are used for the sole purpose of extinguishing forest fires. Also take a stop at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the splendour of the 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar trees. Tofino is the gateway to the majestic Pacific Rim National Park. Take a stroll along famed Long Beach, boasting miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf. During your stay, explore the rainforests’ well groomed trails or take a whale watching cruise through Clayquot Sound.

Sightseeing on Vancouver Island

Tofino Resort & Marina, Tofino
Day 12, 13


105mi / 169km

Today your drive takes you to the south of Vancouver Island and to its capital city Victoria. En route we suggest a stop at Chemanius, where you can admire the giant murals adorning exterior walls throughout the town, and Duncan, known as The City of Totems. Once in Victoria, explore the imposing facades of the Parliament Buildings, St. Ann’s Academy and nearby Butchart Botanical Gardens. The historic old town is ideal for soaking up Victoria’s atmosphere, visiting the myriad of boutiques, museums, galleries and cafes.

Sightseeing in Victoria

Fairmont Empress, Victoria
Day 14


194mi / 312km

This morning you leave Victoria for a short and leisurely drive to Swartz Bay, where you make the return 95 minute crossing to Tsawwassen on the mainland. This afternoon you have the opportunity to experience any of Vancouver’s attractions that you didn’t manage to see at the start of your itinerary.

Sightseeing in Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Day 15

Journey Home

Today you return your rental car to Vancouver International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

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