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✓ Pick up at your door (Greater Victoria)
✓ 12 Meals
✓ Welcome Reception
✓ Deluxe Charter Vehicle for 8 days
✓ Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery
✓ Pacific Marine Circle Route
✓ Coombs Country Market
✓ Vancouver Island Wildlife Rescue Centre
✓ Cathedral Grove
✓ Cruise through Broken Island on MV Lady Rose
Early Booking: A $250 discount is offered off the first 10 seats booked and $100 off the next 10 until April 2, 2019
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 April 29, 2019.
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 April 2, 2019 from April 2 to April 29 non-refundable amount increases to $150. After April 29, 2019 only 50% is refundable and after May 31, 2019 only 15% is refundable. There are no refunds offered after June 19, 2019. 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.
Group size limited to 22
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Single add: $600
Triple deduct: $160
Complimentary home pickup/return - travel that starts at your door!
Photo Credits: Tigh-Na -Mara Seaside Resort, Lady Rose Marine Services, McLean Mill
✓ Chemainus Theatre Show & Lunch
✓ Luggage handling at all hotels
✓ All local taxes and fees
✓ Gratuities on all included meals
✓ Services of a professional tour director
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 before traversing a wilderness highway designed by Mother Nature to arrive in the wild coastal community of Port Renfrew to tuck in for the night. Tonight enjoy dinner in the cozy community.
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 North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in an eight-acre world-class wildlife rehabilitation facility specializing in raptors and black bears. Marvel at towering ancient Douglas fir trees, some more than 800 years old at Cathedral Grove. We arrive this evening at the port city of Port Alberni surrounded by mountains, freshwater lakes and streams for a two-night stay. Today’s 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 to spot seabirds and eagles. On arrival in Ucluelet we travel through the coastal landscapes of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, fundamental to the sustenance and heritage of the Nuu-chah-nulth people. We return later to Port Alberni for a free evening.
Today’s breakfast is included
Day 4 – Saturday, July 6, 2019 – Port Alberni to Campbell River
After breakfast 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 Discovery Centre constructed from an actual coastal lighthouse. Next, we board the Alberni Pacific "Steam" Railway pulled by a restored Baldwin ex-logging locomotive at the 1912 CPR Station. You ride a winding track through the City of Port Alberni and surrounding forests to arrive at the McLean Mill National Historic Site. The former sawmill and logging operation located on forested land is a rare, surviving example of an early - to - mid 20th Century logging and lumber operation in British Columbia. After lunch, you can relax by the waterfront, shop, or explore further. Later this afternoon, we continue to Campbell River.
Today’s breakfast is included
Day 5 – Sunday, July 7, 2019 – Campbell River to Port Hardy
This morning we journey on a tree lined highway into the Northern wilderness. In Port McNeill we continue the journey north on water taking Goletas Channel we cruise to Cape Sutil - the most northern point of the island (weather dependent). This trip will be a life adventure with the opportunity for wildlife viewing – humpback whales, orcas and sea birds. Our boat tour concludes in Port Hardy where we check into a charming First Nations Hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Today's breakfast and dinner are included
Day 6 – Monday, July 8, 2019 – Port Hardy – Port McNeill – Alert Bay – Telegraph Cove – Port Hardy
We make an early start to hop on the ferry from Port McNeill to Alert Bay, on Cormorant Island. It is the oldest community on northern Vancouver Island and a rare and remarkable Aboriginal cultural destination. Heritage buildings and old village houses on the waterfront still speak of the early pioneer days, where a fish saltery existed in 1870. Alert Bay is internationally renowned as a centre for First Nation culture. We return to Port McNeill for lunch where the world’s largest burl is located, weighing an estimated 72 tonnes and measuring 45 feet in circumference. A short drive brings us to Telegraph Cove nestled at the northern end of Johnstone Strait with its preserved historic multi-coloured buildings on stilts and beautiful ocean views. Later we return to our hotel in Port Hardy for a free evening.
Today’s breakfast is included
Day 7 – Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – Port Hardy to Parksville
We leave Port Hardy to Fanny Bay, best known for its famous oysters. We will lunch at a local restaurant in this small hamlet on the east coast of our Island and you will have time to browse for unusual artisan works at the Salish Sea Market. Travelling on to your seaside resort in Parksville, the award winning Tigh-Na-Mara will allow you to unwind and enjoy Rathtrevor Beach with its warm ocean water. The resort has repeatedly taken the honour of Top Spa in Western Canada as well as Top Ocean Spa experience in North America.
Today'd breakfast and dinner are included
Day 8 – Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Parksville – Chemainus – Victoria
This morning we travel south to a little town with a big personality – Chemainus. Artists painted heritage murals on the buildings now known as the world’s largest outdoor gallery. Lunch at the Chemainus theatre followed by a matinee show will be a fitting end to your Island tour. Finally, we will raise a toast in the beautiful Cowichan Valley and say “Cheers,” there’s no place like home!
Today's breakfast and lunch are included
✓ Pacific Rim National Park
✓ Port Alberni Marine Discovery Centre
✓ Alberni Pacific Steam Railway
✓ McLean Mill National Historic Site
✓ Cruise through Goletas Channel to Cape Sutil
✓ Port McNeil
✓ Ferry to Cormorant Island
✓ Alert Bay
✓ Fanny Bay
✓ Parksville & Rathtrevor Beach
✓ Tigh-Na-Mara Resort
Day 1: West Coast Trail Lodge
Day 2-3: Hospitality Inn
Day 4: Coast Discovery Inn
Day 5-6: K’walilas Hotel
Day 7: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside