When: Jan 01—Jan 01
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Self-Drive Tour: Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Hit the road at your own pace to discover the beauty of British Columbia. You can choose to start your tour in Vancouver or Victoria. British Columbia is a land of spectacular beauty that encapsulates the sheer peaks of the Rockies that line the entire eastern border, the lakes of the interior, the stunning city of Vancouver with the back drop of the coastal mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. On Vancouver Island you will find abundant wildlife and the fascinating historic city of Victoria. In addition to the astounding beauty of the province, visitors can immerse themselves in first nations culture, engage in adventurous activities and more.

Note: While roads are generally snow-free September and October, drivers legally need winter tires come October 1st when travelling on all BC highways.

At A Glance

  • Choose your own dates
  • August to October 2020
  • 9 Days or 7 Days


Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive into Vancouver and make your way to your hotel.

Day 2: Vancouver

See the sights of Vancouver, participating in a Hop on Hop off tour.

Day 3: Victoria

Pick up your car rental. Relax on the ferry from the Tsawwassen Terminal to Swartz Bay Terminal, then make your way to Victoria. You will spend the next two nights in Victoria.

Day 4: Victoria

Explore the famous Butchart Gardens, then participate in a Foodie tour in Downtown Victoria.

Day 5: Nanaimo

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you drive to Nanaimo.

Day 6: Tofino

Another drive to take in the scenery on the way to Tofino. Arrive in Tofino and explore this quaint surf town.

Day 7: Tofino

Enjoy watching majestic whales on a whale watching tour. Then participate in a foodie tour in Tofino.

Day 8: Nanaimo

Drive back to Nanaimo. There are so many places you can stop along the way – it won’t be a boring drive.

Day 9

Take the ferry from Nanaimo back to Vancouver. Drop off your car rental and depart for home.

Optional Activities:

  • Blue Grouse Estate Winery Tasting
  • Kwisitis In Pacific Rim National Park
  • Fanny Bay Oyster Facility
  • Coombs Old Country Market
  • Morningstar Farm & Cheese Factory Tasting
  • Westholme Tea Company Tasting
  • Venturi Schulze Vineyard Tasting
  • Merridale Cider Festival & Tasting
  • Abkhazi Garden with High Tea


Check the pricing page for what is included and excluded in the tour fare.

For further information, please contact us. We would be happy to be of assistance.


Cover Photo: Nanaimo by Destination BC