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Cougar (6 Day Tour)

Escape to the rugged west coast of British Columbia on this 6 day tour to Vancouver Island and Whistler. Experience soaring mountains, old-growth forests, raging waterfalls, and picturesque lake and ocean views. Enjoy free time in the quaint fishing village of Tofino, Victoria (the provincial capital), and Whistler, one of the 2010 Olympic host resorts. With an included Indigenous cultural tour, adventure activities like whale watching, surfing, and ziplining on offer, and beaches, shops, and sites to explore, you’ll have plenty to do!

Note: The Cougar is a combination of our Island Explorer and Sea to Sky tours. Some of your fellow travellers will be continuing on to the Rocky Mountains after you finish.

Basics

Start:                   Vancouver/ End Vancouver

ITINERARY

6 days | Departing Vancouver

Highlights

? Take a scenic ferry journey across the Salish Sea
? Enjoy picture-perfect views around the quaint fishing village of Tofino
? Watch the sunset over the Pacific from a beach near Tofino
? Dive into the scene at Victoria's Inner Harbour
? Walk through a rainforest to the base of Shannon Falls
? Discover Indigenous cultures at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Itinerary: 

Today’s a day for history! We will begin our day with a walking tour starting in Victoria’s Chinatown, then make our way along the Inner Harbour to see the Empress Hotel, Parliament Buildings and learn about the Black Pioneers that arrived from San Francisco in 1858. Then we’ll head to Beacon Hill Park – known as the crowning jewel in Victoria’s park system, to gaze at the Terry Fox Memorial, and the world’s tallest free-standing totem pole. After that, the day is yours to explore Victoria as you wish, although we highly recommend checking out the vibrant Fisherman’s Wharf. We’ll then congregate to take another scenic ferry through the Gulf Islands, across the Salish Sea and back to Vancouver.

Moose Accommodation: HI Vancouver - Jericho Beach

DAY 5: VANCOUVER TO WHISTLER

Have your camera ready for an amazing journey today! We’ll travel the breath-taking Sea to Sky Highway, past mountain peaks, glaciers, and stunning lakes, stopping off at two waterfalls, Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls. Upon our arrival in Whistler, we’ll take a guided tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre including a forest walk with a Cultural Ambassador, to learn about the Indigenous cultures of the Whistler Valley. We bet you’ll be hungry after this jam-packed day, so we’ll be dining together this evening. After that, check out Whistler’s nightlife scene or give axe throwing a go! (And yes, Canada hosts a World Axe Throwing League.)

Activity Inclusions: Guided tour of Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Meal Inclusions: Dinner
Moose Accommodation: HI Whistler

DAY 6: WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER

Ziplining, bungee jumping, mountain biking and hiking; these are just some of the things you could be doing today! We don’t leave until the afternoon, giving you plenty of time to explore Whistler village or
the mountains. Alternatively, find a quiet spot in one of the beautiful parks and take in some raw unadulterated nature, before we head back to Vancouver, stopping en route for another photo opportunity!

Moose Accommodation: There is no accommodation included tonight. You will need to make your own arrangements. We recommend that you do not book onward travel on this day in case of traffic or weather delays.

DEPARTURE DATES

 
May 4 to May 31 Tuesdays, Fridays Low Season  
June 01 to 30 Tuesdays, Fridays Mid Season  
July 01 to September 14 Tuesdays, Fridays Peak Season  

1218 AUD

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