Vancouver & Clayoquot Wilderness Family Explorer

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Best time to go: May to September

8 Nights | from £5,960pp

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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  • Spend a couple of days soaking up the sights and sounds of Vancouver inclusive of Stanley Park bike tour
  • Fly by sea plane to five star Clayoquot Wilderness Resort for three action-packed days, sleeping under canvas in a luxurious en suite family tent
  • Go riding, hiking, whale and bear watching, mountain-biking, rock-climbing, surfing, fishing, canoeing and kayaking to your heart's content, always with an expert guide on hand to help
  • After all that fresh air and activity, replenish your energy levels with the mouth-watering (and all-inclusive) cuisine served at Clayoquot 
  • Enjoy quality family time in one of the friendliest countries in the world

Day 1 UK/Vancouver
Your driver will meet you at Vancouver Airport to take you to the Shangri-La Hotel, where you will have time to relax and unwind. Enjoy a walk on the waterfront or along Robson Street to choose a restaurant before heading up Vancouver Lookout to watch the sunset. Kids can become mini explorers as they are given compasses and clues to explore the views from the tower.
Shangri-La Hotel | Room Only

Day 2 Vancouver
Take in Vancouver’s downtown sights by bike Stanley Park is truly one of the most beautiful parks in the world. This unique tour includes a perfect mixture of both trail riding and seawall cruising. Highlights include in depth information about the biodiversity of the temperate rainforest, the history of the coastal first nations and their legendary totem poles, as well as an abundance of hidden treasures and stories that the park has accumulated over its 125 year history. Stanley Park is also uniquely situated with incredibly scenic views of downtown Vancouver, the North Shore , The Lion’s Gate Bridge, as well as English Bay and the Westside. Our guides will weave you down the pristine forest trails that criss-cross through the park, and give incisive information about our amazing wilderness city. This is definitely more than just a ride in the park. You will walk or ride away with a deeper understanding of both Vancouver and its green treasure.

Late into the afternoon, head to Gastown for family style restaurants and eclectic shops (don’t forget the maple syrup!) or perhaps to the famous aquarium All that exercise will work up an appetite for Casa de Gelato, where you can choose from over 200 ice cream flavours
Shangri-La Hotel | Room Only

Day 3 Vancouver
Take this day to explore the many attractions of this family friendly city at your own pace. 


Day 4 Vancouver / Clayoquot
There aren't many places on Earth that have quite such a scenic entrance. You'll leave the bright lights, big city atmosphere of Toronto behind and glide by seaplane to the unspoilt wilderness setting of Bedwell River, where you'll rest your head (and anywhere else that needs some relaxation –go on, put your feet up) at the fabulous Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, in an en suite family tent. We use the word 'tent' lightly –this is camping with all the bells, whistles and soft linens that you wouldn't expect under canvas.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 5 - 6 Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge
Situated on Vancouver Island's magnificently rugged west coast, Clayoquot was designed for exploration and adventure. Trekking, riding, deep-sea fishing, canoeing are kayaking are all on offer by day, enabling you to discover the abundant wildlife. At night, relax in the wood-fuelled outdoor cedar hot tub and sauna. The incredible staff will help tailor your days and encourage you to indulge in spectacular food with even more spectacular scenery, or simply pull up a chair and watch the landscape as it changes with the light.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Clayoquot/Vancouver
Savour your final hours at Clayoquot with another ride, trek or paddle. Later in the afternoon, return to Vancouver on another seaplane flight, followed by a private transfer to the Shangri-La, where you’ll spend a final night.
Shangri-La Hotel | Room Only

Days 8 Vancouver/London
Check in for your flight home and bid farewell to Canada.

Extensions to the other parts of the British Columbia wilderness can easily be tailored around this itinerary

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 8 day suggested holiday will cost from £5,960 per adult and £5,390 per child (under 17 years sharing), including international flights, transfers, bike tour and full board with activities at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. 

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Best time to be there

The peak season is from June to September. Humpback and Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.

Fly to

For Western Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Vancouver and Calgary.
For Eastern and Atlantic Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Toronto, St John's and Halifax.

Flying time

For Western Canada, 9-12 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada, 5-7 hours.

Time difference

Western Canada is GMT -8 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada is GMT -4 hours.


Visas not required for UK passport holders for travel prior to 1st March 2016. An eVisa will be required thereafter.

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