Ultimate Canada - Orcas, Dolphins & Bears

Vancouver, Tofino & Great Bear Rainforest
9 nights private tour from GBP £11,700 per person

Explore Canada’s ultimate wilderness in British Columbia, staying in the most luxurious accommodation and spending a day with a helicopter at your disposal to reach untouched glaciers, waterfalls and mountains for an exclusive experience with nature.

Ultimate West Coast Canada
At a glance
  • Enjoy a number of varied adventurous activities including wildlife watching, surfing, fishing, heli-excursions and nature hikes

  • Fantastic activities and wildlife viewing at Nimmo Bay - look out for orcas, dolphins and bears!

  • We can book you into the best restaurants so you can check out the vibrant culinary scene in Vancouver

  • Experience the true Canadian wilderness without comprising on comfort

Journey highlights
  • Enjoy a number of varied adventurous activities including wildlife watching, surfing, fishing, heli-excursions and nature hikes

  • Fantastic activities and wildlife viewing at Nimmo Bay - look out for orcas, dolphins and bears!

  • We can book you into the best restaurants so you can check out the vibrant culinary scene in Vancouver

  • Experience the true Canadian wilderness without comprising on comfort

  • Ultimate itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Ultimate Journeys are designed for the discerning traveller, providing unparalleled insider access and exclusive luxury private experiences
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Nimmo Bay Resort is open from May to October each year. The helicopter packagers run from mid July through to the end of October.

Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures. Winters are mild in Vancouver, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.

Itinerary

Fly to Vancouver
Day 1-3

Vancouver, Canada

Arrive into Vancouver, a harbour front city on Canada’s Pacific Coast which acts as an ideal gateway into British Columbia’s wilderness. Spend two nights in the elegant Rosewood Hotel Georgia, centrally located and offering a range of facilities from a fine-dining restaurant to an indulgent spa. We would suggest hiring bikes to explore Stanley Park, with endless acres of stunning shoreline to explore its a highlight of any visit. Then we've included an afternoon food tour of Vancouver, a great way to get your bearings in the city with local guiding and tastings at some top city spots, including renowned Chinese dim sum restaurant Kirin and North Americas best Gelato shop.

Accommodation: Rosewood Hotel Georgia ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Tofino, British Columbia

The next morning, you will pick up your hire car and head towards Vancouver Island for your stay in Tofino. On the west coast of the island, the Wickanninish Inn overlooks the wild waters of the Pacific Ocean and for three nights, indulge in fine Relais and Chateaux cuisine, enjoy sensuous massages in the spa or learn how to ride the waves of BC with a surf lesson. No matter the season, this spot is undeniably the best for admiring the coastal landscapes of Western Canada. Whether the water is glistening under the sunshine, or the waves are turbulent with dramatic storms brewing, the Wick is a favourite amongst nature lovers. We've included a must-try surf lesson in Tofino but we could also organise kayaking, paddle boarding and visits to beautiful hot springs.

Accommodation: Wickaninnish Inn ( 3 nights )
Day 6-9

Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

On your final morning, rise early to catch one last glimpse of the island landscape before driving up to Port Hardy for your next adventure. Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative and board your first floatplane. Buckle up and soar over the spectacular mountains into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, where you will disembark at the magical Nimmo Bay. 

The coastal islands and rainforest are home to an abundance of fascinating wildlife; observe orca whales, dolphins, bears, deer and a variety of other creatures as you embark on adventures on foot, by paddleboard, kayak or even by helicopter. The possibilities are seemingly endless with the attentive stAff on hand to cater to your every whim. Spend a day with a helicopter at your disposal and reach remote spots where you can enjoy a delicious picnic, find isolated glaciers where paddleboards can be ready and waiting for you, pass by thundering waterfalls and indulge in heli-hiking on isolated trails or heli-fishing in tricky to reach lakes. Those tempted into relaxation after a week of exhilarating adventures can enjoy yoga on the floating deck or indulge in a spoiling treatment at the spa to rejuvenate aching limbs. 

Accommodation: Nimmo Bay Resort ( 3 nights )
Day 9-10

Vancouver, British Columbia

End your journey in style with a final night in Vancouver, perhaps trying out Vancouver’s thriving culinary scene before connecting with your flight back home.

Accommodation: Rosewood Hotel Georgia ( 1 night )
Fly home from Vancouver
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3813 3729 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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June 2024 GBP £12,200 GBP £1,800 plan your trip
July 2024 GBP £12,700 GBP £1,900 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £12,700 GBP £1,900 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £12,700 GBP £1,900 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £12,200 GBP £1,800 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £11,700 GBP £1,800 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £12,200 GBP £1,800 plan your trip
  • June 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £12,200
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    GBP £1,800
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £12,700
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,900
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £12,700
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,900
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £12,700
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,900
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £12,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,800
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £11,700
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,800
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £12,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,800
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When to visit

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Nimmo Bay Resort is open from May to October each year. The helicopter packagers run from mid July through to the end of October.

Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures. Winters are mild in Vancouver, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.

Ultimate Canada - Orcas, Dolphins & Bears
Ultimate Canada - Orcas, Dolphins & Bears

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3813 3729 to start planning your holiday.

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