The Wild Pacific Trail located in Ucluelet with the rugged cliffs and shoreline of the westcoast of Vancouver Island
Kayak near Pirates Cove
Motorhome at sunset
Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site, and a stunning depiction of flora as art
Male Orca killer whale swimming, with whale watching boat in the background

Vancouver Island Sampler I

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En Route on Vancouver Island

This route can be an extention to most Western Canada routes, or a short stand-alone get-away RV trip to Vancouver Island.

Itinerary reference: 11106 (starting in Vancouver) or 12106 (starting in Whistler)

For more information see Overview, Itinerary, Add-ons and Map below, or contact us.

Humpback whale in the Straight of Georgia
All about the Vancouver Island Sampler I.

Visit the white sandy beaches of Parksville

Drive the iconic Pacific Rim Highway

Explore the rainforests and beaches of Pacific Rim National Park, which falls along a migratory route for grey and humpback whales

Walk through laidback downtown Tofino, eat a Nanaimo bar in Nanaimo and discover Victoria’s inner harbour and Butchart Gardens.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Campgrounds

All En Route Travel Canada itineraries include pre-booked campgrounds, one of our exclusive services that offer the peace of mind that everything is planned and booked for your unforgettable RV holiday.

Our commitment to you is that we will book the best campsites that are available at the moment that you book your itinerary with us!

Travelbook

Travelers booking an En Route Travel Canada Itinerary receive an individualized En Route Travel Book!

  • It will be printed full colour, with a coil binding
  • The Travel Book is available in English, German and Dutch
  • There is a large section with tips on how to prepare for the trip, as well as Canadian traffic rules and other good-to-know topics
  • The detailed itinerary section has daily information on all services we have booked. Think of amenities, supplier services, directions, phone numbers, etc
  • The daily itinerary section also features the destination for that day, the directions, and Highlights along the Way with local tourist information
  • Last but not least it also includes all vouchers for booked campgrounds, tours, activities, ferries are part of the Travel Book, on perforated paper

 

Mobile App

Travellers have instant itinerary access on their mobile devices while en route with offline maps and real-time itinerary updates in case something must be changed along the way.

  • For IOS or Android
  • Includes daily travel details, contact info, etc
  • Available off-line once itinerary is downloaded onto device(s)

 

Online Itinerary

We provide personalized online itineraries for every booking, which can be accessed from anywhere, any time and can easily be shared with family and friends.

 

Emergency phone numbers

If an unforeseen problem arises in regards to reservations, we will assist travelers over the phone. We will provide them with a toll-free emergency number.

In case the travelers try calling us from their European mobile phone, the toll-free number likely won’t work. In that case they can call us on the local number we provide.

  1. Day 1 Whistler (A) or Vancouver (B) – Parksville

    BC Ferries takes you across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Relax on the sandy beaches of Parksville and the stunning shoreline of Qualicum Beach.

  2. Day 2 Parksville – Ucluelet (147 km/91 mile)

    Cross the island on Highway 4 and wind your way through the ancient Douglas fir trees of Cathedral Grove. Check out the Mars fire bomber, based at Sproat Lake. Stroll a bit further along the beach, and you will have a close up view of the ancient petroplyphs.

  3. Day 3 Ucluelet

    There’s so much to do in the small village of ‘Ukee’. Will it be whale watching, bear watching, bird watching, fishing, surfing, hiking, biking, ocean kayaking, zip lining or Ukee dining and a sunset cruise? Visit nearby Tofino, explore the Pacific Rim and Long Beach.

  4. Day 4 Ucluelet – Nanaimo (182 km/113 mile)

    Cross the island on Highway 4 and wind your way through the ancient Douglas fir trees of Cathedral Grove. Check out the Mars fire bomber, based at Sproat Lake. Stroll a bit further along the beach, and you will have a close up view of the ancient petroplyphs.

    Visit Coombs, famous for its market with the goats grazing on the roof, and try a Nanaimo Bar in Nanaimo.

  5. Day 5 Nanaimo – Victoria (110 km/68 mile)

    Stop in Chemainus to see the world’s largest outdoor gallery of murals and sculptures, and in Duncan, the “City of Totems”.

    Past Duncan you take the scenic Malahat Drive with panoramic ocean views to distant Mount Baker.

  6. Day 6 Victoria

    Make sure to stop and marvel at the flowers and gardens at the Butchart Gardens, just a short drive from Victoria. Spend some time exploring Victoria’s inner harbour with the Empress Hotel and the Parliament Buildings. Check out the stores or go visit the Royal BC Museum or China Town.

  7. Day 7 Victoria – Delta (92 km/57 mile, ferry)

    This morning a 1.5-hour ferry ride brings you across the Strait of Georgia back to Delta, where this tour comes to an end.

Add-on categories

All our itineraries include campgrounds. But that is just the beginning of the services we offer. To make things easier we have created several categories that feature many activities, tours, attractions, etc. Anything to make your itinerary unique, going far beyond the traditional adventures. To complete, or start, the ideal itinerary we can also book your RVs, hotels, and ferries.

RV Rentals

Hotels

Ferry

Soft Adventures

Taste

Urban

Adrenaline

Culture

Nature