Vancouver & Salt Spring Islands Multi-Adventure Tour
Canada's Undiscovered Isles & Victoria
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Out here at the edge of the continent, the pleasures are simple. And while boutique wineries, local artisans and farm-to-table eateries are part of the daily scene, you won't have to hike, pedal or paddle far to imagine you've landed in a secret place. Where it's just you and the soaring eagles, with space to spare.
- Discover one of western Canada's most appealing regions, biking along pristine coastline and gorgeous green inland scenery
- Hike Galiano Bluffs for the region's finest panoramic views of the islands and Olympic Peninsula
- Sea-kayak on the calm waters of Montague Harbor, where you might spot harbor seals and bald eagles
- Savor exquisite farm-to-table cuisine and award winning wines locally sourced from the land and sea
Days 1-2 Soak up inspiring views of the Salish Sea en route to Brentwood Bay | Explore Butchart Garden's amazing floral display | Cruise what's known as Vancouver Island's Most Beautiful Shortcut aboard the Mill Bay ferry | Pedal rolling country roads in bucolic Cowichan Valley | The mild microclimate here yields more sunny days than anywhere else in Canada! | Set a leisurely pace, stopping along the way at small boutique wineries, artisan studios and roadside produce stands | Climb through Pacific madrone trees to a stunning viewpoint with panoramic vistas over Vancouver Island and the Saanich Inlet.
Days 3-4 Journey by ferry to Salt Spring Island, the coolest island in Canada according to the Washington Post | Enjoy an undulating ride past island cottages, sylvan hillsides and lush farmland | Stroll through Garry oak meadows to a secret swimming hole on Daffodil Point | Visit local farm stands and stop to taste wines, craft beer or cider | Explore unique art galleries and whimsical shops in the town of Ganges.
Days 5-6 Watch for porpoises, bald eagles and—if we're lucky—whales during a water-taxi cruise to Galiano Island | Pedal quiet rolling roads past rugged shoreline and stretches of forest dotted with eclectic galleries and art studios | Play hide-and-seek with harbor seals as you kayak the tranquil cobalt waters of Montague Harbor | Hike through temperate rain forest to Galiano Bluffs for endless vistas of the surrounding islands and Olympic Peninsula.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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