Days 1-2: Vancouver to Sooke
The ferry from Vancouver crosses the Strait of Georgia and meanders through the southern Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island. Visit beautiful (such an understatement!) Butchart Gardens, then drive 30 miles to Sooke and your distinctive oceanfront inn, regionally known for its acclaimed cuisine. Choose from a number of beautiful hikes and explore the small town.
Days 3-6: Tofino and Pacific Rim
Enjoy the road trip to Tofino past majestic old growth forests, over scenic Sutton Pass, and through Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Stop at a cidery, winery, and country market along the way – don’t worry, you’ll get there – eventually! These days are yours for the taking – hike along beaches and forest trails, take a small boat wildlife cruise, go sea kayaking, visit picturesque lighthouses, and explore the wonders of Pacific Rim.
Day 7: Victoria
Drive back to Victoria and explore this wonderfully walkable city – walk along the Inner Harbour, catch a water taxi to Fisherman’s Wharf, visit the Royal BC Museum, take pictures of the picturesque parliament buildings, and walk to the lighthouse along The Breakwater.
Day 8: Vancouver
Ferry back to Vancouver for flights home.
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