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Early Booking: A $250 discount is offered off the first 10 seats booked and $100 off the next 10 until October 8, 2018
Deposit and Payment: A $400 deposit per person is required within 72 hours of booking or booking may be cancelled. Full payment is required by November 5, 2018.
Price Changes: In the event of significant changes in taxes or surcharges by suppliers or local government Mile Zero Tours reserves the right to increase price up until the time of departure.
Cancellation policy: Full refund less $50 per person admin fee if cancelled before October 8, 2018 from October 8 to November 5, 2018 non-refundable amount increases to $150. After November 5, 2018 only 50% is refundable and after December 7, 2018 only 15% is refundable. There are no refunds offered after December 26, 2018. We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance as Mile Zero Tours cannot issue refunds, no matter the reason, beyond the scope of the above-mentioned policy.
Terms of Travel: Please review the full Terms of Travel before booking.
✓ All ground transportation on deluxe charter vehicle
✓ Luggage handling at hotels
✓ All mandatory fees and taxes
✓ Gratuities on included meals
✓ Services of a professional tour director
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✓ Pick up at your door (Greater Victoria)
✓ Airline baggage fees for one checked bag
✓ Breakfast each morning
Single add: $
Triple deduct: $
Complimentary home pickup/return - travel that starts at your door!
Photo Credits: Tigh-Na -Mara Seaside Resort, Port Alberni Maritime Discovery Museum, Lady Rose Marine Services
Day 1 – Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Victoria – Sooke – Port Renfrew
Depart Victoria this morning for a leisurely drive to Sooke. Taste the world’s first fermented beverage consumed as an elixir of life by kings and peasants alike. Visit the So toke Region Museum which explores the human and natural heritage of the area you are about to experience. Traverse a wilderness highway designed by Mother Nature to arrive in the coastal community of Port Renfrew to tuck in for the night.
Today's dinner is included
Day 2 – Thursday, July 4, 2019 – Port Renfrew to Port Alberni
After breakfast, we climb eastward on a winding, scenic route with gorgeous panoramic views of Lake Cowichan’s backcountry. Stop for lunch at the delightful Coombs Country Market and then visit Vancouver Island wildlife in a eight acre world-class wildlife rehabilitation facility specializing in raptors and black bears. Arrive this evening at the port city of Port Alberni surrounded by mountains, freshwater lakes and streams. Dine at a popular local restaurant with a different flavour.
Breakfast and Dinner are included
Day 3 – Friday, July 5, 2019 – Port Alberni
Sail aboard a working Packet Freighter on Vancouver Island’s longest inlet, Alberni inlet to Ucluelet with an opportunity to see a variety of wildlife – whales, seals sunning on the rocks and bears foraging for mussels. Have your camera turned on and binoculars handy Sea birds and sightings of eagles. On arrival, your luxury motor coach will be waiting to bring you back to the hotel.
Breakfast is included
Day 4 – Saturday, July 6, 2019 – Port Alberni to Campbell River
We check out of our hotel after breakfast to travel through the rich maritime history of the Alberni Valley, Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound and Vancouver Island's rugged west coast at the Port Alberni Maritime Discover Centre constructed from an actual coastal lighthouse. Board the Alberni Pacific "Steam" Railway pulled by a restored 1929 Baldwin ex-logging locomotive at the 1912 CPR Station and ride out to the McLean Mill National Historic Site with the track winding through the City of Port Alberni and the surrounding forests.
Breakfast is included
Day 5 – Sunday, July 7, 2019 – Campbell River to Port Hardy
On the road this morning ‘ on a tree lined highway to Port Hardy but not before we make a stop at the Elk Falls Suspension and view salmon in their natural setting at the Quinsam River Hatchery. Check into a charming First Nations Hotel in Port Hardy and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Breakfast is included
Day 6 – Monday, July 8, 2019 Port Hardy (Tri Ferry Port Mcneill – Alert Bay – Sointula)
We make an early start to take the Tri Ferry from Port Mcneill to Alert Bay and Sointula.
Alert Bay on Cormorant Island is the oldest community on northern Vancouver Island. Heritage buildings and old village houses on the waterfront still speak of the early pioneer days, where a fish saltery existed in 1870. Internationally renowned as a centre for First Nation culture, Alert Bay is “Home of the Killer Whale’’. We take another short ferry ride to the seaside town of Sointula an isolated village on Malcolm Island and part of the historic and present territory of the ‘Nsmgist First Nation. We return on the ferry to Port Mcneill where the world’s largest burl is located, weighing an estimated 22 tons and measuring 45 feet in circumference. This evening, relax and enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel.
Breakfast and Dinner is included
Day 7 – Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Port Hardy to Parksville
We leave Port Hardy this morning for an overnight stay at the award winning Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort in Parksville where you can unwind and enjoy ocean views from your room. The resort has repeatedly taken the honour of top spa in Western Canada as well as Ocean Spa experience in North America. Enroute to Parksville, we will lunch at a local restaurant in Fanny bay, a small hamlet on the east coast of our island. Best known for its famous oysters and infamous Fanny Bay Inn, you will have time to browse for unusual artisan works at the Salish Sea Market before travelling on to your seaside resort located on Rathtrevor beach with the warmest ocean water beaches in all of Canada!
Breakfast is included
Day 8 – Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Parksville – Chemainus - Victoria
Leaving the shores to a show that will entertain you in the little town with a big personality – Chemainus. Artists painted heritage murals on the buildings now known as the world’s largest outdoor gallery. We raise a toast to our new friends in the beautiful Cowichan Valley and say “Cheers”, there’s no place like home!
Today's breakfast is included
Day 3 Optional Flight Tour:
For a special experience, circle Della Falls measured at 1443 ft. Overfly the famous Martin Mars Flying Boats, the worlds’ largest flying boats with a wingspan larger than the Boeing 747.