Vancouver Island Sampler II
En Route on Vancouver Island
This route is an add-on extension to most Western Canada routes.
Itinerary reference: 11134 (ending in Vancouver) or 11234 (ending in Whistler)
For more information see Overview, Itinerary, Add-ons and Map below, or contact us.
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.
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!
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
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)
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.
Vancouver – Victoria (121 km/75 mi, plus ferry)
Pick up your motorhome today and stock up on groceries. Explore Boundary Bay Regional Park in Tsawwassen, a popular bird watching area for nature enthusiasts with beautiful views of White Rock and Mount Baker.
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.
Victoria - Tofino/Ucluelet (317 km / 197 mi)
Today you take the scenic Malahat Drive with panoramic ocean views to distant Mount Baker. Stop in Duncan, the “City of Totems”, and in Chemainus to see the world’s largest outdoor gallery of murals and sculptures. Try a Nanaimo Bar in Nanaimo, and visit Coombs, famous for its market with the goats grazing on the roof. Cross the island on Highway 4 and wind your way through the ancient Douglas fir trees of Cathedral Grove. Stroll a bit further along the beach, and you will have a close up view of the ancient petroplyphs.
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.
Ucluelet/Tofino - Campbell River (245 km/152 mi)
Return along Highway 4 to head north on Highway 19A, and relax on the sandy beaches of Parksville and the stunning shoreline of Qualicum Beach. Continuing north, you end up at Campbell River, the Salmon Capital of the World.
Campbell River - Nanaimo (155 km / 96 mi)
Head south on Highway 19A and relax on the sandy beaches of Parksville and Miracle Beach and the stunning shoreline of Qualicum Beach. Learn more about the cave systems of Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, and taste the Fanny Bay oysters, just South of Courtenay.
Nanaimo - Vancouver or Whistler
This morning a ferry ride brings you across the Strait of Georgia back to the Lower Mainland, where this tour comes to an end or where you continue the remainder of your itinerary
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.